We came here in March 2013 and I only just realised I haven't left a review despite it being the highlight of our 4 week Costa Rica adventure- it's the part we find ourselves day dreaming over now!
We done a 2 night trip with Kenneth Mora who was a great guide, based right on the beach at Drake Bay. At first I was expecting it to be a private trip with just us and him and were surprised to be in a group of about 5 others but it actually made it so much more fun.
We came here for wildlife and that's exactly what we got. We thought we'd maybe see 1 tapir if we were lucky but had 7 sightings! My aim was to see a tamandua and we had 2 sightings!! We felt so lucky, the forest felt so alive and we saw new things and heard new sounds around every corner. The heat at times was unbearable especially in the middle of the day so be prepared.
We stayed in a 2 man tent on the raised platform, some of our group were in the rooms and by the sounds of it we had a much better sleep. I loved the feeling of being right in the middle of the forest just a meter off the ground with no walls around you. Apart from watching the wildlife one of my favourite parts of the trip were just hanging around the station and relaxing in the heat of midday- always keep your camera by your side though as you will never know what will walk by!!
At one point Kenneth spotted a fishing boat off shore and looked through his scope to see what was going on, he could tell they were fishing for sharks for their fins and were illegally within the national park boundaries. It enraged me and broke my heart that he defeatedly stated that there was nothing he could do, just goes to show Costa Rica definitely still has its problems especially when it comes to the finning industry (watch the film Sharkwater before you go).
If you are heading to Costa Rica for wildlife then a stay at Sirena is not to be missed, but only if you can handle the heat, lots of spiders, cold showers and blisters. But that's what made it so fun!!
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