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Corcovado in December

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Corcovado in December

Hi - Anyone know what to expect if we're heading to Osa and want to do a 1 or 2 day hike of the park in December? Since it's the end of the rainy season I wonder if the rivers and such will be flooded. Is it already getting pretty steaming at the beginning of Dec.? We're planing on going the first 2 weeks of December. Thanks!

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1. Re: Corcovado in December

My personal opinion...it will be FANTASTICO!


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2. Re: Corcovado in December

I was there the second week of this last December (the 9th to 11th), and it was perfect. No rain during the the day, but it rained each night leaving the trails a bit muddy in spots. Just pick up a pair of the inexpensive rubber boots in Puerto Jimenez, and you'll be fine.

I think it's always steamy there, so there's no escaping that -- it's a rainforest. It's very humid and hot.

The rivers were not a problem.

You can read my trip report which I just finally got up a couple days ago here: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g309279-i4523-k361…

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3. Re: Corcovado in December

December is the perfect time of year to explore Corcovado. The rain has slowed down, the rivers are lower, and you can comfortably cross both Rio Madrigal and Rio Claro (the bigger of the two). It's an amazing place. Enjoy.

Ballardo Diaz

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You guys will love it! Chances are, you will get rain, but that's because it's the rainforest, but it will last for a couple of hours in the day, and then you can head out again! Just start early on your hikes, less rain.

Hope this helps,

Marina K. Villatoro

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5. Re: Corcovado in December

I agree with everyone that this is the best, or one of the best times of year to visit the osa. You will definiely enjoy your trip. Have you put any thought into transportation or places to stay? The road from San Jose to the Osa was recently finished, and the drive much better, shorter and easier. there are rental car options, private shuttle options, or an airport in Puerto Jimenez that runs charter flights back and forth to San Jose. I would suggest if you haven´t already to get these booked in advance. December is the high season, and somethimes, it is hard to get flights, or decent rates. send me an email if you have any specific questions. i would be happy to help.



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