A group of 4 has been lost in the park for over a week. The group entered at La Leona Ranger Station without a guide. The park rangers have been searching for the group for the past 6 days and are gathering additional volunteers to assist in the search.
While the park does allow hiking without a guide in some areas, please be aware that this is not just another "walk in the park" and that you should be an experienced jungle hiker to make the hike without someone who knows the trails. Much of the trail is unmarked and without knowing the trails it is possible to get turned around and lost in the forest, or to mis-judge the river and tides.
I pray that these 4 people are found alive and without too much harm, but now after more than a week, it's getting harder to hold hope for them.
Please everyone, be safe in the jungle.