Costa Rica

Backpacking the Oso Peninsula and Corcovado National Park-Simply One of the Best Places to Spot Wildlife in a Rainforest

Costa Rica Travel Itinerary March 2010


Day 1
Depart San Diego at 9:30am. Arrive San Jose at 11:05pm
Barrio Amon and Sorrounds: Hostel Pangea  

Day 2
Blanco Lobo bus to Puerto Jimenez located  
Arrive Puerto Jimenez

Day 3
Transportation colectivo 200 meters south of the bus station Soda Deya, 
Carate to La Leona ranger station 3.5km (1 hour), La Leona station to Sirena station (16km).
Camp at beach before Sirena station.

Day 4
Camp at Sirena station  (Tapirs at airstrip after dusk). Camping only permitted at ranger stations.  
Hike area trails

Day 5
Camp Sirena station
Hike along coastal trail to Rio Sirena to see crocodiles and sharks (1 km north of Sirena). Hike along San Pedrillo trail.
Camp Sirena station.

Day 6
Hike to Carate
Collectivo at 4pm to Puerto Jimenez-Carate road take Collectivo and turn off on Cabo Matapalo Road around 5:30pm-left hand side through a white cement gate called El Porton Blanco.
Accomodation-Ojo Del Mar

Day 7
Transfer by taxi or collective to tip of Oso peninsula 17 km south of Puerto Jimenez
Cabo Matapalo. Playa Pan Dulce-double point break.  
Accomodation Ojo Del Mar

Day 8
Collectivo to Puerto Jimenez depart morning connect on Carate road at 10am.
Depart to San Jose San Isidro at 5am or 11am ( 8 hours), Blanco Lobo. (Buy tickets in advance)
Arrive San Jose and find accommodation.

Day 9
Depart at 7am and arrive San Diego at 8:45pm.


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