Golfo Dulce (translated as "Sweet Gulf") in Costa Rica is located south of Puntarenas. This is an inlet (narrow strip of water) going from the from Costa Rica's Pacific Ocean side into the land, extending slightly northward then turning west and ending at Rincon. This bay waterway separates mainland Costa Rica and Osa Peninsula.
Golfo Dulce is famous for the Piedras Blancas National Park - located in its northeastern part. The park covers a total area of 140 km2 (54 ml2) of protected rainforest plus a protected marine area (needle-fish). Nature lodges (inside the park) are accessible only by boat / ship.
Piedras Blancas National Park
This Costa Rican national park is part of the Osa Conservation Area. It is located in the country's southern part and near La Gamba. This is a protected rainforests (dense evergreen forests) and also features the beautiful beaches near Golfo Dulce.
The landscape is marked by rugged mountains and the rivers Esquinas and Piedras Blancas. The area is home to several rare tropical trees and also to many species of mammals, reptiles and birds. In the past, logging and hunting were serious issues. Most of the park's land now is state-owned (over 80% public ownership), to which contributed several companies and foundations purchasing private properties in Piedras Blancas and donating them to the government.
- The list of mammals that can be found in the Piedras Blancas National Park includes around 100 species, among which raccoons, coati (coatimundi / hog-nosed coon), kinkajous, olingos (Bassaricyon), skunks, grisons, tayras (weasel), opossums, also wildcats (jaguars, pumas, ocelots, margays), monkeys (white-face capuchins, squirrel monkeys, spider monkeys).
- The park also has 53 different bat species, most of which are fruit eaters.
- Among the reptiles are colored frogs, basilisks, iguanas, also snakes (coral snake, vine snake, pit viper, Boa constrictor / red-tailed boa). Crocodiles can be seen in the park's rivers and in the mangrove swamps.
Highlights: Scenic rainforests, Osa Peninsula, Parque Nacional Corcovado
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