Corcovado National Park


Current News 

Updated:   November 07, 2010

permits                                expeditions

JULY 1 2012


MINAET issues decree stating that all people visiting the park must have use permits issued and paid in advance.  Previously walkin day hikers were welcome at park entrances, with payments made to rangers on duty at the stations.  This practice has been discontinued.  While this has no bearing on guided tours, for which park permits are always procured in advance by the tour outfitter, this is very important to hikers entering from Carate through the La Leona ranger station.  For all self-guided trips of any length it is now necessary to procure the permits in advance.  Osa Corcovado will be providing single day permitting services for $10:

January 6, 2010: 

The Park Service announces that maintenance to the Los Patos Sirena trail is complete and that the trail is now re-opened to the general public and does not require a guide to use the trail.  The park continues to recommend that visitors using this trail employ a professional guide, but it is not an absolute requirement.

December 19, 2009:  The Park Service announces an increase in Sirena meal prices effective January 15.  Breakfast prices were raised from $12 to $15.  Lunch and dinner prices went from $15 to $20.

December 15, 2009:  Following a three-day search for a missing hiker, who was found alive and hungry, the Park Service restricts the Los Patos - Sirena trail to parties accompanied by guides.  Presumably the trail is to be reopened to the public once the Park Service is able to maintain the trail that became overgrown and less clearly outlined, during the rainy season.  This means that until further notice, the only way into Sirena on foot by unguided hikers is through the La Leona ranger station near Carate.

December 01, 2009:  The San Pedrillo - Sirena trail, which is normally opened on December 1 each year, was not re-opened this year.  The Park Service announces that the stretch of beach between Rio Llorona (where the arch rock is) and Sirena is not going to be re-opened to the public.

March 4, 2009:  Sirena ranger station is open again.  A maintenance issue was resolved, restoring Sirena water supply, and the Park service announced it was again accepting visitors and reservation requests.

March 3, 2009:  SIRENA RANGER STATION IS CLOSED!!!  Due to problems with the water supply Sirena Ranger Station is closed to new reservations until further notice!  No more information available, as this announcement was just made this afternoon.  Check back tomorrow for more information 

Los Patos Ranger Station. 

San Pedrillo - Sirena Trail.

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