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“Fantastic Wildlife, Ocean Views and Flora”

Corcovado National Park
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$2,066.25*
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8-Day Costa Rica Natural Wonders Adventure Hike
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Carate
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Bartlesville, Oklahoma, United States
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Wildlife, Ocean Views and Flora”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Getting to Corcovado National Park may be a little difficult, but it was well worth the effort. It was beautiful and teaming with all kinds of exotic animals and plants, plus gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean along miles of beaches with almost no people.

Visited August 2013
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Santa Barbara, California
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“Corcovado by land”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

The hike to Corcovado was memorable, beautiful and long. I should have done more homework before going as I wanted to see the primary forest and spent much time walking through secondary forest with scattered banana trees in understory. The coast is gorgeous, we saw amazing wildlife and interesting plants, and look forward to returning with a different approach next time.

Visited August 2013
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sf bay california
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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“Rain Forest - For Real”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Remote and wonderful! Our guide Gustovo loves nature, its his passion and it shows. We took a boat into the park and had several trails we ventured along. The first few trails were often not far from the beach and we popped out to the sand several times. That made it specially interesting. The closer the coast the more active the monkeys. Most wild life was at a distance but the topography was amazing. We hiked along the river and even took the boat inland as far up the river as high tide would allow. There is a wonderful waterfall and a place to swim just downstream. I guess the tip is don't swim in pools with sun overhead, the crocs seem to prefer those spots. Also when the guide suggest wear the rubber boots its a good idea. I am a sandals only guy but the mud would have been a bummer.

Visited August 2013
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Columbus, Georgia
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130 reviews
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“Nature at its best”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

The range and intensity of flora and fauna on the Sirena Trail in Corcovado is amazing. There is a beach landing after a boat ride in the Pacific from your hotel. The trail is easily negotiated (mostly), but is fairly demanding due to the length, heat, and humidity. It is longer than the San Pedrillo Trail, but the extra effort is well worth it. There is a welcome rest stop at the ranger station. Of course, a knowledgeable, patient, congenial guide is the key. Ours, Javier, was arranged by our wonderful hotel, the Drake Bay Wilderness Resort, and could not have been better.

Visited July 2013
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Laurens, South Carolina
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“Beautiful! A must see!”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

We stayed at a nearby lodge and hiked into Corcovado with our guide. Saw many monkeys, birds, crabs, and so much flora, it's difficult to describe. No bugs to speak of either, and although it was the "Green Season," we didn't get rained on. I'll definitely make this trip again!

Visited July 2013
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