Visiting Carate, Corcovado (Osa Peninsula)

By planetconservation | May 29, 2020
Central America > Costa Rica > Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula

Don't miss out to visit one of the most bio-diverse places on earth. We invite you to Carate to enjoy nature at its best.

Things to do

  • You can hike towards the Corcovado National Park with a local guide
  • Hike up to the lookout point to see the ocean
  • Observe the monkeys swinging by in the afternoon while you have your typical Costa Rican coffee
  • Don't miss out on Carates spectacular sunsets at the beach
  • Connect with the locals and learn about the Sea Turtle Conservation program and support it by becoming a volunteer for days, weeks or even months.
  • In the area you can also find horse back riding tours along the beach or an early morning kayak tour on the lagoon to spot tropical birds.

When to visit

We recommend to stay at least 2-3 nights to experience pure nature off grid and reconnect with nature. It is worth a visit year around but sea turtle conservation season is between July and January.

During October usually you can expect some heavy rain so please check before making your way down if rivers are low enough to cross (you need a 4wd vehicle).

Note that there is no supermarket around or public restaurants, accommodations usually provide 3 meals per day. Please prepare to bring all necessary snacks and other utilities such as medicine, self care items.

Sunset in Carate, Corcovado, Osa Peninsula

Sunset in Carate, Corcovado, Osa Peninsula

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Written by Eco Travel Hostel
Hi, I'm Beate, one of the founders of Planet Conservation a local association working in environmental education and conservation programs around the country. We are offering you to stay at our Eco Travel Hostels where we provide a family style environment and great, healthy food (some grown in our own garden). Besides that you are welcome to explore the beautiful nature that is surrounding us, ride a bike, learn how to surf or speak Spanish. With your stay you will support our conservation programs and are welcome to learn and help with our campaigns, beach cleanups or educational workshops while you stay with us. Looking forward to meeting ... Read more

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