1 Day Tour from Drake - Sirena - Drake

DRAKE SIRENA DRAKEDrake Bay is a natural beauty which is surrounded by tropical forest on the north side of the Osa Peninsula. The main town of Drake Bay is Agujitas. Agujitas has a population of about 1000 residents. There are many kilometers of coastline with rocky cliffs and sandy coves that extend from Agujitas, to the edge of Corcovado National Park, which is described by National Geographic as one of the most biologically intense places on earth. The intensity of the biodiversity is even higher than in the Amazon region.

On the day before your hike, your guide will meet with you in Drake, this meeting is usually at the hotel where you stay on the day before your hike, at 6:00 pm, to explain the dynamics of the tour. If the guide can not get to Drake on the day
before at tour, he will call you at the hotel where you are staying to finalize details.

This is because if the guide is from Puerto Jimenez sometimes it is impossible to him get from Carate to Drake on the same day to meet with you. So we ask the client, when you have booked the hotel, let us know. Also please let us know if you want information for accommodation in Drake Bay.

The guide will meet you at the Agujitas beach where boats are. (Do not worry, on the day before the hike the guide will let you know where the boats are located, you will not get lost!) You will leave the beach, by boat, at 6:00 am and arrive at Sirena around 7:20 in the morning.

The trip by boat takes approximately 1 hour. You may see whales or dolphins (depending on the season). The boat leaves you 700 meters from the park rangers station where you will leave your extra luggage and prepare for the tour.

Then, during the day you will walk interesting trails. There are many animals and plants to see. You will also explore the beach, and there are two nearby rivers and other secondary forest trails surrounding the station.

Then, around 12:00 am, you will return to Sirena Station for lunch and take the boat from Sirena beach at 12:45 am to return to Drake. The trip is typically 1 hour. You will be back in Drake around 2:00 pm.

1. Keep in mind that this path can be changed or canceled during the rainy season (August – September – October) if the rivers do not allow us to pass. This is because there are no bridges by this route.

2. Always wear rubber shoes or rubber sandals to get off or get on the boat to prevent your walking shoes from getting, wet and bring a small hand towel to dry your feet.

3. To arrive to Drake Bay there are several ways:

  • One is by direct flight from San Jose to Drake. For flights, visit: Sansa: www.flysansa.com or Nature Air: www.natureair.com
  • The other way is by boat from Sierpe to Drake. You can arrive direct to Sierpe from San Jose by two ways: – If you come by car, you can arrive direct from San Jose to Sierpe. You can leave your car in a parking lot in Sierpe and then take the boat to Drake. – If you come by bus from San Jose (Tracopa Bus Line) to Palmar Norte, in Palmar Norte take a taxi to Sierpe, once in Sierpe take a boat to Drake. The last boat from Sierpe to Drake leaves at 4:00 pm. For bus schedules you can find on the website www.thebusschedule.com/cr/
  • And the last one is by car directly from San Jose to Drake. But the car must be 4×4 and it is only recommended to arrive by road during the dry season because, to get to Drake, you have to cross around 8 rivers and the roads are not in good condition. Which it is inaccessible on the rainy season.

For this tour, remember to bring: A water bottle, sunglasses, hat, insect repellent, sunscreen, camera and binoculars. And bring something to snack on. We look forward to sharing this experience with you, and hope that you enjoy your visit to Corcovado with

1 Day Tour from Drake - San Pedrillo - Drake

 

DRAKE SAN PEDRILLO DRAKE

San Pedrillo is the first Ranger Station from Corcovado National Park. It is located 17 kilometers southwest of the town of Agujitas in Drake Bay and can only be reached by boat. There are many kilometers of coastline with rocky cliffs and sandy coves that extend from Agujitas to the edge of Corcovado National Park, which is described by National Geographic as one of the most biologically intense places on earth. The intensity of the biodiversity is even higher than in the Amazon region.

In San Pedrillo station there are mostly primary forests and you can see many birds and some mammals. This is probably one of the best places to see endangered species.

Your guide will meet with you in Drake, this meeting is usually at the hotel where you will stay on the day before at tour at 6:00 pm to explain the dynamics of the tour. If the guide can not get to Drake on the day before at tour, he will call you at the hotel where you are staying to finalize details. This is because if the guide is from Puerto Jimenez sometimes it is impossible to him get from Carate to Drake on the same day to meet with you. So, we ask that when you have booked the hotel, let us know. Also please let us know if you want information for accommodation in Drake Bay.
The guide will meet you at the Agujitas beach where boats are ((Do not worry, on the day before the hike the guide will let you know where the boats are located, you will not get lost!) to take the boat from the beach at 6:00 am and arrive to San Pedrillo around 6:30 in the morning.

The trip on boat takes approximately 30 minutes to arrive. You might see whales or dolphins (depending on season). The boat leaves you 100 meters from the park rangers station where you will leave the extra luggage and prepare to begin the tour.

You will visit a beautiful waterfall which is around 1 hour and 30 minutes from the station, where you can enjoy a natural pool in the woods, where you can take a bath during the tour. You will walk through different paths around the station, where you will see a lot of flora and fauna. You will also have the opportunity to see animals such as crocodiles, 3 types of monkeys, sloths, agoutis, raccoons, snakes and hopefully tapir and anteater and a lot of birds.

Then around 12:00 am, return to San Pedrillo Station for lunch and take the boat from the beach of San Pedrillo at 1:30 pm to return to Drake. The trip takes around 30 minutes to get. You will be back in Drake around 2:00 pm.

  1. f you desire to book meals, just let us know, and we will be a glad to send you the cost.
  2. Keep in mind that this path can be changed or canceled during the rainy season (August – September – October). This is due to strong tides and river crossings between Drake Bay and San Pedrillo, which do not allow passing. This is also because there are no bridges on this route.
  3. Always wear rubber shoes or rubber sandals to get off or get on the boat to prevent your walking shoes from getting wet, and bring a small hand towel to dry your feet.

To arrive to Drake Bay there are several ways:

  1. One is by direct flight from San Jose to Drake. For flights, visit: Sansa: www.flysansa.com or Nature Air: www.natureair.com
  2. The other way is by boat from Sierpe to Drake. You can arrive direct to Sierpe from San Jose by two ways:
    • If you come by car, you can arrive direct from San Jose to Sierpe. You can leave your car in a parking lot in Sierpe and then take the boat to Drake.
    • If you come by bus from San Jose (Tracopa Bus Line) to Palmar Norte, in Palmar Norte take a taxi to Sierpe, once in Sierpe take a boat to Drake. The last boat from Sierpe to Drake leaves at 4:00 pm. For bus schedules you can find on the website www.thebusschedule.com/cr/
  3. And the last one is by car directly from San Jose to Drake. But the car must be 4×4 and it is only recommended to arrive by road during the dry season because, to get to Drake, you have to cross around 8 rivers and the roads are not in good condition. Which it is inaccessible on the rainy season.

For this tour, remember to bring: A water bottle, sunglasses, hat, insect repellent, sunscreen, camera and binoculars. And bring something to snack on.

We look forward to sharing this experience with you, and hope that you enjoy your visit to Corcovado with Surcos Tours.

Tour of 2 days and 1 night from Drake to San Pedrillo and Sirena Station Station

 

DRAKE SAN PEDRILLO SIRENASan Pedrillo is the first Ranger Station from Corcovado National Park. It is located at 17 kilometers southwest of the town of Agujitas in Drake Bay and can only be reached by boat. There are many kilometers of coastline with rocky cliffs and sandy coves that extend from Agujitas to the edge of Corcovado National Park, which is described by National Geographic as one of the most biologically intense places on earth. The intensity of the biodiversity is even higher than in the Amazon region.

In San Pedrillo station there are mostly primary forests and you can see many birds and some mammals. This is probably one of the best places to see the endangered species.

The guide meets with you in Drake, this meeting is usually made at the hotel where you will stay on the day before at tour at 6:00 pm, to explain the dynamics of the tour. If the guide can not get to Drake on the day before the tour, he will call you at the hotel where you are staying to finalize details. This is because if the guide is from Puerto Jimenez sometimes it is impossible to get from Carate to Drake on the same day to meet with you.

So we ask, when you have booked the hotel, let us know. Also please let us know if you want information for accommodation in Drake Bay.

The guide will meet you at the Agujitas beach where boats are ((Do not worry, on the day before the hike the guide will let you know where the boat is located, you will not get lost!) to take the boat from the beach at 6:00 am and arrive at San Pedrillo around 6:30 in the morning.

The trip takes approximately 30 minutes. Hopefully you might see whales or dolphins (depending on the season). The boat leaves you 100 meters from the park rangers station San Pedrillo where you will leave the extra luggage and prepare to begin the tour.

