San Pedrillo of Corcovado Day Tours

On a private day tour to San Pedrillo of Corcovado you can explore the easy to moderate trails with your nature guide at your own pace. Smaller groups offer better opportunities for wildlife sightings.

About San Pedrillo:  San Pedrillo is the northern most ranger station in Corcovado National Park and the closest to Sierpe (about 1.5 hrs).  Your guide will lead you through primary and secondary rainforest trails where you can spot a variety of wildlife and learn about the rich biodiversity that this area has to offer.  After a beautiful morning hike, a lunch break will be taken at the beachfront ranger station before heading out for an afternoon waterfall excursion.  This waterfall trail will lead you to an oasis in the hot forest.  Here you can swim in the chilly mountain waters to refresh and awaken your senses.  

What's Included?

  • Round-trip boat transportation from Sierpe (private boat, guide and captain)

  • Entrance fees

  • Bilingual certified naturalist guide

  • Homemade Picnic Lunch - choose from a menu (we can accommodate most diet requests). Lunch included for parties of 4 or more. Additional cost for groups of 2 or 3. Breakfast menu also available at additional cost $10pp

Schedule: Departs from Sierpe between 6:30 and 9am. Full day tour (returns at your request).  We can coordinate transportation (additional cost) from Quepos / Manuel Antonio, Dominical, Uvita or Ojochal. Please inquire with us for pricing.  

Rough Itinerary:

  1. Depart Sierpe and travel 45 minutes thru the calm river and canals of the Sierpe Terraba Wetland reserve and then out into the ocean, and then another 45 minutes to San Pedrillo (wet beach landing).

  2. Spend the day hiking. Usually 2-3 hours in the morning on a flat trail with lots of tree roots, then a break for a beach side picnic lunch and then afternoon hiking to a waterfall for refreshing swim in the river pools.

  3. Head back to Sierpe in the afternoon, enjoying a mangrove tour on the way back if you desire. Return anytime before dark. It's up to you.

 What to Wear: 
comfortable hiking clothing (quick dry is best), sunscreen, water sandals or flip flops.  

What to Bring:
Socks and sturdy comfortable walking shoes, a day pack with: bathing suit, Sunscreen, hat, towel, sunglasses, insect repellent, seasick medicine, bottle of water and snacks, binoculars, camera and your cell phone so the guide can take pictures for you through the scope, rain gear (poncho or jacket for the boat, umbrella for hiking - protects you from the rain and the sun and a waterproof bag for cell phones and cameras) - ALWAYS be prepared for rain. Please always apply insect repellent away from other people.

What to Expect:

  • A 2hr boat ride (45min in the calm river, 15 minutes entering the ocean, about 1 hr or less in the ocean paralleling the coast to San Pedrillo

  • A wet landing on the beach (barefoot OK, but sand is HOT in the afternoon when boarding the boat so flip flops are recommended)

  • A hot and humid day (bring plenty of water) with moderate to easy hiking mostly in filtered sunlight / shade in the jungle

  • Possibility of rain (this IS the RAINforest), Always be prepared for rain

  • Homemade Picnic lunch free of single use plastic

  • Professional service from start to finish (boat, captain, guides and lunches)