Journey Four / Chapter 2

Corcovado Rainforest, Costa Rica

August 2021

Exploration deep into the Corcovado National Park, an expansive tropical rainforest in the southern Costa Rica known for its phenomenal biodiversity.

Corcovado National Park lies on the Osa Peninsula, southwestern Costa Rica. National Geographic has called it "the most biologically intense place on Earth in terms of biodiversity". The park conserves the largest primary forest on the American Pacific coastline and one of the few remaining sizable areas of lowland tropical forests in the world.

Corcovado National Park is open to the public and can be visited on day trips and for overnight visits and all Corcovado visitors must be accompanied by certified professional guides. That exactly how we have visited the park.

Right after crossing the Costa Rican border from Panama, we took a taxi to Sierpe, last town near Corcovado accessible by road. From there onwards, we boarded a ferry that took us down the Sierpe river to the Drake Bay. We headed past the Drake bay and spend two nights in a very remote, but beautiful Jaguar Jungle Lodge. The next day we head out to the remote San Pedrillo ranger station with our guide, where we spend most of the day exploring the jungle.