Corcovado National Park

Nature with full Adventure
 If you are willing to live a wild experience and feel nature in all its splendor, Osa Peninsula area waiting for you.
Encounter with a tapir on the beach, watching a herd of peccaries (sainos) and observe the fins of a bull shark when it enters the river seem to be scenes from an adventure film, but could be part of your reality if you visit the Corcovado National Park, It is 2.5% of the biodiversity of the world.
It is an experience for environment lovers who want to venture and are willing to travel paths with a certain degree of difficulty to witness the wonders of nature.
We cannot assure that you will live all possible experiences as this will depend on many factors such as weather, tides, moons and seasons. But certainly tou will live a wild adventure.
Go ahead and visit the surrounding areas, as Drake, Puerto Jimenez, Rancho Quemado, La Palma, Carate, Los Planes, El Tigre, among others.
The communities are joining efforts and offer additional services for the enjoyment of tourists.

​Created: Decree No. 53-57ª of October 24, 1975 

Area: 42560 hectares of land and 3354 hectares of sea
Maximum altitude: 2,565 feet (782 meters) above sea level.

Weather: Hot, rainy and very humid

Dry season: From mid-December to mid-April, with sporadic rains.
Rainy season:  from mid-April to mid-December.
Annual rainfall: an average of 18 feet (5500 millimeters) in the mountainous area. In the coastal zone 11,48 feet (3500 mm).
Corcovado National Park was established in 1975 with an approximate land area of 45,914 ha.
There are two versions about the origin of the name "Corcovado", the first talks about the shape of a rock located on the beach, which has a shape similar to a hump curvature, hence people started referring to the site by that name. Another version suggests the riverbed form, since in it travels making different curves, like a bucking horse when (jump, frightened).
It is important to take into account that Corcovado National Park has 5 different sectors (San Pedrillo, Sirena, La leona, Los patos y El tigre).
Opening hours:
• Every day from 7 a. m. to 4 p. m.
• In October the Sirena Park sector closes its doors to visitors, however the other sectors are open.
• National and residents: ¢1.600.
• Foreign Non-residents: $ 15.
• Camping Zone: $ 4 (San Pedrillo and Sirena Stations) *.
• ¢ 500 nationals and residents (aged 2 to 12 years) children.
• $ 5 nonresidents Children (aged 2 to 12 years)
• Children under 2 years of age do not pay entrance, as well as national residents and visitors older than 65 years.
Currently the Sirena Sector is offering: lodging, feeding, store of nature and lockers.
These rates are daily for both, nationals and foreigners visitors:
Lodging: $ 30
Breakfast: $ 20
Lunch: $ 25
Dinner: $ 25
Rent of lockers: $ 4
For more information, access to this link Permisos de Uso PNC​
 (*) Visitors must bring their own tent.  
• Information office
• Public phones
• Area for lunch, with tables
• Sanitation services
• Runway, only Sirena Sector.
• Drinking water
• Showers and toilets
• Food is available only in Sirena and El Tigre Sectors, upon reservation.
• Camping areas in the sectors of Sirena and San Pedrillo, upon reservation.
Main attractions
San Pedrillo: Consists of Catarata- San Pedrillo trail (0.93 miles / 1.5 km), Llorona trail  (4,3 miles / 7 km) and other local.
Sirena: It has local trails (12.45 miles / 20 km in total) where you can enjoy the pool of Calor River. Near the mouth of the Sirena River when there is high tide you can spot bull sharks and crocodiles.
Leona: In times of nesting turtles you can see the births.
El Tigre: Strong Walk (4.3 miles / 7 km) with sightseeing places from the highest points of the park.
Los Patos: Local trails where you can see the Rincón river, a waterfall and forest with tall trees; moreover, besides, you can pass near Guaymí Indian Reserve.
Note that, for all the Patos-Sirena-Leona route, it is advisable a stay of three days, or you can opt for a one day visit and choose one of the paths.  
• Respect the rules of public use of the park.
• Respect the park visitation hours.
• Beware of sea currents and do not bathe in the areas of identified risk.
• Plants and animals are living beings, not mistreat or feed them.
• Take care of your belongings.
• Garbage is not part of the natural environment, please remove it from the park
• For the convenience of visitors it is recommended comfortable and easy drying clothes, closed shoes or rubber boots for hiking, sandals to rest at the station, hat and sunscreen.
• Weather condition in the area is changing, it is the rainforest, take applicable provisions you can put away your clothes in the backpack in a plastic bag to prevent them from getting wet, use ziplock bags for cell phones, passports and other anything of value to protect them from the rain.
• As being an extreme adventure area you should hire a local guide for walks in the park.
• If you stay overnight in Sirena or San Pedrillo remember to bring your personal toiletries and sleeping stuff (camping tent, sleeping bags, sheets, towels).
• If you have special medication, do not forget it.
• Contact local guides Associations, local tourism operators and local organizations that support you to hire tour guides in the area.
It is important to note that in the Corcovado National Park are NOT permitted the following:
• Entering drunk and entering / using drugs.
• Entering with pets or pets.
• Remove stones, plants or other natural resource of wilderness.
• Going out from the trails or areas for public use.
• Smoking (Law No. 9028).
• Throw garbage.
• Swimming in the Park Beach as there are strong currents.
• Touching, feed and harass animals.
• Night walks
• Enter with weapons