Corcovado,

  • Corcovado Adventure and Discovery

    Corcovado Open Zoo Costa Rica

    5 Days hiking vacation exploring the best of the Osa Peninsula

    Explore the wildness of the Osa Peninsula and the Corcovado National Park in style! On this 5 day adventure you will stay at charming hotel in San Jose, fly over the "Cordillera Central" to the remote Palmar Sur airport, boat through one of the most protected mangrove in Central America looking for the American Crocodile basking in the sun on the banks of the river!, monkey and birds are also a common sight. Corcovado is known to be an open natural zoo.

    Stay at the secluded authentic wilderness lodge "Rancho Corcovado", one of the best spot in Drake Bay, Osa Peninsula. From here, you will have access to the best snorkeling and scuba diving sites in the country.

    Explore the wildness of the Osa Peninsula and the Corcovado National Park in style! On this 5 day adventure you will stay at charming hotel in San Jose, fly over the "Cordillera Central" to the remote Palmar Sur airport, boat through one of the most protected mangrove in Central America looking for the American Crocodile basking in the sun on the banks of the river!, monkey and birds are also a common sight. Corcovado is known to be an open natural zoo.

    Stay at the secluded authentic wilderness lodge "Rancho Corcovado", one of the best spot in Drake Bay, Osa Peninsula. From here, you will have access to the best snorkeling and scuba diving sites in the country.

    Imagine a place surrounded in one side by the Costa Rica rain forest where monkeys and parrots (Scarlet Macaw) are common sight and in the other side a breathtaking view over the ocean and spectacular sunset! Without mentioning its lovely beach, the delicious meals, and the graciousness of your host. The one day guide hike exploring the Corcovado National Park will give you unforgettable memories! Your guide will show you the wonder of the rain forest and help you spotting the wildlife.

    The stop at the Llorona waterfall is a must! The boat ride to Caño Island Biological Reserve is a good opportunity to spot dolphins and whales (on season), snorkel its clear waters is always delightful as well. Hundreds of multicolored tropical fishes entertain you while you discover the beauty of the marine life. This trip is made for those who are looking for a peaceful, relaxing and worry-free active vacation. No experience are required, activities are rated easy to moderate.

     

    Guest Comments

    - "If you are considering a trip to Costa Rica, these are the guys - we were lucky to have stumbled upon  this company through the internet. After listening to what we wanted and determining our skill level, Marisol set up a trip that turned out to be a perfect combination of culture, scenery, challenge, hard work and laughs"Chris and Martha

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    Corcovado Adventure and Discovery ITINERARY

    Day 1 - Arrive to Costa Rica, transfer to hotel in San Jose, overnight at San Jose.

    Welcome to Costa Rica!

    You will be met on your arrival at Juan Santamaria International Airport by a tour representative and accompanied to the charming Hotel Don Carlos located near the centre of San Jose. Dinner on your own, at the hotel or in San Jose. The Costa Rica is also known for its excellent coffee, and at some restaurant it will be possible to have a short introduction to all the different types and processes of this world renown drink. We will overnight at Hotel in San José Down town.

      What to wear: Shorts or light long trousers, T-shirt, digital camera, binoculars.
    Transfer duration: 30 minutes aprox.
    Activity level: Easy.

    Day 2 - Transfer to national airport and domestic flight to Palmar Norte, overnight at Drake Bay (BLD)

    The adventure begins!

    Transfer by local flight from San Jose to Palmar, ground transfer to Sierpe village were you will board a small boat that will take you along the Sierpe River (look out for the endangered American Crocodile basking in the sun on the banks of the river!), we will meander through one of the most important Pacific Coast Mangrove swamps to then enter the Pacific Ocean crossing Drakes Bay to finally reach our destination, Rancho Corcovado Lodge, a small, but enchanting, family-run Lodge.

    It is delightfully situated on a rocky bluff overlooking Caño Island, Drake Bay and the Pacific Ocean Beyond. The owners are model hosts and superb cooks. We marvel at the sunset and chat with fellow guests over dinner - freshly caught BBQ'd fish is often on the menu (vegetarian meals are also available). Overnight at Rancho Corcovado.

