fbpx
Document

 

(+1)719-581-9891

Arenal Volcano Region Extension

Join a local naturalist on a guided hike in the heart of Corcovado National Park

Sea Kayaking Costa Rica
Sea Kayaking Costa Rica
Sea Kayaking Costa Rica
Sea Kayaking Costa Rica
AVAILABLE:
ACTIVITY:
ACCOMMODATIONS:
GROUP SIZE:

Any Time

Beginner

Dormitory at Comfortable Hotel

2-10 Guests, Min Age: 5

Sea Kayaking Costa Rica

AVAILABLE:

November-May

Sea Kayaking Costa Rica

ACTIVITY:

Beginner- Intermediate

Sea Kayaking Costa Rica

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Comfortable Hotels,
Ecolodges, Glampings

Sea Kayaking Costa Rica

GROUP SIZE:

4-10 Guests,
Min Age: 12

Corcovado National Park is the crown jewel of Costa Rica’s National Park System. Join one of our extensions to visit the rainforests of Sirena Ranger Station at the heart of Corcovado National Park. After your sea kayaking adventure, you will continue with 1.5 days of guided hiking led by expert naturalist guides so that you can take full advantage of one of the highest concentrations of flora & fauna Costa Rica has to offer.

Highlights

  • Off-the-beaten-path nature destinations teeming with wildlife & breathtaking scenery.
  • Hiking within Corcovado Park, labeled as “the most biologically intense place in the world” by National Geographic
  • Trips are led by highly experienced, knowledgeable, friendly English-speaking guides.
  • This trip begins on the morning Trip Day 7 of the 8-Day Lodge-to-Lodge Golfo Dulce Sea Kayaking Trip, and adds two nights to your Costa Rica trip, including international travel days.
     

Kayaking route for the 8 Day Lodge-to-Lodge Golfo Dulce Sea Kayaking Trip. Click here to view full screen map. The Corcovado Hiking and Sea Kayaking Adventure only includes the kayaking section between Rincon and Palma.

Document

Itinerary

DAY 1. TRAVEL TO ARENAL & GUIDED NIGHT WALK

This morning, after breakfast, we will head for the airstrip in Puerto Jimenez, where your pilot will fly back to the Central Valley on a 50-minute scenic flight along the Pacific Coast. Upon landing in San Jose, a Sea Kayaking Costa Rica representative will meet you at the airport and provide transportation to La Fortuna, a small town whose landscape is dominated by the awesome Arenal Volcano. Positioned within Costa Rica's northern lowlands, the Arenal Volcano is an unavoidable presence while traveling within this part of the country. It is tall and imposing and has a reputation that precedes itself. Arenal's perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a sightseer's dream.

You will arrive at your hotel approximately in time for lunch, followed by your hotel check-in. The afternoon will be at leisure. This evening, we have arranged for your participation in a guided night walk through the trails of a private forest reserve. The nocturnal forest is very active, with the sounds of insects, frogs, night birds, and many other animals that remain hidden during the day. Although never certain, there are highly favorable odds your guide spot and point out sloths, armadillos, tree frogs, and many other species. Come prepared to ask many questions about our favorite creatures lurking in the dark.

Accommodation: Standard Room at Silencio del Campo Hotel (or similar) Hotel.
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 2. SCENIC DRIVE TO SAN JOSE WITH STOP FOR ZIP LINING

This morning after breakfast we will our driver will pick so you may start your travel back to San Jose; while driving over the cloud forest-laden mountains of the Central Volcanic Mountain Range we will stop to enjoy a Costa Rican classic, the canopy tour, a.k.a. ziplines. The canopy tour takes place in a network of cables, towers, and suspended platforms through the cloud forest treetops. The tour starts at the highest point of a 500-acre cloud forest resort; the guides will gird you with top safety harness and the best climbing gear available. After a short safety briefing, you will walk to the starting point, glide and enjoy the view of the hidden cloud forest valley. Two hanging bridges, three short jungle trails and ten cables for a total of a 1045m connecting to giant trees platforms will lead you through the tree top view on a cloud forest, giving you the opportunity to witness the complexity and the harmony of the jungle biodiversity. Your companions might be birds, monkeys, sloths, and other small jungle animals. The thrill of the “Tarzan Swing” will accomplish this experience. After the tour, you will continue your drive to San Jose arriving to the hotel by midafternoon

Accommodation: Country Inn & Suites
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3. DEPARTURE DAY OR EXTEND YOUR STAY IN COSTA RICA (DAY 9*)

Meals: Breakfast



Document
Document

Pricing & Reservations

Document

Activity Level

No previous experience is necessary but is preferred. If the guest has no experience, they are expected to be is good physical condition. 

Activity Snapshot

DAY 1 Optional 2-6 hours to be determined by guide and guests
DAY 2 Optional 2-4 hours to be determined by guide and guests

Accommodations

This extension features one night in shared accommodation in Sirena Ranger Station and your own room in the comfortable cabinas of Cabinas Jimenez. Typically, cabinas in Costa Rica are simple yet cozy accommodations, often resembling small cottages or bungalows.

