Corcovado Travel Directions

Corcovado travel directions are an adventure in themself. 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

corcovado travel directionsDrake 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 Oleaje Sereno in Sierpe ):

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:

*Additional Fee – Not Included In Package Price

Corcovado Travel Directions By Car:

You can leave your car at Restaurant Oleaje Sereno in Sierpr(Private Parking) for $7 per day.  From here you can take the boat ride up the Sierpe River to the Camp.  For more information about parking here, contact the restaurant owners.

Adventure Route:

The most exciting corcovado travel directions… 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.

Two Night Adventure Package

  • 2 nights lodging at Corcovado beachfront or rainforest tents 3 full meals per day Transportation by boat from Drake Bay or the town of Sierpe Tour to Corcovado National Park OR Cano Island including guide, lunch and boat ride From $319 USD / person*

Three Night Adventure Package

  • 3 nights lodging at Corcovado beachfront tents or rainforest tents. 3 meals per day Taxi and boat ride from your choice of Drake Bay or Palmar airport Tour to Corcovado National Park OR Cano Island including guide, lunch and boat ride From $462 USD / person*

Three Night Adventure Combination

  • 3 nights and 4 days at Corcovado beachfront or rainforest tents All meals every day Transfers from Sierpe or Drake Bay to the camp and back Guided tour to Corcovado National Park AND Cano Island including guide, lunch and boat ride From $654 USD / person*
*Package Prices are for low season 2016 double occupancy. For more information about pricing, please visit our Rates & Reservations page.