      What to wear: Shorts or light long trousers, T-shirt, digital camera, binoculars.
    Transfer duration: (domestic flight) 30 minutes aprox - Boat transfer: 1 hour.
    Activity level: Easy.
    Day 3 - Exploring the Corcovado National Park (BLD)

    After breakfast we will take a boat trip to San Pedrillo Ranger Station in the famous Corcovado National Park; described by The National Geographic to be -the most biologically intense place on Earth. - We have all day to explore this wonderful section of the park looking for wildlife, giant trees and also have the possibility to visit a fantastic waterfall hidden in the deep rainforest. Refreshing dips in the natural pools below the waterfall is a must! We will return to Rancho Corcovado in the afternoon. Overnight at Rancho Corcovado.

      What to wear: Shorts or light long trousers, sneakers or hiking boots, T-shirt, digital camera, binoculars, sun block, repellent.
    Transfer duration: 1 hour.
    Tour duration: One day tour
    Activity level: Moderate.

    Day 4 - Marine life and Archeology at Caño Island Biological Reserve (BLD).

    Today we will visit the Caño Island Biological Reserve. After a short boat trip we will land on the white sandy beach of this island that in ancient times was also a sacred burial site for the indigenous populations and it is possible to spot through the thick vegetation some of these burial sites. Snorkeling is a must as the crystal clear waters permit a fantastic view of the schools of fish that inhabit the waters around this island. Overnight at Rancho Corcovado.

      What to wear: Shorts or light long trousers, sneakers or hiking boots, T-shirt, digital camera, binoculars, sun block, reppelent.
    Transfer duration: (boat trip) 1,5 hours.
    Tour duration: One day tour
    Activity level: Moderate.

    Day 5 - Back to San Jose (B)

    Unfortunately it is time to return to what is known as civilization! We reluctantly salute our hosts Rancho Corcovado and begin our return trip to San Jose. Enjoy shopping, and or cultural sight in San Jose! You may want to stay an extra night in San Jose or complement your trip with other activities in Costa Rica.

      What to wear: Shorts or light long trousers, T-shirt, digital camera, binoculars, sun block, repellent.
    Transfer duration: (Domestic flight and boat trip) 2 hours.
    Activity level: Easy.

     

     

    PRICE PER PERSON

    Prices vary depending on the type of hotels, the number of people, the number of activities and the type of transportation.  We have different packages that will meet your expectations and budgets. Please send us an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to Customized Tour Request.

    Please check for prices for small kids (between 5 - 10 years old)

    *We offer a wide variety of budget packages according to the type of hotels, and transportation. If you need a different quote please visit Custom Designed Adventure or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    DEPARTURE DATES Any time.
    THE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
    • Local Flight, boat and ground transfers
    • Three nights stay at Rancho Corcovado
    • All meals as described in itinerary
    • Tour to the Corcovado National Park
    • Snorkeling Tour to Caño Island
    • Hiking Tour Caño Island
    • Add to price the San Jose Hotel of choice
    • Domestic flights - Airport transfers
    • Meals as described (B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
    • Bilingual guide and driver
    • All ground transportation
    • All taxes
    FACT FILE
    • 5 land days
    • Minimum 2 travelers (see Solo Traveler Package)
    • Maximum 16 travelers*
    • Stars and finishes in San Jose
    • All breakfasts included
    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Visit to one of the farthest less visited areas of Costa Rica
    • Visit to one of the most beautiful islands in the country: Caño Island
    • A great combination of adventure and relaxing activities
    • Experience the natural wildlife of the sea
    ACCOMMODATIONS Comfortable, well-located accommodations with all services: private bathrooms, hot water, TV with cable.
    OVERALL ACTIVITY LEVEL

    Moderate - difficult (hard depending on request).

    This adventure package is designed for people who like a little intense adventure in a natural setting. To increase the activity level, please ask us for more options.