Drake Bay, Costa Rica

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Mattfromtexas

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What to See

Corcovado National Park

Jaguar Spotting
by Mattfromtexas about 7 years ago
Jaguar Spotting

The odds of seeing a jaguar are slim, but they are much greater if you go on a non-rainy day. Of course, it's a rainforest so good luck! It rained the entire day we were there, but we still managed to see a sloth, monkeys, rainforest turkies (?), and a handful of insects and birds. Worth it, for sure, rain or shine! I was disappointed, though, that most of what we saw was not primary forest. Quick facts--we entered Corcovado National Park from the San Pedrillo station and did short hikes from there, one was to a waterfall, which was cold but intensely refreshing!

What to Do

Eco Trekking Into Rainforest Costa Rica

CORCOVADO JUNGLE OVERNIGHT
by Corcovadohiker of osatravel.com about 6 years ago
CORCOVADO JUNGLE OVERNIGHT

If you plan to visit corcovado national park in costa rica, the most biologically intense place in the world,
We invite you to share our Eco-Nature Trips specialized for the tropical region in the southern part of Costa Rica. Many people come to OSA’s Corcovado National Park, the crown jewel of Costa Rica, where you have the best chance of seeing Jaguars, Scarlet Macaws and other endangered species, as well as the opportunity to explore new cultures and visit incredible scenery.

Where to Stay

Outskirts

Corcovado Adventure Tent Camp, Worth the Splurge
by Mattfromtexas about 7 years ago
Corcovado Adventure Tent Camp, Worth the Splurge

An upscale tent camp that's about a 15 to 30 minute walk from the outskirts of Drake Bay still remains one of the coolest places I've ever stayed. They've got about 40 or so tents built on platforms right where the rainforest meets the Pacific Ocean. All meals are included with the price, and they have fishing, Corcovado National Park tours, boat trips to different islands, snorkeling, kayaking, surfing, bird watching, and tours through primary rainforests. It's not exactly within a backpacker's budget, but in my opinion it is well worth the splurge! Contact them in advance to arrange transportation from Sierpe. Check them out here: www.corcovado.com