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Travel Blogs from Drake Bay
... the cool creek water felt very refreshing through the boots.
The next day we went into Corcovado National Park. It is very difficult to access requiring either a very long hike to reach one of the Ranger stations, carrying everything you need with you, a very expensive private flight landing on a strip of grass, or a one hour boat trip from Drake with a wet landing both ends on the beach. Not surprisingly we opted for the boat! It was a pleasant ride and we ...
... 14 passengers each. Then it was a hair raising high speed race of an hour along the river and out into the Pacific to reach Drake in time for the captain to return before dark.
At least we did reach Drake. I had started to believe it would be too late in the day for the boats to leave and that it was some sophisticatedstrategy by the hotel to fill it's rooms for the night.
Drake (pronounced the Spanish way but named after the ...
... Jimenez in a great backpackers, more cold water showers but we did have air-conditioning for the first time in over two weeks which was great for getting all the soggy clothes dry – it's so damp here all the time nothing dries properly and in the rainy season, books, sheets etc have been known to go mouldy.
Jan had organised a guide (Nito) for the 3 day trip into the park who came to talk to us the night before having just hiked back from the park that ...
... flight from Nature Air or Sansa or most commonly via boat. Drake Bay is on the edge of the Corcovado National Park. Many people come in here to do day trips by boat to the Sirena Ranger station in hopes of seeing a tapir. When Jan did the research it looked like these trips were a bit hit and miss in terms of actually going ahead hence why we are going into the park to Sirena from the other side and on foot.
Boat was our chosen mode of ...
... us two times just as we were about to surface.
One of our day trips included going into Corcovado National Park. We took a one hour boat ride to the other side of the pennisula and had a guide to show us around for the next five hours. We were very lucky as we saw 3 tapirs, many groups of monkeys, and so many birds that would be impossible to identify them. Our guide heard something and got excited and had us jog to a location along the path. We ...
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