THE JAGUAR'S JUNGLE
Unrivaled access to pristine coastal jungle
About your guide
Yasnir Salazar was born and raised just a few kilometers from the lodge in a remote area 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.
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
What to expect
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. Now, the tapir sightings are part of what makes the area so attractive for tourism.
The 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.