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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.

Group Size
Small ( 2-6 )
Activity Level
Medium
Medium No Txt
Distance Covered
28-30 km

All about Full Peninsula Discovery

This is the best option for those wanting to see both gateway towns of Corcovado, Puerto Jimenez, and Drake. Also, if you specifically want to dive or snorkel at Caño Island this package is for you.

First day: We start early in the morning in Puerto Jimenez, taking the shared taxi to Carate, where we'll start the 20 Km hike to the Sirena Biological Station. This 7 to 9-hour hike is known for its intense biodiversity and adventurous river crossings.

Second day: You get to explore the trails around Sirena, less hurried and without any weight on your back. This is a slower day where you get to observe and learn more in detail about tropical lowland rainforests, and you visit Sirena's ancient primary forests.

Afterward, at noon you take the boat out to Drake, appreciating the amazing views of Corcovado and the Pacific Ocean. There's the possibility of encountering dolphins, turtles, or even whales depending on the season (July to November and December to January)

You can choose to start in Puerto Jimenez and end in Drake or start in Drake and end in Puerto Jimenez (with the second option you get the full first day at Sirena, then the second day you hike out to Carate).

Have in mind that, if you will stay on the other side of the Peninsula after your tour, you might need the luggage transfer service between PJ and Drake. We don't recommend doing any Corcovado hike with more than 6 kilograms on your back. Policies apply for the luggage transfer, you can read them here: Luggage Transfer Policies.

We also offer a taxi service from Drake Bay to Puerto Jiménez or vice-versa in case you need to move between these towns.

If you're coming in a rented car we can help you move it to the other side of the Peninsula. Ask about our car relocation service. Policies apply for the car relocation service, you can read them here: Car Relocation Policies.

  • If starting in Puerto Jiménez, see the meeting point on the map by clicking here.
  • If starting in Drake Bay, see the meeting point on the map by clicking here.

All packages include a shared guide, if you want a private guide for your group, you must request it directly to our email.

THE TOUR PACKAGE INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS AT A GLANCE

What is included in this tour?
Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

  • Park's entrance and accommodation fees
  • Shared taxi from Puerto Jimenez to Carate and shared boat from Sirena to Drake, or viceversa
  • Local naturalist guide
  • Bunk bed with sheets, pillow, and mosquito net.
  • Meals (x1 Lunch, x1 Dinner, x1 Breakfast).

What is not included in this tour?
Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

  • Water (Please bring your reusable water bottle. Single-use plastic bottles are forbidden inside protected areas.)
  • Accommodations in Puerto Jimenez or Drake
  • Private guide
  • Snorkeling tour to Caño Island
  • Lunch for day 2
  • Taxi from Drake to Puerto Jimenez or viceversa
  • Luggage transfer from Puerto Jimenez to Drake or vice-versa**
  • Car relocation from Drake to Puerto Jimenez or viceversa **

** Policies apply

Day 1
La Leona-Sirena Hike

5:20 a.m. Meet with the guide at Hellen's Chill House in Puerto Jimenez (in here you pickup your box-lunch for the hike).
5:30 a.m. Shared taxi from Puerto Jimenez to Carate.
8:00 a.m. Carate - La Leona - Sirena hike, 20 Km through the rainforest and on the beach (7-9 hours).
3:00-5:00 p.m. Arrival at the Sirena Biological Station.*
6:30 p.m. Dinner at Sirena.
8:00 p.m. Lights out, spend the night at the station.

* Times may vary due to the tides, physical condition of the group and other environmental circumstances.

Or

Day at Sirena Biological Station

5:45 a.m. Meet your guide at Picolina at Drake Bay.
6:00 a.m. Boat pick-up at playa Agujitas in Drake Bay.
7:30 a.m. Arrive at Sirena, register, and settle at the station.
8:00 a.m. Hiking the trails around Sirena (you can choose from seven different trails, once you're there).
12:00 m.d. Lunch at the Sirena station.
2:00 p.m. Afternoon hike around the trails at Sirena.
5:30 p.m. Dinner at the Sirena station.
8:00 p.m. Spend the night at the station.

Day 2
Day at Sirena Biological Station

5:00 a.m. Early morning hike to the Sirena River.
6:30 a.m. Breakfast at Sirena.
8:00 a.m. Hiking the trails around Sirena (you can choose from seven different trails, once you're there).
11:30 a.m.
Pick up your things at the station and head towards the beach.
12:30 p.m. Boat pick-up at Sirena Beach.
1:45-2:00 p.m. Arrival at Drake, end of the tour.

or

Sirena-La Leona Hike

5:00 a.m. Early morning hike to the Sirena River.
6:30 a.m. Breakfast at Sirena station.
7:30 a.m. Sirena-La Leona hike, 20 Km through the rainforest, and the beach (7-9 hours).
2:00-4:00 p.m. Taxi from Carate to Puerto Jiménez.

* Times may vary due to the tides, physical condition of the group and other environmental circumstances.

Things to Bring
  • 2-3 liters of water (single-use plastic bottles are not allowed inside national parks).
  • Snacks (mixed nuts, dry fruits, cereal/granola bars, and cookies).
  • Hiking shoes (protected, comfortable, and preferably waterproof).
  • Light and quick dry clothes, hat or cap, swimsuit, raincoat and sandals.
  • Passport (it can be a copy or a clear picture).
  • Sunblock.
  • Bug repellent.
  • Flashlight.
  • Towel.
  • Waterproof bag.
  • Hiking backpack.

Optional:

  • Binoculars.
  • Camera.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Handkerchief.
Sirena Biological Station

The Sirena Biological Station is located 800 mts from the beach. It has two roofed wooden platforms with 18 bunk beds each. Space between the beds is less than one meter apart, resulting in little privacy. The beds are furnished with sheets, a pillow, and mosquito net.

There are nice and clean bathrooms and showers (no hot water available), plus a souvenir shop where you can buy cold drinks, coffee, and snacks.

At the open-air dinning room, you will enjoy a typical Costa Rican meal, big enough to recover all the energy after lots of hiking.

There are lockers where you can store personal belongings for $4 per day. You may also rent towels for $5.

 

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