Los Patos Sector

It has two trails, its topography is irregular, from the beginning this trail makes you penetrate into the heart of Corcovado, the majestic Rincón river which you must cross twenty times for entering to the sector. It is one of the entrances to continue towards the Sirena station.
Creation:
The National Park Corcovado - PNC is located in the Province of Puntarenas (Golfito and Osa Cantons), located on Osa Peninsula, in the southwestern tip of Costa Rica. Its geographical coordinates are 8 ° 25'55 "to 8 ° 44'00" North and 83 ° 24'50 "to 83 ° 45'00" West. The topographic maps published by the National Geographical Institute (based on Lambert coordinates, available in scales 1: 50,000 and 1: 200,000) contain the PNC in the sectors of Llorona, Sierpe, Madrigal and Golfo Dulce (Government of Costa Rica, 2003).
 
It was created by Executive Decree No. 5357-A, published in La Gaceta No. 207 on October 31, 1975. Subsequently, it was expanded by Executive Decree No.11148-A, published in La Gaceta No. 33 on February 15, 1980. Its creation was raised to the rank of Law by No. 6,794, which ratifies the previous Executive Decree as the laws of the Republic.
 
Area:
The Park has 42,570 terrestrial hectares (Cotobira, 2005) and 5,375 marine hectares (the latter includes the marine 500 meters from the coastline). It contains a variety of ecosystems that include forest, beaches, coral reefs, mangroves and freshwater marshes. The PNC includes the basins that drain in the Corcovado plain, between Punta Llorona and Punta Salsipuedes (MINAE and SINAC, 1999).
 
Maximum altitude:                           
782 meters (2.563 feet) above sea level. Climate: Hot, rainy and very humid. The rainy season goes from May to November, with maximum rainfall in the months of September and October.
 
Dry season:
December to April, with sporadic rains.
 
Rainy season:
May to November Annual rainfall: an average of 5.500 millimeters, in the mountainous area. In the coastal area 3.500 millimeters.
 
​​•  Booking Office from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (Closed on Law holidays).
•  Open every day of the year from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.
•  Nationals and residents: ¢ 1,600.
•  Non-resident foreigners: $ 15.
•  Camping area: $ 4 (San Pedrillo stations).*
•  ¢ 500 national and resident children (age 2 to 12 years).
•  $ 5 Non-resident children (age 2 to 12 years old).
•  Children under 2 years of age, as well as national visitors and residents over 65, do not pay the entrance.  
​Services:
​•  Information desk.
•  Sanitary services.
•  Potable water.
 
Main attractions:
1. Sendero el Cedral (Trail): It has 3km (1.86 miles), its topography is irregular, with steep slopes, it is recommended to have good condition. Its attraction is the waterfall that is immersed in the forest. 
How to get:
Only by land, you reach the community of Guadalupe and from there you can arrive by 4x4 vehicle in the dry season, in the rainy season you can get the place only by tractor. Another entrance path is by La Tarde community.
 
Conditions:
•  Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance for all Sectors of the National Park.
•  For entering to the park you must do so accompanied by a local guide who must be registered with the office of the Sustainable Tourism Program of ACOSA before, please get your guide before making the Reservation (See attached list of local guides). Otherwise, you will be denied entry to the Protected Area.
•  Reservations are personal, they will not be transferable to other people.
•  To enter you must present your identification (passport or ID) in the respective sector of the protected area.
•  Any Reimbursement Request must be made with justification and within 15 calendar days of entering the National Park.
•  Changes of reservations will only be made due to cancellations of flights, illness and closure of the Park with duly justified note. (See directive No. 015-2018).
 
Rules:
•  Do not leave the established path.
•  Prohibited to bathe in Beaches, lagoons or rivers.
•  Do not feed or touch or harass wild animals.
•  Do not enter alcoholic beverages or drugs of any kind to the Park.
•  Other restrictions that are in decree 40700-MINAE and the National Parks Law.
•  If you do not comply with these rules, you will be exposed to the expulsion of the park and your respective complaint to the corresponding authorities.
 
Recommendations:
•  It is recommended to bring the following implements: - Backpack for long walks (no suitcase, no canvas bag).
•  Garbage Bags (to keep dry things inside the backpack and pack the trash to get it out of the Park).
•  Hiking boots.
•  Canteen (recommended 2 liters per person) Authorized food for walks per person (Water bottling, hydrating drink, seeds, dehydrated fruits, energy bars).
•  Sunglasses.
•  Lantern.
•  Repellent.
•  Sunscreen.
•  Photographic camera.