We are staying at a holiday home called Playa Lapa in Carate this December and will have 4 full days to explore the area. I am wondering about booking a guide for a 1 day hike in to the park or possibly overnight with a stay at Sirena, but already having paid for the house this seems like it will be a bit of an expensive option! Another possibility is 1 day with a guide and 1 day without? Are there any trails to explore close to where we are staying, but not in the park, with wildlife viewing opportunities? Do you need a park permit to explore alonfg the beach? Any suggestions gratefully received!