Corcovado is a very large and remote area. Therefore, there are many entrances to the Park. Drake Bay and surrounding areas is where almost all the hotels are located in. Drake Bay is called this way because it is said that the famous pirate Sir Francis Drake landed here and anchored his ship in the bay which protected it from waves. This beach is made up of highly scenic rocky areas and coves. Frequent rains nourish a very wet tropical forest rich in biodiversity. Many sport-fishing and diving tours to Isla del Caño depart from Drake, as well as tours to Corcovado National Park. Visitors can hike or horseback ride to nearby attractions. Every February, the landing of pirate Sir Francis Drake at this spot is commemorated with official and local celebrations. Hotels are either located in Drake Bay or also along the coast going towards Corcovado National Park. ( San Pedrillo ). The closest is Casa Corcovado. Click on HOTELS to see the hotels in this area ideal for visiting Corcovado. .
Corcovado is a very large and remote area. Therefore, there are many entrances to the Park. La Leona is located on the Southern part of the Park. You can walk from La Leona to Sirena Ranger Station in an 8 hour walk along beach and forest. Sirena Ranger Station La Sirena is the most popular Ranger Station since it is located in the heart of the park. San Pedrillo and San Josecito are both located on the western part of the park, near Drake Bay.Los Patos Ranger Station is located on the northern part of the park. There is a very nice hike between Los Patos and Sirena ( 10 hours ) Llorona is located halfway between Sirena and San Pedrillo. It is a remote region of the park, with estuaries and swamps as well as rain forests.
The Peninsula of Osa stretches for more than 50 kilometers in to the Pacific Ocean, like a gigantic rocky food and it constitutes most of the southern region of Costa Rica. There are headlands, hills, rivers, torrents and plains that occasionally interrupt the harsh profile of the rocks: one exciting discovery after another in this universe that looks uncontaminated, a last fortification protecting the plants and animals. The Peninsula forms the large protective creek of the Golfo Dulce, with small towns like Rincón and Puerto Jiménez, the River Coto’s large estuary at Punta Blanco and Golfito on the eastern coast of the creek, with is faraway, exotic atmosphere and open air cafes in front of the jetties.
Besides, in Península of Osa you will find a vast area of mangrove forest, of vital importance to the country, has developed along these canals and estuaries, it is home to more than 285 species of birds, 139 mammals and 116 amphibians and reptiles, also Caño Island Biological Reserve, it has a great archeological history of great importance for the country. The island was used as a sacred burial ground, leaving behind in the carved spheres and different carved artifacts with an area of some 6.877 acres of land reserve and 6.210 of marine reserve, it has several fresh water rivers.
Preserving the rainforest is vital because already one-half of the earth's rainforest has been destroyed at a rate of fifty acres a minute - an area the size of New York state every year. Gone will be the rainforest where 25% of our prescription drugs have already been found and where many others wait to be discovered. The world's first studies of the tropical forest canopies were done in Corcovado. Because of the astonishing variety of unknown life forms discovered within these "hidden worlds" the estimation of life upon this planet had to be increased twentyfold.