Our intimate tours are personalized to accommodate your schedule, interests, abilities and comfort level so that you can experience the beauty of the Osa Peninsula to its fullest! We can accommodate people of all ages on our tours.
We offer private day tours to Caño Island (snorkeling and / or diving) and Corcovado (San Pedrillo or Sirena) National Park, mangrove tours (nature or artisan fishing), overnight camping trips in Corcovado and a combo tour that includes Caño Island and San Pedrillo.
Our tours depart from Sierpe but we can coordinate transportation (additional cost) from Quepos, Manuel Antonio, Dominical, Uvita or Ojochal. Please inquire with us for pricing.
Tours depart at your desired time (between 5:30am and (recommended) no later than 9am) and return at your convenience.
We are happy to help you reserve lodging in Sierpe at one of the small hotels or at a rental home if you’d like to stay for a few nights. Its been said that between the Sirena of Corcovado tour and the half day mangrove tour on the Estero Azul, you can see MORE wildlife in two days in than in a week traveling all over the rest of Costa Rica.
We are also happy to coordinate shared tours for you, but we assume no responsibility for the quality of the lunches, guides or service, though usually it is very good. The advantage of booking through us is that we speak English and can answer all your questions ahead of time and help you with all the logistics, provide you with complete tour details and can take payment ahead of time in US dollars via a variety of ways. We are great facilitators! There is no extra fee to reserve through us.
A little Bit About the Osa Peninsula and Corcovado: Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coast, the Osa Peninsula is still a primitive paradise of rain forests and beaches. Some call it Costa Rica's 'last frontier'. Sierpe (just 1.5-2 hrs south of Manuel Antonio along an excellent coastal highway) is the northern gateway to this untainted territory.
Unspoiled beaches bordered by virgin rainforests identifies much of this region. Places like Cano Island and Corcovado are some of the most visited parks in the area. So if you're looking for wildlife, jungle and nature expeditions, this IS the place for you.
In a nutshell: Corcovado is most famous for its pristine forests and unusually high level of biodiversity and for its large population of Scarlet Macaws, wild cats and tapirs.
Named one of the most biologically diverse places in the world, Corcovado National Park is one of the most important natural preserves in the Americas. It is the largest park in Costa Rica and protects 1/3 of the Osa Peninsula.The park conserves the largest primary forest on the American Pacific coastline and one of the few remaining sizable areas of lowland tropical rainforests in the world.
The abundance in wildlife can in part be explained by the variety of vegetation types. There are 13 distinct vegetation types and more than 25 distinct ecosystems in Corcovado supporting endangered plant and animal species, some of which are not found anywhere else in the world.
Often overlooked, this quaint riverside town offers visitors who take the time to actually stop and experience it, some unique treasures. Most notably the ancient spheres and an incredible night tour. Scarlet macaws and toucans frequent the skies and an several enormous ancient spheres grace the central park and nearby sphere museum, located in Finca 6 on the way to Sierpe.
The Sierpe Terraba Wetland Reserve's elaborate network of canals and mud flats, lagoons, raffia swamps and mangrove forests are home to two of Costa Rica's endemic bird species plus numerous migratory and resident birds. It is a fabulous place to go bird watching. It is the largest mangrove reserve in Costa Rica and the second largest in Central America. The fishing is great too!
See out Other Tours for more info about visiting the Spheres and artisan fishing.
In a Nut Shell:
For those who prefer to stay in a small town where there are not many tourists and like to associate with the local community, Sierpe is the place for you.
There are several hotels and cabinas, a few restaurants and even a few rental homes. There are an impressive variety of activities available from Sierpe. It truly is a pura vida experience.