World famous for its dense vegetation, diverse wildlife and scenic views, Corcovado is a biologically and extremely rich neotropical National Park.

As the first protected wildlife area established in the Osa region, a large and concentrated population of endangered animals remain in the tropical rain forest of Corcovado making this zone the most biodiverse of the Pacific coast in Central America. It is actually one of the few sites in all Central America where still inhabit free in the forests viable populations of threatened species such as jaguars, pumas, tapirs, ocelots, margays, squirrel monkeys, scarlet macaws, great curassow and crested guan.

 

 

Other large mammal species observed include the collared peccary, the white-lipped peccary, the red brocket deer, the white-tailed deer, the mantled howler monkey, the white-faced capuchin monkey, the two-toed and three-toed sloth, the paca, the striped hog-nosed skunk, the river otter, the grison, the crab-eating raccoon, the white-nosed coati, the kinkajou, the agouti, the tayra, the nine-banded armadillo, the tropical red-tailed squirrel and a number of rats and mice, bats, the bottle-nose dolphin and two species of whale.

 

 

Spectacular bird species fascinate as well; among others: parakeets, trogons, toucans, cotingas, woodpeckers, woodcreepers, honeycreepers, tanagers, flycatchers, herons, pigeons, kingfishers, vultures, eagles, hawks, macaws, owls, ibis, iguanas, pelicans, cormorants, and frigatebirds.

Willing to live something really wild? Escape town and discover the last humid tropical forest refuge of the Pacific Coast!

 


Ranger Stations provide:

  • Bathrooms with toilet paper (all stations)
  • Potable water (all stations)
  • Weak Internet WiFi (La Leona & Sirena)
  • Prepaid meals and snacks for purchase (only Sirena)

 


 

Transportation to Corcovado National Park

There are stations available in different locations on the Osa Peninsula:

  • La Leona
    • From Puerto Jiménez / Matapalo / Carate
  • Sirena
    • From Puerto Jiménez
    • From Drake Bay
    • From Sierpe
  • Los Patos
    • From Puerto Jiménez
    • From La Palma
  • San Pedrillo
    • From Drake Bay
    • From Sierpe
  • El Tigre (La Bonanza and La Torre)
    • From Puerto Jiménez

Discover the authenticity of the rainforest and some of the best wildlife worldwide.

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    Let us know your travel plans, physical capacity and expectations to design your custom itinerary in the Corcovado National Park with a professional, naturalist and certified guide. Corcovado is a gorgeous must-see park packed with wildlife.

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    2 Days in Corcovado National Park

    Most wildlife is seen some hours after the sunrise and before the sunset. Have the opportunity to see seldom seen animals spending a night in Sirena station where you will be surrounded by the untamed rainforest,

    3 Days in Corcovado National Park

    Known around the world for it’s impressive biodiversity and ecosystems, the Corcovado is not only wild, but ranked one of the best and most spectacular national park on Earth. Enjoy exploring it deep in the jungle.

    PIEDRAS BLANCAS NATIONAL PARK

    Discover a prestigious and dense rainforest where its gems are unknow from most locals. Only avid adventurers dare to explore the wild and uninhabited forest of this remote evergreen jungle.

    Additional information

    Price according to the itinerary & amount of peopleFrom $75, To $220
    ITINERARY Puerto Jiménez* – Carate – La Leona – Carate – Puerto Jiménez
    WEAR/TAKE
    Hiking shoes Hat
    Camera Sunblock
    Insect Repellent 2 liters of water
    Box Lunch
    INCLUDED
    Park Entrance Local and bilingual naturalist guide
    PRICES 1 person: $145
    2 people: $85 per person
    3 people: $80 per person
    4 people and up: $75 per person
    *Transport from Puerto Jiménez to Carate: $25 per person each way with a minimum of 2 people

    5:20

    Meeting point with your guide

    Bakery in Puerto Jiménez town
    If your hotel is not in Puerto Jiménez, meeting point will be in Carate or from your hotel.
    5:30

    Trip to Carate (43 kilometers)

    Observation of wildlife along the way
    7:00

    3.5 km hike to La Leona Station

    1.5 km hike on the sandy beach
    2 km hike in trails
    8:00

    Stop at the Station

    Park Registration
    Bathroom
    Snack
    8:30

    Hike in the National Park

    Flat trail that follows the Pacific coast (partial shade)
    Madrigal River crossing (remove your shoes while crossing to keep them dry)
    Refreshing dip in Madrigal River natural pool (optional)
    12:00

    Picnic lunch on the beach

    No food available for purchase
    12:30

    Walk back towards Carate

    4:30

    Back to Puerto Jiménez

     

