Carate Wildlife Refuge

Carate Wildlife Refuge

Carate Wildlife Refuge was created in 1998 to protect the forest and beach areas on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific Coast. It is best known for its over 2 miles of Black Volcanic beach sand. The beach is great for swimming, but not surfing. Most people love to go to this beach to watch the scarlet macaws as they feast on almonds in the many almond trees lining the beach.

Carate Wildlife Refuge consists of 304 acres in the Puntarenas Province. There are no facilities at this refuge. The weather is typical Osa Peninsula weather – hot and humid! The dry season is February thru April and the wettest months are October and November.

Pack light clothing that dries quickly, and of course your swimsuit!

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