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Corcovado Adventures

Corcovado MapCorcovado National Park is found in the Osa Peninsula to the southeast of Costa Rica in the province of Puntarenas. It holds the largest primary forest of the American Pacific, along with one of the few remnants of sizeable tropical rainforest in the world. Corcovado is home to an estimated 2.5% of the planet's biodiversity, with 13 different types of ecosystems, this is the ideal place to observe the country's most endangered species, such as the Tapir, Scarlet Macaw, Squirrel monkeys and White Lipped Peccaries.

There are several ways to enter and exit the park, you can do either a one day tour at any of the stations (La Leona, Sirena, San Pedrillo, Dos Brazos de Río Tigre, Los Patos) or go to Sirena station and sleep there for several days, a maximum of 5 days 4 nights.
The entry options to stay overnight at Sirena are:

  1. La Leona - Sirena Hike: This hike starts or ends in Carate. You can get there either by public transport, 4WD rented car, shared or private taxi leaving from Puerto Jiménez (PJ). Throughout the hike you cross various rivers, long stretches of beach, and forest trails. It's a total of 20 Km for an estimated 7-9 hours hike.
  2. Los Patos - Sirena Hike: This hike starts or ends in Los Patos ranger station, the only access is with taxi from La Palma or PJ. You cross multiple rivers and walk through primary and secondary forest for approximately 8-10 hours, covering a distance of 24 Km. This route is only recommended for the dry season and experienced hikers.
  3. Boat transfer Drake - Sirena: Leaving from Agujitas beach, it's a short 1 hour boat ride to the heart of Corcovado, where you can easily spot abundant biodiversity. This option is ideal for families, short-time visits and non-experienced hikers.
  4. Boat transfer Puerto Jimenez - Sirena: Leaving from Puerto Jimenez's pier this 1,5 hours boat ride is full of astonishing views, a beautiful sunrise in the mornings, and biodiversity. You will be taken directly to the Sirena Biological Station. This option is ideal for families, short-time visits, and non-experienced hikers. Please bear in mind that this option is available only during Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Important things to bring:

  • Minimum 2-3 liters of water (for the long hikes) or 1.5 liters (for the day hikes) per person. Note: Have in mind that single-use plastics are forbidden inside protected areas. You must bring your own reusable water bottle.
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray/Insect repellent
  • Hiking shoes (protected, comfortable and preferably waterproof)
  • Sandals
  • Light and easy to dry clothes
  • Flashlight
  • Hat or cap
  • Handkerchief
  • Swimming suit
  • Snacks for the walk (mixed nuts, dry fruits, cookies, energy or cereal bars only)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Water filter or purifying pills, etc. (optional)

PACKAGES FOR CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK

These are our recommended routes, but feel free also to request your own personalized package

Corcovado Standard Package

This full three-day tour is the best way to discover the park. You hike into Sirena on the 1st day, the 2nd day you explore the area around Sirena, and on the 3rd day, you hike out of the park. You can choose either the route La Leona or Los Patos.

The booking price listed applies for a minimum of 2 people. Ask about available dates before submitting your booking request.

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Full Peninsula Discovery

Two days, one night. Go in by hike... Go out by boat! Or Go in by boat... Go out by hike! This option takes you from Puerto Jimenez, in the eastern part of the Peninsula, all the way to Drake Bay, on the opposite side, or vice-versa.

The booking price listed applies for a minimum of 2 people. Ask about available dates before submitting your booking request.

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Sirena Deep Exploration

Two days, one night. Boat in, explore, boat out!

Starting from Drake Bay to the heart of Corcovado National Park, the Sirena Biological Station is just incredible for deep contact with nature, this option is perfect if you are looking for a relaxed but unforgettable wild experience! You can start or end via Puerto Jimenez as well.

The booking price listed applies for a minimum of 2 people. Ask about available dates before submitting your booking request.

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Sweet Sunrise to Sirena

Two days, one night. Boat in... Hike out! Or Hike in... Boat out!!

Start with one of the best sunrise settings while riding the boat on the precious Golfo Dulce. Hike the world's famous trails at the Sirena station looking for stunning wildlife. Finish your adventure hiking out to Carate through La Leona, one of the most popular trails in the park.

The booking price listed applies for a minimum of 2 people. Ask about available dates before submitting your booking request.

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Corcovado Economic Trek

If you're up for an energetic and intense experience in Corcovado but have a short time frame and a tight budget, this is the right option for you.  Explore the La Leona Trail, the most ecologically diverse path, where abounding wildlife is awaiting you.

The booking price listed applies for a minimum of 2 people. Ask about available dates before submitting your booking request.

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Intense Jungle Trekking

An adventure for real hikers! Three days with one night in a rural location for a wild experience...Visiting the La Tarde Eco touristic Project, Los Patos, Sirena, and La Leona, all in one tour.

Not recommended during the rainy season (June – November).

The booking price listed applies for a minimum of 2 people. Ask about available dates before submitting your booking request.

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Corcovado One Day Tour (La Leona)

No matter the time of the year, there’s always something wild to see! This tour takes you to La Leona Ranger Station for a full-day hike in the Corcovado National Park.

This tour begins and ends in Puerto Jimenez. 

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Corcovado One Day Tour (Sirena from Puerto Jimenez)

Explore the heart of Corcovado, the Sirena Biological Station. After an exciting boat ride, you’ll arrive at “the most biodiverse place on earth” to discover some of its wonders.

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Corcovado One Day Tour (Sirena from Drake Bay)

Explore the heart of Corcovado, the Sirena Biological Station. After an exciting boat ride, you’ll arrive at “the most biodiverse place on earth” to discover some of its wonders.

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Corcovado One Day Tour (El Tigre)

Hike the most recently opened entrance to Corcovado National Park, Dos Brazos de Río Tigre. Visit the primary forest and some of the greatest views of the Golfo Dulce.

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Snorkeling tour to Caño's Island

Caño Island Biological Reserve offers the best snorkeling experience in Costa Rica. The waters here are filled with abundant marine life: turtles, dolphins, rays, sharks, eels, hundreds of fish, coral, sponges, and a wide variety of mollusks and arthropods. When in season you could even encounter humpback whales and whale sharks.

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Corcovado One Day Tour (San Pedrillo)

 Hike around unexplored beaches, and adventure into the rainforest in search of the beautiful waterfalls in a primary forest. San Pedrillo Ranger station holds some of the most ancient rainforests of the whole national park.

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Diving tour to Caño's Island

Caño Island Biological Reserve offers one of the best diving experiences in Costa Rica. The waters here are filled with abundant marine life: turtles, dolphins, rays, sharks, eels, hundreds of fish, coral, sponges, and a wide variety of mollusks and arthropods. When in season you could even encounter humpback whales and whale sharks.

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