Parque Nacional Corcovado

Península de Osa, Costa Rica

No Olvide Traer. . .

The best rule for those that are not camping is that If it won't fit in a day pack, don't bring it along.  You will be hiking at least 38 kilometers, 19 the first day, and 19 the second day.  The first portion of your trip is shaded and not excessively hot; the second portion of your trip is grueling, hot, and tiring.  Both hiking days are physically demanding, and the more you bring, the harder it is.  Bring only the bare essentials, which are the following:


1)  Loose cotton clothing, shorts, t-shirt, hat, one change tops, and plan to wash your day one hiking clothes at Sirena and put them on wet for Day 2 the next morning.

2)  Appropriate footwear is individual specific, but leather is not recommended.  Day One can be done barefoot.  Day Two involves lots of rocks, so you should have something more than Tevas.  I prefer the $5 pair of rubber boots sold locally.  They are tough, have excellent traction in the forest, are easy to take off and put on, and dry very quickly if you go over the top.

3)  Insect protection.  Bring a strong repellant (i.e. one with DEET as an active ingredient).  Two different species of locally present mosquitoes carry dengue fever and malaria.  Also, for optimal comfort at the Sirena dormitory housing, a mosquito net is advised.

4)  Water.  Two-liter bottle is adequate.  Water is heavy; don't get carried away as there is potable water for refills at all the ranger stations.

5)  Snacks and Treats.  Every slightest creature comfort is magnified in the wilderness, so be your own judge, just keep it light.

6)  Lentes y Bloqueador solar

7)  Cámara fotográfica obviamente.

8) Bolsas Plasticas: Una bolsa grande para que su mochila permanezca seca, una bolsa pequeña para la ropa sucia  y varias bolsas Zip Loc para llevar cosas que deben permanecer secas: pasaporte, camaras, peliculas, SIMs, filmes, papel para enrolar, ect.

9)  Sabanas:  Las sabanas no estan previstas en el dormitorio.  are not provided at the dormitory.  Bring a second one to sleep on top of if you want, remember weight when packing.

10)  Basicos Esenciales: Cuchillo, encendedor, linterna, pilas de repuesto, bolígrafo, medicamentos esenciales (remedio para shock anafiláctico , insulina, litio, el control de la natalidad, etc) de acuerdo a sus   circunstancias médicas particulares.

11)  Dinero:  Usted necesita dinero en efectivo si quiere rentar una canoa a Sirena .  Tambien para comprar bebidas frias en la Estacion La Leona o en la Pulperia Carate, una vez que sale.

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