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HIKE TO LOS PATOS STATION • $90 per person + $10 box lunch

Los Patos Station is one of the main entrances to the Corcovado National Park. Located at the northern side of the park, the trail of Los Patos passes through primary and secondary forests of the Golfo Dulce forest reserve and the Corcovado Park. During this hike you will have the opportunity to explore the lush forest and see any wildlife that cross in your way. Guests will have the chance to relax, swim or have a snack at a small waterfall and natural pool before hiking back to La Tarde.

  • Hike Intensity: Difficult
  • Hiking time: 7 hours
  • Distance: 12 km round-trip
  • Includes: Guide, box-lunch and entrances
  • Minimum 2 people required for this tour

 

Important: The trail goes over steep terrain so you must be prepared for a rigorous hike and it is recommended to be physically fit for long hikes. See our FAQ for general recommendations.

 

HIKING THE OSA TRAIL • $90 per person + $10 box lunch

 

The Osa Trail passes through the highest elevations of the Osa Peninsula. Walk through lowland and inland primary forests during this intense adventure. You will be able to lookout over the incredible view of the Golfo Dulce, mangroves and its surroundings. Guests will have the opportunity to see birds, frogs, lizards, monkeys, as well as other mammals that roam the area. The tour ends in the rural village of San Miguel, where a car awaits to return you to La Tarde.

  • Hike Intensity: Difficult.
  • Hiking time: 7 hours.
  • Distance: 14km of trail.
  • Includes: Guide, box-lunch and transport back to La Tarde
  • Minimum 2 people required for this tour.

 

Important: The trail goes over steep terrain so you must be prepared for a rigorous hike and you should only do this hike if you’re physically fit for long hikes. See our FAQ for general recommendations.

 

TOUR OF GOLD • $50 per person

The Tour of Gold follows the El Higuer n Trail which passes through a wide variety of flora and fauna of the Peninsula's primary forest. Guests will pan for gold in a small stream and can even keep the gold they find with Eduardo's help. During this hike guests will also have the opportunity to see a variety of wildlife including; monkeys, poison dart frogs, birds and bats. The tour will also visit a stunning water fall (the flow rate varies by season).

  • Hike Intensity: easy
  • Hiking time: 3-4 hours
  • Distance: 3 km round-trip
  • Includes: Guide

 

PRIVATE TOUR • $55 per person

This exclusive tour one of our guides will access your goals (wildlife photography, birding, botanic, insects, etc.), plan specific tour route and do everything they can to help you succeed during this hike. Just let us know how to make your Osa dreams come true.

  • Hike Intensity: according to guest preference
  • Hiking time: 4 hours
  • Distance: 4-5 km
  • Includes: Private Guide

"The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness."

- John Muir

NIGHT HIKING TOUR • $50 per person

Night hikes lets guests explore the magic of the rain forest at night. Guests and Herpetologists will have the potential to see a myriad of herpetofauna (reptiles and amphibians) during the night hikes. Your guide will navigate you through the rain forest looking for a large variety of insects, lizards, snakes, amphibians, nocturnal mammals and birds.

  • Hike Intensity: medium
  • Hiking time: 2-3 hours
  • Distance: 3-4 km round-trip
  • Includes: Guide

 

NOTE:

  • For guests’ safety a minimum of close-toed shoes/boots are required but bringing rubber boots is strongly advised.
  • La Tarde does loan rubber boots on a first come, first served basis.
  • Guests should have a reliable flashlight and/or headlight.

 

HIKING RATES FOR CHILDREN

  • Children under 5 years do not pay for the tours.
  • Children from 5 to 11 years pay 50% of the tour rates. Except in the Full Day Tours which cost is $50 per child.
  • Some tours or activities are not recommended or are not possible for kids under 5 years.

 

GENERAL NOTE TO GUESTS: Due to the irregular topography, heat and rough terrain of the Osa Peninsula guests are recommended to assess their own physical limits before committing to a tour, hike, or trek. If you have concerns please speak to your guide ahead of time. If you have limiting physical conditions, a Private Tour is always available to meet your specific needs.

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