This past Wednesday, I spent the day in Corcovado National Park. What an incredible place to be in! It’s my second time visiting this protected land and each time, a smile is plastered on my face the entire time I’m in there! I feel like a kid who is amazed by everything! My senses are hyped up: I try to notice every leaf or branch that trembles, struggling to look in every possible direction each step I take without face-planting! I breath-in and analyse all the nuances in smell, which could indicate that an animal is nearby. My ears are erect in hope of detecting amazing creatures over the sound of crashing waves as we walk along the pacific coast…WHAT.A.RUSH!!!
Did you know that National Geographic has described Corcovado as “the most biologically intense place on Earth”?
The park is located in a remote area, making it – in my eyes – that much more special! Leaving from Puerto Jiménez at the break of dawn to drive 42 km on bumpy dirt roads, crossing five rivers (yes, we drove through rivers!), we got to the furthest point the vehicule could take us. We then hiked for about an hour to finally get to the Park. Our point of entry: La Leona ranger station. After signing-in, we spent the day walking about 14 km through the jungle, taking off our shoes to walk across rivers, and walked some parts on the beach under the scorching sun.
Although I was hoping with all my might to see a tapir, a puma or even one of the rare jaguars, we weren’t that lucky – this time! Lol. Nonetheless, we saw loads of cool stuff. Here are some of my best pics… Enjoy! 🙂