Drake Wilderness Adventure
Explore Corcovado, enjoy Drake’s natural paradise, and feel at home in this Costa Rican project. You will find primary forest, spectacular waterfalls and pristine rivers.
- Activity Level Moderated
- Group Size Small Group
This adventure begins in Drake Bay, a picturesque village surrounded by the sea and mountains, located in the northwestern part of the peninsula. From there you will take a boat to the heart of Corcovado National Park, the Sirena Biological Station. Along the way, it is possible to see dolphins, turtles, and even whales, depending on the season (July to November).
In the park, you will enjoy a guided hike and appreciate the innumerable biodiversity that is hosted in the area. After midday, you’ll take the boat from Sirena towards Drake. Once back, the transport will pick you up and take you to Naguala, where you’ll sleep in small cabins surrounded by the rainforest.
The second day, you’ll visit one of the many natural pools that are found along the river, accompanied by a “baqueano”. You will also have time to relax in this quiet and peaceful spot of the rainforest. The adventure ends with a final ride back to Drake Bay.
Things to bring: Minimum 1-2 liters of water per person, sunscreen, insect repellent, hiking shoes (protected, comfortable, and preferably waterproof), sandals, light and quick dry clothes, hat or cap, handkerchief, swimsuit, snacks for the walk (mixed nuts, dry fruits, cookies, energy or cereal bars, etc.), camera, a flashlight, binoculars (optional), sunglasses (optional), and water filter or purifying pills or other water treatments (optional).
This package is a shared tour, if you want a private guide for your own group, please inquire about the specific price.
- Park's entrance fees
- Boat from Drake Bay to Sirena and back
- Snacks for the day tour
- Local naturalist guide at Sirena
- Transport from Agujitas Beach to Naguala and back
- Accommodation and 3 meals at Naguala (dinner on the first day, breakfast and lunch on the second day)
- Baqueano to visit the waterfalls
- Transportation from Puerto Jimenez to Drake Bay or vice-versa
- Horseback riding 2hrs (+$70pp)
* These prices are per person
- Day 1 Sirena Day Tour
5:45 a.m. Meet your guide at Picolina's office.6:00 a.m. Boat departure from Agujitas Beach.7:15 a.m. Arrival at the Sirena Biological Station.7:30 a.m. Hiking the trails around Sirena.11:30 p.m. Lunchtime (included).12:45-1:00 p.m. Boat from Sirena to Drake.2:00-2:30 p.m. Arrival to Agujitas Beach. ATV transport to the Tamandua Biological Station.3:00 p.m. Arrival at the Tamandua Biological Station.5:30 p.m. Dinner time (included).9:00 p.m. Bedtime.
- Day 2 Tamandua Biological Station
6:30-7:30 a.m. Breakfast (included).8:00 a.m. Visit waterfalls and swimming holes with a local "baqueano".10:30 a.m. Hike back to the cabins.11:00 a.m. Arrival at the Tamandua Biological Station.12:00 m.d. Lunchtime (included).1:00 p.m. ATV transport from Tamandua to Drake. End of tour.1:30-2:30 p.m. Bus from Drake to La Palma or boat from Drake to Sierpe (not included).
This hidden gem is located northwest of Corcovado National Park, near the Los Planes Ranger Station, a 30 minute rough drive from Drake Bay.
This project takes you deep into the Osa's rainforests, a hidden treasure, surrounded by primary and secondary forests, containing incredible waterfalls, and inhabited by rich fauna.
The cabin rooms have views of the colorful gardens and the river. You can choose between shared or private bathrooms (when available).