Two Day Corcovado Tours

Corcovado
Corcovado
Corcovado
Corcovado


Puerto Jiménez* – Carate – La Leona – Carate – Puerto Jiménez
Group size:

US$40/person

Discounts for kids and nationals. Contact us to get a quote.

Schedule

Day 1 19.5 km hike to Sirena Station
5:20
Meeting point with your guide
At the bakery in Puerto Jiménez town (it opens at 5:00 AM)
If your hotel is not in Puerto Jiménez, meeting point will be in Carate or let us know from where you need transport.
5:30
Trip to Carate
43 kilometers on a gravel road.
A 4WD is needed if you have your own transport.
Observation of wildlife along the way.
For an optimal experience, we recommend that your guide travels with you
7:00
3.5 km hike to La Leona Station
1.5 km hike on the sandy beach
2 km hike in trails
8:00
Stop at the Station
Park Registration:
Your guide will have your prepaid reservation
Bathroom
Snack (that you brought)
8:30
16 km hike in the National Park
Flat trail following the Pacific coast (partial shade)
Madrigal River crossing (remove shoes while crossing to keep them dry)
Refreshing dip in Madrigal River natural pool (optional)
12:00
Picnic lunch on the beach
No food available for purchase
12:30
Mostly flat hike in the shade including the following difficulties:
River crossing (up to 1.3 meter of water if the tide is high)
Walking up a hill (1 kilometers)
Walking on sharp rocks (500 meters)
Walking different stretches on sandy beach under the sun (total of 4.5 kilometers)
4:00
Arrival at Sirena Station
Registration
Assignation of your bed
Shower and rest
6:00
Dinner at the station
Buffet style and salad bar
8:00
All lights get turned off in the station
Have a flashlight, head lamp or phone near your bed.
Day 2 Hike back to Carate
5:00
19.5 km hike in the Corcovado Park towards Carate
You’ll be bringing your breakfast to go Make sure you have enough snacks for a picnic lunch: buy some at the station or prepay for an additional breakfast to go
The way back is using the same trail as the way in
2:00
Traveling back to Puerto Jiménez
4:00
Arrival in Puerto Jiménez
Arrival time may vary

Schedule

Day 1. Hike around Sirena Station
5:45
Meeting point with your guide
Agujitas beach in Drake Bay (main beach of all boat arrivals and departures)
6:00
Boat ride to Sirena beach
Observation of marine life: dolphins, whales, sea turtles, etc.
Observation of mammals on the beach
Llorona waterfall
There is no dock, feet will get wet at departure and arrival (remove your shoes and board barefoot)
7:15
2 km walk to Sirena Ranger Station
On an abandoned airstrip surrounded by the rain forest
7:30
Stop in Sirena Ranger Station
Park Registration
Bathroom
Snack
8:00
Hike in Corcovado National Park
Los Espaveles trail: 2 km, mostly flat topography (thick and varied vegetation)
Guanacaste trail: 2 km, flat topography (impressive trees and Sirena River)
Sirena trail: 1 km, flat topography (by the mouth of Sirena river, marine life can be seen)
12:00
Lunch at the station
Buffet style and salad bar
4:00
Free afternoon. Options are:
Roaming the wild Sirena beach
Relaxing at the station
Exploring more walking trails
5:30
Dinner at the station
Buffet style and salad bar
8:00
Lights are turned off in the station
Have a flashlight, head lamp or phone near your bed.
Day 2. Morning hike and heading back to Drake Bay
5:00
Morning hike around the station
Best time to see birds and mammals including the famous tapir
6:30
Breakfast at the station
Buffet style
7:00
Trail options for the last hikes in Corcovado National Park:
Ollas trail: 3 km, slightly broken topography (for bird lovers)
Corcovado trail: 1 km, flat and slightly broken topography (high trees, primary forest)
Rio Claro trail: 3.5 km, flat topography (primary and secondary forest)
Los Naranjos trail: 3 km, flat topography (secondary forest, for history lovers)
Río Pavo trail: 5 km, flat topography (secondary forest, for plant lovers)
11:00
Box lunch at the station
Sandwich, fruits, dessert and juice
12:00
Last hike heading back to Sirena beach
1:00
Boat ride from Sirena beach to Drake Bay
Time may vary according to the park occupancy and water conditions
2:00
Arrival in Drake Bay
Let us know if you plan to travel to Sierpe by boat that same day

