Piedras Blancas National Park

Piedras Blancas National Park, Golfito: Address, Piedras Blancas National Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Piedras Blancas National Park

Piedras Blancas National Park
4.5
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We offer different Guided tours to the Piedras Blancas National Park, expert guides will take you to an amazing adventure. Piedras Blancas National Park forms part of the Osa Conservation Area, included in the National Conservation Areas System. It has an area of 14 350 hectares. With the objective of protecting the last tropical rain forest in the Golfito sector including the Esquinas River basin, Piedras Blancas National Park was created in January of 1993. This bio-geographical area has acquired great importance, becoming a gathering spot for flora and fauna species coming from North America, as well as South America. It constitutes a high diversity zone of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. The very humid tropical forests seen here have tall evergreen trees, and are dense with large quantities of plants that live amongst the trees.
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Companion782138
4 contributions
Not for families with children
Jul 2021 • Family
A truly disappointing experience. We started with the worst rangers I've ever spoken to in any park. They were coming their breakfast as we arrived and we're worries more about their food than telling us where to go. We paid $10 pet adult and literally saw nothing. The trail that the ranger station told us to go to was underwater because the river it borders was overflowing. We were thinking with our two young boys and the teachers saw them with us when we bought the tickets. But none of them warned us that we were going to cross waist high waters in a strong flowing river in order to start their inexistent trail. We tried other entrances without success. And when we returned to ask for more information, they basically shrugged and repeated the same info. Is this how you run a Park? No wonder Boone comes here. Stay away and go see Drake Bay or something else in the OSA peninsula. This place is not for families.
Written July 10, 2021
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nette08
Aylesbury Vale, UK896 contributions
Pristine Rain Forest
May 2019 • Couples
fabulous rain forest experience, our room backed on to the forest where Howler monkeys called and visited us daily. We did an early morning hike where we saw, birds, a sloth, monkeys and snakes.
Written May 30, 2019
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sbelandri
London, UK1 contribution
Beautiful
Apr 2019 • Family
Beautiful and hidden national park in southern Costa Rica. Very remote but easily accessible through Golfo Dulce Retreat.
Written May 12, 2019
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TommyandTeddy
Essex, UK117 contributions
Unspoilt
Mar 2019 • Couples
Went along the trails with our guide during a tour of Costa Rica. Probably the best NP in terms of unspoilt flora with wide variety of trees, ferns, orchids, heliconias etc and birds. Saw plenty of toucans.
Written May 4, 2019
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JonWa56
Paris, France3 contributions
special park
Feb 2019 • Couples
Piedras Blancas is such a wonderful gem and we were able to access it from the gorgeous Golfo Dulce Retreat
Written April 8, 2019
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Katalin P
Budapest, Hungary22 contributions
A short walk in the wet rainforest
Mar 2019 • Couples
Piedras Blancas is a young national park and still under improvement. The ranger station is not easy to reach, as it is connected to Golfito, the closest town by a dirt road, which is recommended for 4x4 drive vehicles. There are only a few trails you can hike. A guide is recommended.
Written April 3, 2019
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Linda Reed-Sutton
London, UK1 contribution
Great Park
Mar 2019 • Couples
We loved Piedras Blancas and was by far our favourite park in Costa Rica. Easily accessible from Golfo Dulce Retreat.
Written April 1, 2019
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Tom B
Salida, CO2,240 contributions
Truly A Jungle Experience
Feb 2019 • Friends
In our second day in the Golfo, our guide once again took out on the kayaks to explore the Mangroves and to get on shore in the national park to truly experience, least for me, a real tropical jungle. The foliage was extremely dense and the weather was very hot and humid. Although I was able to see many different species I was not always able to get a picture of them due to the dense foliage. The birds, on the other hand, were more inclined to be photographed by me. It was a truly and I opening experience.
Written February 27, 2019
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OnTheRoad20003
San Francisco, CA5 contributions
Amazing biodiversity
Feb 2019 • Family
Piedras Blancas is a great park away from the crowds. Its rainforests host the highest biodiversity in the world!
Written February 8, 2019
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levittravel
8 contributions
Forget Corcovado
Sep 2018 • Family
We travelled a lot in the Osa and around Golfo Dulce and we canh honestly say that Piedras Blancas is a good if not better than Corcovado.
Written January 23, 2019
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