I wanted to go somewhere wild and not too touristic. Corcovado park was better than I thought.
We flew in from Puerto Jimenez with AlfaRomeo aerotaxi and stayed 2 nights in La Sirena ranger station.
We spent 2 days walking around the station with our guide, Rodolfo.
We managed to spot most of the animals you can expect in Corcovado. We also did a night hike, around 5am to spot snakes and bugs.
The park is amazing and is all you can dream of thinking of the wildness. As we stayed in the station and there is max 25 people there at a time, we were alone in the trails for most of the time.
I know it's more packed when you come for 1 day tour from Drake or Carate.
a bit more on logistics:
You have to book a guide to walk in/out and within the park and the guide should help you booking the accomodation, park permits and booking meals in the station. It's worth booking at least breakfast and dinner - portions are big and very tasty. There is no restaurant or any store anywhere nearby - it's the wild.
We hiked back through Carate - around 20km from La Sirena. Hot but beautiful hike, half in the forest and half on the beach.
From Carate you can take a taxi or collectivo for $10 to Puerto Jimenez.
You can also get to la Sirena from Los Patos, it's more demanding hilly hike and you need to get to Los Patos area with a private 4x4taxi from Puerto Jimenez, which is around $90.
The guide will help you choose the best option.
All in all - spend 2 nights in La Sirena ranger station and enjoy nature at its best.
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