During the tour you will visit a very beautiful waterfall at 8 km from the station (about 4 hours) where you can enjoy a natural pool in the woods and you can take a bath. You will walk through different paths around the station, where you can see a lot of flora and fauna. You will also have the opportunity to see animals such as crocodiles, 3 types of monkeys, sloths, agoutis, raccoons, snakes and hopefully tapir and anteater plus a lot of birds.

Of the tour you wake up early in the morning to take a boat from the San Pedrillo beach at 6:20 am and together with your guide will go to Sirena Station. The boat trip takes around 40 minutes. You will arrive to the Sirena station around 7:00 am.

There you have breakfast and prepare to explore other interesting and different paths around the station. There are many animals and plants to see, you will also explore the beach, and there are two nearby rivers and other secondary forest trails surrounding the station.

Then, around 12:00 am, return to Sirena Station for lunch and take the boat from the beach at 12:45 pm to return to Drake. The trip is typically 1 hour. You will be back in Drake around 2:00 pm.

  1. If you desire to book the meals, just let us know and it will be a glad to send you the cost.
  2. Keep in mind that this path can be changed or canceled during the rainy season (August – September – October). This is due to strong tides and river crossings to arrive at Drake Bay, San Pedrillo and Sirena Station which do not allow passing. There are not bridges on this route.
  3. Always wear rubber shoes or rubber sandals to get off or get on the boat to prevent your walking shoes to get wet and bring a small hand towel to dry your feet.

To arrive to Drake Bay there are several ways:

  1. One is by direct flight from San Jose to Drake. For flights see: Sansa: www.flysansa.com or Nature Air: www.natureair.com
  2. The other one is by boat from Sierpe to Drake. You can arrive direct to Sierpe from San Jose by two ways:
    • If you come by car, you can drive direct from San Jose to Sierpe. You can leave your car in a parking lot in Sierpe and then take the boat to Drake.
    • If you come by bus, take a bus in San Jose (Tracopa Bus) to Palmar Norte, in Palmar Norte take a taxi to Sierpe, once in Sierpe take a boat to Drake. The last boat from Sierpe to Drake leaves at 4:00 pm. For bus schedules you can find on the website www.thebusschedule.com/cr/
  3. And the last one is by car directly from San Jose to Drake. But the car must be 4×4 and it is only recommended to travel by road during the dry season because, to get to Drake, you have to cross around 8 rivers and the roads are not in good condition. It is inaccessible in the rainy season.

We look forward to sharing this experience with you, and hope that you enjoy your visit to Corcovado with Surcos Tours.

Tour of 2 days and 1 night from Carate - Sirena - Drake

 

CARATE SIRENA DRAKECorcovado National Park holds 2.5% of the global biodiversity and is described by National Geographic as one of the most biologically intense places on earth. The intensity of the biodiversity is even higher than in the Amazon region.

To get the most out of your time, we recommend a hike of 3 days and 2 nights at the Sirena Station inside the park, so you have extra time to rest and explore the area around the station. It takes a while to get to the park entrance, so you will need to come to Puerto Jimenez the day before to start the hike.

The guide meets with you in Jiménez; this meeting is usually at the hotel where you will stay the day before the tour, at 6:00 pm, to explain the dynamics of the tour.

So we ask, when you have booked the hotel, let us know. Also please let us know if you want information for accommodation in Jiménez or Drake.

You meet with your guide early in the morning around 5:30 am at the Monar Bakery in Jimenez and together will take a taxi (Collective) which takes you to the park entrance Carate. (Do not worry, on the day before the hike the guide will let you know where the bakery is located, so you won’t get lost!). This collective charges $ 15 per person and the trip is typically 1 1⁄2 hours. The bus drops us off at Carate.

From that point you hike 4km on the beach to get to La Leona station, which is the actual entrance to the park. At La Leona we present our paperwork showing that we have permission to enter. **The paperwork is very important. Corcovado controls visitor volumes to preserve the integrity of the park.

From La Leona, you hike for an additional 16km to get to Sirena Station. Due to tides, weather and the abundance of wildlife we encounter, the entire hike takes about 7 hours from the time we leave Carate. You will be crossing rivers and walking in wet conditions, so proper footwear is important. You normally arrive at Sirena an hour or so before dinner, so count on the hike taking up most of Day One.

Of the tour, will be to explore other interesting and different areas or you can simply relax on the beach.

Then around 12:00 md return to Sirena Station for lunch and take the boat on the Sirena beach at 12:45 md to return back to Drake. The trip is typically 1 hour. You will be back in Drake around 2:00 pm.

  1. For this tour, it is the responsibility of each customer to let us know if you bring additional luggage to be sent by taxi by land. Just let us know and we will gladly send you the cost of the taxi and tour.
  2. Keep in mind that this path can be changed or canceled during the rainy season (August – September – October) if the rivers do not allow us to pass. This is because there are not bridges by this route.
  3. Keep in mind that if you arrive by car to Jimenez, you can pay a driver to move your car from Jimenez to Drake so you can continue your route. Just let us know and we will gladly send you the cost.
  4. Or you can stay in Drake at the end of the tour and the next day you take a bus. The collective charges around $ 7 per person, you pay directly to the driver. The collective departs at 4:00 am from Drake to La Palma, once in Palma you take another bus or taxi to take you to Puerto Jimenez again.
  5. We want to remind you that the hike from Carate to Sirena on the first day of the tour takes around 7 hours, if you feel that this could be too much, you can fly from Puerto Jimenez to Sirena station. If you want to include the flight in your route just let us know and it will gladly send you the cost.
  6. Always wear rubber shoes or rubber sandals to get off or get on the boat to prevent your walking shoes from getting wet and bring a small hand towel to dry your feet.

We look forward to sharing this experience with you, and hope that you enjoy your visit to Corcovado with Surcos Tours.

Tour of 2 days and 1 night from Drake - San Pedrillo - Drake

 

DRAKE SAN PEDRILLO DRAKESan Pedrillo is the first Ranger Station from Corcovado National Park. It is located 17 kilometers southwest of the town of Agujitas in Drake Bay and can only be reached by boat. There are many kilometers of coastline with rocky cliffs and sandy coves that extend from Agujitas to the edge of Corcovado National Park, which is described by National Geographic as one of the most biologically intense places on earth. The intensity of the biodiversity is even higher than in the Amazon region.

In San Pedrillo station there mostly primary forests and you can see many birds and some mammals. This is probably one of the best places to see endangered species.

The guide meets with you in Drake, this meeting is usually made at the hotel where you will stay the day before the tour, at 6:00 pm to explain the dynamics of the tour. If the guide can not get to Drake the day before at tour, he will call you at the hotel where you are staying to finish details. This is because if the guide is from Puerto Jimenez, sometimes it is impossible to get from Carate and enter to Drake on the same day to meet with you. So we ask, when you have booked the hotel, let us know. Also please let us know if you want information for accommodation in Drake Bay.
The guide will meet you at the Agujitas beach where the boats are, (Do not worry, on the day before the hike the guide will let you know where the boat is located, you will not get lost!) to take the boat on the beach at 6:00 am and arrive at San Pedrillo around 6:30 in the morning.

The trip takes approximately 30 minutes. Hopefully you see whales or dolphins (depending on the season). The boat leaves you 100 meters from the park rangers station San Pedrillo where you will leave the extra luggage and prepare to begin the tour.

During the tour you will visit a very beautiful waterfall, 8 km from the station (about 4 hours by foot) where you can enjoy a natural pool in the woods and you can take a bath. You will walk through different paths around the station, where you can see a lot of flora and fauna. You will also have the opportunity to see animals such as crocodiles, 3 types of monkeys, sloths, agoutis, raccoons, snakes and hopefully tapir and anteater plus a lot of birds.

Will be to explore other interesting and different ways or simply you can relax on the beach.

Then around 12:00 am, return to San Pedrillo Station for lunch and take the boat on the beach at 1:30 pm to return to Drake. The trip is typically 30 minutes. You will be back in Drake around 2:00 pm.

  1. If you desire to book the meals, just let us know and will send you the cost.
  2. Keep in mind that this path can be changed or canceled during the rainy season (August – September – October). This due to strong tides and river crossings on the way to Drake Bay and San Pedrillo which do not allow passing. This is also because there are not bridges by this route.
  3. Always wear rubber shoes or rubber sandals to get off or get on the boat to prevent your walking shoes from getting wet and bring a small hand towel to dry your feet.

To arrive to Drake Bay there are several ways:

  1. One is by direct flight from San Jose to Drake. For flights see: Sansa: www.flysansa.com or Nature Air: www.natureair.com
  2. The other one is by boat from Sierpe to Drake. You can arrive direct to Sierpe from San Jose by two ways:
    • If you come by car, you can drive direct from San Jose to Sierpe. You can leave your car in a parking lot in Sierpe and then take the boat to Drake.
    • If you come by bus, take a bus in San Jose (Tracopa Bus) to Palmar Norte, in Palmar Norte take a taxi to Sierpe, once in Sierpe take a boat to Drake. The last boat from Sierpe to Drake leaves at 4:00 pm. For bus schedules you can find on the website www.thebusschedule.com/cr/
  3. And the last one is by car directly from San Jose to Drake. But the car must be 4×4 and it is only recommended to travel by road during the dry season because, to get to Drake, you have to cross around 8 rivers and the roads are not in good condition. It is inaccessible in the rainy season./li>

We look forward to sharing this experience with you, and hope that you enjoy your visit to Corcovado with Surcos Tours.

