Best part of Corcovado National Park

Where do you see more animals, have more trails and tropical rainforest ?

Corcovado has several entrances, and it is a very large national park, which has different entrances which are not interconnected. Although on the map it may be seen that one can easily visit one entrance and then the other on the same day, that is not the case. For example, the trip from Drake Bay or Sierpe to Puerto Jiménez is a trip of 3 hours by car, 4.5 hours if you want to go to Carate or La Leona. In the northern part of the bay is Drake Bay and Agujitas. This area has a great advantage, because from this area it is possible to visit the San Padrillo and Sirena Park entrances. Also, it is conveniently located near the Isla del Caño. The 3-night and 4-day tour for example from Drake Bay includes a tour to the national park one day, and a tour to the island for another day. The entrance of La Leona, near Carate, is also a good place to visit the national park. Perhaps one of the disadvantages of visiting Corcovado from this area is the fact that you can only visit the entrances of La Leona and if you take a long walk of about 8 hours, you can get to the Sirena station. However, there are no transfers by boat from this entrance, nor the tour to Isla del Caño. Finally there is the entrance of the Los Patos Station, which is interesting but involves a little more organization and spirit of adventure. It is located far from the coast. Its main attraction, if organized, is that you can take a walk to Sirena Station, which is an exciting and hard 12-hour jungle trek. If you are truly a nature lover, a persona that seeks places away from the beaten tourism trail, we highly recommend to stay at LA TARDE ECOLODGE, near Los Patos Station. This experience will give you the chance to see the real, raw and unspoiled Corcovado National Park. Please request more information about our tour package.


More FAQ about Corcovado and Drake Bay

Top places to visit

Whales and dolphins

During some months of the year, several humpback whales come to the Osa from South America and also from North America.

Sirena Corcovado
Sirena Ranger Station

The most remote ranger station can only be visited traveling by boat from Drkae Bay, or by foot crossing the entire park.

San Pedrillo
San Pedrillo Ranger Station

The northernmost entrance to Corcovado is the most visited entry point. Fauna and flora has increased over the passt few years.