Schedule

Day 1 19.5 km hike to Sirena Station
5:20
Meeting point with your guide
At the bakery in Puerto Jiménez town (it opens at 5:00 AM)
If your hotel is not in Puerto Jiménez, meeting point will be in Carate or let us know from where you need transport.
5:30
Trip to Carate
43 kilometers on a gravel road
A 4WD is needed if you have your own transport Observation of wildlife along the way
For an optimal experience, we recommend that your guide travels with you
7:00
3.5 km hike to La Leona Station
1.5 km hike on the sandy beach
2 km hike in trails
8:00
Stop at the Station
Park Registration:
Your guide will have your prepaid reservation
Bathroom
Snack (that you brought)
8:30
16 km hike in the National Park
Flat trail following the Pacific coast (partial shade)
Madrigal River crossing (remove shoes while crossing to keep them dry)
Refreshing dip in Madrigal River natural pool (optional)
12:00
Picnic lunch on the beach
No food available for purchase
12:30
Mostly flat hike in the shade including the following difficulties:
River crossing (up to 1.3 meter of water if the tide is high)
Walking up a hill (1 kilometers)
Walking on sharp rocks (500 meters)
Walking different stretches on sandy beach under the sun (total of 4.5 kilometers)
4:00
Arrival at Sirena Station
Registration
Assignation of your bed
Shower and rest
6:00
Dinner at the station
Buffet style and salad bar
8:00
All lights get turned off in the station
Have a flashlight, head lamp or phone near your bed.
Day 2. Morning Hike and heading to Drake Bay
5:00
Morning hike around the station
Best time to see birds and mammals including the famous tapir
6:30
Breakfast at Sirena Station
7:00
Hike in the Corcovado Nation Park:
Los Espaveles trail: 2 km, mostly flat topography (thick and varied vegetation)
Guanacaste trail: 2 km, flat topography (impressive trees and Sirena River)
Sirena trail: 1 km, flat topography (by the mouth of Sirena river, marine life can be seen)
11:00
Box lunch at the station
Sandwich, fruits, dessert and juice
12:00
Last hike
Heading back to Sirena beach
1:00
Boat ride from Sirena to Drake Bay
Observation of marine life: dolphins, whales, sea turtles, etc.
Observation of mammals on the beach
Llorona waterfall
2:00
Transport back to Puerto Jiménez
4:30
Arrival in Puerto Jiménez
Arrival time may vary

Schedule

Day 1. Hike around Sirena Station
5:45
Meeting point with your guide:
Agujitas beach in Drake Bay (main beach of all boat arrivals and departures)
6:00
Boat ride to Sirena beach
Observation of marine life: dolphins, whales, sea turtles, etc.
Observation of mammals on the beach
Llorona waterfall
There is no dock, feet will get wet at departure and arrival (remove your shoes and board barefoot)
7:15
2 km walk to Sirena Ranger Station
On an abandoned airstrip surrounded by the rain forest
7:30
Stop in Sirena Ranger Station
Park Registration
Bathroom
Snack
8:00
Hike in Corcovado National Park
Los Espaveles trail: 2 km, mostly flat topography (thick and varied vegetation)
Guanacaste trail: 2 km, flat topography (impressive trees and Sirena River)
Sirena trail: 1 km, flat topography (by the mouth of Sirena river, marine life can be seen)
12:00
Lunch at the station
Buffet style and salad bar
4:00
Free afternoon. Options are:
Roaming the wild Sirena beach
Relaxing at the station
Exploring more walking trails
5:30
Dinner at the station
Buffet style and salad bar
8:00
Lights are turned off in the station
Have a flash light, head lamp or phone near to your bed.
Day 2. 25 km hike to Los Patos
5:00
Beginning of the trekking journey
Guanacaste trail: 2 km, flat topography (impressive trees and Sirena River)
Start of the trail Sirena – Los Patos
6:30
Breakfast in the forest
Packed breakfast brought from Sirena Station
7:00
Hike in the Corcovado National Park
Trail Sirena – Los Patos (10 first km are relatively flat)
11:30
Lunch in the rainforest
Packed lunch brought from Sirena Station
12:00

Hike in the heart of the Osa Peninsula
A broken trail in the virgin tropical forest (mostly going up for 6 km)
A little swim in a natural pool in front of a waterfall
Baco Trail: 4 km (stream La Tarde)

2:30
Stop at Los Patos Ranger Station
Registration
Bathroom
Filling water bottles
Snack
Sunblock
3:00
Transport back from La Florida to Drake Bay
If the river is too high for the transport to get up to the station:
Additional hike following Rincon River until arriving at the town La Florida de La Palma de Osa (walking on the side of the river and crossing it about 20 times) or walking up to Ecoturistico La Tarde
4:00
Arrival to Drake Bay
Time of arrival may vary

What's included?

