CORCOVADO AND SURROUNDINGS
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Park 3 Nights / 4 Days
A true wilderness experience
Prices from $1,640.00USD**p/p
You will transfer to the local San José Airport for a 45min flight to Palmar Sur. Once there, a taxi will transfer to the Sierpe River dock where you’ll being a 2 hour journey through the biggest mangrove forest in Central America. This wetland is home to many resident and migratory species of birds. At the end of your trip, you will reach the Corcovado Lodge where you will stay for the next three nights.
You’ll go for a full day of exploration at Corcovado National Park, departing from San Pedrillo Ranger Station. Your hiking tour departs early in the morning and considering the biodiversity of the park, it is sure to be an adventure filled with lots of wildlife sightings. The captivating visual beauty of its forest and coastline (with miles of uninhabited beaches and roaring cascades) draws visitors from all over the world. Its 54,539 hectares encompass eight habitats, from mangrove swamp and palm grove to mountainous forests. The park protects more than 400 species of birds, 116 species of amphibians and reptiles as well as 139 species mammals. During the hike, you will have the chance to go swimming in some of the rivers or on the beach. You’ll enjoy a picnic lunch served in front of the ocean.
You’ll go on a guided tour to the nearby Caño Island Biological Reserve, where you will spend the entire day. This island is an ideal spot for snorkeling, offering you the opportunity to observe stingrays, white-tipped reef sharks, sea cucumbers, morays and a great number of colorful reef fish species. Additionally, you can take a hike to the interior of the reserve where you will find an archaeological site of the Diquis indigenous community. You will have the chance to enjoy the beach and the waters of this amazing island before heading back to Corcovado Lodge.
Depending on what you wish to do next on your itinerary, you can depart back to San José (reversing the journey took on day 1) or continue on to another selected destination after breakfast.
** Price per person based on double occupancy
** For Christmas and Easter a surcharge can apply
** Prices may change depending on the hotel
** Bookings are subject to availability
Osa Peninsula is one of the last remaining areas of untouched wilderness in the country. The Peninsula juts out into the pacific coast towards the southern tip of Costa Rica. It hosts Corcovado National Park, established in the 1970's among the private reserves of the area, thereby increasing the area of protected territory. Due to its enormous biological diversity, this National Park is considered the crown jewel of the Costa Rican National Park System. Corcovado has become an important international research center for the study of tropical rain forest ecology. The park protects the country’s largest population of scarlet macaws, as well as many other endangered species such as the jaguar, crocodile, tapir and squirrel monkey.
The other major attraction in this region is the world famous Isla del Caño Biological Reserve. It protects one of the most important archaeological sites in Costa Rica: a former burial ground of the Diquis community. The tiny island is also a top diving and snorkeling spot.