Drake Bay Tours
understand the dynamics of the forest with the birds, identify by flight, song, physical characters among others to make the activity more enjoyable and entertaining for the client and that it is a unique experience
per adult
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Ages 8-55
Duration: 1 day
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish

  • All Fees and Taxes
What's not included
  • Bottled water

  • Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Pickup details
  • one day before the tour we will meet customers to talk about this activity and specify everything
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 208833P4

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 208833P4

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    • Osa Outdoors Adventures
      Drake Bay, Costa Rica
      Joined in October 2019
    • T7911VJzacharyw
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      Quite the jungle stroll!
      The preliminary sensations of arriving at Corcovado National Park is intense. We spent much time in many different parks but this park had a lot of hype and reputation for being one of the best old growth tropical forests still remaining on the pacific coast! Needless to say we were excited! We joined the rest of the group in Drake bay at 615 am, enjoyed a 45 min boat ride at 25-35 knots cruising along the coast to Sirena lodge. It just a short 3 hour stroll through the jungle along the Rio claro trail we encountered an unrivaled amount of species. Spider monkeys, ant-eater, mecos monkeys, a 3-toed sloth and baby, curacawo birds, egrets, Hurons, many different lizards and birds species. Then on the next part of the trail we had a resting tapir, boa constrictor, a beautiful display of leaf cutter ants, soldier ants, many different butterflies and spider species. Honestly, too much to name and remember just a few hours later. Our guide, Steven was incredible! Just so our speed with life, philosophy, perspective, knowledge, and realism. I’m a professional guide back in California and Steven is very personable and incredibly knowledgeable about all the flora and fauna. Not only that. He has a utmost respect for his coworkers- the animals. He respects there space first, I saw other groups with their guide getting too close to suspects and causing potential stress..which we should all avoid in these rare and special places. Much love and respect to our guide Steven! I hope we have the pleasure and luck to join him on another excursion in the future! Pura vida!!
      Written April 26, 2024
    • Jsmc00
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      A Magical Experience with a Expert Guide!
      My dad and I booked a 2 day 1 night trip to Sirena station. My dad unfortunately fell ill the day we were due to go and was not able to attend. They were extremely accomodating to our situation, deducting 50% of his ticket fee even after such short notice which we were very grateful for. The tour itself was a magical experience, Steven is super knowledgeable and intune with the surrounding nature. With 20+ years experience in his craft, he knew all the animal species, flaura and fauna + their medical value, and the symbiotic relationship between the inhabitants of the forest, you can certainly see see his passion for his job. During the trip, we were able to see 3 of the 4 species of monkey, The Norther Tamandua, Peccary, Red brocket deer, Three toad sloth, an Agouti, bats, many species of bird, amphibians and reptiles, and more! We even got up close to Tapirs, Coatis, and a juvenile squirrel monkey! Steven explained to us the different adaptations each species of animal, and plant has to thrive in the jungle. I cannot recommend this experience enough, it would not have been the same without Steven, and I am so thankful to have shared this experience with the group.
      Written November 17, 2023
    • DesiJG
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      Simply Incredible
      We did a private day tour to Corcovado National Park. Steven was great and prompt from the word go. He gave us Gustavo as our guide since Steven was with overnight group. It turned out our one of the best wildlife experiences. Can't thank enough to Gustavo. He was out there to give us the best experience and always went out of his way. He was too good to spot animals and birds. We saw tapirs, 3 types of monkeys, peckaries, sloth, anteater, toucans, scarlet macaws, woodpeckers, three different types of turkeys. On top of it, we saw Barba Amarilla (Fer de lance). It was on eof the best tours we had. Can't praise and than enpugh to Gustavo and Steven,
      Written March 22, 2023
    • Barthoogland1234
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      Amazing experience and amazing guide
      In December 2022, we went an a 3 day tour (Sirena & San Pedrillo/Corcovado backyard) with Steve / Osa Outdoors as our guide. These 3 days were, without doubt, the highlight of our 1 month trip to Costa Rica. The park is simply beautifull with an abundance of wildlife, diversity of nature and cool trails. Both overnights are comfortable and meals are very good. But the most important part of this experience was that the guide Steve is nice guy, knowledgeable and very passionated about the wildlife, nature, how both interact with each other and what our role is in nature. I would really recommend booking your trip with Steve/Osa outdoors.
      Written December 18, 2022
    • emsyCS
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      Amazing Corcovado shown and explained by Amazing Steven
      Steven was our guide for a group of four consisting of me travelling solo and a Dad with his two teenagers. He has a very warm and easy going energy and his knowledge so deep and interesting for both flora and fauna. I was constantly fascinated by all info he shared. Absolutely loved the 2 days. Up there in the top set of experiences in my life. Thanks so much Steven. I want to come back and do another tour with you!
      Written July 11, 2022
    • matroshka
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      Steven could be good if he shown up
      Based on all the wonderful reviews we read about Steven from Osa Outdoors Adventures, we made an arrangement for a one day Corcovado tour that was supposed to take place in April, and the arrangement was made in early Feb.. Steven was very flexible, I was slightly surprised he didn't take any deposit which is quite untypical for Costa Rica. We came to Drake Bay to spend 2.5 days, were texting Steven up until last evening before the tour, and came to Rancho Corcovado Lodge at 6 am as he said - just to find out that Steven DIDN'T SHOW UP!! We were looking for "Steven" like idiots, no result.. We couldn't believe it, he didn't respond to texts anymore.. We came again the next morning and found that all the tours for the day were booked up and we couldn't go. Only in the evening the next day Steven texted that "sorry he was in the jungle with a night tour and couldn't respond"... So, we couldn't make it at all as it was all booked and we needed to leave the next day. Our advice: stay away from Osa Outdoors Adventures Steven if you don't want to end up without having the tour you came to this remote area for.
      Written May 12, 2022
    • bo_idard2022
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      Corcovado - San Pedrillo half day tour
      Our group of 16 people were on tour in Corcovado National Park (San Pedrillo Ranger Station) with Steven. He was very kind and expertly guided us through the jungle. We are satisfied with his service and recommend him as a guide.
      Written February 27, 2022
    • Sunshine34488749200
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      Amazing. Don’t miss this tour with Steven
      We loved the tour and Steven made it perfect! We totally recommend it. It was better than expected, we got to see so many animals because Steven was very knowledgeable about how to find them. He was also very respectful of nature and we loved that too. Finally, Steven is very friendly and his stories and insights vastly improve the entire experience. He even made us a video of our experience. In short, it couldn’t have been better and was amazing value for money. The accommodations in the national park also were really nice.
      Written January 30, 2022
    • mahmoudmaamounz
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      Great jungle adventure
      We really enjoyed the Serena-San pedrillo overnight hike in the back yards of the park. We enjoyed the flora and fauna where plenty of mammels mostly situated in the secondary forest and interesting old trees snd plants in the pristine primary forest. We even saw puma tracks! Steven is very well knowledged about the wild life and plants in the area always giving the scientific name and local name for everything we encounter and also the wildlife I was interested to see, like in my case mammels. After this hike I was able to distinguish the sound of different birds in the area and I became more receptive to the nature sounds as Corcovado is a real beauty. At the end of the trip Steven gave us the trip highlights video which was great! I would definitely recommend Steven for future tours.
      Written August 2, 2021
    • neelae2017
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      Incredible 2 day experience in Sirena
      I had an incredible experience hiking Sirena with my guide, Steven Madi. Steven's knowledge of the flora and fauna of Corcovado is mind blowing. Every question you have about any bird, mammal, insect, plant, or fungus you encounter will be met with a detailed answer that helps you gain a deeper understanding of the intricacies of the forest. Steven imitates the calls of birds and monkeys to attract them to you so that you'll have a breathtakingly close encounter. He knows how to read animal footprints in the mud and even smell the air for signs of peccaries and monkeys. He spots highly camouflaged animals that I never would have seen with the naked eye, and he leads you into the brush to gain an even closer look. At one point, I found myself less than 3 feet away from a peaceful tapir--what an experience! I noticed that Steven was often just as excited as I was to spot wildlife that he sees every single day, and I realized this is because of the deep respect for animals and passion that he has for his work as a guide. Steven himself is an extremely kind, patient, and professional guide. He has a calming presence, which I felt was important in a wild place like Sirena where it's common to feel nervous about what you might encounter. I thoroughly enjoyed spending 2 days hiking with Steven and came away from the experience with a deep respect for the wildlife of Corcovado. I highly recommend Steven as a guide and know that when I return to Corcovado (and I absolutely will!) I will without a doubt make sure I hire Steven as my guide again. Side note: if you are looking to practice your Spanish, Steven will oblige! I told him I wanted to work on my Spanish and he went out of his way to tell me all the names of plants and animals in both English and Spanish, as well as their scientific Latin names, and even when they evolved and what they evolved from. His breadth of knowledge is genuinely amazing.
