Sirena Deep Exploration
Make your next vacation an adventure when you go on this exciting excursion! Spend two days exploring Corcovado National Park when you stay overnight at the Sirena Biological Station — host to researchers and scientists. Your tour begins and ends with a boat ride across the beautiful Drake Bay, so you'll have the opportunity to spot aquatic flora and fauna in addition to the many plants and animals that call the beaches and jungles of Corcovado National Park home. Take your time exploring countless hiking trails, Corcovado Lake, Llorona Waterfall, and beaches — get more out of your time at the park with this exciting 2 day/1 night tour!
up to 45 days in advance
- Duration: 48 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 6:00 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 45 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
103,290 acres (41,800 ha) of natural beauty await you at Costa Rica's Corcovado National Park. Spend your days (and one glorious night) where scientists and researchers camp out when they're exploring the incredible biodiversity of Costa Rica. Sirena Biological Station is less than half a mile (800 m) from sandy beaches, and offers you rustic yet charming accommodations in the midst of an incredible tropical forest.
After an early morning boat ride across Drake Bay, you'll settle in at Sirena Biological Station before beginning the first of many hikes. Throughout your time on the island, you'll have the opportunity to see:
- 500 species of trees
- 6,000 species of insects
- 220 species of butterflies
- nearly 400 species of birds
- 140 species of mammals
- 116 species of amphibians and reptiles
- 4 species of turtles
- 40 species of fish
and the complex freswater and saltwater ecosystems that house them all. Specific wildlife that you can look forward to seeing include giant ant eaters, poison dart frogs, crocodiles, Olive Ridley turtles, and sloths.
Your accommodations are humble, as your itinerary is meant to have you up and about exploring the natural world. Get ready for some old-school fun as you sleep on a bunk bed. Whisper with your travel mates about all of the amazing things you've seen on day one before falling asleep to the nighttime song of the jungle. Mosquito nets and bed linens are included, so you needn't worry about bringing a bunch of gear. Despite the rugged environment, you'll still have access to clean bathrooms and a brisk shower (the station is not equipped with hot water).
Let's take a closer look at your two day itinerary...
- 05:45 a.m. Your guide will meet you at Drake Bay's Cabinas Murillo.
- 06:00 a.m. Your boat picks you up at Drake Bay's Playa Agujitas.
- 07:30 a.m. After arriving at Sirena Biological Station, you'll register and settle in.
- 08:00 a.m. Your first official adventure — hiking one of seven trails.
- 12:00 p.m. Return to Sirena Station for lunch to refuel.
- 14:00 p.m. Spend the afternoon hiking another trail of your choice.
- 17:30 p.m. Enjoy a hearty Costa Rican dinner back at the station.
- 20:00 p.m. Sweet dreams — you've another day of adventure ahead of you.
- 05:00 a.m. Rise and shine if you don't want to miss out on this OPTIONAL hike to the Sirena River.
- 06:30 a.m Fuel up for a morning hike with a delicious breakfast at the station.
- 07:30 a.m. Choose from more of Sirena Stations' hiking trails.
- 11:30 a.m. Time to retrieve your belongings and head for the beach a final time.
- 12:30 p.m. Your boat picks you up from Sirena Beach.
- 14:00 p.m. You return to Drake Bay and officially end your tour.
Experience nature as you were meant to when you spend two days and one night enjoying Costa Rica's plants and animals in their natural habitat.
P.S. Make sure you wear sandals for the first leg of your journey from Drake Bay to Sirena Station. You don't want your regular socks and shoes to get wet as you depart from the boat, which arrives at a moist beach.
Attraction VisitedCorcovado National Park
The crown jewel of Costa Rica's national park system, Corcovado National Park (Parque Nacional Corcovado), is comprised of an enormous 103,290 acres (41,800 ha) of tropical rainforest. The largest of Costa Rica's parks, it encompasses about a third of the Osa Peninsula and embraces an unbelievable amount of its biodiversity.
What to Bring
Shoes for both wet and dry terrain, a towel, swimsuit, hat, camera, binoculars, insect repellant, sunscreen (sun cream), and long (yet lightweight) clothing.
Boat ride from/to Drake Bay, naturalist guide, lunch and dinner on day 1 and breakfast on day 2, accommodation (bunk bed with linens - sheets, pillow, and mosquito net) and entrance fees.
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