Tour of 2 days and 1 night from Drake - Sirena - Carate

 

DRAKE SIRENA CARATEDrake Bay is a natural beauty which is surrounded by tropical forest on the north side of the Osa Peninsula. The main town of Drake Bay is Agujitas. Agujitas has a population about 1000 residents. There are many kilometers of coastline with rocky cliffs and sandy coves that extend from Agujitas, to the edge of Corcovado National Park, which is described by National Geographic as one of the most biologically intense places on earth. The intensity of the biodiversity is even higher than in the Amazon region.

To get the most out of your time, we recommend a hike of 3 days and 2 nights at the Sirena Station inside the park, so you have extra time to rest and explore the area around the station.

The guide meets with you in Drake, this meeting is usually made at the hotel where you will stay on the day before the tour, at 6:00 pm, to explain the dynamics of the tour. If the guide can not get to Drake on the day before the tour, he will call you at the hotel where you are staying to finish details. This is because if the guide is from Puerto Jimenez sometimes it is impossible to him get from Carate to Drake on the same day to meet with you. So we ask that when you have booked the hotel, let us know. Also please let us know if you want information for accommodation in Drake Bay.
The guide will meet you at the Agujitas beach where the boats are (Do not worry, on the day before the hike the guide will let you know where the boats are located, you will not get lost!) to take the boat from the beach at 6:00 am and arrive at Sirena around 7:20 in the morning.

The trip takes approximately 1 hour. You might see whales or dolphins (depending on the season). The boat drops you off 700 meters from the park rangers station where you will leave the extra luggage and prepare to begin the tour.

Then, during the day you will walk interesting trails. There are many animals and plants to see, you will also explore the beach, there are two nearby rivers and other secondary forest trails surrounding the station. Then return at night to the station to rest, have dinner and sleep.

Is your hike out of the park. You will return by a different way than you came in. You will exit the park through La Leona and ending up at Carate.

From Sirena on the last day of the tour you start a hike of 16km to La Leona station, which is the actual entrance to the park. Due to tides, weather and the abundance of wildlife we encounter, the entire hike takes about 7 hours from the time we leave Sirena. You will be crossing rivers and walking in wet conditions, so proper footwear is important.

From that point you hike 4km in addition on the beach to get to park entrance Carate.

Once in Carate, you take a collective around at 2:00 pm that brings you back to Puerto Jimenez. The trip typically is 1 1⁄2 hour. The bus normally gets back around 4:00 pm.

  1. For this tour it is responsibility of each customer to let us know if you are bringing additional luggage to be sent by taxi by land. Just let us know and we will gladly send you the cost of the taxi and tour.
  2. Keep in mind that if you arrive by car to Drake, you can pay a driver to move your car from Drake to Jimenez so you can continue your route. Just let us know and we will gladly send you the cost.
  3. Keep in mind that this path can be changed or canceled during the rainy season (August – September – October) if the rivers do not allow passing. This is because there are not bridges by this route.
  4. We remind you that the hike back from Sirena to Carate at the end of the tour takes around 7 hours, if you feel that this could be too much, you can fly out from the Sirena station to Puerto Jimenez. If you want to include the flight in your route to return just let us know and we gladly send you the cost.
  5. Always wear rubber shoes or rubber sandals to get off or get on the boat to prevent your walking shoes from getting wet and bring a small hand towel to dry your feet.

To arrive to Drake Bay there are several ways:

  1. One is by direct flight from San Jose to Drake. For flights see: Sansa: www.flysansa.com or Nature Air: www.natureair.com
  2. The other one is by boat from Sierpe to Drake. You can arrive direct to Sierpe from San Jose by two ways:
    • If you come by car, you can drive direct from San Jose to Sierpe. You can leave your car in a parking lot in Sierpe and then take the boat to Drake.
    • If you come by bus, take a bus in San Jose (Tracopa Bus) to Palmar Norte, in Palmar Norte take a taxi to Sierpe, once in Sierpe take a boat to Drake. The last boat from Sierpe to Drake leaves at 4:00 pm. For bus schedules you can find on the website www.thebusschedule.com/cr/
  3. And the last one is by car directly from San Jose to Drake. But the car must be 4×4 and it is only recommended to travel by road during the dry season because, to get to Drake, you have to cross around 8 rivers and the roads are not in good condition. It is inaccessible in the rainy season.

We look forward to sharing this experience with you, and hope that you enjoy your visit to Corcovado with Surcos Tours.

Tour of 2 days and 1 night from Drake - Sirena - Drake

 

DRAKE SIRENA DRAKEDrake Bay is a natural beauty which is surrounded by tropical forest on the north side of the Osa Peninsula. The main town of Drake Bay is Agujitas. Agujitas has a population about 1000 residents. There are many kilometers of coastline with rocky cliffs and sandy coves that extend from Agujitas, to the edge of Corcovado National Park, which is described by National Geographic as one of the most biologically intense places on earth. The intensity of the biodiversity is even higher than in the Amazon region.

To get the most out of your time, we recommend a hike of 3 days and 2 nights at the Sirena Station inside the park, so you have extra time to rest and explore the area around the station.

The guide will meet with you in Drake, this meeting is usually at the hotel where you will stay on the day before your tour at 6:00 pm to explain the dynamics of the tour. If the guide can not get to Drake on the day before the tour, he will call you at the hotel where you are staying to finalize details. This is because if the guide is from Puerto Jimenez, sometimes it is impossible to him get from Carate to Drake on the same day to meet with you. So we ask to the client when you have booked the hotel, let us know. Also please let us know if you want information for accommodation in Drake Bay.
The guide will meet you at the Agujitas beach where boats are ((Do not worry, the day before the hike the guide will let you know where the boat is located, you will not get lost!) to take the boat from the beach at 6:00 am and arrive at Sirena around 7:20 in the morning.

The trip on boat takes approximately 1 hour to arrive. Hopefully you might see whales or dolphins (depending on the season). The boat leaves you 700 meters from the park rangers station where you will leave the extra luggage and prepare to begin the tour.

Then, during the day you will walk interesting trails. There are many animals and plants to see, you will also explore the beach, and there are two nearby rivers and other secondary forest trails surrounding the station. Then return at night to the station to rest, have dinner and sleep.

You wake up early to explore other interesting and different areas most visited by animals or simply relax on the beach.

Then around 12:00 am you will return to Sirena Station for lunch and take the boat from Sirena beach at 12:45 am back to Drake. The trip is typically 1 hour. You will be back in Drake around 2:00 pm.

  1. If you desire to enter by Drake and leave by Carate, you can do it. But it is the responsibility of each customer to let us know if you are bring additional luggage to be sent by taxi by land. Just let us know it and we will gladly send you the cost of the taxi and tour.
  2. Keep in mind that this path can be changed or canceled during the rainy season (August- September – October) if the rivers do not allow passing. This is because there are not bridges on this route.
  3. Always wear rubber shoes or rubber sandals to get off or get on the boat to prevent your walking shoes from getting wet, and bring a small hand towel to dry your feet.

To arrive to Drake Bay there are several ways:

  1. One is by direct flight from San Jose to Drake. For flights see: Sansa: www.flysansa.com or Nature Air: www.natureair.com
  2. The other one is by boat from Sierpe to Drake. You can arrive direct to Sierpe from San Jose by two ways:
    • If you come by car, you can drive direct from San Jose to Sierpe. You can leave your car in a parking lot in Sierpe and then take the boat to Drake.
    • If you come by bus, take a bus in San Jose (Tracopa Bus) to Palmar Norte, in Palmar Norte take a taxi to Sierpe, once in Sierpe take a boat to Drake. The last boat from Sierpe to Drake leaves at 4:00 pm. For bus schedules you can find on the website www.thebusschedule.com/cr/
  3. And the last one is by car directly from San Jose to Drake. But the car must be 4×4 and it is only recommended to travel by road during the dry season because, to get to Drake, you have to cross around 8 rivers and the roads are not in good condition. It is inaccessible in the rainy season.

We look forward to sharing this experience with you, and hope that you enjoy your visit to Corcovado with Surcos Tours.

Tour of 3 days and 2 nights from Carate - Sirena - Drake

 

 

CARATE SIRENA DRAKECorcovado National Park holds 2.5% of the global biodiversity and is described by National Geographic as one of the most biologically intense places on earth. The intensity of the biodiversity is even higher than in the Amazon region. It takes a while to get to the park entrance, so you will need to come to Puerto Jimenez the day before to start the hike.

