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Great place to visit. Arrive by boat. Wet landing. Fascinating walk through the jungle to the research station. Guide was superb. Saw lots of wildlife. Recommend for anyone who likes a bit of an adventure
We stayed overnight as part of a tour arranged from Drake Bay. Was really impressed with the Ranger Station. The food was amazing - heaps of it and as vegans we were really well catered for . We had only booked the day before ....More
We ended here for lunch after a guided hike through the jungle that morning. This was a gourmet lunch with a diverse array of local fruit, fantastic chicken burritos AND tamales cooked in banana leaves. Some of the best food, not just Costa Rican food,...More
My wife and I just spent 2 nights/3 days at the Sirena Ranger Station with an excellent guide from Surcostours ("Marco"). We were extremely impressed by the condition of the facilities, which have apparently been significantly renovated over past years, by the bathroom facilities---sinks, toilets,...More
We did 3 days 2 nights, starting from Carate and ending in Drake Bay. This duration of trip was perfect because it allowed for more time for day hikes around La Sirena, more time to absorb the wildlife, plants, forest, and ocean air.
We landed from the sea and our first thought was that the area was going to be crowded with tourists as when we landed the beach was full. However the guides led us in different directions and soon we were just with our own small...More
We stayed here for 2 nights during a 3 day tour of the park. The lodge is located in the middle of the park, a few minutes from the beach/boat launch and surrounded by trails for exploring the park and its plentiful wildlife. Be aware,...More
Yesterday we arrived at the station after a heavy hiking tour from Caracas. It took 9 hrs of which 8 hours stiff walking, rather demanding because of the heat and high humidity. Incredible nature. After just in time the crossing of the Rio Claro lagune,...More
You will pay a lot of money (around 250$) and will experience a military barrack service: queues for poor dinner until the kitchen opens (once you finish dinner, separate on your own the dishes and the litter with established order), dirty communal bathrooms, and rude...More
We spent two nights and very much enjoyed it. We went for the hiking and wildlife and I was concerned about giving up all my creature comforts, but I actually really enjoyed being at Sirena Station. The most remarkable thing is the food. It is...More
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We used Surcostours and they did a very nice job. There should be others if they are not available. There are advance timing requirements for arranging permits and they do have limited space, so you should start process as... More
We used Surcostours and they did a very nice job. There should be others if they are not available. There are advance timing requirements for arranging permits and they do have limited space, so you should start process as soon as you are able!