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We landed from the sea and our first thought was that the area was going to be crowded with tourists as when we landed the beach was full. However the guides led us in different directions and soon we were just with our own small...More
We stayed here for 2 nights during a 3 day tour of the park. The lodge is located in the middle of the park, a few minutes from the beach/boat launch and surrounded by trails for exploring the park and its plentiful wildlife. Be aware,...More
Yesterday we arrived at the station after a heavy hiking tour from Caracas. It took 9 hrs of which 8 hours stiff walking, rather demanding because of the heat and high humidity. Incredible nature. After just in time the crossing of the Rio Claro lagune,...More
You will pay a lot of money (around 250$) and will experience a military barrack service: queues for poor dinner until the kitchen opens (once you finish dinner, separate on your own the dishes and the litter with established order), dirty communal bathrooms, and rude...More
We spent two nights and very much enjoyed it. We went for the hiking and wildlife and I was concerned about giving up all my creature comforts, but I actually really enjoyed being at Sirena Station. The most remarkable thing is the food. It is...More
A little disappointed in this - the whole guide experience was rushed, and then you get here where they are selling food and tourist stuff- kind of detracted from the National Park experience in our opinion.
We came with our guide Bolo from Osa Bolo Adventures and spent two adventurous days in the rainforest and at the station. The wildlife in the park is amazing and the facilities at the station is great. Good food, clean sanitary facilities, great staff and...More
We stayed at the station for 2n as part of a 3 day 2n tour with surcos tours. The station was wonderfully maintained. Bathrooms were always being cleaned, and the food was delicious and plentiful. The trails around the park were all in great condition...More
At the end of February 2018, we hiked for 3 days from Carate to Sirena with a guide. This was an incredible adventure, but it's a tough hike. Here is what was good: lots of amazing animals/birds/water creatures, exciting stories to tell, moments of having...More
Hi, is it possible to hike from La Sirena Ranger station to Drake Bay in a day? How many Km/miles is it?
February 21, 2012|
Thank you so much for your reply! That helps a lot.
Drake Bay or Osa Peninsula (5 Replies)
Hi We are planning a trip to Costa Rica next spring with our 8 and 10 year old kids. We certainly want to spend some time in Corcovado National Park. Are there any thoughts on staying in Drake Bay and taking the boat to Sirena Ranger Station vs staying at one of the lodges near the Puerto Jimenez airport and then taking the quick 15 minute flight into the park? Thanks! Christina
June 04, 2015|
I can't comment on plane versus boat as I have done neither. But we hiked from Carate to Sirena and back and so I can tell you Sirena is great : rainforest, wild beaches and lots of wildlife. I imagine flying in will be scenic and the boat trip will be nice too. I also assume flying is more expensive than going by boat. A day boat trip from Drake Bay to Sirena costs $90 per person. Overnight is $280 per person. I guess it comes down to whether you would prefer to be in the Puerto Jimenez...More
Staying at Sirena (8 Replies)
My daughter and I would like to take a boat from Drake's and stay at Sirena Ranger station for two days and take a boat ride back. We would like to make our own arragngements because some of the package tours are costly. Does anyone know about boat transport into Sirena from Drake. Is there an travel agency to make reservations for a stay within Sirena so that we do not have to go to Jiminez? Thanks-Julie
December 06, 2007|
Hi, we have booked a charter flight on Dec 21st at 7.30am from Puerto Jiminez to Sirena. We may have room for 1-3 more people, please contact me if you're interested in sharing the cost.