Hotel Rancho Corcovado
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Andresturner stayed here on Mar 25, 2013 during their trip titled: Costa Rica to Patagonia.
The Corcovado National Park is on the Oso Peninsula and can only be accessed by walking or talking a boat to it. I stayed at Drake Bay just outside the park. The first day I had a hammock day, the second day I went snorkelling near the Caño Island and the third day walking in the park. By the way on the 9th February 3/4 of my trip is over.
... of course, it wasn't like we were just walking along the trail and seeing animals on either side the whole time. But there was something rewarding and fascinating about seeing them in their natural habitat. Mom and I loved it. We thought it was well worth the $80, considering the long boat ride and great guided tour.
One thing I'd do though is wear socks! I got bug bites all over my ankle despite all the Deet.
... not a beach, we were pleased he set off again. Conversations in Spanglish then ensued which ended with us paying for the trip, him backing the boat up to the beach saying he's never heard of our accommodation, then us paddling to shore with our luggage. We carted it up the beach and Debs plan was to sit in the shade and have a think, after a minute a local guy comes up and asks if we have accommodation, when Deb tells him we have he asks where're and Deb tells his, Mango Casita, ...
... I was with 2 of the fittest volunteers here so they managed it ok. They seemed pretty exhausted when we got back though. I enjoyed it. Then I went for a swim in the ocean for a while and did a bit of poi on the beach while I dried off for lunch. Then I rowed a canoe out to sea with Mark and had another swim and relax on the canoe. It was a very exhausting day.
We had a party on the beach the next day to ...
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We ended up pitching a tent in the front of this hotel, right above the beach. The old man working the office was very nice, and agreed to let us pitch our tent out front for cheap. We also looked at a couple of the rooms up on the hill, and they had unbelievable views.
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