Hi again travelers
Giving in to ongoing ankle/knee issues, we’ve had to bin our plans to hike into Sirena Station late this year, so instead will be flying in and out. We (husband and I) will be with a guide, so there will be 2 seats free into Sirena on 1st December, and back out on 3rd December – i.e. spending 2 nights there. Would anyone like to join us and split flight costs?
Yet to be decided, but flights would be from/back to either Drake or Puerto Jiminez (see below).
At this stage, with regard to Corcovado, we haven’t decided where to fly from/to, and this is where we’re once again asking advice from contributors -
Accommodation and vehicle safety:
We’ll have too much equipment (includes scuba diving gear) to fly domestically, so will be hiring a vehicle to drive from San Jose to the Osa area on around 29th Nov, and back to San Jose by 9th December. While we’re away for the few days at Sirena, we’d need to be sure the vehicle can be left somewhere safe, perhaps at whichever little airstrip we fly from, or at our accommodation.
We’d like to stay somewhere within an hour or so’s drive to one of the airstrips for the Sirena flight, for perhaps a couple of days prior to our Corcovado trip, then for another few days afterwards – in the hope that the accommodation would be happy to store our gear for us while we’re at Sirena.
We’re considering somewhere like Iguana Lodge, or renting a house at Matapalo (assuming our belongings would be safe left in the empty house for a few days while we’re at Corcovado) . So somewhere close to wildlife and probably 3.5–star or above as this will be our relaxation period Would the Drake area be best, or the Puerto Jiminez side as we’d been thinking? We’re not nightclubbers anymore(!), enjoying instead nature and nice food. We’re not concerned with scuba diving opportunities for this portion of our trip as we’ll be heading off to Cocos Islands on 10th December.
A chance to see a glass frog would be a motivator in deciding where to stay, but we understand finding them can be pretty difficult so not hinging anything on this …
Many thanks yet again for any suggestions