 

 

 

The guide meets with you in Jimenez; this meeting is usually made at the hotel where you will stay on the day before the tour at 6:00 pm, to explain the dynamics of the tour. So we ask, when you have booked the hotel, let us know. Also please let us know if you want information for accommodation in Jimenez or Drake Bay.
You meet with your guide early in the morning around 5:30 am at the Monar Bakery in Jimenez and together will take a taxi (Collective) which takes you to the park entrance Carate. (Do not worry, on the day before at hike the guide will let you know where the bakery is located, so you won’t get lost!). This collective charges $ 15 per person and the trip is typically 1 1⁄2 hours to get. The bus drops us off at Carate.

From that point you hike 4km on the beach to get to La Leona station, which is the actual entrance to the park. At La Leona we present our paperwork showing that we have permission to enter. **The paperwork is very important. Corcovado controls visitor volumes to preserve the integrity of the park.

From La Leona, you hike for an additional 16km to get to Sirena Station. Due to tides, weather and the abundance of wildlife we encounter, the entire hike takes about 7 hours from the time we leave Carate. You will be crossing rivers and walking in wet conditions, so proper footwear is important. You normally arrive at Sirena an hour or so before dinner, so count on the hike taking up most of Day One.

Is spent on the trails around the station. There are many animals and plants to see, as we will explore the beach, the two nearby rivers, and other trails through the secondary forest surrounding the station.
You will be able to explore other interesting and different areas or simply relax on the beach.

Then around 12:00 am return to Sirena Station for lunch and take the boat from Sirena beach at 12:45 am to return back to Drake. The trip is typically 1 hour. You will be back in Drake around 2:00 pm.

  1. For this tour is responsibility of each customer to let us know if you bring additional luggage to be sent by taxi by land. Just let us know it and and we will send you the cost of the taxi and tour.
  2. Keep in mind that this path can be changed or canceled during the rainy season (August – September – October) if the rivers do not allow passing. This is because there are not bridges on this route.
  3. Also keep in mind that if you arrive by car to Jimenez, you can pay a driver to move your car from Jimenez to Drake so you can continue your route. Just let us know and it will be a gladly to send you the cost.
  4. Or you can stay in Drake at the end of the tour and the next day you take a bus. The collective charges around $ 7 per person, you pay directly to the driver. The collective departs at 4:00 am from Drake to La Palma, once in Palma you take another bus or taxi to take you to Puerto Jimenez again.
  5. We remind you that the hike from Carate to Sirena on the first day of the tour takes around 7 hours, if you feel that this could be too much, you can fly from Puerto Jimenez to Sirena station. If you want to include the flight in your route just let us know and we will gladly send you the cost.
  6. Always wear rubber shoes or rubber sandals to get off or get on the boat to prevent your walking shoes to get wet and bring a small hand towel to dry your feet.

We look forward to sharing this experience with you, and hope that you enjoy your visit to Corcovado with Surcos Tours.

Tour of 3 days and 2 nights from Drake - Sirena - Carate

 

 

DRAKE SIRENA CARATEDrake Bay is a natural beauty which is surrounded by tropical forest on the north side of the Osa Peninsula. The main town of Drake Bay is Agujitas. Agujitas has a population about 1000 residents. There are many kilometers of coastline with rocky cliffs and sandy coves that extend from Agujitas, to the edge of Corcovado National Park, which is described by National Geographic as one of the most biologically intense places on earth. The intensity of the biodiversity is even higher than in the Amazon region.

 

The guide meets with you in Drake, this meeting is usually made at the hotel where you will stay on the day before at tour at 6:00 pm, to explain the dynamics of the tour. If the guide can not get to Drake on the day before at tour, he will call you to the hotel where you are staying to finalize details. This is because if the guide is from Puerto Jimenez, sometimes it is impossible to him get from Carate to Drake on the same day to meet with you.

So we ask to the client when you have booked the hotel, let us know. Also please let us know if you want information for accommodation in Drake Bay.

The guide will meet you at the Agujitas beach where boats are ((Do not worry, on the day before the hike the guide will let you know where the boat is located, you will not get lost!) to take the boat from beach at 6:00 am and arrive at Sirena around 7:20 in the morning.

The trip on boat takes approximately 1 hour to arrive. Hopefully, you might see whales or dolphins (Depending on the season). The boat leaves you 700 meters from the park rangers station where you will leave the extra luggage and prepare to begin the tour.

Then, during the day you will walk interesting trails. There are many animals and plants to see, it also explores on the beach, there are two nearby rivers and other secondary forest trails surrounding the station. Then return at night to the station to rest, have dinner and sleep.

You wake up early to explore other interesting and different internal routes in the areas most visited by animals.
Is your hike out of the park. You will return by a different way than you came in. You will exit the park through La Leona and ending up at Carate.

From Sirena, on the last day of the tour, you begin a hike of 16km to get to La Leona station, which is the actual entrance to the park. Due to tides, weather and the abundance of wildlife we encounter, the entire hike takes about 7 hours from the time we leave Sirena. You will be crossing rivers and walking in wet conditions, so proper footwear is important.

From that point you hike 4km in addition on the beach to get to Carate park entrance.

Once in Carate, you take a collective around at 2:00 pm and bring you back to Puerto Jimenez. The trip typically 1 1⁄2 hour to get. The bus normally gets back around 4:00 pm.

  1. For this tour is responsibility of each customer to let us know if bringing additional luggage to be sent by taxi by land. Just let us know it and it will be a gladly to send you the cost of the taxi and tour.
  2. Keep in mind that if you arrive by car to Drake, you can pay a driver to move your car from Drake to Jimenez so you can continue your route. Just let us know and we will gladly send you the cost.
  3. Also keep in mind that this path can be changed or canceled during the rainy season (August – September – October) if the rivers do not allow passing. This is because there are not bridges by this route.
  4. We remind you that the hike back from Sirena to Carate at the end of the tour takes around 7 hours, if you feel that this could be too much, you can fly out from the Sirena station to Puerto Jimenez. If you want to include the flight in your route to return just let us know and it will be a gladly to send you the cost.
  5. Always wear rubber shoes or rubber sandals to get off or get on the boat to prevent your walking shoes to get wet and bring a small hand towel to dry your feet.

To arrive to Drake Bay there are several ways:

  1. One is by direct flight from San Jose to Drake. For flights see: Sansa: www.flysansa.com or Nature Air: www.natureair.com
  2. The other one is by boat from Sierpe to Drake. You can arrive direct to Sierpe from San Jose by two ways:
    • If you come by car, you can drive direct from San Jose to Sierpe. You can leave your car in a parking lot in Sierpe and then take the boat to Drake.
    • If you come by bus, take a bus in San Jose (Tracopa Bus) to Palmar Norte, in Palmar Norte take a taxi to Sierpe, once in Sierpe take a boat to Drake. The last boat from Sierpe to Drake leaves at 4:00 pm. For bus schedules you can find on the website www.thebusschedule.com/cr/
  3. And the last one is by car directly from San Jose to Drake. But the car must be 4×4 and it is only recommended to travel by road during the dry season because, to get to Drake, you have to cross around 8 rivers and the roads are not in good condition. It is inaccessible in the rainy season.

We look forward to sharing this experience with you, and hope that you enjoy your visit to Corcovado with Surcos Tours.

Tour of 3 days and 2 nights from Drake - Sirena - Drake

 

DRAKE SIRENA DRAKEDrake Bay is a natural beauty which is surrounded by tropical forest on the north side of the Osa Peninsula. The main town of Drake Bay is Agujitas. Agujitas has a population about 1000 residents. There are many kilometers of coastline with rocky cliffs and sandy coves that extend from Agujitas, to the edge of Corcovado National Park, which is described by National Geographic as one of the most biologically intense places on earth. The intensity of the biodiversity is even higher than in the Amazon region.

 

The guide meets with you in Drake, this meeting is usually made at the hotel where you will stay on the day before at tour, at 6:00 pm to explain the dynamics of the tour. If the guide can not get to Drake on the day before at tour, he will call you at the hotel where you are staying to finalize details.

This is because if the guide is from Puerto Jimenez. Sometimes it is impossible for him get from Carate to Drake on the same day to meet with you. So we ask, when you have booked the hotel, let us know. Also please let us know if you want information for accommodation in Drake Bay.

The guide will meet you at the Agujitas beach where boats are ((Do not worry, on the day before the hike the guide will let you know where the boat is located, you will not get lost!) to take the boat from the beach at 6:00 am and arrive at Sirena around 7:20 in the morning.

The trip on boat takes approximately 1 hour to arrive. Hopefully you might see whales or dolphins (depending on the season). The boat leaves you 700 meters from the park rangers station where you will leave the extra luggage and prepare to begin the tour.

