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Corcovado Day Hiking Tours (San Pedrillo & Sirena)

Waterfalls and beaches, birds and mammals, orchids and sea turtles, Corcovado National Park has it all.  The plant and wildlife diversity is mind-boggling.Corcovado-Beach-San-Pedrillo.jpg There are 13 distinct vegetation types and more than 25 distinct ecosystems in Corcovado supporting endangered plant and animal species, some of which are not found anywhere else in the world

In a nut shell: Corcovado is most famous for its pristine forests and unusually high level of biodiversity and for its large population of Scarlet Macaws, wild cats and tapirs. Join us on a day eco tour to see some of it for yourself!

We offer guided day trips to Corcovado National Park to either San Pedrillo Station or Sirena. All our naturalist guides speak Spanish and English and are very friendly. Scarlet-Macaw-and-hibiscusMost have grown up in the vicinity and have a wealth of knowledge about the park and its many wonders, not to mention eagle eyes for spotting wildlife.  

These are full day tours starting early in the am, and returning to Drake or Sierpe by 3pm or 4pm. Our arrival at the beach in San Pedrillo and Sirena is a wet landing, so bring your sandals in addition to sturdier footwear for hiking the trails. It is not permitted to hike in sandals or other open-toed shoes.

For overnight (multi-day) trips and for guided hiking expeditions from Puerto Jimenez, please contact us for more info.

Wildlife and Biodiversity:

“The diversity of ecological systems found on the Osa (Peninsula) is not exceeded by any area of comparable size on earth”!
~ Dr. Larry Gilbert of the University of Texas

The boat trip offers possible sightings of dolphins and other marine life including whales and several species of pelagic birds, plus breaching-whalecrocodiles, toucans, caimans and other mangrove wildlife if you are coming from Sierpe.

The rich biological diversity found in Corcovado National Park is astounding, and sightings may include as many as 4 species of monkey, coatis, sloths, anteaters, and much more. Bird lovers will be enchanted by a wide variety of birds including tanagers, flycatchers, kingfishers, manakins, trogons, crested guans,  toucans and the spectacular scarlet macaw, among many, many others.

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Day Tour to San Pedrillo Ranger Station:

San Pedrillo is the closest (northern-most) Corcovado ranger station to Sierpe and Drake Bay.

Spend the day hiking the easy to moderate trails with a naturalist guide exploring waterfalls, primary rain forest, rivers and beaches, all the while looking for wildlife … It’s a truly nature lovers dream!  The naturalist guide will choose a trail best suited for the group.

Your bilingual naturalist guide will lead a 3 hour hike through the primary and secondary forest, locating wildlife and explainingSan Pedrillo ranger station the extensive rainforest ecology.

Read what's included, what to bring and what to wear ...

Schedule of Activities:

Departs Daily, full day tour.  

Depart in the early morning from: 

  • Manuel Antonio* (we can arrange transportation to Sierpe)
  • Dominical (by shuttle for Sierpe)
  • Uvita
  • Sierpe in the early morning and travel 45 minutes thru the beautiful Sierpe Mangrove Forest out into the ocean and then another 30 minutes to Caño Island
  • or Drake Bay around 7:30am for a 45 minute boat ride to Caño IslandWhite-Faced-Capuchin-Monkey
And then...
  • Arrive San Pedrillo via wet beach landing
  • Sign into ranger station and begin morning hike which will last 3-4 hours
  • Return to ranger station for picnic lunch (bathrooms and running water)
  • After a picnic lunch at the park ranger station, there is a second shorter hike to a beautiful waterfall - bring your bathing suite for a refreshing swim in the cool clear water!   
  • Return to ranger station once again and board boat for return trip home

Total Cost:

$75 and up per person, depending on where you are coming from and size of group. Private tours available too. Contact us for details

This Corcovado day hiking tour is available from Quepos & Manuel Antonio*, Dominical, Uvita, Ojochal, Sierpe and Drake Bay. 

*Trips originating in Manuel Antonio trips require a minimum of 4 people, Contact us for pricing.

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Day Eco Tour to Sirena Ranger Station: 

Sirena is the heart of Corcovado National Park and it is where the park headquarters are located. There are many different trails to be explored and a variety of wildlife can be seen. If your lucky, you might get a glimpse of a Baird's Tapir which Tapir by Christopher Bertheare critically endangered or absent in the rest of the country. Near the rivers you are likely to see American crocodiles, caimans, and several species of waterfowl including egrets, herons and others. Plus 4 species of monkey, 2 species of sloth, coatis, snakes, lizards and many more animlas can be encountered on the inland trails.

Schedule of Activities:

Departs Daily, full day tour. 

Depart in the early morning from: 

  • Manuel Antonio* (we will arrange transportation to Sierpe)
  • Dominical (by shuttle for Sierpe)
  • Sierpe in the early morning and travel 45 minutes thru the beautiful Sierpe Mangrove Forest out into the ocean and then another 45 minutes to Sirena
  • or from Drake Bay around 7:30am for a 45 minute boat ride to San Pedrillo

And then...

  • Arrive in Sirena via wet landing and hike to the ranger station to sign in
  • Then begin hiking. Duration of hike is about 5 hours including a one hour lunch break on the trail. Titi-Moneky-with-baby.jpg
  • Begin return trip home by about 2:00.
Read what's included, what to bring and what to wear ...

Total Cost*:

$95 and up per person, depending on where you are coming from and size of group. Private tours available too. Contact us for details

This Corcovado day hiking tour is available from Quepos & Manuel Antonio*, Dominical, Uvita, Ojochal, Sierpe and Drake Bay.

*All Sirena trips require a minimum of 5 people, Contact us for pricing.

Book Now or Inquire for more info!

For BOTH tours - What's Included and What to Wear / Bring:

What's Included?

  • Round-trip transportation (from Drake Bay, Sierpe, Dominical or Manuel Antonio*) 
  • Entrance fees 
  • Bilingual guide 
  • Picnic Lunch

What to Wear: 

Closed toed hiking shoes with socks (You will start the morning off with by entering and exiting the boat so make sure to either wear water shoes for this or take your boots off before boarding the boat. We recommend you at least wear water sandals or flip flops as there are rocks) shorts or light weight long pants

What to Bring:

Sunscreen, hat, bathing suit & towel (San Pedrillo only), sunglasses, insect repellent, sea-sick medicine, bottle of water, binoculars, camera (with protective plastic bag) and a raincoat / poncho. Please always apply insect repellent away from other people.

*Trips originating in Manuel Antonio trips require a minimum of 4 or 5 people, Contact us for pricing. 


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