      Written April 26, 2021
    • tarix_72
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      An unforgettable day
      Steven is a very nice guy and I am sure also a great guide. But I didn't go with him but with his colleague Donny, and what can I say? It was an amazing experience and Donny showed and explained a lot! He has a very good knowledge about the nature in Corcovado and sees things/animals where you wouldn't even consider looking at. I can 100% recommend these guys! Thanks a lot for an unforgettable day! Tariq
      Written April 2, 2021
    • 922antonyc
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      Super guide. Kind person and tons of knowledge on flora and fauna
      So much knowledge on flora and fauna. The tour was received as described and we spot many animals. Really recommend
      Written December 26, 2020
    • fredic
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      Excellent trip
      We had a morning's trip to Corcovado national park with Steven Madi. Steven met us at our hotel and then accompanied us to the boat with other guests from our hotel. We picked up two others and then went to the San Pedrillo station. We first walked east from the station with Steven patiently and diligently permanently looking out for wildlife, fauna and birds to point out to you. Any questions are answered politely and fully. We then walked back to the station for a drink and a snack and then to the waterfall and back. There were lots of spotting opportunities on this route too. Steven took us to the waterfall and then we stopped for a dip in what must be the most refreshing water ever. Back then to the station for lunch which Steven prepares for you. A brilliant morning made even better by Steven. Thoroughly recommended.
      Written March 28, 2020
    • jbird2020
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      Wonderful wildlife and knowledgeable guide made trip to Corcovado amazing - Photographers take note!
      My wife and I stayed four nights on the Osa Penninsula at Aguila de Osa Inn (see separate review of this great place) and one of the days was a tour of Corcovado National Park, Sirena Ranger Station. Steven was our guide for that trip and although the wildlife we saw was fantastic, Steven's information and knowledge to find it and about it made the trip even more amazing. The trip to the park was via a 1+ hour boat ride from our lodging to the station. The ride, while taking a while, was also great and on the way there and back we got to see dolphins and jumping Devil Rays! Sooooo cool. The boat captain and crew looked out for the wildlife and gave us time, especially coming back, to stop and take pictures and just enjoy it. Including the boat rides back and forth, this tour time was about 5 hours. When we got to the station, it is a wet landing. This part of Costa Rica is more wild and that means you need to be prepared and be mobile enough to get on and off the boats but the captains and crew handle this great. You just should have the right footwear and understand the situation. As long as you are mobile and comfortable, no problem. Our tour were people ranging from their 50s to 70, all in different shapes, and everyone did fine. Also, remember that you are in a tropical rain forest so prepare to sweat. No avoiding that.... Once we got in the park, the walk around is flat and you just take your time to see all the park has to offer. We saw coati, howler monkeys, capuchin, spider monkeys, tons of birds and, a big win, a tapir. Probably other things I'm forgetting but it was wildlife rich. Some of the animals were just there but much of it was because Steven knew where to look or knew what to look for. He and other guides worked together so everyone got to enjoy the amazing sights. There was one bird that was soooo well camouflaged that even when we were looking directly at it, we did not know it was a bird until he told us what to look for. He was able to explain about the wildlife throughout so it wasn't just about seeing it. It was also about learning about it. He answered questions easily, owned up if he didn't know something but checked with colleagues to see if they knew and was a genuinely nice guy throughout. He made the trip very informative and pleasurable. We would absolutely recommend him for a trip to Corcovado and highly recommend getting to the park. Especially if you are a photographer, as I am. I shot a lot of photos while there. The tour was one of our favorites during 2.5 wonderful weeks in Costa Rica.
      Written March 21, 2020
    • 352nilmas
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      Cocovado National Park (La Sirena)
      We had Steven as our guide and he was brilliant. Started with an hours boat trip to the national park with a wet landing. Steven helped us through it and we started our wonderful excursion. Steven was a very attentive guide and knowledgeable. We saw so many animals with his help, highlights being the Tapir, Spider Monkey, Squirrel Monkey, Sloth, Trogon, Peccary, Coati, Quetzal and many more. Steven took his time explaining about the fauna and the various species present. We had a pleasant and filling lunch and when back on the boat we enjoyed cold watermelon and pineapple - much needed due to the heat. We would thoroughly recomend Steven and this tour company
      Written March 10, 2020
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