Then, during the day you will walk interesting trails. There are many animals and plants to see, it also explores the beach, there are two nearby rivers and other secondary forest trails surrounding the station. Then return at night to the station to rest, have dinner and sleep.

You wake up early and walk internal routes in the areas most visited by animals.
You will be exploring other interesting and different ways or you can simply relax on the beach.

Then around 12:00 am return to Sirena Station for lunch and take the boat on the Sirena beach at 12:45 to return to Drake. The trip is typically 1 hour. You will be back in Drake around 2:00 pm.

  1. If your desire is to enter by Drake and leave by Carate, you can do it. But it is responsibility of each customer to let us know if bringing additional luggage to be sent by taxi by land. Just let us know and we will gladly send you the cost of the taxi and tour.
  2. Keep in mind that this path can be changed or canceled during the rainy season (August – September – October) if the rivers do not allow passing. This is because there are not bridges by this route.
  3. Always wear rubber shoes or rubber sandals to get off or get on the boat to prevent your walking shoes to get wet and bring a small hand towel to dry your feet.

To arrive to Drake Bay there are several ways:

  1. One is by direct flight from San Jose to Drake. For flights see: Sansa: www.flysansa.com or Nature Air: www.natureair.com
  2. The other one is by boat from Sierpe to Drake. You can arrive direct to Sierpe from San Jose by two ways:
    • If you come by car, you can drive direct from San Jose to Sierpe. You can leave your car in a parking lot in Sierpe and then take the boat to Drake.
    • If you come by bus, take a bus in San Jose (Tracopa Bus) to Palmar Norte, in Palmar Norte take a taxi to Sierpe, once in Sierpe take a boat to Drake. The last boat from Sierpe to Drake leaves at 4:00 pm. For bus schedules you can find on the website www.thebusschedule.com/cr/
  3. And the last one is by car directly from San Jose to Drake. But the car must be 4×4 and it is only recommended to travel by road during the dry season because, to get to Drake, you have to cross around 8 rivers and the roads are not in good condition. It is inaccessible in the rainy season.

We look forward to sharing this experience with you, and hope that you enjoy your visit to Corcovado with Surcos Tours.

Tour of 3 days and 2 nights from Drake - San Pedrillo - Drake

DRAKE SAN PEDRILLO DRAKE

San Pedrillo is the first Ranger Station from Corcovado National Park. It is located at 17 kilometers southwest of the town of Agujitas in Drake Bay and can only be reached by boat. There are many kilometers of coastline with rocky cliffs and sandy coves that extend from Agujitas to the edge of Corcovado National Park, which is described by National Geographic as one of the most biologically intense places on earth. The intensity of the biodiversity is even higher than in the Amazon region.

In San Pedrillo station there mostly primary forests and you can see many birds and some mammals. This is probably one of the best places to see the endangered species.

The guide meets with you in Drake, this meeting is usually made at the hotel where you will stay on the day before the tour, at 6:00 pm, to explain the dynamics of the tour. If the guide can not get to Drake on the day before the tour, he will call you at the hotel where you are staying to finish details. This is because if the guide is from Puerto Jimenez sometimes it is impossible to him get from Carate to Drake on the same day to meet with you.

 

So, we ask you, when you have booked the hotel, let us know. Also please let us know if you want information for accommodation in Drake Bay.

The guide will meet you at the Agujitas beach where boats are (Do not worry, on the day before the hike the guide will let you know where the boats is located, you will not get lost!) to take the boat from beach at 6:00 am and arrive at San Pedrillo around 6:30 in the morning.

The trip on the boat takes approximately 30 minutes. Hopefully you might see whales or dolphins (depending on the season). The boat leaves you 100 meters from the park rangers station San Pedrillo where you will leave the extra luggage and prepare to begin the tour.

During the tour you will visit a very beautiful waterfall at 8 km from the station (about 4 hours by foot) where you can enjoy a natural pool in the woods and you can take a bath. You will walk through different paths around the station, where you can see a lot of flora and fauna. You will also have the opportunity to see animals such as crocodiles, 3 types of monkeys, sloths, agoutis, raccoons, snakes and hopefully tapir and anteater plus a lot of birds.

You wake up early and walk by internal routes in the areas most visited by animals.
You will be able to explore other interesting and different areas or you can simply relax on the beach.

Then around 12:00 am return to San Pedrillo Station for lunch and take the boat from beach at 1:30 pm to return to Drake. The trip is typically 30 minutes. You will be back in Drake around 2:00 pm.

  1. If you desire to book the meals, just let us know and it will be a glad to send you the cost.
  2. Keep in mind that this path can be changed or canceled during the rainy season (August – September – October). This due to strong tides and river crossings to arrive to Drake Bay and San Pedrillo which do not allow passing. This is also because there are not bridges on this route.
  3. Always wear rubber shoes or rubber sandals to get off or get on the boat to prevent your walking shoes to get wet and bring a small hand towel to dry your feet

To arrive to Drake Bay there are several ways:

  1. One is by direct flight from San Jose to Drake. For flights see: Sansa: www.flysansa.com or Nature Air: www.natureair.com
  2. The other one is by boat from Sierpe to Drake. You can arrive direct to Sierpe from San Jose by two ways:
    • If you come by car, you can drive direct from San Jose to Sierpe. You can leave your car in a parking lot in Sierpe and then take the boat to Drake.
    • If you come by bus, take a bus in San Jose (Tracopa Bus) to Palmar Norte, in Palmar Norte take a taxi to Sierpe, once in Sierpe take a boat to Drake. The last boat from Sierpe to Drake leaves at 4:00 pm. For bus schedules you can find on the website www.thebusschedule.com/cr/
  3. And the last one is by car directly from San Jose to Drake. But the car must be 4×4 and it is only recommended to travel by road during the dry season because, to get to Drake, you have to cross around 8 rivers and the roads are not in good condition. It is inaccessible in the rainy season.

We look forward to sharing this experience with you, and hope that you enjoy your visit to Corcovado with Surcos Tours.

1 day Tour to Matapalo

 

MATAPALOCorcovado National Park with the surrounding private nature reserves. Matapalo is located at 30 minutes before get at park entrance Carate.
A tour to Matapalo is also perfect for all ages and families with kids. All tours can be tailored to your preferences!

 

 

 

The guide meets with you in Jimenez; this meeting is usually made at the hotel where you will stay on the day before at tour at 6:00 pm to explain the dynamics of the tour. So we ask to the client when you have booked the hotel, let us know. Also please let us know if you want information for accommodation in Puerto Jimenez.
You meet with your guide early in the morning around 5:30 am at the Monar Bakery in Jimenez and together will take a taxi (Collective) which takes you to the park entrance Carate. (Do not worry, on the day before at hike the guide will let you know where the bakery is located, so you won’t get lost!). This collective charges $ 15 per person and the trip is typically 1 1⁄2 hours to get. The bus drops us off at Carate.

 

 

Here you have the chance to spot all four types of monkeys of Costa Rica, sloth, toucan, coatimundi, and the endemic Golfo Dulce Poisonous Dart Frog just to name a few.

You can enjoy pure rain forest as well as natural waterfalls pools or just relax on the beach. Matapalo is the place for a combination of all. You will love it!!

You have to take a taxi to come back to Jimenez. (it already is included in the package). If you come by car 4×4 can get to Matapalo. Just let us know if you prefer to go by your own car or you would like that we book the taxi for you.

If you are tight on schedule but want to see the most come with us! Matapalo offers amazing flora and fauna of the rain forest!!

You should bring: clothing change, walking shoes, insect repellent, hat, a water bottle, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera and binoculars. Also buy something to snack on.

We look forward to sharing this experience with you, and hope that you enjoy your visit to Corcovado with Surcos Tours.

2 Days Tour and 1 night to La Tarde

La Tarde is dedicated to the conservation of the nature and its sustainability. It is located in the section of La Palma close to Los Patos station. It borders Corcovado National Park. It is especially for observing fauna, amphibians, reptiles, a great variety of birds, native plants of the zone, and a special friend “Gatillo” a small ocelot. It is ideal for those who want to enjoy nature in a family environment, calm and above all cool at night.

The guide meets with you in Jimenez; this meeting is usually made at the hotel where you will stay on the day before at tour at 6:00 pm to explain the dynamics of the tour. So we ask to the client when you have booked the hotel, let us know. Also please let us know if you want information for accommodation in Puerto Jimenez.
You and your guide will take a taxi in Jiménez around 6:00 in the morning which takes you to La Tarde. It is approximately 40 minutes in car to La Tarde. We stop in the hotel. We walk through the paths to observe all the majestic wildlife that Osa Peninsula has to offer. Following this we return to enjoy an exquisite lunch and a time of rest in a relaxing hammock.

 

After dinner we take a night hike where we have the opportunity to observe the three species of poisonous frogs, the six species of glass frogs, a variety of serpents and an innumerable number of birds.

