My husband and I returned to Costa Rica in March to check out the Osa Peninsula. You have to have a guide to explore the Corcovado National Park. I did a lot of online research and ended up choosing Surcos Tous. We requested Nito as our guide based on multiple excellent reviews.
His sister Ute was extremely prompt, helpful, and professional with answering our questions and preparing us for the adventure (hiking in from our lodge to La Leona ranger station then on to the Sirena Ranger station.) I only wish that we had clarified earlier in our communications that we knew that we were going to stay in a tent, rather than the dormitories. She was conscientious and booked the dormitory, since it has to be done in advance. But it costs more for the dorm and we did not use our dorm since we had planned to tent camp. No worries, better safe than sorry! I should have been more clear in our communications!
Nito is extremely professional, knowledgeable, optimistic, and kind. He was also very proactive in taking pictures and video for us so that we could be present with what we were seeing firsthand. We are so appreciative of this, because we continue to enjoy these mementos of our wonderful trip! Plus my husband and I really enjoyed his company, in addition to his soft spoken nature, respect for the environment and animals, and funny stories!
We were extremely lucky to see a momma puma and her two young spotted cubs on our way in, and then a very close up puma on our hike out. We also saw wild pigs, poison dart frogs, tapirs, anteaters, coatis, a huge assortment of birds, insects, and wildlife. The hike in and out was long and hot, but definitely worth it to see the variety of animals that we saw! I would recommend staying the 2 nights at the park to get the full experience.
I definitely recommend this tour company to explore Corcovado based on their professionalism and organization. We were very lucky to have Nito as a guide, but I would book him in advance. He is sought after due to his awesome guide services!
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