Sierpe – The Gateway to Corcovado Adventures

The town of Sierpe is located 75 minutes south of Dominical on Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific coast. This is one of the most popular ways to get to the famous Corcovado National Park and Cano Island, where you will find some of the best Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in all of Costa Rica!

Daily tours to Corcovado and Cano Island are available from Sierpe, Uvita, Dominical, Manuel Antonio, Jaco and most areas around Costa Rica. As part of their Eco Travel, many tourist enjoy the remote town of Drake Bay  as a base location to  spearhead their jungle adventures. On your way boat ride towards Corcovado from Sierpe, you can go through the largest mangrove reserve in Latin America. Here you will see Toucan colors come alive and hear the Howler Monkeys howl.  The Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands is situated where the mouths of the Sierpe and Térraba rivers meet. This is home to a great variety of indigenous animals & birds such as the Macaw and reptiles including turtles, spoonbills, crocodiles, monkeys, herons, kingfishers, caimans and frogs. These wonderful wetlands are an amazing place, and are a must-see when in Sierpe.

The Sierpe river is also known for world record sport fishing all year long!  There are many local hook and bait shops in town which rent out equipment to tourists on a regular basis and guided fishing expeditions are always available; catch and cook up some Red Snapper or Snook for dinner!

Those who prefer high outdoor adventure, book a day tour to “the most biologically intense place on the planet,” (National Geographic, 2004) Corcovado National Park or Cano Islands, the biological reserve, and explore the Pacific Ocean water: Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Whale & Dolphin Watching and more.

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