Protecting approximately 54,539 hectares of humid rainforest and 2,400 hectares of ocean, Corcovado has become an international attraction since it was founded in 1975. It is home to almost 400 species of birds, 140 species of mammals and 116 species of amphibians and reptiles, and 6000 species of insects.
A total of 6 natural eco-systems have been identified within the park and it protects endangered species such as the jaguar, puma, crocodile, tapir, poison dart frogs, and scarlet macaws.
During your boat ride, you will pass through the biggest mangrove ecosystem in the whole of Central America; you will have the chance to spot monkeys, crocodiles, snakes, and a great variety of birds. You will also see Violines Island, the largest island in Costa Rica, famous for being a source of gold.
From the mouth of Sierpe River, you will head towards Corcovado and will be able to admire some of the best scenic views of Drake Bay, Marenco Biological Reserve, and part of the national park. Out in open sea, there is a high possibility for you to spot pilot whales, false whales, humpback whales, and orcas. Large groups of dolphins are also commonly seen in the area.
Once you arrive at Corcovado, you will be introduced to your guide before starting a 3 hour hike through the exuberant primary forest. Keep your eyes peeled since you’re likely to encounter some of the exotic wildlife that calls this jungle home.
The trail ends at the rangers’ station, where you will enjoy a delicious picnic lunch surrounded by a rich natural atmosphere. Once the tour is done, you will head back towards Dominical.
Corcovado National Park is one of the most bio-diverse areas in the whole of Costa Rica. This full-day tour departs early in the morning, when you will be transferred to the town of Sierpe. Here you will board a boat and travel down the Sierpe River, where you will be able to appreciate one of the largest mangroves in Central America. After reaching the river mouth, you will head toward Corcovado.
Once there, you will enjoy a 3 hour hike through exuberant rainforest, perfect for wildlife spotting, in the company of a professional guide. The trail ends at the rangers’ station, where you will enjoy a delicious picnic lunch surrounded by a rich natural atmosphere. Once the tour is done, you will head back towards Dominical.
Transportation to/from Dominical, professional guide, lunch, national park entrance fee, and boat transfer
Hat, sunblock, hiking shoes, trousers, insect repellent, camera, and binoculars.
How is the weather?
The weather is tropical humid, and depending on teh time of year it might be rainy
Please advise if you have any physical condition or you are pregnant. As well as if you have any allergies.