How to get to Corcovado National Park, Tips, and Map

We will show you with the map the easiest ways to get to the Corcovado National Park from anywhere in Costa Rica.

Corcovado National Park is the largest national park in Costa Rica, in addition the best place to observe animals in all Tropical America. It was also considered the best natural park in the world by Discovery corp. in the years 2017 and 2018.

Despite being so award-winning, it is far from being the most popular park in Costa Rica, and one of the reasons is that it has difficult access.

How to get to Corcovado National park from San Jose?

To get to the Corcovado National Park from San Jose, firstly, you have to choose a nearby town where you can spend at least one night.

There are 4 towns from where you can access Corcovado, which are:

  • Uvita
  • Sierpe
  • Puerto Jiménez
  • Drake Bay

How to get to Corcovado National Park from Uvita.

Uvita is the furthest town from Corcovado and from Uvita you can only visit the San pedrillo station.

To visit this station you can schedule a day tour with the hotel or one of the local tour operators.

If not, you can also do it with us.

Normally, the way to get there is by boat from uvita beach.

Or travel by vehicle to Sierpe and do the tour from Sierpe.

How to get to Corcovado National Park from Sierpe

Sierpe also has difficult access to the park, and normally you can only visit the San pedrillo station.

But on rare occasions, you can also visit Sirena.

Similarly, you can schedule the tour with one of the local operators or the hotel. If not, you can also do it with us.

The tour to Corcovado from Sierpe has the unique attraction of going through the mangroves and having the opportunity to see animals that lie in them.

How to get to Corcovado National Park from Puerto Jiménez.

Puerto Jiménez is, along with Drake Bay, the most popular places to visit Corcovado.

From Puerto Jiménez you can visit La Leona ranger station located south of Corcovado and you can walk to Sirena on a 20 km route of la Leona – Sirena  or on the 23 km route from Los Patos.

The route to Corcovado is done by car from the town of Puerto Jimenez.

To book the tour to Corcovado you can do it with a local tour operator, the hotels or us.

How to get to Corcovado National Park from Drake Bay

Drake Bay has the best access point to Corcovado. In addition, the town itself seems like an extension of the park because it has virgin beaches, forests, lots of animals and incredible trails.

Visiting Drake Bay is already a wild and pleasant experience.

Additionally, Drake Bay has very convenient lodges, restaurants and a transportation system.

From Drake Bay you can visit Sirena and San pedrillo stations by boat.

And by car the San pedrillo station and Los planes.

We offer 3 amazing Corcovado wildlife and adventure tours from Drake Bay.

Urgent information about availability

Corcovado National Park has limit of people that can visit the stations, new changes on the booking process has caused a big crisis of spaces. 

10 000 tourist a year fail to find tickets to visit Corcovado.