    ITINERARY Drake Bay – Sirena – Drake Bay / Puerto Jimenez – Sirena – Puerto Jimenez
    WEAR/TAKE
    Hiking shoes Hat
    Camera Sunblock
    Insect Repellent 2 liters of water
    Snacks
    INCLUDED
    Park Entrance Bilingual, local and naturalist guide
    Box lunch Rountrip boat transport
    PRICES 1 person: $220
    2 people: $155 per person
    3 people: $145 per person
    4 people: $140 per person
    NOTES Transport from Sierpe to Drake Bay: $15pp at 11:30 AM or $20pp at 3:30 PM
    Transport from Drake Bay to Sierpe: $15pp at 7:15 AM or $20pp at 2:30 PM
    Parking in Sierpe: $6 per day at Restaurante Don Jorge La Perla del Sur
    You can also fly to Drake Bay with the national airline Sansa or drive (4×4 needed).
    You HAVE TO be in Drake Bay the night before the tour. No boat or flight arrive early enough to have your Corcovado departure the same day.
    There is no ATM in Drake Bay. Withdraw money before your arrival to avoid high commission fee using Paypal or your credit card. The closest banks & ATM are in Puerto Jiménez or Palmar Norte.

    5:45

    Meeting point with your guide

    Agujitas beach in Drake Bay or Puerto Jimenez dock at 5:15AM
    6:00

    Boat ride to Sirena Beach

    Possible observation of marine life: dolphins, whales, sea turtles, etc.
    Possible observation of mammals on the beach
    Llorona waterfall (from Drake Bay)
    Landing is on the beach, remove your shoes to keep them dry while getting out of the boat
    7:15

    Hike to Sirena Ranger Station

    7:30

    Stop at the Station

    Park Registration
    Bathroom
    Snack
    8:00

    Hike in the National Park

    Choice between 8 different trails, common ones are:
    Los Espaveles trail: 2 km, mostly flat topography (thick and varied vegetation)
    Guanacaste trail: 2 km, flat topography (impressive trees and Sirena River)
    Sirena trail: 1 km, flat topography (by the mouth of Sirena river, marine life can be seen)

    11:00

    Box lunch at the station

    Snacks available for purchase
    11:30

    Last walk back towards Sirena Beach

    12:30

    Boat leaving Sirena

    2:00

    Arrival in Drake Bay or Puerto Jimenez

    *Schedule may change according to your guide, your physical condition, the weather and your trail preferences.

     

    ITINERARY Drake Bay – San Pedrillo – Drake Bay
    WEAR/TAKE
    Hiking shoes Hat
    Camera Sunblock
    Insect Repellent 2 liters of water
    Lunch box
    INCLUDED
    Park Entrance Local and bilingual naturalist guide
    Roundtrip boat transport from and to Drake Bay
    PRICES 1 person: $180
    2 people: $135 per person
    3 people: $125 per person
    4 people: $120 per person
    5 people and up: $115 per person
    NOTES Transport from Sierpe to Drake Bay: $15pp at 11:30 AM or $20pp at 3:30 PM
    Transport from Drake Bay to Sierpe: $15pp at 7:15 AM or $20pp at 2:30 PM
    Parking in Sierpe: $6 per day at Restaurante Don Jorge La Perla del Sur
    You can also fly to Drake Bay with the national airline Sansa or drive (4×4 needed).
    You HAVE TO be in Drake Bay the night before the tour. No boat or flight arrive early enough to have your Corcovado departure the same day.
    There is no ATM in Drake Bay. Withdraw money before your arrival to avoid commission fees using another payment method. The closest banks & ATM are in Puerto Jiménez or Palmar Norte.
    Beach trails of San Pedrillo may be impossible near high tide.
    5:45

    Meeting point with your guide

    Playa Agujitas in Drake Bay
    6:00

    Boat ride to San Pedrillo Beach

    Possible observation of marine life: dolphins, whales, sea turtles, etc.
    Landing is on the beach, remove your shoes to keep them dry while getting out of the boat
    7:00

    Stop at the Station

    Park Registration
    Bathroom
    Snack
    7:30

    Hike in primary and secondary forest

    Trail options:
    Río Pargo Abajo: 1.54 km
    Río Pargo Arriba: 2.22 km
    Río Pargo by the beach: 1.4 km
    Pavón trail: 882 meters
    Llorona trail: 5.19 km
    11:30

    Picnic lunch at the station

    12:00

    Hike and refreshing swim

    Waterfall trail 1: 910 meters
    Waterfall trail 2: 1.51 km

    1:30

    Boat back to Drake Bay

    2:15

    Arrival in Drake Bay

    *Schedule may change according to your guide and your trail preferences.

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