La Leona Ranger Station - Corcovado

How to get to La Leona

La Leona is the southernmost entrance to the national park, located near Cararte on the ocean.

La Leona Ranger station is located in the Southern End of Corcovado National Park, near to the village of Carate de Osa. It connects the trail network with Sirena and Los Patos, in a strong daily hike or overnight, in case of Los Patos. There is a trail leading along the beach and tropical rainforest from La Leona to Sirena, during which clients pass through Rio Madrigal, a great place for wildlife observation.

Osa Peninsula

The only way to reach it by car is driving from Puerto Jimenez to Carate. Once in Carate, there is a 2 Kilometer hike to La Leona Corcovado Park Ranger Station. Once there, the trail continues to Sirena, in a 7 – 8 hour long hike.


Compared to the other park entrances, its first part is not particularly interesting, however, after around 2 hours of hiking towards Sirena, you will find Barco Hundido and Rio Madrigal, two river mouths where the wildlife is equally good as it is in Sirena.

La Leona

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.