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Corcovado National Park

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Parque Nacional Corcovado | Peninsula de Osa, Carate, Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Although the hike is long and difficult it is definitely doable and a truly amazing experience! We travelled as a family, and we ALMOST did not go, as I worried about the cost which was high for us. However, I am SO glad we did!...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank danielaim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a three-day two-night tour starting at Carate (shuttle form Puerto Jimenez) and ending at Drake Bay. The park was well-maintained, secluded, and with loads of interesting and beautiful wildlife. For us it was our best national park in Costa Rica - great for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sicipi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Approximately 30 minute Boat ride from Drakes Bay. Wear shorts, t shirt, hiking shoes. If you are going to San Pedrilla then take waterproof shoes for river crossings, also swim wear if you want to swim in the waterfall pool. You can wear long sleeves...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gelandpat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my third trip to Corcovado, and my 3rd entry point. This time we went in at the Sienna ranger station. Saw lots of critters. Saw all 4 monkeys-spider, howler, white faced and squirrel. Tons of birds including crested carousel,and tucans. Saw peckerys, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With so many diverse ecosystems in a small peninsula there is an abundance of unique wildlife. The trail I traveled from Carate was well maintained. You are required to have a guide and a permit to enter the park. We had to arrange the permit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the park though we didn't see any tapirs, which we had hoped to see. We saw Scarlet Macaws, two monkey species, and many plants on the San Pedrillo visit. Maybe if we had done an evening tour we would have seen tapirs but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 16 December 2018

We booked a 2 night stay with OSA Adventures and the guide William was really the best. He has a lot of knowledge as he grew up in the forest. We saw a snake, tapir, monkeys, slots, birds, crocodile etc. We even crossed the river...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Corbie4
Reviewed 9 December 2018

We did a half-day trip with Pacheco tours and had a wonderful time. We also visited the Caribbean coast and Monteverde, but this was hands-down the best place to see wildlife. Our guide, Carlos, helped us to find everything from termites to a resting tapir....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

We visited a number of national parks but this was probably our favourite There was plenty of wildlife to see with the advantage of hiking trails that were of a good length and included walking on scenic and virtually deserted beaches We would thoroughly recommend

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank docwright1
Reviewed 1 December 2018

Corcovado is the jewel of the National Parks in Costa Rica...so many animals, a beautiful and wild setting without all the inconveniences of the jungle - not too many people and definitely not too many scary crawlers! It was one of the best time we’ve...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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19 January 2019|
Response from danielaim | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mariannela, You can definitely do a hike in the Corcovado area, however, the only way to go all the way into the park to one of the Ranger stations is either a long hike (about 7-8 hours from Carate to La Sirena) or boat... More
26 November 2018|
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Response from Trangmard | Reviewed this property |
Well worth visiting Corcovado and it's not really too far to drive to get to Sierpe. It's a good road and you make good time. You have to wait for a boat from Sierpe to Drake and that takes time but I think that is due to... More
17 October 2018|
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Response from Sunnie D | Reviewed this property |
I have been to both places. Tortuguero is more eclectic and like being in the Caribbean. Corcovado is more of being in the wild- jungle and many animals. If you like being out in the jungle- you’ll have fun in Corcovado... More