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Corcovado Economic Package

from $273.00

If you’re up for an energetic and intense experience in Corcovado but have a short time frame and a tight budget, this is the right option for you.  Explore the La Leona Trail, the most ecologically diverse path, where abounding wildlife is awaiting you.

The price for groups from 3 to 6 people is $220 (per person).

  • Activity Level Moderated
  • Group Size Small Group
    2-6
All about the Corcovado Economic Package.

This tour is for those who definitely want to visit the Sirena Biological Station, but are traveling on a tight budget. Hike in, Hike out!

First day: We start early in the morning in Puerto Jiménez, taking the shared taxi to Carate, where we'll start the 20 Km hike to the Sirena Biological Station. This 7 to 9-hour hike is known for its intense biodiversity and adventurous river crossings.

Second day: Wake up to the call of the howlers, go for a short hike on the Sirena Trail (depends on the tide), and start the hike back out. The 20 Km hike back to Carate offers one more chance for the best wildlife spotting before you say goodbye to the park.

In the summer (December to April), if you're up for a challenge and you're an experienced hiker, we do recommend hiking the 24 Km out via the Los Patos Ranger Station for an extra fee. This way you'll get to see a completely different area of the park and visit the pristine primary forest of the higher mountains.

In the rainy season (May to November) you might have to hike back through La Leona due to weather conditions.

This tour starts in Puerto Jimenez and ends in Puerto Jimenez.

All packages include shared guide, if you want a private guide for your own group, you must add $10 per person per day and include the guide's meals.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Park's entrance and accommodation fees
  • Shared transportation from Puerto Jimenez to Carate and back*
  • Local naturalist guide
  • Bunk beds with sheets, pillow, and mosquito net
What's not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the price. These can be added as an extra.
  • Water
  • (do not bring single-use-plastic items into the park as they are forbidden. You must bring your own reusable bottle of water)

  • Accommodations in Puerto Jimenez
  • Meals (breakfast +$20, lunch +$25 or box-lunch +$12, dinner +$25)
  • Enter or exit through Los Patos (2 pax +$13 or 3-6 pax +$10)
  • Private guide (+$20 and guide's meals)

* These prices are per person

  1. Day 1 La Leona-Sirena Hike

    5:20 a.m. Meet with the guide at the local bakery in Puerto Jiménez (you can buy breakfast and snacks for the hike here).
    5:30 a.m. Shared taxi from Puerto Jimenez to Carate.
    8:00 a.m. Carate - La Leona - Sirena hike, 20 Km through the rainforest and on the beach (7-9 hours).
    3:00-5:00 p.m. Arrival at the Sirena Biological Station.*
    6:30 p.m. Dinner at Sirena (not included).
    8:00 p.m. Lights out, spend the night at the station.
    * Times may vary due to the tides, physical condition of the group and other environmental circumstances.

  2. Day 2 Sirena-La Leona Hike

    5:00 a.m. Early morning hike to the Sirena River (Depends on the tide)
    6:00 a.m. Breakfast at Sirena (not included).
    6:30-7:30 a.m. Sirena-La Leona hike, 20 Km through the rainforest and the beach (7-9 hours).*
    1:00-3:00 p.m. Shared taxi from Carate to Puerto Jimenez.*
    3:00-5:00 p.m. Arrival at Puerto Jimenez, end of the tour.*
    * Times may vary due to the tides, physical condition of the group and other environmental circumstances.

Sirena Biological Station

The Sirena Biological Station is located 800 mts from the beach. It has two roofed wooden platforms with 18 bunk beds each. Space between the beds is less than one meter apart, resulting in little privacy. The beds are furnished with sheets, a pillow, and mosquito net.

There are nice and clean bathrooms and showers (no hot water available), plus a souvenir shop where you can buy cold drinks, coffee, and snacks.

At the open-air dinning room, you will enjoy a typical Costa Rican meal, big enough to recover all the energy after lots of hiking.

There are also lockers where you can store personal belongings for $4 per day. You may also rent towels for $5.

 

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The water supply for the stations is taken from a well, but it’s not treated. All officers and guides consume this water, which is potable. At Sirena station they offer bottled water at a price of $5 for two liters, especially for times when heavy rain makes tap water come out dirty. If possible, we recommend carrying a water filter or purification tablets for use on the long walks.

It’s optional; Osa Wild only provides foam mattress, sheets and mosquito nets.

No, it’s not necessary, Sirena station provides mattresses.

No, it’s not allowed to cook or heat water at the station. Sirena has a restaurant we you can buy meals and even pay with cash or credit card.

For the walks we recommend: lasting fruit (apples, oranges, tangerines, etc), tortillas, bread, mashed beans, tuna, lasting vegetables (carrot, cucumber, onion, avocado, etc), mixed seeds, energy bars.

For families with children we recommend mainly the day tours or tours to Sirena but using some means of transportation like the boat or plane. We have guides who have worked with children on several occasions and it is possible with good planning.

We don’t recommend this path in the rainy season because conditions can become very dangerous. The river level rises, so the transportation does not reach the station and you must walk an extra 6 Km to reach the park’s entrance. On top of that, the trail gets very muddy and many trees fall on the trail, making it difficult to keep going. If you really want, you can do it, but with all the mentioned difficulties and more.

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