The following day after breakfast we go into the woods in search of more wildlife and we will have the luck of enjoying a refreshing waterfall where we can relax and rest.

In the afternoon a taxi will pick you up in the hotel La Tarde and it will bring you to Puerto Jiménez again.

We look forward to sharing this experience with you, and hope that you enjoy your visit to Corcovado with Surcos Tours.

Chocolate Tour - Köbö Farm

Kobo farms is a family project. It is perfect for all ages and for families with children.

The guide meets with you in Jimenez; this meeting is usually made at the hotel where you will stay on the day before at tour at 6:00 pm to explain the dynamics of the tour. So you ask to the client when you have booked the hotel, let us know. Also please let us know if you want information for accommodation in Puerto Jimenez.
You and your guide will take a taxi in Jiménez around 8:30 in the morning which takes you to Kobo Farm. You stop at farms Köbö. First you visit the “traditional cocoa” area. This is a mystical area where you will have our first impression of a cocoa woods, its flowers and fruit. The history and the cultural part of this tropical crop is very interesting, coming from the Mayans. You will continue explaining about the origin of the cocoa tree, its history, the first contact with the Europeans and their first sickness “Monilia.”

 

Passing through the biological corridor you can understand the function and importance for the animals that live close to us, like the monkeys, coatimundis, sloths, among others. Here they find their food and the corridor allows them to pass from one farm to another in a secure way without interference.

Then you walk toward the organic cocoa. You pass an area of secondary woods where there is a variety of flora and fauna. During the hike in an area of organic cocoa you observe different species of cocoa. Here you have the opportunity to open and taste the fresh fruit of the chocolate tree.

Also you will learn the international commercial situation of cocoa, its principle producers and consumers around the world.

At the cocoa plantation they will show you the necessary steps to make a good chocolate. First you will visit the area of fermentation. You will pass the drying area and then you will observe the transformation of a toasted cocoa seed to pure chocolate. Finally, we will invite you to enjoy a delicious snack with a variety of fruit, chocolate cake and chocolate sauce.

At the end of the tour a taxi will pick you up in the Kobo Farm and it will bring you to Puerto Jiménez again.

The tour begins: 9:00 am and 2:00 pm

Duration of tour: between 1 1⁄2 hours and 2 hours

We look forward to sharing this experience with you, and hope that you enjoy your visit to Corcovado with Surcos Tours.

Tour of 2 Days and 1 night from Carate - Sirena - Carate

LOS PATOS CARATECorcovado National Park holds 2.5% of the global biodiversity and is described by National Geographic as one of the most biologically intense places on earth. The intensity of the biodiversity is even higher than in the Amazon region.
To get the most out of your time, we recommend a hike of 3 days and 2 nights at the Sirena Station inside the park, so you have extra time to rest and explore the area around the station.

It takes a while to get to the park entrance, so you will need to come to Puerto Jimenez the day before to start the hike. Most people also plan to spend the night of your return in Puerto Jimenez as well, as you do not get back to town until about 4:00 pm on the second day.

The guide meets with you in Jimenez; this meeting is usually at the hotel where you will stay the day before the tour, at 6:00 pm, to explain the dynamics of the tour. So we ask, when you have booked the hotel, let us know. Also please let us know if you want information for accommodation in Jimenez.
You meet with your guide early in the morning around 5:30 am at the Monar Bakery in Jimenez and together will take a taxi (Collective) which takes you to the park entrance Carate. (Do not worry, on the day before the hike the guide will let you know where the bakery is located, so you won’t get lost!). This collective charges $ 15 per person and the trip is typically 1 1⁄2 hours. The bus drops us off at Carate.

 

From that point you hike 4km on the beach to get to La Leona station, which is the actual entrance to the park. At La Leona you present our paperwork showing that you have permission to enter. **The paperwork is very important. Corcovado controls visitor volumes to preserve the integrity of the park.

From La Leona, you hike for an addition 16km to get to Sirena Station. Due to tides, weather and the abundance of wildlife we encounter, the entire hike takes about 7 hours from the time you leave Carate. You will be crossing rivers and walking in wet conditions, so proper footwear is important. You normally arrive at Sirena an hour or so before dinner, so count on the hike taking up most of Day One.

Is your hike out of the park. You will return the same way that you came in, exiting the park at La Leona and ending up at Carate.

You will arrive at the park entrance Carate around at 2:00 pm. A collective will pick you up and bring you back to Jimenez. The trip is typically 1 1⁄2 hours to get from the park entrance los Carate to Jimenez. The bus normally gets back around 4:00 pm.

A reminder: the hike takes approximately 7 hours to get from Carate to Sirena for this reason we recommend you 2 options:

  1. Make the tour in boat from Drake Bay to Sirena on the first day and the second day you can return through Carate by foot. So you can enjoy all day in Sirena.
  2. You can go by plane from Puerto Jimenez to Sirena on the first day and the second day you can back through Carate by foot.If you want to include the boat or the plane in any of your routes, just let us know your request and it will be a pleasure to quote it for you.

We look forward to sharing this experience with you, and hope that you enjoy your visit to Corcovado with Surcos Tours.

Tour of 2 Days and 1 night from Carate - Sirena - Los Patos

LOS PATOS CARATECorcovado National Park holds 2.5% of the global biodiversity and is described by National Geographic as one of the most biologically intense places on earth. The intensity of the biodiversity is even higher than in the Amazon region.
To get the most out of your time, we recommend a hike of 3 days and 2 nights at the Sirena Station inside the park, so you have extra time to rest and explore the area around the station.

It takes a while to get to the park entrance, so you will need to come to Puerto Jimenez the day before to start the hike. Most people also plan to spend the night of your return in Puerto Jimenez as well, as you do not get back to town until about 3:00 pm on the second day.

The guide meets with you in Jimenez; this meeting is usually at the hotel where you will stay the day before the tour, at 6:00 pm, to explain the dynamics of the tour.

 

So we ask, when you have booked the hotel, let us know. Also please let us know if you want information for accommodation in Jimenez.

You meet with your guide early in the morning around 5:30 am at the Monar Bakery in Jimenez and together will take a taxi (Collective) which takes you to the park entrance Carate. (Do not worry, on the day before the hike the guide will let you know where the bakery is located, so you won’t get lost!). This collective charges $ 15 per person and the trip is typically 1 1⁄2 hours. The bus drops us off at Carate.

 

From that point you hike 4km on the beach to get to La Leona station, which is the actual entrance to the park. At La Leona you present our paperwork showing that you have permission to enter. **The paperwork is very important. Corcovado controls visitor volumes to preserve the integrity of the park. From La Leona, you hike for an addition 16km to get to Sirena Station. Due to tides, weather and the abundance of wildlife we encounter, the entire hike takes about 7 hours from the time you leave Carate. You will be crossing rivers and walking in wet conditions, so proper footwear is important. You normally arrive at Sirena an hour or so before dinner, so count on the hike taking up most of Day One.

Is your hike out of the park. . You will return by another way which you began the hike, you will return by Los Patos Station, where a taxi picks you up and brings you to Puerto Jimenez.

The trail from Sirena to Los Patos is 23km during dry season and 28km during the rainy season. This difference is caused by road conditions on the drive to the park. Taxis are unable to drive to the station, so the hike ends at 32km from Jimenez in Rio Rincon where you have to take a taxi to come back to Puerto Jimenez. This ride normally takes 1 1/2 hour to get to Jimenez.

We do not recommend this route during the rainy season, due to the risk of getting trapped by high tides and river water levels.

From Sirena Station to Los Patos station, you’ll start the first half of the hike, which takes about 5 hours (13km) through secondary forest. The trail is beautiful but you have to cross several rivers. This trail is best for birds and insects. Compared with some of the other trails in the park, there aren’t a lot of mammal sightings.

After this stretch you’ll take a break before starting the second half of the hike, which takes about 2 or 3 hours and you pass through primary forests. It is important to note that last 5km of the trail conditions are often rough in this second half of the journey. This part of the park has constant elevation changes with many fallen trees and river crossings too. It takes about 3 hours to complete. That being said, it is worth the effort. The trail is beautiful and you will passes through primary and secondary forests.

You will arrive at the park entrance Los Patos around at 1:00 pm. A taxi will pick you up and bring you back to Jimenez. The taxi normally gets back around 3:00 pm. It sometimes you will get between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm to the park entrance Los Patos. It will depend on the weather and the path conditions. The trip is typically 1 1⁄2 hours to get from the park entrance los Patos to Jimenez.

