Protecting approximately 54,539 hectares of humid rainforest and 2,4000 hectares of pristine ocean, Corcovado National Park has become an international attraction since it was founded in 1975. It is the #3 ranked national park in the world, mainly because 2% of the entire world’s biodiversity can be found within this Costa Rica park.
Corcovado Park is home to almost 400 species of birds, 140 species of mammals and 116 species of amphibians and reptiles and 6000 species of insects. 6 natural Eco-systems have been identified in the park and it protects endangered species such as the jaguar, puma, crocodile, tapir, poison dart and golden frogs and the harpy eagle. The rainforest is also home to numerous plants and insects that are extremely valuable for scientific and medical discovery. It is the premier place in Costa Rica to see the diverse wildlife that exists in the country.
HIKING TOUR DESCRIPTION The Corcovado Hiking tour departs early in the morning at around 8am from Sierpe. Transportation can be provided for an extra charge from Manuel Antonio, Dominical and Uvita areas, taking the Costanera Highway along the Pacific Ocean for about 75 minutes to Sierpe. We will then take a comfortable 75 minute boat ride through the largest area of mangrove swamps in Central America to Caño Island. The mangroves are inhabited by crocodiles, snakes, four species of monkeys, and a great variety of birds. Once through the Sierpe River mouth we`ll boat past two of the most scenic areas in the country, Drake Bay and the Marenco Biological Reserve. We will hope to see Humpback, Pilot and Killer Whales along the way. When we get to the park our bilingual naturalist guide will lead you on a 3 hour walking tour of a pristine primary forest. The hike ends at the rangers station where we will provide a delicious picnic lunch surrounded by rich natural atmosphere.
Departure Time from *Sierpe: 8:00 am Return Time: 5:30 pm
Corcovado Hiking Tour : $140
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What to Bring: Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, mosquito repellent, sunblock, sunglasses, raincoat or poncho on rainy season, binoculars, camera, plastic bags, extra water bottle, set of extra clothes, a towel. And don’t forget your prescribed medicine if you take any.
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