"Day Hike into Corcovado" Hikes Tip by Etoile2B

Hikes, Corcovado National Park: 3 reviews and 5 photos

One of your options to explore Corcovado is to hike in from the La Leona Ranger Station. It?s a 3.5 km hike down the beach from the pulperia and / or airstrip in Carate to the Station. If you?re not a Costa Rican National it?s $10 US for a pass into the park, payable directly at the ranger station. The trailhead is clearly marked and once in the park runs parallel to the ocean so it?s difficult to get lost. The trail is also well worn, but primitive, so it is easy to follow but feels non-invasive in the environment. You can do this hike on your own hire a guide to take you into the park. The advantage of taking a guide with you is they are trained to find wildlife so you are likely to see more. The hike is not strenuous. It is a relatively flat dirt path. If you are planning to hike in and out on the same day make sure you plan your departure from the park according to high tide or you will be getting wet on your trek back to Carate. Also hike in with your own food and water as there are no services past the La Leona Ranger Station until you reach the Sirena Ranger Station, 15 km away.

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  • Written Mar 31, 2008
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