Carate – Sirena – Los Patosfrom
Enjoy The Corcovado Full Experience.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Extreme
Group Size Small Group
Corcovado National Park is one of the largest in Costa Rica, it houses the best population of scarlet macaws, more than 300 species of birds, 5 species of cats, 2 species of sloths, 4 species of monkeys, both species of Peccaries, as well as several endemic species of birds, and plants. It was created in 1975 and since then hunting was banned, for that reason the animals are not afraid and let tourists get closer without having to run away. The park has 6 ranger stations of which 4 are open to tourists.
- Comfortable clothes
- Small backpack
- Hiking shoes
What is Includes?
- Certified guide
- Shared transportation round trip
Does not include
- Breakfast and lunch the first day
- Lunch the third day
The meeting point is the Monar bakery at 5:15 am there the guide will meet you along with the transport that will take you to Carate, you will have 15 minutes of time to have breakfast and buy something for lunch to go, the drive to Carate It lasts an hour and a half by car with road stops if necessary.
Once in Carate you will walk an hour until you get to La Leona Station, there you will have 10 minutes to sign the visitor’s book, use the toilets, refill the water bottles and then start walking to Sirena, the walking tour is about 7-8 hours on a flat trail parallel to the beach. The pace of the hike will depend on the tides since you have to cross beaches and rivers.
The next day you get up very early at 4:30 am to start walking at 5:00 am, the idea is to see as many animals as possible but also to hear the forest awakening. You return at about 7 am for breakfast, at 8 you walk again and at 11:30 you return for lunch, after a 2-hour nap you walk again to return at sunset.
The last day you ask for a packed breakfast or eat it at the station, this is a decision that must be made between you and the guide, the walk from Sirena to Los Patos lasts from 7 to 8 hours, the first 5 hours are flat and the rest between ups and downs, when you arrive at Los Patos the taxi will be waiting for you that will take you back to Puerto Jiménez.