Corcovado National Park


Tropical Rainforest


It is perhaps the most enchanting of all the national parks in Costa Rica


- Map of the park

- Flights to Drake Bay

- Shuttle and Mini Van


The Corcovado National Park is located on the Osa Peninsula, on the South Pacific slope of Costa Rica. Its extension is of more than 50 000 thousand hectares, covering most of the Peninsula, which contains one of the last vestiges of rainy tropical forests in the Pacific slope of all Latin America. Within its diverse habitats we find tropical lowland forests with abundant rainforests, rivers, lakes and lagoons, wetlands, several rivers of great flow, streams, as well as extensive and uninterrupted area of dense tropical rainforest, with huge native trees of hundreds of years.


Wildlife

Its importance lies in the fact that Corcovado is a sanctuary for several species of flora and fauna in danger of extinction, such as the Jaguar, the Tapir, the 2 species of wild hogs, and hundreds of birds. The park has basically 4 ways to get in. San Pedrillo on the north side (by boat from Drake Bay) Sirena on the central side (only by boat from Drake Bay or Bahia Drake or walking 10 hours from Los Patos), Los Patos, (by land from Rincon de Osa) and La Leona, walking from Carate de Osa along the beach.


Adventure

Some of the most popular activities are the 3-night and 4-day package, which includes transfers from Sierpe or Drake Bay to the hotel, snorkeling tour to Cano Island, Corcovado National Park (San Pedrillo or Sirena) tour, And finally the diving tour to Caño Island, which is along with the Murciélago Islands in the North Pacific, the best dive site after Cocos Island.


Rainforest

There are four park ranger entrances, and each of them is different. Three are located along the coast, while one is located in the heart of the Osa Peninsula. Hundreds of kilometers of trails cross the park, although only 4 are open to the public, plus some extra shorter trails that belong to each station. One of the highlights is the Jaguars, the Tapirs, 4 species of monkeys and unique species of birds that reside in the park. Watching sharks and crocodiles swim next to each other is also perhaps only possible in Corcovado.


Cano Island

Ways of visiting Corcovado


The Corcovado National Park has basically three zones. The first is the northern area, Drake Bay, entering by the Sierpe River by boat to Drake Bay or by plane to the Drake Bay track. This area is ideal for those who wish to take one of our tours that include a tour to Isla del Caño, the San Pedrillo station or the Sirena station.


The second zone is Puerto Jiménez, including areas such as Carate de Osa and La Leona station. This sector does not offer tours to Isla del Caño or San Pedrillo, but on the other hand, offers visitors incredible treks and hikes, such as the walk from La Leona to Sirena, La Leona to Rio Madrigal, or the entrance to the Tigre River.


The third way to visit Corcovado is by Los Patos, in the center of the peninsula. This station is located on the Rincón River, and from this station begins the iconic walk from Los Patos to Sirena, and from Sirena to La Leona, thus practically covering the entire center - south part of the national park.


Top places to visit

Whales
Whales and dolphins

During some months of the year, several humpback whales come to the Osa from South America and also from North America.

Sirena Corcovado
Sirena Ranger Station

The most remote ranger station can only be visited traveling by boat from Drkae Bay, or by foot crossing the entire park.

San Pedrillo
San Pedrillo Ranger Station

The northernmost entrance to Corcovado is the most visited entry point. Fauna and flora has increased over the passt few years.