For its dense vegetation, diverse wildlife and scenic views, Corcovado is the greatest National Park to visit in Costa Rica. A large population of endangered animals such as jaguars, tapirs, ocelot and white-lipped peccaries inhabit the Peninsula of Osa which make this zone the most biodiverse of the Pacific coast in Central America.

La Leona Ranger Station provides:

  • Bathrooms with toilet paper
  • Potable water
  • Internet WiFi (weak signal)

Tips

  • Heat and humidity are extremely high. Dehydration and heat-exhaustion are common illnesses in the park. Be prepared and bring two liters of water per person and hydrating/energy drinks. You should drink 200 ml of liquid per hour. The water is potable at each ranger station, refill your bottles at a station. In the park, there are stretches under the sun along the beach, we recommend to wear sunscreen, a hat and a long sleeved shirt.
  • If you have your own transportation to go to Carate, you will need a 4×4, as you will cross rivers and drive on slippery and mountainous land.
  • In case of any emergency, bring your medicine, a copy of your passport and your travel insurance information.

Some Rules and Regulation

  • You must be accompanied by a certified guide to visit Corcovado National Park.
  • You must have a printed prepaid reservation to get registered in the park at your arrival to any station (make sure your guide took care of this the day before).
  • Respect the environment: trash in / trash out; no animal feeding or hunting; smoking or entering the park with any drug or liquor is prohibited.
  • Traveling off trails or without your guide is prohibited.
  • Bringing pets or horseback riding in the National Park is prohibited.
  • You can visit the park only with day light. Night tours are not allowed anymore in the Corcovado National Park.
  • Launching, landing, or operating unmanned aircraft (drones) on lands and waters without a previous authorization while making your reservation is prohibited. Additional fees may apply.

There are stations available from different locations of the Osa Peninsula. The most recommended one for a full day excursion is La Leona walking towards Sirena.

  • La Leona
    • From Puerto Jiménez
  • Sirena
    • From Drake Bay
    • From Sierpe
  • Los Patos
    • From Puerto Jiménez
    • From La Palma
  • San Pedrillo
    • From Drake Bay
    • From Sierpe

To check availability and ask for a quote, let us know:

  • Dates
  • Amount of people
  • Nationality
  • Station to visit
  • Does land transport is needed
  • Hotel name (or town)

Let us know your travel plans, physical capacity and expectations to design your custom itinerary in the Corcovado National Park with a professional, naturalist and certified guide. Corcovado is a gorgeous must-see park packed with wildlife.

ITTINERARY Puerto Jiménez* – Carate – La Leona – Carate – Puerto Jiménez
WEAR/TAKE
Hiking shoes Hat
Camera Sunblock
Insect Repellent 2 litters of water
Lunch bag
INCLUDED
Park Entrance Professional guide
NOTES Prices:
1 person: $135
2 to 4 people: $75 per person
5 people and up: $60 per person
*Transport from Puerto Jiménez to Carate: $40 per person (both ways)
A deposit is required.
7:30

Departure

Hike to La Leona Station
  • From Carate (Other entrances available)
  • Private transport from Puerto Jiménez
    • Meeting point with your guide: Panaderia Monar (bakery) at 5:30 AM
    • Additional fee of $30 per person for both ways
  • Rental car: Safe parking for a small fee at the beginning of the trail
9:00

Arrival at La Leona Station

  • Park Registration
  • Bathroom
  • Snack Time
9:30

Hike in the National Park

12:00

Lunch on the beach

  • No food available for purchase
12:30

Walk in the park

4:00

Back in Carate

4:30

Going back to Puerto Jiménez

White Face Monkey
Baby coati, Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Anteater, Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Speactacled Owl, Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Scarlet Macaw, Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
White face monkey, Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Lineated Woodpecker, Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Green Iguana, Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica