The total cost of your tour will depend on your choice of desired route, meals, transport, and extra services. Osa Wild offers some pre-defined packages to visit the park; these can be found on our section Corcovado Adventures. If you want a customized or private tour, we invite you to contact us first.
There are two different cash machines in Puerto Jiménez: Banco Nacional, and Banco de Costa Rica. Both of them provide colones and/or dollars depending on the bank issuing your card. At Drake there are no ATMs.
All our guides speak Spanish as their native language, and all of them can speak English. We have a guide with basic French level and one with basic German level.
It's not allowed to bring any food inside the park. Only if you're doing one of the long hikes (La Leona or Los Patos) you can bring your own food. Although, vegetables, fruits, and canned food are not allowed at all. You can bring bars, cookies, sandwiches, dried fruits, or mixed nuts.
You can buy some snacks at the Sirena Store (cookies, empanadas, chips, cold drinks, coffee, tea, and chocolate).
The full meals from the restaurant must be booked in advanced. All our packages include dinners and breakfasts. You can decide if you want to include lunch or not.
The price for lunch is $12 and it' served from 11 am to 1pm
The only place where you can sleep is Sirena station. The only accommodation option is in bunk beds on a wooden platform, nothing private. The bunk beds include sheets, pillow, and mosquito net. You can see pictures in the accommodation tab of every Corcovado package on our website: Accommodation Tab
There is a module with shared showers and toilets in the station. The showers have liquid soap dispensers.
Yes, the water supply for the station is taken from a well, and then filtered, so it is potable water. You should take your reusable water bottle to fill up, there are no commercial drinks for sale, only natural juices.
If possible, we recommend carrying a water filter or purification tablets for use on the long walks (this is not strictly necessary).
No, it is not necessary to bring tents or a sleeping bag, camping is no longer allowed at the station.
No, it is not allowed to cook or heat water at the station.
All foreign visitors must always carry their passport. If you do not want to bring it into the park, you should at least bring a copy of it or a picture on your phone. The park rangers do random passport checks at the entrance to validate your reservation.
For families with children, we recommend mainly the day tours or overnights into Sirena but entering and exiting by boat. We have guides who have worked with children on several occasions, and it is possible with good planning.
We do not recommend this path in the rainy season because conditions can become very dangerous. The river level rises, so the transportation does not reach the station and you must walk an extra 6 Km to reach the park’s entrance. Added to that, the trail gets very muddy, and many trees fall on the way, making it far more difficult to hike. If you really want, you can do it, but considering all the mentioned difficulties and more.
We have a system that allows us to advice our customers if a day is “Particularly Tough” which means that you would have to put much more effort than what the hike is regularly asking for. Part of this extra effort would be a faster hike to cross a specific point before the tide rises, or crossing rivers higher than your waist, climbing and hiking steep demanding areas.
We recommend 100% local places, including: Apartamentos Herrera, Osa Lodge, Cabinas Marcelina, Refugio Turístico and Hoja de Oro. There are also cheaper options such as Cabinas the Corner, Cabinas Carolina, and Corcovado Wild Hostel.
We recommend local places, including: Jade Mar, Cabinas Murillo, Las Cotingas, and Cabinas Pura Vida.
In Puerto Jimenez we recommend: Soda Marbella, Soda Yohanna, Marisquería Corcovado, Pizza MAIL.IT, Soda Aida Patricia, La Terraza, and Hellen's Chill House.
In Drake Bay we recommend: Reina del Mar, Restaurante El Tortugo, and Restaurante Kalaluna (Jinetes de Osa).
The bus from San José to Puerto Jiménez goes every day at 12 m.d. from Transportes Blanco station. The location is this: Bus Station San Jose-Pto Jimenez.
The bus from Puerto Jiménez to San José goes every day at 5 a.m. The location is this: Bus Station Pto Jimenez- San Jose
Important Note: All Corcovado tours need to wait for our confirmation. This confirmation can only happen until six months before the tour's initial date. Overnight tours run with a minimum of 2 participants and some day tours run with a minimum of 4 participants. We'll keep you informed.
If you're booking a Corcovado tour, we will update the name of your guide, meeting point and time in your Invoice so keep an eye on the update notification!
If starting from Pto. Jimenez, we encourage you to come to our office the day before your tour.