Piedras Blancas National Park
Welcome to Piedras Blancas National Park! Rainforests are the Earth's oldest ecosystems. These incredible forests cover only 6% of the Earth's surface yet they contain more than 50% of the world's plant and animal species! Huge hardwood trees with massive buttress root support structures entwined with vines. Learn about the different layers of primary rainforest and why the rainforest is so important to our survival.
Guided Primary Rainforest Tour
Look for animals, insects and birds. Emphasis is on the importance of the primary rainforest, diversity, symbiotic relationships between plants and animals, mini-ecosystems within the rainforest and medicinal plants.
You can choose a guided walk through three possible trails (Puma, Jaguar and Margay Trail).
Duration: 2 - 2 1/2 Hours
Price: $25 per person
Participants: 2 person minimum
On our trails we have strategically placed camera traps to learn more about the animals that inhabit Piedras Blancas National Park. We are collecting data to be used in the "Cat Program" to determine the abundance of all the animals in the primary rainforests of the Osa Penninsula, Los Mogos and Piedras Blancas National Park. This camera has documented the first photo of a Tyra, Black Jaguarundi and a Margay in the Piedras Blancas National Park along with many supporting species like the Agouti, Great Curassow, Collard Peccary and Paca.
This photo of a Jaguar was taken on our trail No. 2 (Jaguar Trail) in April 2015 at 10:00 p.m.