Corcovado National Park
A tour to the unique rain forest of Corcovado de Osa
Corcovado National Park
Corcovado National Park & Térraba-Sierpe Mangroves Tour
Corcovado National Park is voted 3rd Park in the World by National Geographic! Visit this unique area that holds 65% of the biodiversity in Costa Rica and even 2% of the global biodiversity. Corcovado is true rainforest, covering 54,538 hectares and situated along the Pacific Ocean. Besides the stunning plants & trees and gorgeous isolated beaches, it is the perfect place to observe rare wildlife as Macaws, Squirrel Monkeys and even Tapirs.
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A comfortable minivan will be ready for you at 6:15 in the morning. You will enjoy the 1.5 hour scenic ride along the pacific coast to the town of Sierpe. From there the journey continues by boat. The first part of the boat ride goes right through the stunning mangroves of the rivers Térraba and Sierpe. It is the biggest protected mangrove area of Central America and the second biggest in Latin America (a RAMSAR site). It contains 8 species of mangroves and is a birdwatchers paradise. But also keep your eyes open for crocodiles, snakes and monkeys.
When the mangroves stop at the river mouth, the tour continues over sea passing the famous Drake Bay entering Corcovado National Park via the San Pedrillo Ranger Station. A professional guide will show you the park during the 3 hour hike through primary forest. He will inform you about the beautiful flora and fauna of this unique national park. Off course you will see a lot of wildlife during this hike, like monkeys, sloths, snakes, anteaters, many different types of birds and maybe even endangered species as the Tapir, Macaw and Jaguar.
After the hike you will have a picnic lunch at the ranger station followed by a break, giving you the opportunity to relax in this stunning nature environment. After the break you will go back to Sierpe where the minivan is ready to take you back to Dominical (arriving at Hotel Villas Rio Mar approximately 6 pm).
2016/2017, price per person: USD 140.00
- Ground transportation
- Boat transportation
- Park entrance fee
- A professional guide (speaking both Spanish and English)
- Life jacket
- Hiking shoes or sneakers
- Strap sandals
- Plastic bag
- Light clothes
- A spare set of clothes
- Water bottle
- Mosquito repellent