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Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

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Piedras Blancas National Park

With a stunning diversity of flora and fauna, the gorgeous Piedras Blancas National Park is a significant natural reserve and wildlife refuge located in the Puntarenas province.

Lying on the Southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, this national park is situated in Golfito in the south east of the Osa Peninsula. Neighboring the Golfito National Wildlife Refuge, the Piedras Blancas National Park connects with the Corcovado National Park to form and safeguard an important and ecologically diverse biological corridor in the Golfo Dulce.

The Piedras Blancas National Park is often overlooked, but it is home to some of the most lavish jungle lodges in the country such as Playa Cavito Lodge, Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, and Golfo Dulce Retreat.

Piedras Blancas National Park offers visitors a chance to witness immense waterfalls, lush tropical rainforest, pristine and beautiful beaches, untouched coral reefs, and a multitude of mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, and amphibians. This park is one of the top bird watching locations in Costa Rica, as it hosts large gatherings of migratory and residential bird species. Piedras Blancas is also home to all 5 species of cat in Costa Rica. Piedras Blancas is a captivating example of what this country has to offer. Spanning over 14,000 hectares, this national park is among the last remaining homes of the jaguar in Costa Rica. With its lush tropical forests and plethora of indigenous plants and wildlife, the Piedras Blancas National Park also protects the northern Golfo Dulce beaches and bays.

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