For the Corcovado National Park Day, we will pick you up at your hotel in Manuel Antonio very early in the morning to go into the area of Sierpe Mangroves.
Sierpe is the restaurant and pier where we will have a typical hefty breakfast. We also board the boat that will take us on a two-hour ride, first through Central America’s most extensive mangroves system and into the Pacific Ocean.
Before departure, there is a safety briefing and a review of the itinerary.
Depending on the weather, the boat ride takes around 2 hours. Weather, depending, can be bumpy or delightful.
All part of this fantastic adventure!
On the way, sometimes, we may see big schools of bottlenosed dolphins, sea turtles, and even humpback whales during the season (July to October).
The trails at Corcovado National Park are easy to walk as they are primarily flat, and the trails are well kept in general. However, it is humid and quite hot throughout the year, and especially during the rainy season (May to November), the amount of mosquitos is unbelievable.
Corcovado National Park is in the South Pacific region of Costa Rica, in the Osa Peninsula, covering 1812 Km2 (700 square miles), and it has a biodiversity that is hard to beat.
The Peninsula de Osa is estimated to contain 2.5 percent of the world’s biodiversity despite covering less than a thousandth of its total surface area, earning it the title of “most biologically intense place on Earth.”.
We will start our hike starts as the boat arrives on a wet landing on the beach in Corcovado!
It is always our pleasure to discover all the secrets of this magnificent life system for you. Understanding that rainforests are a magnificent network of communication and community can be one of the best experiences while walking through it. You are not simply looking at trees and vines! It is life! Pure Life!
And there is more in common with human communities and systems than we may think!
We’ll tell you about it while walking through this super diverse jungle! It will take your breath away!
And then! There are the four species of monkeys and the two species of sloths! It is almost hard not to spot animals while walking in Corcovado National Park. We all walk with excellent optical gear, so if nature allows us to see animals, you will certainly see them in detail! You can even take pictures through our telescopes!
We will walk through the rainforest for around two hours, not only looking for encounters with the wildlife but also immersed in the natural history of this incredible place.
After a couple of hours, we will get to the rangers’ station to enjoy a hefty lunch and take a break before going for the second part of the day.
The second trail is 1.5 hours long, shorter, and more broken and strenuous. However, you may get to see more animals, there are some interesting data for us to share, and at the end of it, we will stop at a beautiful, however small waterfall immersed in nature.
You can cool off in its warm waters and delight in the surrounding wilderness before going back to the beach and the boat.
The second hike is weather dependent, especially during the rainy season.
The boat departs for Sierpe at mid-afternoon, and we will be getting back to Manuel Antonio after the sunset.
Due to strict government policies limiting the number of daily visitors to the Corcovado National Park, we advise you to make reservations as soon as possible, especially if your dates are not flexible.
Difficulty Rate: Easy
Easy walk, depending upon your abilities and self-paced tour.
What to bring?
- Casual and comfortable clothes
- shoes for tropical weather
- bug repellent.
- Bilingual Certified Naturalist Guides,
- Delicious meals