Puma concolor Corcovado National Park
Corcovado One Day Tour (La Leona)
No matter the time of the year, there’s always something wild to see! This tour takes you to La Leona Ranger Station for a full-day hike in the Corcovado National Park.
The price for groups bigger than 2 people with their own transport is $84 (per person).
- Activity Level Fairly Easy
- Group Size Small Group
We start early in the morning in Puerto Jimenez and take the road towards Carate, crossing several rivers, cattle fields, and the exuberant forests of Matapalo.
Hike along the coast of La Leona-Sirena trail, after passing La Leona Ranger Station, through secondary forest and the gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean, you'll find some of the most astonishing settings of the whole country.
Corcovado is home to thousands of species of plants and trees that sustain a great diversity of wildlife. Monkeys, anteaters, toucans, scarlet macaws, coatis, poison dart frogs, snakes, and with some luck even pumas or tapirs might appear on the way.
This tour begins and ends in Puerto Jimenez.
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, camera, binoculars (optional) and sunglasses (optional).
All packages include a shared guide, if you want a private guide for your own group, you must add $23 per person.
- Park's entrance fees
- Shared transportation from Puerto Jiménez to Carate and back
- Local naturalist guide
- Water (Please bring your reusable water bottle. Single-use plastic bottles are forbidden inside protected areas.)
- Lunch-box +$12 per person
- Private guide +$23 per person*
- Accommodations in Puerto Jiménez
* Private guide service can only be booked 15 days or more in advance.
- Day 1 La Leona Ranger Station
5:20 a.m. Meet with the guide at the local bakery in Puerto Jimenez (you can buy snacks and breakfast for the hike here).5:30 a.m. Take a shared taxi from Puerto Jimenez to Carate.7:30 a.m. Arrival at Carate. Begin walking 3.5 Km to get to the park’s entrance.8:30 a.m. Register at the La Leona Ranger Station. Hike the Madrigal Trail.10:00 a.m. Arrival at the Madrigal River. Hike the Paradise Trail.11:30 a.m. Arrival at the Hedionda Creek and Lunch (not included).12:30 p.m. Hike back to La Leona and Carate.2:30-3:00 p.m. Arrival at Carate and transportation back to Puerto Jimenez.4:30-5:00 p.m. Arrival at Puerto Jimenez. End of the tour.
Capuchin Monkey Corcovado National Park
This tour does not require accommodation.