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Corcovado Adventures Tent Camp
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night trip here, even with some bad weather. We booked through Vista Serena hostel in Manuel Antonio which was a far better rate than booking directly with the Tent Camp. The location is just beautiful, and if you can get one of the front tents you have a veranda with your very own ocean view. We were unfortunately in one of the back tents next to the toilet block which was a bit dark under the tree canopy, but I'm sure they would have moved us if they had space. The staff were friendly and helpful, but consistently forgot that one of the group was vegetarian. Every single meal they accidentally brought him a meat or fish meal, then had to apologise and find an alternative. The food was good and plentiful, particularly breakfasts. The jungle walk day trip was really excellent - our guide knew everything there was to know and was fascinating. The snorkelling trip was fun, but not ground breaking if you've come from the Carribean coast where the sealife is more diverse and the water clearer. We were lucky enough to see humpback whales on each of the 3 days of the trip, and to be surrounded by a pod of dolphins on the way out. If you're moving on towards Panama, it's easy to leave the Camp on the morning boat and be in David, Panama by 2pm. Thanks to all the staff here we really enjoyed our trip.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

The Corcovado Tent Camp is located on the ocean south of a town called Aguijats, in Drake Bay. The lodge has tents only. The tents however are set no platforms, it is so much more than just camping. It has a real wooden bed, a fan, electric light all night long. The setting is great. We stayed in a tent located beside a creek and at only just about 10 yards from the beach. There are tree platforms and aerial bridges , trails, a restaurant and even a bar service. We stayed for 2 nights which included a guided tour to Corcovado park. There is a trail going to Rio Claro, a beautiful beach with a pristine river where we swam. The camp is not recommended if you are looking for high end accommodation, but absolutely recommended if you enjoy rainforest, adventure, exciting, something different.

Room Tip: We realle recommend the beachfront tents. there are other tents set inside the forest which are prob...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 24 April 2013

Just an amazing trip, many Thanks to Jose and Tom and the rest of the staff. A truly memorable experience.Everything went as planned, the Tent Camp was a beautiful location and the excursions to Cano Island and Corcovado Park were truly a great experience. I would highly recommend it for anyone planning a trip to Costa Rica.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Los Gatos, CA
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

My husband and I stayed 6 nights in Corcovado tent camp. The tents were very nice with electricity! We had a full view of the ocean. Celso and the rest of the staff were awesome. The grounds were clean without being sterile. The path from the camp leads to one beautiful white sand beach after another - with hardly anyone there
The snorkeling was great, we saw so many fish, it was thrilling. The main highlight was the national park. We saw tabors, peccaries, 4 types of monkeys, a sloth, macaws, and reef sharks.
If you want to see wildlife and unspoiled nature, all at a reasonable price, this is the place to go!

Room Tip: Best room is the closest to the ocean.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Eagle River, Alaska
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Reviewed 27 March 2013

