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Puerto Jimenez is located on the Peninsule de Osa in Costa Rica. For those adventurous enough to explore the depths of Corcovado National Park individually, this is the place to start. From here one can obtain permits to camp in one of the ranger stations within the park, get a collectivo to Carate and start an unforgetable trek through the "most biologically intense place on Earth" (National Geographic).

The wild nature though is already to be found in the small and relaxed town of Puerto Jimenez: Scarlet Macaws flying as a couple over the sky, home to 4 species of monkey, dolphins,
and whales.

The park itself offers without a doubt the most impressive rainforest experience in Central America and is because of its remoteness and location about 10 hours south of San Jose not as overvisited as the typical National Parks on the 'gringo path' such as Manuel Antonio or Monteverde.

Other than trekking for 9 hours to the central ranger station people can get there on a guided tour (book early) by boat from Drake's bay or by a little airplane from Golfito.

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  • Copyright: Fabian So (Fabian_86) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 24 W: 3 N: 21] (233)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-06-30
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-07-15 1:12
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