Have read and read and read online but cannot decide where to stay on the osa peninsula this December so would appreciate advice as am running out of time. Bdc is fully booked for when we are going and was above our budget anyway but also do not want to stay in a hostel. I am looking at la leona lodge/lookout lodge and similar and also a few places around drake bay . Would like an immersive jungle experience , not too basic and doesn't have to be luxurious as well but we do not want to do the overnight at sirena station . We would like to do a day trip or probably two into Corcovado however and we would like to stay somewhere which is within the jungle so we feel it is all around us. My main question is, if we stay at carate or cabo matapalo, I have read that it is impossible to get to sirena on a day trip so will we be massively missing out by staying here and not getting to sirena? I know that at leona there is entrance to the park at the leona station there but have read that this is a coastal trail with limited wildlife spotting opportuninities. So read we may see more at sirena on a boat trip from drake bay? On another post however I read that people have seen Pumas at leona and more wildlife at carate than at sirena and I also read that sirena is very busy with tourists which means wildlife disappears from the area? I also understand that wildlife may be all around us at carate and cabo matapalo but not at drake bay itself? Is this correct? I can also see that we can go with several tour companies at drake bay but am not sure if there are tour companies which will operate from carate or cabo matapalo or if we stay there are we going to have to use the hotel services only? There is also an option to hire a rental house at cabo matapalo. Can anyone advise me on the best area to stay for wildlife making the most of our 3 days / 4 nights there? Final question is can you do kayaking and also the phosphorescence thing in all of these areas? Thank you for any advice!