You would fall in love with Costa Rica for all the possible reasons. The diversity of its natural landscape, the friendly atmosphere from its people, their foods, and all the available fun things to do would leave you no choice. In particular, Costa Rica has an expansive landmass that devotes about a quarter to national parks, biological reserves, and wildlife refuges. The abundance of biological diversity is the treasure of this nation.
The Costa Rica rainforest is the habitat of some of the most exquisite and diverse biological organisms on the planet. The country accounts for more than ten thousand different species of plants and trees. These forests are also home to different animals like monkeys, sloths, crocodiles, and birds. It's no surprise that scientists are fascinated by Costa Rica, the possibilities in the rainforest can attract both the tourist and the ecologists.
So what can you, ‘‘the tourist,” do in your grand stay in Costa Rica? You should start this adventure at the Corcovado National Park, which stands on the rugged grounds of the remote Osa Peninsula, and is the most important of all. Here you will get to witness rare sights of some endangered species of wildlife like the spider monkeys, the wild cats, and the tapirs amongst many others that reside in the rainforest at this national park.
This Corcovado national park is the largest in Costa Rica and their most prized treasure. It houses over forty percent of all the wildlife in the country. You will need a permit to enter the park which costs $15 per person each day, and it is also now mandatory to have a guide even though it wasn't before, to prevent any accidents.
The most interesting things to do at the Corcovado park according to travelers are at the popular Sirena Ranger Station. This station lies along the Osa Peninsula where nature surrounds it and you can find many of the interesting animals that reside in the rainforest. Trips to Sirena Ranger Station can happen both during the day and at night. But staying overnight will give you a full experience of the wildlife, which will make you appreciate your stay even better.
The bedrooms available are styled like dormitories and rainfall is about two hundred inches each year. Because of the high chances of rain throughout the year, the walkways leading to all the buildings are sheltered.
Even from indoor comfort, you can spot some of the spider monkeys, toucans, and tapirs, and it is much easier to do so from the main building. All the buildings in this station are made of wood, and the main building has a comfy blanket porch available for you to relax and take in the view.
Staying overnight at Sirena Ranger Station will give you a full experience of the wildlife, and make you appreciate your stay even better.
The ranger station also has a small museum that predominantly displays dead animal bones for your viewing pleasure if that’s the sort of thing you’re into. Maybe you could also learn one amazing thing or two about historic wildlife. Make sure you bring back a souvenir from the gift shop at the station and explore all the delicacies served at the dining hall.