Take in mind:

  1. The route to gets from Jimenez to Carate is taking a collective in the morning on the day of the tour. This collective costs $ 15 per person.
  2. The only way to gets from Los Patos to Jimenez at the end of the tour is with a cab 4wheel drive. It is because by Los Patos there is not collective. The park entrance is very remote by Los Patos and the trip to come back to Puerto Jiménez takes about 1.5 hours.
  3. This is important to know that the taxi charges $ 90 from park entrance Los Patos to Puerto Jimenez.
A reminder: the hike takes approximately 7 hours to get from Carate to Sirena for this reason we recommend you 2 options:

 

  1. Make the tour in boat from Drake Bay to Sirena on the first day and the second day you can return through Carate or los Patos by foot. So you can enjoy all day in Sirena.
  2. You can go by plane from Puerto Jimenez to Sirena on the first day and the second day you can back through Carate or Los Patos by foot.If you want to include the boat or the plane in any of your routes, just let us know your request and it will be a pleasure to quote it for you.

We look forward to sharing this experience with you, and hope that you enjoy your visit to Corcovado with Surcos Tours.

Tour of 2 Days and 1 night from Los Patos - Sirena - Carate

LOS PATOS CARATECorcovado National Park holds 2.5% of the global biodiversity and is described by National Geographic as one of the most biologically intense places on earth. The intensity of the biodiversity is even higher than in the Amazon region.
To get the most out of your time, we recommend a hike of 3 days and 2 nights at the Sirena Station inside the park, so you have extra time to rest and explore the area around the station.

It takes a while to get to the park entrance, so you will need to come to Puerto Jimenez the day before to start the hike. Most people also plan to spend the night of your return in Puerto Jimenez as well, as you do not get back to town until about 4:00 pm on the second day.

The guide meets with you in Jimenez; this meeting is usually at the hotel where you will stay the day before the tour, at 6:00 pm, to explain the dynamics of the tour.

 

So we ask, when you have booked the hotel, let us know. Also please let us know if you want information for accommodation in Jimenez.

You meet with your guide early in the morning around 5:30 am at the Monar Bakery in Jimenez and together will take a taxi which takes you to the park entrance Los Patos. (Do not worry, on the day before the hike the guide will let you know where the bakery is located, so you won’t get lost!). It sometimes the meeting point of the first day of the tour could change, but do not worry about that, at this case, your guide will tell you the place the day before at tour. This taxi charges $90 per route and the trip is typically 1 1⁄2 hours. The taxi drops you off at Los Patos.

 

The trail from Los Patos to Sirena is 23km during dry season and 28km during rainy season. This difference is caused by road conditions on the drive to the park. Taxis are unable to drive to the station during rainy season, so the hike starts 5km out, at Rio Rincon, and that adds about 2 hours to the hike. We do not recommend this route during the rainy season, due to the risk of getting trapped by high tides and river water levels.

From the Los Patos station, the first 5km in the park covers constant elevation changes, and take about 3 hours to complete. After this stretch we’ll take a break before starting the second half of the hike, which takes about 5 hours. It is important to note that the trail conditions are often rough in this second half of the journey, with many fallen trees and river crossings. That being said, it is worth the effort. The trail is beautiful and passes through primary and secondary forests. This trail is best for viewing birds and insects. Compared with some of the other trails in the park, there aren’t a lot of mammal sightings.

Is your hike out of the park. You will return by a different way than you came in.You will exit the park through La Leona and ending up at Carate.

 

From Sirena on the last day of the tour you began a hike of 16km to get to La Leona station, which is the actual entrance to the park. Due to tides, weather and the abundance of wildlife you encounter, the entire hike takes about 7 hours from the time we leave Sirena. You will be crossing rivers and walking in wet conditions, so proper footwear is important. From that point you hike 4km in addition on the beach to get to Carate park entrance.

You will arrive at the park entrance Carate around at 2:00 pm. A collective will pick you up and bring you back to Jimenez. The trip is typically 1 1⁄2 hours to get from the park entrance los Carate to Jimenez. The bus normally gets back around 4:00 pm.

Take in mind:

  1. The only way to gets from Jimenez to Los Patos is with a cab 4wheel drive. It is because by Los Patos there is not collective. The park entrance is very remote and the trip takes about 1.5 hours.
  2. It is important to know that the taxi charges $ 90 from Puerto Jimenez to park entrance Los Patos.
  3. To get from Carate to Jimenez at the end of the tour, you will take a collective in the afternoon in the park entrance Carate. This collective costs $ 15 per person.
A reminder: the hike takes approximately 7 hours to get from Los Patos to Sirena for this reason we recommend you 2 options:

 

  1. Make the tour in boat from Drake Bay to Sirena on the first day and the second day you can return through Carate or los Patos by foot. So you can enjoy all day in Sirena.
  2. You can go by plane from Puerto Jimenez to Sirena on the first day and the second day you can back through Carate or Los Patos by foot. If you want to include the boat or the plane in any of your routes, just let us know your request and it will be a pleasure to quote it for you.

We look forward to sharing this experience with you, and hope that you enjoy your visit to Corcovado with Surcos Tours.

Tour of 2 days and 1 night to Matapalo - Piro Biological Station and La Leona

PIRO LA LEONAThis tour is only for those people who come to Puerto Jimenez by car, in order to take advantage of the travel.

 

 

 

 

The guide meets with you in Jimenez; this meeting is usually made at the hotel where you will stay on the day before at tour at 6:00 pm to explain the dynamics of the tour. So we ask to the client when you have booked the hotel, let us know. Also please let us know if you want information for accommodation in Puerto Jimenez.
You are leaving Puerto Jimenez around 6:00am and you get off at Matapalo, walk along the paths, enjoying the pure jungle and you will have the opportunity to bathe in the natural cascade or simply relax at the beach.

 

Matapalo is a place with something for everyone! You wil love it. You will also have the opportunity to see animals: the four types of monkeys, sloths, toucans, coati, and the endemic poisonous dart frog of Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf), among others.

Afterwards you and your guide will take the car and go to the Piro Biological Station, where you can walk the paths of the tropical jungle of primary and secondary woods. You can also explore the beach. After having enjoyed a time at Piro Station you will move to Carate, arriving at Leona Lodge in the afternoon. After dinner, you will take a night hike, searching for turtles, and if you are lucky a tapir.

The next day, after breakfast, you enter Corcovado National Park. During this hike you will have the opportunity to see anteaters, coatis, agoutis, great curassows (similar to turkey vultures), tayras, lots of birds and much more wildlife. You will spend a day surrounded by the wonderful wildlife that the park has.

Then you will return to Puerto Jimenez in the afternoon. Your guide leaves to you at your hotel where you are staying in Jimenez.

We look forward to sharing this experience with you, and hope that you enjoy your visit to Corcovado with Surcos Tours.

Tour of 3 Days and 2 night from Carate - Sirena - Carate

 

LOS PATOS CARATECorcovado National Park holds 2.5% of the global biodiversity and is described by National Geographic as one of the most biologically intense places on earth. The intensity of the biodiversity is even higher than in the Amazon region.

It takes a while to get to the park entrance, so you will need to come to Puerto Jimenez the day before to start the hike. Most people also plan to spend the night of your return in Puerto Jimenez as well, as you do not get back to town until about 4:00 pm on the third day.

 

The guide meets with you in Jiménez; this meeting is usually at the hotel where you will stay the day before the tour, at 6:00 pm, to explain the dynamics of the tour. So we ask, when you have booked the hotel, let us know. Also please let us know if you want information for accommodation in Jiménez.
You meet with your guide early in the morning around 5:30 am at the Monar Bakery in Jimenez and together will take a taxi (Collective) which takes you to the park entrance Carate. (Do not worry, on the day before the hike the guide will let you know where the bakery is located, so you won’t get lost!). This collective charges $ 15 per person and the trip is typically 1 1⁄2 hours. The bus drops us off at Carate.

 

From that point you hike 4km on the beach to get to La Leona station, which is the actual entrance to the park. At La Leona you present our paperwork showing that you have permission to enter. **The paperwork is very important. Corcovado controls visitor volumes to preserve the integrity of the park.

From La Leona, you hike for an addition 16km to get to Sirena Station. Due to tides, weather and the abundance of wildlife we encounter, the entire hike takes about 7 hours from the time you leave Carate. You will be crossing rivers and walking in wet conditions, so proper footwear is important. You normally arrive at Sirena an hour or so before dinner, so count on the hike taking up most of Day One.

Is spent on the trails around the station. There are many animals and plants to see, as we will explore the beach, the two nearby rivers, and other trails through the secondary forest surrounding the station.
Is our hike out of the park. Ye will return the same way that you came in, exiting the park at La Leona and ending up at Carate.

You will arrive at the park entrance Carate around at 2:00 pm. A collective will pick you up and bring you back to Jimenez. The trip is typically 1 1⁄2 hours to get from the park entrance los Carate to Jimenez. The bus normally gets back around 4:00 pm.

