Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica – The next adventure: a 2-day hike across Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula. Day one was from Los Patos station to Sirena station, 21km over muddy trails through primary and secondary rainforest. We saw 2 poisonous snakes, examined jaguar and puma tracks, did about a dozen river crossings, and got very very wet. (After all, it is the rainforest!)
Day 2 started with an early morning hike, in hopes of spotting some nocturnal animals before they retired for the day. We ended up seeing three tapirs (!). One was already snoozing peacefully. The other two were a mother/baby pair swimming across the river. Too far away for photos but so cool! Also: a beautiful sunrise.
The hike out of Corcovado was a 16km trek from Sirena station to La Leona station , then out to the “village” of Carate. It started with a serious river crossing (impossible at high tide!) then continued on a coastal trail. Tons of wildlife and gorgeous, empty beaches. This is truly a glorious corner of Costa Rica.