Corcovado National Park
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EFthomas
5 contributions
Jan 2023
We did a guided in/out hike from the beach at Carate for a total of 10 miles, stopping at ranger station for water and restroom. Hike was level, first on beach then on trail parallel to beach just inside forest. Gorgeous scenery, sightings of dart frog, scarlet macaws, troop of coatis, crocodile, collared peccaries, multiple birds. Warm and humid for second half.
Written 8 February 2023
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Jonathan Vargas
Munich, Germany40 contributions
Feb 2023 • Solo
I’m speechless about how beautiful this place is, this is the heaven on earth, I’d definitely recommend this place to anyone
Written 3 February 2023
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TeresaB25
Tulsa, OK236 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
We reserved our trip to Costa Rica with the best outfitter who takes guests to this remote location. We stayed at the closest lodging to it, and this park met all our expectations. We had a guide who works on jaguar research take us through the park each morning. We were given “Wellies” to wear by our lodge to comfortably accomplish several wet crossings and some muddy trails. You know you are in a remote wilderness once there. Coati troops traveled along beside us because their predators fear humans. The plants and birds were unlike other places we visited. If you are fit and interested, a trip here is remarkable.
Written 16 January 2023
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LarryMichigan
Boquete, Panama392 contributions
Dec 2022
We hiked along the beach to the "beach" entrance of the park. A very beautiful park with a lot of wildlife, animals and birds..Our guide had a "scope" on a tripod which was very helpful in seeing birds at a distance.
Written 9 January 2023
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Jochen B
3 contributions
Dec 2022
Outstanding. We did the San Pedrillo Station from The Jaguars Jungle Lodge and saw a tapir, peccaries, crocodiles, and many others.
Written 10 December 2022
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slmango
4 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Had an amazing tour with David today. His knowledge of the flora and fauna of this area is superior… answering many mundane questions as well as some highly technology ones. David’s knowledge was only superseded with his customer service. He was committed to finding us monkeys and tapir, which happened!! He found a shoe lost in the mud (Wow!) and made sure we were fed and hydrated. If you have a chance to go with him, don’t miss it!!
Written 16 November 2022
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Kristin
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Couples
Corcovado Nationalpark is a must do in Costa Rica. There is so much nature & animals to see!
Thanks to our tourguide Randal, who made this day trip special. He’s a really experienced guide, spotting even the rarest animals on the way to the national park as well as while hiking. He’s extremely knowledgeable on the area and knows all the details on the animals, explaining them in a different kind of way, which is always surprising and giving the certain thrill for a tour like this. Pura Vida!
Written 8 August 2022
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thepostie2010
Barnstaple, UK872 contributions
Mar 2022
Getting a guide is a must otherwise you will so much. A coastal NP it is amazing what you can find strolling along the beach!
Written 31 March 2022
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Cori R
Falls Church, VA164 contributions
Mar 2022
We visited both the Sirena Ranger Station and the San Pedrillo Ranger station and enjoyed getting to see the Park. Sirena was a little more enjoyable because we felt like we could go deeper into the park and feel like we were in the rain forest. You have to have a guide and the guided tours limit you on where you can go and when. This does help with controlling crowds but we were with a guide and about 8 in the tour. We saw a lot of wildlife at Sirena. The highlight is the Tapir. I think it must be a resident Tapir that makes a daily walk to the mudhole for rest since most people get a chance to see it but it was really great to see an animal I have not had a chance to see. We also saw an anteater, coati's, Agoutis, and some birds. I liked our guide for Sirena (he was knowledgeable and showed us a lot). Our guide for San Pedrillo was a nice person but clearly did not want to lead this tour. We did not see much at San Pedrillo but that could have been our guide. These tours do fill up fast and you have to take a boat to each of the stations. I wish we could have hired a private guide and went and spent more time going deeper into the forest but I also realize they are trying to protect this area. Birding was not great here and we saw more birds on our own around Drake Bay then here. I am glad we went to see this magnificent place but for birding, I enjoyed other parks in Costa Rica. The boat ride to Sirena was about an hour and the boat ride to San Pedrillo was about 30 minutes. We did see dolphins on the boat ride out. San Pedrillo they had us mainly walk next to the beach but at the end they take everyone to a waterfall where you can jump in and cool off. This was very nice to cool off before heading back to drake bay. I recommend seeing this place but if you want to bird, another destination may be better. Other note: The walk was really flat at both places (with the exception at San Pedrillo's walk to the waterfall). Almost everyone was in tennis shoes and shorts. I wore heavy hiking boots and long pants due to friends advice and wish I had shorts with bug spray and light hikers or tennis shoes. Bring lots of water though. My sister did not bring enough so we rationed water which worked but it is hot and humid.
Written 24 March 2022
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Darius B
4 contributions
Mar 2022
Nice people at the ranger station, very experienced guides, amazing nature with lot of wild animals (large and small ones).
Written 19 March 2022
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