A Daily Trek to the OSA Rainforest, Huge Corcovado Views!
- SQM 25
Note: you are purchasing a full day hike to the center of the Osa Peninsula and back. You are NOT purchasing Accommodations of any type. 2 persons minimum required for this trek. We confirm by email when we have two trekkers. We depart from Chosa Manglar Nature Retreat beside Puerto Jimenez airport each morning (be there by 5:30 am) and return late in the afternoon. We trek into and back out of the deep, green Osa via the meandering Rio Nuevo. It is by far the best value of all day activities on the Osa. Below you can read a Tripadvisor review published Feb 2019 under Chosa Manglar Nature Retreat. We don't think we could say it any better ourselves, so we'll just let the visitor explain.
"We strongly recommend you take their Reserva Chimpol Tour through the primary jungle. Ask to walk the Mirador-La Ceiba Trail which will transport you into the deep peninsula jungle. That was one of the nicest trail we did in our life. In fact, the nature was so rich that we felt like it was going to engulf us. I would go as far as to claim that it was a mystical experience. Also, it’s very reasonably priced at 39$USD (compared to the outrageous 90-120$USD Corcovado one-day tours - see below for more on Puerto Jimenez). On the Chimpol Tour, you will see trees hundreds of years old, wild animals, spiders, countless ants colonies, hidden waterfalls, all this while you follow your guide opening the trail with a machete. Unreal!
Note that the entire walk is around 12 hours, so you have to be in good shape. If you go on the tour, which you definitely should, make sure you wear good walking shoes, flip-flops (for the 8 rivers crossings), a towel, a 1 liter water bottle (that you can refill along the way in one of the many clean-water sources), sunscreen, some snacks and a sandwich, a headlamp (should you come back after sunset as it happened to us), and a hat to offer some shade on a very sunny day. The resort offers two guides, Rony and Benny, both very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great time with Benny who only speaks Spanish. Rony speaks some English. As we mentioned, these guys are great!"
The distance and time of this activity can be reduced by hiring a taxi from Chosa Manglar Nature Retreat to and/or from any drop-off or pick-up point on Rio Nuevo.
2 Bathroom (Shared), 1 Dining-Room (Shared), 1 Toilet (Shared)
LaundryBathroom & Laundry
ParkingFree Parking at Chosa Manglar Nature Retreat
OutsideShared Garden, 267 hectare Jungle property beside Corcovado Park