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Corcovado National Park

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  • How to get there?

    by anni888 Online Now Mar 26, 2014 at 6:40 AM

    how do you get from Heredia to Corcovado? Is there a some kind of trip possible? Since im travelling alone i would not mind a booked tour for 4 days or something.
    Thank you very much. I would not want to miss Corcovado but its very hard to get there.

    2 Answers Apr 27, 2014 at 11:29 AM
  • Corcovado National Park

    by Cigalou Online Now Nov 24, 2011 at 12:38 AM


    I'm planning to travel to Corcovado National Park end of December.
    Is it's possible to make a reservation (entrance fee, guide, tent) at the reservation office in Puerto Jiménez the day before to depart the following day?
    Does anyone have an idea of the price for a guide. As I'm travelling on my own, do you think it will be easy to find a second person to do the trekking?

    Many thanks.


  • Corcovado by yourself

    by auskatc Online Now Aug 20, 2011 at 5:44 PM


    I am really wanting to do some hiking in Corcovado - ideally, from Carate out to the Sirena station to stay for 1 or 2 nights.

    The problem is that I am likely to be travelling on my own. Does anyone know a good way of joining other people to do this, or if there are tours you can join?

    I won't have a lot of time and will be there during high season, so I wasn't sure if just hanging around Puerto Jiminez hoping to meet people would work - I've heard you have to book permits well in advance.

    Any advice would be appreciated.


    2 Answers Sep 2, 2011 at 3:12 PM
  • Need advice on level of challenge

    by ns504 Online Now Jan 11, 2010 at 7:23 PM

    Hi Folks.
    We are planning a trip to Costa Rica in April of this year and would love to go off the beaten path to do some backpacking and hiking in Corcovado and also Tortuguero National Parks. I would not consider either of us as seasoned backpackers but have been recently (last year or so) been slowly rising to greater challenges (greater distance with more gear, etc.). I am hoping to do this as a sort of kick-off to my 50th I being unrealistic? Any suggestions on what we should definitely not miss....we are planning on bringing our gear with us and would love to do some backpacking along the way. Thoughts anyone?

    2 Answers Jan 13, 2010 at 3:02 PM
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    Corcovado Marzo

    by gfinesilver Online Now Jan 9, 2009 at 3:35 PM

    Hey all,
    I am doing some trips to Costa Rica in March and will be hitting up the Osa Peninsula. My plan would be to get into Corcovado from Pto. Jimenez either via Carate or La Palma. Then hike to La Sirena, stay 2 nights probably, and hike out to San Pedrillo and continue onto one of the nice beach lodges on the Bahia Drake.

    I would appreciate if you could answer any of these questions:
    1) What is the best way from Jimenez to either Carate or La Palma?
    2) Are guides easily acquirable in Jimenez or at the ranger stations and how far ahead do they need to be booked? And how much do they charge?
    3) Can you camp anywhere in the park or only at the ranger stations and are there other lodging options within the park?
    4) Can boats be chartered from La Sirena heading northwest towards Drake?
    5) How physically/technically grueling is the hike out to Pedrillo?
    6) Has anyone stayed at any of the lodges on the Drake bay and can you comment on your experiences?
    7) What is a good local operator that can put together the whole thing?

    Many thanks,

    5 Answers Jan 13, 2010 at 2:50 PM
  • Corcovado national park

    by Tazeen123 Online Now Nov 4, 2008 at 7:12 AM

    I am traveling to CR in a couple of weeks and going to head down to Corcovado national park. Whats the view on either doing the full hike into the park and camping at sirena, or do you think you see just as much if you stay in Carate and do day hikes?


    4 Answers Nov 6, 2008 at 8:23 AM
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    corcovado reservations REQUIRED???

    by JRiel Online Now Apr 13, 2006 at 5:28 AM

    we're planning on going down to costa rica in a month and trekking through corcovado for a few days, but it's been impossible for me to contact anyone at the park to make reservations.

    in your opinion, is it necessary for 2 self sufficient backpacker/campers to have advance reservations for a few days hiking in corcovado,or is it alright to just show up there at the ranger stations???

    let me know if you have any advice. thanks for your time.

    jr riel

    1 Answer Feb 12, 2009 at 1:35 PM
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    camping in Corcovado

    by SoniaGH Online Now Nov 15, 2003 at 10:03 AM

    Hello, I'd like to know if somebody have camped in Corcovado ? any advises ? details ? how to find the place or how to reservate ?

    1 Answer Nov 17, 2004 at 3:42 AM