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Corcovado National Park is the definitive ‘must see’ for any visitor to Costa Rica. Cited by National Geographic as “the most biologically intense place on Earth”, it is home to one of the largest remaining expanses of primary rainforest on the Pacific coast of Central America, and an astounding amount of wildlife.


There’s lots of ways to explore this magnificent park. Choose to a guided hike from one of the ranger stations (San Pedrillo, Los Patos or La Leona (Carate)) fly on one of our local airlines, take a boat or a combination of these options into Sirena.  There are numerous trails in the park, so its easy to spend a few days exploring this elaborate network. 


But be warned – this is a remote jungle filled with bugs and snakes, river crossings that are tide dependent, and trials can be difficult to follow.  With over ten years of experience leading trips in Corcovado NP, our expertly trained and fully bilingual guides will ensure your trip is as amazing as the landscape and animals you’ll find.

Playa sirena

Playa Sirena

Sirena Express

1 night – 2 days

ONE night in Sirena with boat transport from and to Drake Bay Includes:

  • Round-trip transport from Drake Bay to Sirena
  • 1 nights lodging in park (cots if available)
  • Sheets and / or tent (bring your own towels and personal items)
  • 1 lunch, 1 Dinner for 1 night, breakfast
  • Entrance fees for 2 days
  • Naturalist guide (English speaking)
  • Guided hikes during the day and a night walk around the station, this hike is usually done at 4 am until sunrise.

Price $275 per person (min. 2 persons) from Drake Bay.
Contact us for pricing from Puerto Jimenez, San Isidro, Manuel Antonio, Dominical or Sierpe.

 

 

Puma in corcovado

Photo by: Kenneth Mora

Sirena Deluxe

2 nights 3 days

TWO nights in Sirena with boat transport from or to Drake bay and one-way flight from or to Sirena Station includes:

Day 1 Decide between boat transportation or fly in to Sirena from Drake Bay. Guided day and night hikes around Sirena Station, Lunch, dinner, park and camping fees included.

Day 2 Breakfast and guided day hikes around Sirena, the plan of which trail will be taking will be decided the first night, the options will be to spend another full day in Sirena which is the most interesting place or hike the trails that leads to Los Patos and return to Sirena to spend the night. Lunch, dinner, park and camping fees are included.

Day 3 Breakfast and boat transfer or fly back to Drake.

Price $750 per person. (minimum 2 persons)
$590 per person for groups of 4 and more.

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Danta

Tapir tracks

Sirena Extreme:

2 nights 3 days

TWO nights in Sirena with boat transfer from and to Drake Bay. (Optional hike out to La Leona available on request)
This tour option depart from Drake Bay at 6 am on the first day and return to Drake bay at 12 pm on the Third day.
On this tour options we have the opportunity to explore different trail option since we have more days available in the area.
Here is a sample itinerary of the tour.

Day 1 Boat transfer from Drake Bay to Sirena, Guided day and night hikes around Sirena Station, Lunch, dinner, park and camping fees included.

Day 2 Breakfast and guided day hikes around Sirena, the plan of which trail will be taking will be decided the first night, the options will be to spend another full day in Sirena which is the most interesting place or hike the trails that leads to Los Patos and return to Sirena to spend the night. Lunch, dinner, park and camping fees are included.

Day 3 Breakfast and boat transfer back to Drake or hike out to La Leona and transfer to Puerto Jimenez.

Price $565 per person. (minimum 2 persons) $480 per person for groups of 4 and more.

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Sirena Estation

Sirena Station

Sirena Eastern Crossing:

TWO nights in Sirena with circuit hike from Los Patos-Sirena-La Leona (southern entrances)

About the hike from Los Patos Station:

For folks in the Puerto Jimenez area, this is the way to go for you.
The Los Patos Station is the eastern entrance to the park accessed from Guadalupe - 7kms from La Palma which is the closest main town on that end of the park.
Depart Puerto Jimenez in the early morning and travel to La Palma or Guadalupe where you will begin walking from the small village of Guadalupe near the Guaymi Indian reservation and it is a wet three-hour walk from Guadalupe to the ranger station, as you cross the Rincon River many times.
Taxis are available for this journey during the dry season. The actual La Palma ranger station is about 45 minutes inside the park from the boundary.
Continue on from here to Sirena. (Los Patos to Sirena: 20km, 12.5 miles, 8 hours approx.):

This is an inland trail traversing steep ravines and primary forest.
It is mostly flat for the last 15 km, but the first 5km after the Sirena River traverses several ridges with steep climbs and descents.
River crossings include the Sirena and Pavo Rivers. Approximately, it is a 8 hour hike.