  • Park entrance fees for 2 days
  • Naturalist and bilingual tour guide
  • Accommodation in Sirena
  • Dinner the first night at Sirena Station
  • Breakfast the second day
  • Roundtrip transportation from and to Puerto Jiménez
  • Packed lunch (available for an extra fee)

La Leona Ranger Station provides:

  • Potable water
  • Bathroom with toilet paper, sink and soap dispenser
  • Rooftop sitting area

Sirena Ranger Station provides:

  • Rustic lodging in the wild rainforest
    • Twin bunk beds with mattress, bed sheets, pillow and mosquito net
  • Food
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner (upon reservation)
    • Packed lunch to go (upon reservation)
    • Snacks for purchase
  • Potable water
  • Bathroom with toilet paper, sink and soap dispenser
  • Shower with soap dispenser
  • Rooftop lunch area
  • Souvenir shop
  • Snacks and beverage for sale
  • Electrical outlets to charge your electric devices
  • Internet WiFi (weak signal)
  • Light inside the installations (turned off at 8:00 PM)

What's included?

  • Park entrance fees for 2 days
  • Accommodation in Sirena (1 night)
  • Naturalist and bilingual tour guide
  • Lunch the first day (buffet style)
  • Dinner the first night (buffet style)
  • Breakfast the second day (buffet style)
  • Lunch box the second day (sandwich, fruits, dessert and juice)
  • Boat ride from Drake Bay to Sirena beach
  • Boat ride from Sirena beach to Drake Bay

Sirena Ranger Station provides:

  • Rustic lodging in the wild rainforest
    • Twin bunk beds with mattress, bed sheets, pillow and mosquito net
  • Food
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner (upon reservation)
    • Packed lunch to go (upon reservation)
    • Snacks for purchase
  • Potable water
  • Bathroom with toilet paper, sink and soap dispenser
  • Shower with soap dispenser
  • Rooftop lunch area
  • Souvenir shop
  • Snacks and beverage for purchase
  • Electrical outlets to charge your electric devices
  • Internet WiFi (weak signal)
  • Light inside the installations (turned off at 8:00 PM)

What's included?

  • Park entrance fees for 2 days
  • Accommodation in Sirena for 1 night
  • Naturalist and bilingual tour guide
  • Dinner the first night (buffet style)
  • Breakfast the second day (buffet style)
  • Lunch box the second day (sandwich, fruits, dessert and juice)
  • Land transport from Puerto Jiménez to Carate
  • Boat ride from Sirena beach to Drake Bay

Sirena Ranger Station provides:

  • Rustic lodging in the wild rainforest
    • Twin bunk beds with mattress, bed sheets, pillow and mosquito net
  • Food
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner (upon reservation)
    • Packed lunch to go (upon reservation)
    • Snacks for purchase
  • Potable water
  • Bathroom with toilet paper, sink and soap dispenser
  • Shower with soap dispenser
  • Rooftop lunch area
  • Souvenir shop
  • Snacks and beverage for purchase
  • Electrical outlets to charge your electric devices
  • Internet WiFi (weak signal)
  • Light inside the installations (turned off at 8:00 PM)

What's included?

  • Park entrance fees for 2 days
  • Accommodation in Sirena (1 night)
  • Naturalist and bilingual tour guide
  • Lunch the first day (buffet style)
  • Dinner the first night (buffet style)
  • Breakfast the second day (buffet style)
  • Packed lunch the second day (sandwich, fruits, dessert and juice)
  • Boat ride from Drake Bay to Sirena beach
  • Land transportation from Los Patos to Drake Bay

Sirena Ranger Station provides:

  • Rustic lodging in the wild rainforest
    • Twin bunk beds with mattress, bed sheets, pillow and mosquito net
  • Food
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner (upon reservation)
    • Packed lunch to go (upon reservation)
    • Snacks for purchase
  • Potable water
  • Bathroom with toilet paper, sink and soap dispenser
  • Shower with soap dispenser
  • Rooftop lunch area
  • Souvenir shop
  • Snacks and beverage for purchase
  • Electrical outlets to charge your electric devices
  • Internet WiFi (weak signal)
  • Light inside the installations (turned off at 8:00 PM)

What to bring?