A reminder: the hike takes approximately 7 hours to get from Carate to Sirena for this reason we recommend you 2 options:

  1. Make the tour in boat from Drake Bay to Sirena on the first day and the third day you can return through Carate by foot. So you can enjoy all day in Sirena.
  2. You can go by plane from Puerto Jimenez to Sirena on the first day and the third day you can back through Carate by foot. If you want to include the boat or the plane in any of your routes, just let us know your request and it will be a pleasure to quote it for you.

We look forward to sharing this experience with you, and hope that you enjoy your visit to Corcovado with Surcos Tours.

Tour of 3 Days and 2 night from Carate - Sirena - Los Patos

 

LOS PATOS CARATECorcovado National Park holds 2.5% of the global biodiversity and is described by National Geographic as one of the most biologically intense places on earth. The intensity of the biodiversity is even higher than in the Amazon region.

It takes a while to get to the park entrance, so you will need to come to Puerto Jimenez the day before to start the hike. Most people also plan to spend the night of your return in Puerto Jimenez as well, as you do not get back to town until about 3:00 pm on the third day.

 

The guide meets with you in Jimenez; this meeting is usually at the hotel where you will stay the day before the tour, at 6:00 pm, to explain the dynamics of the tour. So we ask, when you have booked the hotel, let us know. Also please let us know if you want information for accommodation in Jimenez.
You meet with your guide early in the morning around 5:30 am at the Monar Bakery in Jimenez and together will take a taxi (Collective) which takes you to the park entrance Carate. (Do not worry, on the day before the hike the guide will let you know where the bakery is located, so you won’t get lost!). This collective charges $ 15 per person and the trip is typically 1 1⁄2 hours. The bus drops us off at Carate.

 

From that point you hike 4km on the beach to get to La Leona station, which is the actual entrance to the park. At La Leona you present our paperwork showing that you have permission to enter. **The paperwork is very important. Corcovado controls visitor volumes to preserve the integrity of the park.

From La Leona, you hike for an addition 16km to get to Sirena Station. Due to tides, weather and the abundance of wildlife we encounter, the entire hike takes about 7 hours from the time you leave Carate. You will be crossing rivers and walking in wet conditions, so proper footwear is important. You normally arrive at Sirena an hour or so before dinner, so count on the hike taking up most of Day One.

Is spent on the trails around the station. There are many animals and plants to see, as we will explore the beach, the two nearby rivers, and other trails through the secondary forest surrounding the station.
Is our hike out of the park. You will return by another way which you began the hike, you will return by Los Patos Station, where a taxi picks you up and brings you to Puerto Jimenez.

The trail from Sirena to Los Patos is 23km during dry season and 28km during the rainy season. This difference is caused by road conditions on the drive to the park. Taxis are unable to drive to the station, so the hike ends at 32km from Jimenez in Rio Rincon where you have to take a taxi to come back to Puerto Jimenez. This ride normally takes 1 1/2 hour to get to Jimenez.

We do not recommend this route during the rainy season, due to the risk of getting trapped by high tides and river water levels.

From Sirena Station to Los Patos station, you’ll start the first half of the hike, which takes about 5 hours (13km) through secondary forest. The trail is beautiful but you have to cross several rivers. This trail is best for birds and insects. Compared with some of the other trails in the park, there aren’t a lot of mammal sightings.

After this stretch you’ll take a break before starting the second half of the hike, which takes about 2 or 3 hours and you pass through primary forests. It is important to note that last 5km of the trail conditions are often rough in this second half of the journey. This part of the park has constant elevation changes with many fallen trees and river crossings too. It takes about 3 hours to complete. That being said, it is worth the effort. The trail is beautiful and you will passes through primary and secondary forests.

You will arrive at the park entrance Los Patos around at 1:00 pm. A taxi will pick you up and bring you back to Jimenez. The taxi normally gets back around 3:00 pm. It sometimes you will get between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm to the park entrance Los Patos. It will depend on the weather and the path conditions. The trip is typically 1 1⁄2 hours to get from the park entrance los Patos to Jimenez.

Take in mind:

  1. The route to gets from Jimenez to Carate is taking a collective in the morning on the day of the tour. This collective costs $ 15 per person.
  2. The only way to gets from Los Patos to Jimenez at the end of the tour is with a cab 4wheel drive. It is because by Los Patos there is not collective. The park entrance is very remote by Los Patos and the trip to come back to Puerto Jiménez takes about 1.5 hours.
  3. This is important to know that the taxi charges $ 90 from park entrance Los Patos to Puerto Jimenez.
A reminder: the hike takes approximately 7 hours to get from Carate to Sirena for this reason we recommend you 2 options:

 

  1. Make the tour in boat from Drake Bay to Sirena on the first day and the third day you can return through Carate or los Patos by foot. So you can enjoy all day in Sirena.
  2. You can go by plane from Puerto Jimenez to Sirena on the first day and the third day you can back through Carate or Los Patos by foot. If you want to include the boat or the plane in any of your routes, just let us know your request and it will be a pleasure to quote it for you.

We look forward to sharing this experience with you, and hope that you enjoy your visit to Corcovado with Surcos Tours.

Tour of 3 Days and 2 night from Los Patos - Sirena – Carate

 

LOS PATOS CARATECorcovado National Park holds 2.5% of the global biodiversity and is described by National Geographic as one of the most biologically intense places on earth. The intensity of the biodiversity is even higher than in the Amazon region.

It takes a while to get to the park entrance, so you will need to come to Puerto Jimenez the day before to start the hike. Most people also plan to spend the night of your return in Puerto Jimenez as well, as you do not get back to town until about 4:00 pm on the third day.

 

The guide meets with you in Jimenez; this meeting is usually at the hotel where you will stay the day before the tour, at 6:00 pm, to explain the dynamics of the tour. So we ask, when you have booked the hotel, let us know. Also please let us know if you want information for accommodation in Jimenez.
You meet with your guide early in the morning around 5:30 am at the Monar Bakery in Jimenez and together will take a taxi which takes you to the park entrance Los Patos. (Do not worry, on the day before the hike the guide will let you know where the bakery is located, so you won’t get lost!). It sometimes the meeting point on the first day of the tour could change, but do not worry about that, at this case, your guide will tell you the place the day before at tour. This taxi charges $90 per route and the trip is typically 1 1⁄2 hours. The taxi drops you off at Los Patos.

 

The trail from Los Patos to Sirena is 23km during dry season and 28km during rainy season. This difference is caused by road conditions on the drive to the park. Taxis are unable to drive to the station during rainy season, so the hike starts 5km out, at Rio Rincon, and that adds about 2 hours to the hike.

We do not recommend this route during the rainy season, due to the risk of getting trapped by high tides and river water levels.

From the Los Patos station, the first 5km in the park covers constant elevation changes, and take about 3 hours to complete. After this stretch we’ll take a break before starting the second half of the hike, which takes about 5 hours. It is important to note that the trail conditions are often rough in this second half of the journey, with many fallen trees and river crossings. That being said, it is worth the effort. The trail is beautiful and passes through primary and secondary forests. This trail is best for viewing birds and insects. Compared with some of the other trails in the park, there aren’t a lot of mammal sightings.

Is spent on the trails around the station. There are many animals and plants to see, as we will explore the beach, the two nearby rivers, and other trails through the secondary forest surrounding the station.
Is your hike out of the park. You will return by a different way than you came in. You will exit the park through La Leona and ending up at Carate.

 

From Sirena on the last day of the tour you began a hike of 16km to get to La Leona station, which is the actual entrance to the park. Due to tides, weather and the abundance of wildlife we encounter, the entire hike takes about 7 hours from the time we leave Sirena. You will be crossing rivers and walking in wet conditions, so proper footwear is important. From that point you hike 4km in addition on the beach to get to Carate park entrance.

You will arrive at the park entrance Carate around at 2:00 pm. A collective will pick you up and bring you back to Jimenez. The trip is typically 1 1⁄2 hours to get from the park entrance los Carate to Jimenez. The bus normally gets back around 4:00 pm.

Take in mind:

  1. The only way to gets from Jimenez to Los Patos is with a cab 4wheel drive. It is because by Los Patos there is not collective. The park entrance is very remote and the trip takes about 1.5 hours.
  2. It is important to know that the taxi charges $ 90 from Puerto Jimenez to park entrance Los Patos.
  3. To get from Carate to Jimenez at the end of the tour, you will take a collective in the afternoon in the park entrance Carate. This collective costs $ 15 per person.
A reminder: the hike takes approximately 7 hours to get from Los Patos to Sirena for this reason we recommend you 2 options:

  1. Make the tour in boat from Drake Bay to Sirena on the first day and the third day you can return through Carate or los Patos by foot. So you can enjoy all day in Sirena.
  2. You can go by plane from Puerto Jimenez to Sirena on the first day and the third day you can back through Carate or Los Patos by foot. If you want to include the boat or the plane in any of your routes, just let us know your request and it will be a pleasure to quote it for you.

We look forward to sharing this experience with you, and hope that you enjoy your visit to Corcovado with Surcos Tours.