corcovado national park
The incomparable Corcovado National Park has a wealth of wildlife that is so accustomed to human proximity that it is a commonplace to see large animals up close like peccaries, tapirs, even pumas during visits into the park. It was created in the year 1975 and, measuring 44,484 terrestrial acres in size, it accounts for one third of the Osa Peninsula.
Sirena is Corcovado National Park's headquarters and the place to explore the abundant and often rare wildlife this region of Costa Rica has to offer. There are several trials to be explored with your naturalist guide. On the inland trails you have the possibility to see Baird's tapir (critically endangered or absent in the rest of the country), sloths, 4 species of monkey, 2 species of sloth, coatis, snakes, lizards and tons of colorful birds and raptors. Near the rivers you are likely to see American crocodiles, caimans, and several species of waterfowl including egrets, herons and others.
*Please bare in mind that it is a 2 hour drive to Sierpe where the boat collects you to take you through the most important wetland system in meso America before heading out to the open Pacific and Corcovado National Park (around another 2 hours until you get to the Sirena Ranger Station).
Includes: Round trip transportation (taxi and boat), bilingual guide, soft drinks, lunch, park admission.
Duration: 15 hours