Corcovado Adventures Tent Camp is really a delight but be ready for just letting your hair down and enjoying the down-to-earth atmosphere here. Accessing the property is by boat taxi, down a river and across a bay to the beach where the camp is located. Local boat captains shuttle guests and supplies back and forth between the Corcovado properties and Sierpe. There are no docks, so to disembark from the shuttle boat, roll up your pants and jump off into the surf and up onto the beach with your belongings.
Accommodations consist of platform tents with two beds and a night stand, a bare electric bulb for light and a fan to keep the air moving inside the tent. All tents face onto the beautiful beach for a great view as you sit on the front porch of your tent. Dining is communal and the schedule is flexible depending on the time of guest's activities. The food is great considering that the place is not close to anything and all of the provisions are brought in by boat. Three meals a day are provided and if there is an activity over the lunch time, a generous sack lunch will be provided with orders taken for sandwiches the night before. If you have special dietary needs, they will accommodate requests. Beer and mixed drinks are available at the small but well-stocked bar.
The personal facilities are communal with a bank of sinks in a common area flanked by individual showers and toilets. The water never really got warm for the showers which are basically open air, but the tropical air temperatures never made the showers seem cold. Clean towels are provided as well as housekeeping for the tents. At the time we were there, free-standing cabins were being built above the tent camp next to a viewing platform as an alternative to being in the tents on the beach.
Keep your eye out for white-face monkeys and birds of all kinds. We were entertained by a troupe of monkeys just off the beach as they feasted, carrying babies on their backs, chasing each other and swinging from the tree branches. Be prepared for seeing all kinds of insects, both small stinging insects and some that are as big as lemons. Bring sunscreen and bug dope and apply both frequently.
An hour's boat trip will take you to Corcovado National Park, an unbelievable place teeming with wildlife and gorgeous scenery. We had a knowledgeable guide who took us through the trails within the area of the Sirena Ranger Station and logged over thirty kinds of animals and birds in the half-day hike. On the boat trip to and from the Park, ocean birds and dolphins keep you entertained if you can keep your eyes off the scenery.
If you are looking for a different experience than high-rise luxury hotels and enjoy hospitality, good food and all that the Osa Peninsula has to offer, I would highly recommend a visit to the Corcovado Adventures Tent Camp.

Room Tip: All of the tents available are basically the same, just situated differently in their orientation to...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

The Tent Camp is the perfect place for people who dream of staying in the tropical rainforest, in a more adventurous way. The place has around 20 platforms tents which are really comfortable and offer electricity, a fan, a small deck with views ( mine had ocean view ) and real beds. The tent camp also has a restaurant and bar ( food is great by the way, we had a large fish for dinner called Wahoo ), oven backed potatoes, salad and juice. The camp is located even further south of Drake Bay. If you don’t want to go on the trip to the Island of Isla del Cano or Sirena ( which I personally highly recommend )m, then there are other fun things to do at the camp, one for example walking to the river mouth of Rio Claro, just around d 1 hour south of the camp. The staff at the camp is also great. Celso and Keith ( 1 Costa Rican and 1 North American ) run the camp and really look out for you. We booked a package which included transportation from the river town of Sierpe, around 1 and a half hour north of Drake Bay. The deal included all meals, a trip to the Corcovado National Park and the Sirena Park Ranger Station and a trip to the Isla of Cano. We booked an extra night at the end so we stayed for 4 nights instead of 3. We really enjoyed our stay, and it it fulfilled an old dream of ours to experience a tropical rainforest adventure.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

Stayed for 2 nights but could have stayed for more gladly, there are so many things to do in that area that there is never enough time. The Tent Camp is really comfortable and clean, there are enough bathrooms ans showers for everyone, each tent has 2 beds, a fan, light(really useful at night), you can use their kayaks and explore, or go for a walk to the closest beach without leaving the camp, there is also internet access and more facilities than I was expecting, also they have cabins with private bathroom and a beautiful view if you prefer that, the staff will go out of their way to make you feel as comfortable as they can. The hike in Corcovado National Park is great, the guides are really knowledgeable and that will allow you to appreciate even more the rain forest. I look forward to visit the area again staying a couple extra nights.

Room Tip: All the tents are pretty much the same but some are closest to the beach and restaurant, also you ca...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Corcovado Adventures Tent Camp
Address: Caletas de Osa Beach, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 45 Speciality Lodging in Drake Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Corcovado Adventures Tent Camp 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Corcovado Adventures Tent Camp offers luxury tent accommodations on the beach with amazing views and abundant wildlife, a relaxing environment immersed in the natural wonders of the Osa peninsula. It is truly one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Discover why National Geographic calls it, "The most biologically diverse place on the planet." Affordable comfort and luxury with full board delicious fare and a full range of Corcovado National Park and Cano Island tours on land and sea. Unique accommodations in full-size tents with wood-frame beds, private decks, electricity, wireless internet and breathtaking ocean views. ... more   less 
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