Corcovado Jungle Overnight usd$295p/p
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3 Days @ 2 Nights hike from Los Patos to Sirena to La Leona
Starting from Puerto Jimenez area, this is the way to go for you.
Day 1 After a typical Costa Rican breakfast we will start with a 4 wheel drive Jeep, we will drive early in the morning to Guadalupe small village after Palma town . We will go to the river of Rincon. Here we have to cross the river several times and you will have spectacular landscapes. Finally we have to start with our hike and start to hike up to Rio Rincon to Los Patos Ranger Station in Corcovado National Park. (Only during the rainy season, from July to being December). During the dry season is possible to get with the jeep direct to the entrance of the park from la Palma. After reaching the ranger station of Los Patos we will hike 23 kms (14 mile) across the heart of Corcovado Park to Sirena Biological Station on the Pacific Coast. Overnight: Camping at Sirena Biological Station.
Day 2 Your base camp overlooks a spectacular, wild tropical beach surrounded by a vast rain forest wilderness. Habitat of jaguar, tapir, squirrel monkey, peccaries and a healthy population of scarlet macaws. Today you hike and explore the surrounding environment around Sirena, nice swimming hole in the Rio Claro River. Overnight: Sirena at Corcovado
Day 3 After your breakfast at the Sirena Station you will start with your 20 km (12 mile) hike along the southern coastal trail to La Leona ranger station. You continue with a beach walk to Carate where a 4-wheeldrive car will be waiting for you transfer back to Puerto Jimenez. Overnight; Local hotel or Cabin in Pto Jimenez , let me know if you need as well accommodation here, you can find place from usd$15 per person or more, contact for more info.
About Los Patos
The Los Patos Station is the eastern entrance to the park accessed from Guadalupe – 7 kms from La Palma which is the closest main town on that end of the park. (Los Patos to Sirena: 23km, 13 miles, 9 hours approx.): This is an inland trail traversing steep ravines and primary rainforest. It is mostly flat for the last 15 km, but the first 7kms after the Sirena River traverses several ridges with steep climbs and descents. River crossings include the Sirena and Pavo Rivers. Approximately in total, it is a 8-10 hour hike. Depart Puerto Jimenez in the early morning and travel to La Palma or Guadalupe where you will begin walking from the small village of Guadalupe near the Guaymi Indian reserve and it is a wet three-hour walking from Guadalupe to the ranger station, (during the rainy season) as you cross the Rincon River many times. Taxis are available for this journey during the dry season.
About the hike from Sirena to La Leona Station:
Sirena Biological Ranger Station to La Leona Ranger Station Trail (17km, 10 miles, 6 hours approx.): This is a hot beach hike requiring careful timing in regards to river crossings and tides. There are a few rocky outcroppings you can either cross over at low tide or look for a trail that goes inland around the rocks. The trail goes inland and parallels the beach under the shade of the forest canopy as you approach the La Leona Station. Always keep an eye out for crocodiles when crossing the rivers. As you leave Sirena you will first cross the Rio Claro and continue walking on the beach for a little while until the trail picks up again under the shelter of the forest to Salsipuedes. After Salsipuedes, you will walk on the beach for 40 min – 1hr. to La Chancha Point. When its high tides, look for the short trail that crosses inland, but when its low tide you can walk on the beach. Cross the La Chancha stream), and after the river, walk on the beach again for 30 minutes. When its high tide, there are lots of rocks—try to cross here a at low tide too. The trail picks up again in the forest and it’s another 6km to La Leona. You can walk on the beach from the Madrigal River to La Leona at low tide if you want. Includes , minim. 2 people or more max 6 each expedition:
- Round-trip transportation from Pto Jimenez to the starting point in Guadalupe (closest town to Los Patos) and from La Leona (Carate) to Puerto Jimenez public transportation.
- 2 nights lodging in park
- Entrance fees for 3 days
- Naturalist tour guide (English speaking)
- Read about what to bring
- FOOD IS NOT Included, add usd$115 extra per person or just bring your own food.
Tour Cost: Usd $295, p.p High Season 2017
Tours every day and Days Available, or just send your email for more info.
Tips for keeping SAFE while hiking Corcovado Park
Your Safety should always be FIRST Priority
* Drinking water: The water at the ranger station is potable, but if you are concerned, brings some type of water purifier. The park recommends you carry 1.5 liters of water for the La Leona and Los Patos hike, but I’ve seen my clients drink this within the first 2 hours. Know yourself and your water needs, dehydration and heat-exhaustion are common illnesses in the park.
* Sunscreen: It’s recommended to use sunscreen, a hat, and long sleeved shirt on the hike from Sirena to La Leona. While much of the hike is through the jungle, there are long stretches along the beach that benefit from sun protection.
* Insect Repellent: Recent outbreaks of Dengue Fever in Costa Rica are a concern. Currently there is no Malaria to be worried about. Also, bug spray helps with the sand flies and no-see-ums…
* Solo Hiking? No: It’s best to hike with a naturalist tour guide or a hiking buddy. There are several tricky river crossings and tricky rocky ocean/beach crossings that need to be navigated at low tide… never will be same to hike alone or with more people
* No Swimming: Crocodiles and Bullsharks rule the ocean here and love to swim at the mouth of rivers. In addition, the currents and tides are quite powerful.
* River Crossings: Cross carefully and quickly, and never risk crossing the rivers at high tide or during heavy rain.
* Snakes: Watch where you step and touch. There are Fer de Lance and other poisonous snakes in the region. Be especially careful around rivers and streams where they come to eat frogs, especially at night.
* Ants: Seemingly harmless, their bites sting for up to one hour…
* Peccaries/Wild Pigs. There are two different species of peccaries in Corcovado, the Collared and the White-lipped Peccary. They run in packs and can be very aggressive. If threatened by a group of peccaries, climb a tree until you are six feet or higher off the ground.
* Wild Cats, Pumas, Jaguars. Never run, and keep a together the entire group.
These are some of the most common things to consider when planning a trip into the park. Come & Enjoy the Rainforest of Corcovado!!!