We stayed at the Corcovado Lodge Tent Camp for five nights. They took wonderful care of us, which was good because this place is really in the middle of nowhere with no stores, restaurants, etc. nearby. I highly recommend this spot for adventurous types who don't mind the heat. It was very hot every day, although you can always shower or jump in the ocean to cool off. The trails behind the camp lead up into mature rain forest which is awesome. Corcovado National Park is just a 15 minute walk down the beach, and the trail through the park is along the ocean the whole time (unless you do more than a day hike). Lots of people saw pumas while we were there but we didn't see one. We did see a "tyra," an anteater, tapir tracks, coatis, a boa, and a billion birds, butterflies, lizards, toads, and crabs. Our guide said the rainy season is better for seeing wildlife, and the most incredible and endangered wildlife can only be seen by taking an overnight hike into the heart of the national park by the lagoon. But the diversity is still incredible year-round and hiking was an adventure every day. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed eating meals with people from all over the world. The meals were "all-you-can-eat" with a variety of food available so don't worry about going hungry. The food was fabulous but we recommend bringing some Immodium just in case something new in the food/water doesn't quite agree with you. Also bring lots of sunscreen, sleeveless shirts, and a flashlight and washcloth. Towels, shampoo, and soap are provided. Snorkeling is not available, there are constant big waves in the ocean here. I was surprised that we had no mosquitos although we did have a few little ticks that were easily removed. We took a little flight from Quepos which was easy and fun. We felt sorry for the people who drove their silly rental cars for hours and hours to get there. We saved a lot of money and sanity by not renting a car during our 2-week trip to Costa Rica! Anyway, we highly recommend the tent camp, it was awesome!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 16 tents between the pounding surf and the living wall of the jungle. All the comforts of home, if home is a 10 sq. foot tent and you have to walk 20 yards to the bathroom. If you love truly remote wild and beautiful places, Corcovado is for you. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Corcovado Lodge Tent Camp Hotel Corcovado National Park