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Pura Vida Package

If you love the freedom of taking your time, exploring all the corners and stopping to observe and take pictures with no rush, then this is the option for you!

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 No Txt
Distance Covered
18 km

All about Pura Vida Package

This route is ideal for couples or families who enjoy the mobility of a rental car and want to take time to explore the southern part of the Osa Peninsula. It is two full days of exploration, accompanied by a local naturalist guide visiting the best spots along the way.

You will start from Puerto Jimenez with a road-based tour, observing wildlife on the way, and get a glimpse of almost every great spot on the way. It includes the imposing beaches of Matapalo, as well as a beautiful and accessible waterfall, passing through the virgin forests of Rancho Piro, and finally resting in the middle of the wildlife at this lovely place held by Miguel Sánchez and his family, giving the chance to our visitors share quality time with the locals.

On the second day, you will arrive at the entrance gates of Corcovado, to finish discovering the Osa Peninsula’s most famous natural treasure.

Important note: You must have a rental car to be able to do this tour and there should be space for the guide.


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

  • Local naturalist guide
  • Admission fee at Corcovado
  • Admission fee at Rancho Piro private trails.
  • 3 meals and lodging at Rancho Piro.

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

  • Water
  • Breakfast and lunch on day 1 (you can buy them at the bakery before starting)
  • Transportation


Day 1
Matapalo, Rancho Piro

5:30 a.m. Meet your guide at Hellen's Chill House and head out to Matapalo.
6:30 a.m. Hike in Matapalo, visit impressive beaches, explore the area, and take a dip in the waterfall.
11:30 a.m. Drive to the virgin forests of Piro and hike in the primary forest of the area.
1:00 p.m. Eat lunch in the forest. (not included).
2:00 p.m.Arrive at the territory of monkeys and wildlife at Rancho Piro.
4:00 p.m Enjoy the tide pools and a beautiful sunset at the beach.
6:30 p.m. Dinner. (included).
7:00 p.m. Night hike around the area looking for nocturnal creatures and turtles (when in season).
9:00 p.m. Bedtime.

Day 2
La Leona Day Tour

06:00 a.m. Breakfast (included).
07:00 a.m. Head towards La Leona's trailhead and start the day tour.
08:00 a.m. Register at La Leona Ranger Station.
10:00 a.m. Hike the Madrigal, Paradise, and Barco trails.
12:00 p.m. Picnic lunch (included). Enjoy free time in a small natural pool or just relax by the beach.
01:00 p.m. Hike back to Carate.
04:00 p.m. Drive back to Puerto Jiménez.
05:30 p.m. End of the tour.

Things to Bring
  • 1-2 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.


  • Binoculars.
  • Camera.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Handkerchief.
Rancho Piro

Hidden at the end of the road and near the pristine jungle and beaches of Corcovado, Rancho Piro is a simple and beautiful place to rest and observe its surrounding nature.

A wooden cabin with a small deck will immerse you with the night sounds of jungle creatures and the awakening of hundreds of birds and mammals.  It's also a place to delight yourself with local traditional Costa Rican food.

Rancho Piro is really close to Corcovado National Park, where you can experience the most biological territory of the country.

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