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CORCOVADO DAY TOUR

Unrivaled access to pristine coastal jungle

PLEASE NOTE: All Corcovado + Cano Island tours MUST be booked in advance! The park only allows 100 people to enter per day and requires us to obtain permits for your entry!

San Pedrillo Station                    

 

starting at

$100 per person

$80 for kids 12 and under

 

Departure: 7am

Return: ~1pm

Lunch is served upon your return to the lodge

Experience the last coastal primary rainforest on Earth with our passionate guides!

Stare in awe at some of the oldest trees in Costa Rica as spider monkeys drop seeds on you. Take a dip under the roaring waterfall and learn about what makes this ecosystem so unique. The San Pedrillo Station gets the most puma sightings then anywhere on the Osa. Our tours are comprised exclusively of guests staying at the lodge which means you get the benefit of a more intimate experience!

🗸 Small Group Sizes = tailored to your pace

You won't be standing in line to look through the scope. Ask more questions!

🗸 Top Rated Guide with 10+ years in Corcovado

Guide will show you the jungle on a level that  you would not see on your own

🗸 Rubber Boots Provided if needed

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Meet your Guide

Yasnir Salazar was born and raised just a few kilometers from the lodge in an indigenous community where economic opportunity is scarce. He grew up hunting and fishing in the area and started his career in tourism doing odd jobs at the lodge.

Over the years, he learned to captain the boat and lead tours to Cano Island. Based on the smiles and excitement from anyone who went on an excursion with him, it was evident that he could become one of the top guides in the area.

His upbringing gave him a deep knowledge for the forest, and his positive attitude made him a natural guide. By working at the lodge, he was able to save up for his guiding certification and now he is one of the top rated guides in Corcovado. Yasnir lives onsite although he spends many nights at our overnight camp.

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Yaznir is the best, passionate and lovely tour Guide I could have ever wished for. He created such a great atmosphere during the tours and his knowledge about jungle life is just not from this Planet. I felt very comfortable and safe while hiking with him and he was absolutely caring and looking after me. Also Diego is. These two special human beings were the best on my stay in your paradise and I hope to see them soon! You are so lucky to have them in your Team! :) Thank you so much for everything! 

-Judith, March 2023

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Expert Guided Jungle Exploration: Benefit from the unparalleled knowledge of our seasoned guides as they lead you through the diverse trails of Corcovado. Their deep understanding of the park’s flora and fauna will transform your hike into a rich, educational adventure, helping you connect with the jungle in a profoundly meaningful way.

Up-Close Wildlife Encounters: Experience the thrill of seeing Corcovado’s iconic wildlife in their natural habitat. From playful spider monkeys swinging overhead to the elusive tapir and majestic scarlet macaws, these intimate encounters will create unforgettable memories and a deeper appreciation for the region's biodiversity.

Scenic Waterfall Dip: Enjoy the stunning landscapes as you trek along Corcovado’s pristine rivers and verdant trails. The serene beauty of the jungle, with its cascading waterfalls and ancient trees, provides a tranquil backdrop for a refreshing swim, allowing you to fully absorb the magic of this untouched paradise.

Engaging Eco-Adventure: By participating in this tour, you support eco-tourism and the conservation efforts of Corcovado National Park. Witnessing the untouched beauty of the primary rainforest firsthand, you’ll become an advocate for preserving this incredible ecosystem for future generations.

Are there more animals at Sirena?

Short answer: No.

Long answer: We only do tours to San Pedrillo because we believe it is a better experience for our guests. San Pedrillo is primary rainforest whereas Sirena is secondary. San Pedrillo offers an old growth environment which is what people would expect to see in Corcovado, enormous, rare tree species and undisturbed forest. The scenery there is unbeatable with majestic waterfalls and rivers. 

Most tours from Drake Bay go to Sirena because the trails are completely flat and easy for people of all physical conditions to do. Any blog that says the Sirena Station has more wildlife than San Pedrillo is outdated and misinformed. There are just as many animals in the San Pedrillo sector as Sirena with the added benefit of also having less humans touring there every day!

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What to expect from the Corcovado National Park

Corcovado is the most exclusive national park in Costa Rica with the strictest rules and limitations on how many people can enter, who can guide tours, and activity protocols. Only a select list of local guides are allowed into the park, and the stations are boat access only.​ These rules and protocols have saved many critically endangered species on the Osa Peninsula from extinction. This conservation success is an example of the measures that must be taken to save and bring back rainforests and their inhabitants. Up until recently, it was very difficult to spot any large wildlife like a tapir due to overhunting and habitat destruction on the Osa Peninsula. Now, the tapir sightings are part of what makes the Corcovado National Park so attractive for tourism.

 

The Corcovado National Park is an incredibly special place precisely because it is a wild and undisturbed rainforest. The fact that it is so exclusive and has such strict regulations helps to ensure that it remains that way, providing a haven for critically endangered species and allowing visitors to witness nature in its purest form. While it's true that there's no guarantee of specific animal sightings, visitors to Corcovado can appreciate the beauty and wonder of the rainforest as a whole, and the chance to catch a glimpse of some of its incredible inhabitants is truly a bonus.

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