  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Sandals or Flip flops
  • Hiking backpack
  • Light long sleeved shirts
  • Sunhat or cap
  • Swimwear
  • Camera
  • Sunblock
  • Insect Repellent
  • 2 liters of water
  • Snacks and/or box lunch (depending the itinerary)
  • Towel
  • Flashlight or Headlamp
  • Waterproof pack (for personal items)
  • Plastic bags (to keep your stuff dry and pack trash out)
  • Small case of toiletries (including soap & toothpaste)
  • Raincoat or poncho (optional)
  • Ear plugs (optional)

Why book with us?

  • Emails and phone calls answered in English, Spanish or French
  • Safety experience is our priority
  • Eco and sustainable tours
  • Professional and experienced guides
  • Helping and supporting locals
  • Competitive prices
  • Fair cancellation policy
  • Rated 5-stars on TripAdvisor

Additional info

  • Heat and humidity are extremely high. Dehydration and heat exhaustion are common illnesses in the park. Be prepared and bring two liters of water per person and hydrating/energy drinks. You should drink 200 ml of liquid per hour. The water is potable at each ranger station. In the park, there are stretches under the sun along the beach, we recommend to wear sunblock, hat and long-sleeved shirt.
  • Hiking experience and a good physical condition is a must. This trip is not recommended for people with asthma, heart, knees and ankles problems and/or any other health disease that may affect you during this hike.
  • Meals
    • If you are visiting the stations La Leona, San Pedrillo or Los Patos before reaching Sirena Station, you must bring your own packed lunch, as no food will be available for purchase.
    • If you are visiting Sirena Station, we recommend to take the meals and box lunch (included in the price). It is not mandatory, but highly recommended. There will be no meals available in the park without a previous reservation, only some snacks and drinks for purchase. Meals in Sirena Station are equilibrated, made from local ingredients and served at specific hours. It is like a buffet, where you can repeat as many time as wanted. Inform us of your food restrictions: special diet (vegetarian, vegan or other), allergy and intolerance to add a note in your reservation.
    • The only foods you can take with you in Sirena is limited to nuts, dried fruit, energy bars, some snacks, hydrating drinks, juice, and water. To the other stations, you can bring sandwiches and fruits. Be careful with what you bring, specialty with meat sandwich, the weather is hot, avoid any risk of food intoxication.
  • If you have your own transportation to go to Carate or Drake Bay, you will need a 4×4, as you will cross rivers and drive on slippery and mountainous land.
    • Parking in Sierpe costs $6 a day at the restaurant don Jorge La Perla del Sur
    • Parking in Carate costs $5 a day at Coco Osa (parking by the beach at the end of the road 245)
    • If you go to La Leona or Los Patos from Puerto Jiménez, bring your guide with you, he might shows you interesting sight on the way and you will be free to stop whenever you want to take pictures.
    • If you choose an itinerary were the entrance station and exit station is different, you will not be saving money having your own transport.
  • Children of all ages are welcome. Let us know their age and discount will apply if they are under 12 years old. We recommend the tours around Sirena Station for children.
  • The dorm facilities in Sirena Station can allowed a limited daily amount of people, we recommend you to book early. Last minute, we can not guaranty the availability.
  • In case of any emergency, bring your medicine, a copy of your passport and your travel insurance information.

Transportation

  • All roundtrip transportation are included in the price from and to Puerto Jiménez or from and to Drake Bay.
  • If you have your own vehicle discounts may apply.
  • If you do not need transport back to the original destination discount may apply.
  • We offer luggage transfer if you prefer not going back to the original destination.
  • Let us know the town or the name of your hotel before and after your overnight trip and we will suggest you the best/cheapest transportation options. It is possible to arrange transportation at other locations for pick-up and drop-off (additional price may apply).

Cancelation

This tour requires a deposit. Deposit will be refunded only if the park is sold out and your dates are not flexible.
Weather conditions in the Osa Peninsula are unpredictable, especially between September and November. If your journey had started and an unpredicted situation occurs (for example a river can’t be crossed), we do NOT make refund.

