San Pedrillo Station, Corcovado National Park
San Pedrillo is the closest National Park Ranger Station to Drake Bay, and the 20 minute boat ride offers possible sightings of dolphins and other marine and aquatic marine life, passing an island nesting spot for the Brown Booby. Our arrival at the beach location of the Ranger Station is a wet landing, so bring your sandals in addition to sturdier footwear for the trails through the National Park. Our bilingual naturalist guide will lead a morning 3 hour hike through the primary and secondary forest, locating and explaining the extensive rainforest wildlife and flora. The rich biological diversity of the area is astounding, and sightings may include as many as 3 types of monkeys, as well as coatis, sloths, anteaters, and much more. Bird lovers will be enchanted by a wide variety of birds, including tanagers, flycatchers, kingfíshers, trogons, crested guans, and spectacular scarlet macaws and toucans. At noon after a lunch at the park ranger station, there is a second shorter hike to a beautiful waterfall - bring your bathing suite for a refreshing swim in the cool clear water! This full day tour starts at 7:30 am, and returns at approximately 2:00 pm.
The tour includes lunch, beverages, park fees, and a skilled and informative naturalist guide equipped with telescope and first aid kit.
Lunch consists of sandwiches, pasta salads, fruits, cookies, son drinks, bottled water, and tropical juices. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the National Park. Two single-sex public bathrooms are available in the ranger station.