Corcovado National Park
Covering 42,570 hectares of land and 5,375 hectares of ocean, representing more than a quarter of the land surface of the Osa Peninsula, the Corcovado National Park is the protected area par excellence for biologists, nature lovers and adventurers.
Created in 1975, today it is known worldwide for preserving 2.5% of the planet's biodiversity. No less than 6,000 species of insects, 500 trees, 367 birds, 140 mammals, 117 amphibians and reptiles and 40 freshwater fish have found refuge in the region's wide variety of ecosystems including primary and regenerating tropical forests, beaches, coral reefs, mangroves and freshwater marshes.
Only 1% of the park is traced by Humans with trails accessible from 5 ranger stations open to the public. While the El Tigre and Los Patos sectors are located inland and are only accessible by 4x4, the beachfront sectors of La Leona, San Pedrillo and Sirena can also be reached by boat or plane, depending on the case. Both day and multi-day excursions can be organized within the park, including treks to other ranger stations.
Being in one of the wettest regions of the country, the best season to visit Corcovado National Park is during the dry season, from December to April. The rains are so heavy in September and October that the park closes its doors
THE CORCOVADO MUST BE VISITED WITH A GUIDE CERTIFIED BY THE ICT!
SECTOR LA LEONA
Accessible by 4x4 from Puerto Jiménez, La Leona is the main land access to Corcovado National Park. Connecting it to the central station Sirena, this sector offers a unique 16 km trail between primary tropical forest and immaculate beaches. The numerous rivers to be crossed are strategic points for wildlife observation, especially tapir.
Collective shuttles and planes also make the connection with Puerto Jiménez.
SECTOR EL TIGRE
Facilement accessible par voie terrestre depuis le village de Dos Brazos, le secteur El Tigre est l’entrée la plus récente au Parc National Corcovado. Il offre à ses visiteurs un sentier de 7,2 km d’une difficulté modérée causée par un dénivelé de près de 400 mètres.
The adventure begins long before entering the park enclosure, with the crossing of areas protected by the Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve and several private farms. From the majestic ceiba to the tiny ant, no detail escapes the attentive eyes of the guides of the Dos Brazos community.
SECTOR SAN PEDRILLO
Excursions to San Pedrillo are organized several times a week from Drake Bay. This boat trip of about 45 min is the ideal opportunity to observe cetaceans.
With its irregular topography and trails along the Pargo River, San Pedrillo is the perfect area for adventurers seeking to fully immerse themselves in the primary rainforest.
Sirena is the central station of the Corcovado National Park. It is accessible by sea, air and land. In addition, it is possible to stay in dormitories for one or more nights.
Due to its strategic location between two rivers creating biological barriers and the biodiversity provided by both primary tropical forest and regenerating forest, this area concentrates in a small area an incredible number of species to be observed on more than 20 km of trails.
Atípico Costa Rica works in collaboration with different tour agencies and independent guides. We are able to offer you the best itineraries in the Osa Peninsula and within the Corcovado National Park.
Discounts can be applied for nationals and residents as well as for children!