Corcovado

How to get to Corcovado

The journey to the Osa Peninsula is an adventure in itself. Experience spectacular airborne views of mountains and coastline, or ride a boat through wildlife-rich mangrove forests, and feel the vast expanse of the Pacific before even reaching the camp. 

Domestic Flights

Drake Bay Airport - Take a short domestic flight with one of our two local airlines, Nature Air or SANSA or hire a charter flight to the Drake Bay airpstrip.  This flight is approximately one hour from San José and is by far the quickest way to get to the lodge.  From the airport you’ll take a short taxi drive to the town of Drake Bay.  Here a boat will take you on a 10 minute ride to the Corcovado and Caletas areas.

Palmar Sur Airport -From San Jose or Quepos, board one of the daily flights by Nature Air, SANSA or a private charter to the Palmar Sur airstrip. A 30-minute taxi ride through co-opted palm oil and banana plantations leaves you at the banks of the Sierpe River where our transport boat will meet you for the ride down this jungle river. Lined with biologically-thriving mangrove forests, the Sierpe provides a chance to view some of the local inhabitants in their native setting -- turtles, crocodiles, roseate spoonbills, to name just a few. You'll enter the Pacific from the mouth of the Sierpe, then cross Drake Bay before making landfall on Caletas de Osa's golden-sand beach. 

*Pick up/ Drop off from both airports is included in the packages.

Boat Transportation from Sierpe

Leaving Sierpe (Restaurant Las Vegas):
11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Leaving Tent Camp
7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.*
(Afternoon boat for an extra fee of $25.00 pp. – includes lunch)

Semi Private Shuttle Transfer to / from Sierpe

Leaving San José:
6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Leaving Sierpe:
09:30 a.m. and 03:00 p.m.

*Additional Fee – Not Included In Package Price

Public Bus to/from Palmar (Tracopa):

Leaving San José:
5am, 7am, 8:30am, 10am, 1pm, 2:30pm & 6:30pm.

Leaving Palmar:
4:30am, 7:30am, 8am, 11:30am, 1:30pm & 4:30pm

Phone: (506) 2221-4214  email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*Additional Fee – Not Included In Package Price

Driving to Sierpe

You can leave your car at Restaurant Las Vegas (Private Parking) for $6 per day.  From here you can take the boat ride up the Sierpe River to the Camp.  For more information about parking here, contact: (506) 2788-1082

Adventure Route:

Once you get to Sierpe, you will have to contract a boat ride to Drake Bay or Las Caletas where the camp is.  If you prefer to continue by foot, go across the Drake river using a walking hanging bridge, then climb some hills that run near the shore and get down to Las Caletas beach where the camp is. This is like another 8 mile hike.  This whole walking adventure would take all day, so be prepared with drinking water, head-gear, and proper backpacked luggage.

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