What’s the best type of luggage?
We suggest you pack everything in a waterproof bag, as your trip to the Corcovado Adventures Tent Camp is on our boat and over water. A small outdoor backpack or duffel bag is ideal.
What are the necessities?
- Lightweight, and quick drying loose-fitting shorts and t-shirts
- Bathing suits
- Backpacking Towel
- Long-sleeve shirts and pants for horseback riding and evening
- Hat and sunglasses
- Comfortable hiking shoes (or boots) and socks
- Beach sandals
- Sun protective creams
- Bug repellent
- Rechargeable flashlight or headlamp
- Personal toiletries and medications
- Camera and binoculars
Is the water in Corcovado drinkable?
We have plenty of good drinking water from our own pristine spring.
How is the weather on the Osa Peninsula?
Costa Rica in general has different weather patterns and climates that do change throughout the year. The lush rainforests of Corcovado are hot and balmy during the day, cooler at night. Expect the occasional refreshing shower in the afternoons and mornings during the summer season (December to May). “Winter” in Costa Rica is also known as the “Green Season,” when rain gradually increases from May until November with the wettest month being October. The Corcovado Adventures Tent Camp is open all year.
Although it rains often during the rainy season, this is the time to see whales and dolphins, turtles, and there are less tourists.
Does Corcovado Adventures have electricity?
Yes, the tent camp is hooked up to the public electric grid and all tents have electric lighting and 110v sockets for personal appliances. Power outages are becoming less common but do occur, we have a backup 12v system and generator to use when grid power is out.
How about first aid kits?
The Corcovado Adventures Tent Camp keeps a complete first aid kit including Antivenom for snake bites (luckily we have not had to use it in our over 30 years of doing business here). Necessary personal medicines should be carried by each individual in their luggage.
What should I do with my valuables?
We recommend that you keep your valuables in a strong box at your San Jose hotel. For those who have valuables with them, we provide individual lockers. Our lockers our located in our office and can accommodate most average sized items. (laptops, slr cameras, etc…)
Is there Internet available?
Yes. We have recently invested in bringing in new internet equipment and increased data speeds. You can bring your laptop or other devices at your own risk. Our connection is generally solid and good enough to check your email and moderate browsing.
How much luggage should I bring?
Please minimize your luggage ! Before departing from San Jose to the camp leave all unnecessary items at your hotel. There is limited space on the planes and boats (12 kilos / 25 pounds per person) and you will be much more comfortable if you travel light.