Sirena Ranger Station

You will be spending the night at Sirena Ranger Station, a rustic wooden building with no frills and lots of history. Sirena Ranger Station is in the heart of Corcovado National Park, one of the country's most remote and biologically diverse regions, renowned for its exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities. The station offers shared dormitory-style rooms and provides set meals and set hours. Guests stay in bunk beds equipped with mattresses, sheets, pillows, and mosquito nets. Showers & toilets are shared. Power outlets offering electricity to charge your electrical devices are available. These accommodations are in high demand, so it's advisable to book well in advance if you plan to stay overnight at Sirena.

Cabinas Jiménez

Cabinas Jimenez is located directly on the Golfo Dulce in the heart of Puerto Jimenez. Each is a cozy airconditioned haven, providing a perfect blend of comfort and rustic charm. The thoughtfully designed accommodations feature locally sourced wooden furnishings and comfortable beds. The on-site restaurant showcases the best Costa Rican cuisine, emphasizing fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Guests can savor traditional delicacies prepared with a modern twist and a refreshing tropical beverage.

Document
Document
Document

Weather

For San Jose, you can expect daytime temperatures in the 70°s and 80°s Fahrenheit, with evening lows in the 60°s. While in the Osa Peninsula, daytime temperatures are in the 80°s and 90°s Fahrenheit, with evenings anywhere in the 70°s. February and March and consistently the driest months, some rain can be expected during the months of November December, April, May, and June.

Nov Dec Jan Feb March April May
High Low
High Low
High Low
High Low
High Low
High Low
High Low
San Jose
76 65
76 65
77 66
78 66
78 68
77 67
77 67
Osa Peninsula
85 75
85 75
85 75
85 75
95 80
100 80
85 75
Jan
High Low
San Jose
77 66
Golfo Dulce
85 75
Feb
High Low
San Jose
78 66
Golfo Dulce
85 75
March
High Low
San Jose
78 68
Golfo Dulce
95 80
April
High Low
San Jose
77 67
Golfo Dulce
100 80
May
High Low
San Jose
77 67
Golfo Dulce
85 75

FAQ's

Corcovado is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including tapirs, jaguars, howler monkeys, capuchin monkeys, scarlet macaws, and a vast array of amphibians, reptiles, and insects.

Essential items include comfortable hiking shoes, lightweight and moisture-wicking clothing, a rain jacket, insect repellent, sunscreen, a water bottle, a hat, binoculars, a camera, and any necessary medications. Sea Kayaking Costa Rica provides a detailed packing list upon booking

Sirena Ranger Station is the only accommodation within the park and offers basic accommodations. Reservations for these accommodations should be made in advance.

The dry season (December to April) is considered the best time to visit Corcovado, as it offers more predictable weather and better hiking conditions. The park can be visited year-round however, September and October are especially rainy

Visitors are expected to follow Leave No Trace principles, which include packing out all trash, respecting wildlife and plants, staying on designated trails, and not disturbing the natural environment.

Yes, all visitors must be accompanied by a guide due to safety concerns, such as navigating the challenging terrain and taking adequate precautions with wildlife. Additionally, guides are trained to be skilled at spotting wildlife that might be missed by untrained eyes. 

Yes, there can be safety concerns in Corcovado, such as wildlife encounters and rapidly changing weather conditions. Hiring a guide is a good way to enhance safety, and it’s crucial to listen to their instructions and advice.

You may leave the bulk of your belongings in Sirena Ranger Station, so while hiking just take 2 liters of water, snacks, and what you choose to carry. Upon booking, we provide a detailed packing list and instructions

Yes, potable water is accessible to you throughout the trip.

People from all walks of life and all ages join our tours. We get a mix of couples, singles, families, and friends, usually between 45 and 65 years of age. Though not often, we’ve also had families with children your young as 12 (minimum age) and we’ve taken many guests well into their 70’s. Without exception, everyone comes to have a good time and the variety of people and interests found on each trip makes it all the more fun.

No, insects are generally not a problem if you bring long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and insect repellant. We recommend Permethrin-treated clothing. (A thorough packing list is provided).

Document
Document
Document

Similar Trips to the Corcovado National Park Overnight Hiking Extension:

Home

Corcovado Hiking and Sea Kayaking Adventure

Paddle Golfo Dulce Tropical Fjord and Hike in the Tropical Rainforests of Corcovado National Park

8 Days

Beginner - Intermediate
from $2685/person
Home

Corcovado 4-Day Hiking Adventure Extension

Led by expert naturalist guides, enjoy multiple days of hiking, including longer trails and more remote areas of Corcovado National Park

4 Days

Intermediate - Advanced
from $600/person

Inspiration to Explore

Document
Document
Document
Document