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“Great park with lots of wild animals!”

Corcovado National Park
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US$2 066,25*
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8-Day Costa Rica Natural Wonders Guided Adventure...
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Carate
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Corcovado is an amazing place to visit. The trail from Carate runs next to the beach so there’s no way of getting lost. The abundance of flora and fauna is overwhelmingly good. The trail could be wet or muddy but that’s part of the fun. This is also great with kids or people who don’t like high elevations- the trail is pretty flat. Wild animals are everywhere and you just have to pay attention when something moves. Unfortunately, all hikers must now hire a guide when hiking and this was not the case before. We actually don’t mind it because it helps with their economy and to provide jobs to local people. The guides do help you find more animals that you would never even figure out how they do it- like finding bats under the leaves- blew me away! We saw anteaters, coatis, wild pigs, tapir, and hundreds of macaws to name a few.

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Sunnie D
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

An exceptional park. Corcovado National Park is the biggest rainforest of Costa Rica and relatively untouched (compared to others in Costa Rica). Most people (as we) take a daytour, but next time (if time permits) I would like to take a 3 day tour including stay in the park at La Sirena. Daytrips start around 6.00 am when you are picked up by a boat in/around Bahia Drake. The boatride itself, along the coastline of the Park, is beautiful. In August, when we were there, you are (of course) not the only one. Groups of 8 people are made and although there are quite some boats and groups, each guide (guide is obligatory) takes his own path. Of courses you will meet other groups from time to time, but each guide takes as much as possible his own path. Lot of animal life, although one day you can be more lucky than another day (we did not see the tapir who is in general most of the time around). Lunch is included and is very good. Wish we could have spent more time. The guide we had (Gabriel) was very knowledgeable. Walks are easy - all flat. If you take a 3 day tour it is probably more challenging. We were lucky with the weather: no rain although August is rainy season. Just Sunshine on our walk. Unless you are very unlucky, there are in general always ara's (scarlet macaws), various monkeys and toucans around and lot of other birds.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Robbert L
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

some animals, birds, reptiles to see. if you are really lucky even a puma. I was not.

take a look or even walk to next ranger station 14 km far from leona. from drake it's 1,5 hours by boat for 95 dollars.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Daniel S
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

This is a great park, there's simply so much wildlife here.
We did 2 trips into the park, one just over the border to see the waterfall and pool, the other into Sirena. Sirena was definitely better in terms of wildlife. We saw 2 tapirs, a caiman, peccary, all 4 monkeys and loads of birds. We also saw humpbacks on the journey there and back from Drake Bay.
The waterfall area was also nice and we saw loads of scarlet macaws there, plus other birds, lizards/iguanas and agouti. It's also worth a visit, but I'd put Sirena top of my list.
Take a poncho/umbrella and wear covered walking shoes or wellies for the walks (mainly to stop the ants biting). For the waterfall walk, walking sandals are handy as it is stony underfoot for the river crossing (about knee deep).

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank stellalocal
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

I felt completely safe checking into the ranger station. We were prepared and ready for adventure. You must see at least a small fraction of this National Park and all of its animal life.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Eve383
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