About the hike from Sirena to La Leona Station:

Sirena Ranger Station to La Leona Ranger Station Trail (16km, 10 miles, 6 hours approx.):
This is a hot beach hike requiring careful timing in regards to river crossings and tides.
There are a few rocky outcroppings you can either cross over at low tide or look for a trail that goes inland around the rocks.
The trail goes inland and parallels the beach under the shade of the forest canopy as you approach the La Leona Station.
Always keep an eye out for crocodiles when crossing the rivers.
It is approximately a 6 hour walk.

As you leave Sirena you will first cross the Rio Claro and continue walking on the beach for a little while until the trail picks up again under the shelter of the forest to Salsipuedes. After Salsipuedes, you will walk on the beach for 40 min 1hr. to La Chancha Point. When its high tide, look for the short trail that crosses inland, but when its low tide you can walk on the beach. Cross the La Chancha river (it's very small), and after the river, walk on the beach again for 30 minutes or so. When its high tide, there are lots of rockstry to cross here a at low tide too.
The trail picks up again in the forest and it's another 6km to La Leona. You can walk on the beach from the Madrigal River to La Leona at low tide if you want. Trail ends at the station.

Includes for 2 people or more:

Round-trip transport from Puerto Jimenez to the starting point in Guadalupe (closest town to Los Patos) and from La Leona (Carate) to Puerto Jimenez at the end of the trip
2 nights lodging in park (cots if available)
Dinner for 2 nights
Entrance fees for 3 days
Naturalist guide (English speaking)

Price $520 per person (minimum 2)
$410 per person for groups of 4 and more.

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Monkey

Sirena East Express

1 night - 2 days

ONE night in Sirena with hike to and from La Leona - Sirena (southern entrances)

Depart Puerto Jimenez at 4.00am with your guide via a 4-wheeldrive car and travel across the peninsula to to Playa Carate.
This drive is an adventure in itself and we will make a few stops along the way.
Arrive in Carate about 2 hours later and begin walking on the beach.
The La Leona entrance station is about 1 hour away.

Then we will begin our hike to Sirena ranger station.
Your guide will explain a lot about the tropical forest ecology and during the hike you will have a chance to see lots of wildlife.
The hike to Sirena from La Leona is approximately 6-7 hours (it's a hot hike mostly along unshaded beach).
Stay one night at Sirena biological ranger station and return the next day after breakfast to La Leona.

Includes for 2 people or more:


Round-trip transport from Puerto Jimenez to Carate and back to Puerto Jimenez at the end of the trip
1 night lodging in park (cots if available)
Dinner for 1 nights, breakfast and picnic lunch
Entrance fees for 2 days
Naturalist guide (English speaking)

Price $395 per person (minimum 2)
$275 per person for groups of 4 and more.

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What to bring and/or wear for this tours:

  • Sunscreen, sunglasses & hat
  • Bathing suit & towel
  • Insect repellent - Please always apply insect repellent away from other people.
  • Sea-sick medicine
  • Bottle of water
  • binoculars, camera (with protective plastic bag) and a raincoat / poncho
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Long pants zip offs best
  • Long sleeved shirt, pants
  • Toiletries including toothpaste
  • Closed-toed boots and sandals for wet landings and river crossings
  • There are simple lodging facilities in Sirena (cot, but we will provide all the necessary equipment for the Corcovado Overnight Expeditions. All of the other stations offer camping only and ALL require advance reservations. Meals are available in Sirena only, and again by advance reservation only.


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