See other Two Days Corcovado Tours!

Corcovado National Park is the best place for wildlife lovers, photographers and adventure seekers. The top position in multiple national park rankings is taken due to extraordinary concentration of animals, insects and plants in the park. By some estimations, there are more than 2,000 endangered species of flora and fauna, that is hard to find anywhere else in the world. Some of the most recognized species are scarlet macaw, tapir, spider monkey and eagles. Our local experienced tour guide will help you to find out the secrets of the rainforest and its inhabitants. Most guides are called general guides, which means the have general knowledge of everything in Corcovado National Park and the Osa Peninsula, but depending on your interest, some of them have specializations or particular interest in something specific. There are guides who specializes in flora, fauna, bird watching, history, photography and adventures. All of them have great optical equipment and several hours of experience in the field.

Costa Wild Hike is an enhanced version of One Day Tour in La Leona. Instead of going back at the first day, the tour takes you up to Sirena Ranger station. The overnight stay includes dinner and breakfast, a lodging in the station and a wild hike along the Pacific Coast of the Osa Peninsula. Both days, you will hike 19.5 kilometers, and if you still have energy your guide will bring you in the trails around Sirena Ranger Station to explore even deeper the National Park. The tour brings you back using the same trail from Sirena to Carate the second day. Chances to see a particular specie during that tour is a lot higher than taking a single day in La Leona. Based on your physical condition, the size of your group, the tide (as river mouths will be crossed) and your interest of seeing particular animal species, the duration of the hike is variable.

Rainforest Experience itinerary is the safe option to take if you are not convinced to walk 20 kilometers in a single day. Starting from Drake Bay, save energy taking a 75-minute boat ride that brings you directly to Sirena. As all trails are mostly flats and surrounding the station, you will be able to rest after each hike. This is the best option for families with children, elderly and every animal lovers visiting Drake Bay area. In two days, all main trails in Sirena Ranger Station can be explored according to your walking speed and interests. The chances to see a tapir are the highest amongst other 2-day itineraries. The Sirena Ranger Station offers comfortable stay and healthy fulfilling meals, no need to bring snacks, only a couple of water bottles to refill as needed.

Osa Full Circle is an opportunity to have a glance on all activities in Corcovado Park. The full circle around the park involves boat ride, lots of wildlife seeking and a 4x4 car ride. Starting either from Drake Bay or Puerto Jiménez you will end up at the complete opposite of the peninsula. Transportation is included back to your original destination, but if you prefer to continue your trip where you end up, we can transfer your luggage to the final destination. You might see dolphins, tapirs, scarlet macaws, a variety of mammals and multitude birds.

Heart of Corcovado is more a challenge rather than a normal hiking tour in a national park. The adventurous trek to Los Patos is arduous and recommended for people in an exceptionally good physical condition with previous trekking experience.Between Sirena and Los Patos, the hike is 25 km going up and down passing through the center of Corcovado wild primary rain forest. Depending on the weather, once arriving at Los Patos Station, the water level of the river might be too high for the driver to pick you up directly at the station due to hard remote access. You might have to walk an additional hour and cross the river several times until reaching the road. If not possible to cross the river by foot, a 2-hour hike to the hidden gem Ecoturistico La Tarde will bring you out of the forest. Endemic birds, reptiles and amphibians are to be seen in addition to the unique flora.
Interesting Facts About Stations

La Leona


The trail from La Leona to Sirena is the most used by tourists because it offers an easy hike. The one-day tour shows you the part of the Corcovado park from La Leona to Sirena, which consists of multiple species of monkeys, birds, and insects. La Leona trail is located in the forest, and sometimes you can see the ocean and hear the waves crashing on the sand.

Sirena


The largest station which offers multiple services is Sirena station. This is the only station, which allows you to stay inside the park for a couple of nights with an amazing buffet and large hostel place. There are 8 main trails around Sirena station, and all of them allow you to see amazing wildlife in its full beauty.

Los Patos


Los Patos station offers trails near site to visit a waterfall and to see amphibians and birds. The actual challenge is the trail from Los Patos to Sirena. It takes full day, includes crossing the river and hiking on mountain trals. Los Patos - Sirena is an actual adventure for experienced travellers.

San Pedrillo


The most northwest station offers an easy boat ride to Drake Bay and Sirena stations. Trails on site provide a relatively easy access to waterfalls. This is the only station that allows camping nowadays.