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Costa Rica, Panama & Nicaragua
Costa Rica Corcovado glamping exterior with sea view

Glamping Adventure near Corcovado National Park

Bite-sized trip
  • Itinerary:
    Osa Peninsula (near Corcovado National Park)
  • Duration:
    4 days / 3 nights (flexible)
  • Price:
    From £ 755.- per person (excluding flights)
You will spend a total of three nights on the Osa Peninsula, close to Corcovado National Park, in the southwest of the country. The location of the accommodation in the middle of the jungle makes your stay a particularly special jungle experience. Even getting there is unique because you will walk the last 30 minutes through the lush jungle. You will spend the night in a comfortable safari-style tent where you can listen to the sounds of the jungle and the ocean from your private terrace. An experienced guide will take you on a jungle walk where, if you're lucky, you'll spot the shy tapirs along with plenty of other critters that call this home.
Costa Rica accommodation comfortable tent at Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica interior

Day 1 – Arrival at Glamping Tent near Corcovado National Park

Most travellers arrive by rental car from Manuel Antonio or Ojochal. On this day, be sure to start your journey early, because you will be driving the entire southern tip of the Osa Peninsula and should arrive at the accommodation by 2pm/3pm at the latest due to the tides. In Puerto Jimenez you have the possibility to leave any luggage that you will not need in the coming days in the office of the accommodation.

You will then continue for about two hours until you reach Playa Carate. You will notice that the surrounding scenery becomes greener and you will encounter only a few cars. On arrival in Playa Carate you will be greeted by a staff member from your accommodation and leave your car in the secure car park (around US$5 per day). The adventure is just beginning! While your luggage (maximum 15 kilograms) will be taken to the lodge by horse-drawn cart, you will walk there, which takes about 30 minutes.

You will stay in comfortably furnished, fixed tent, all on individual platforms. Each tent features a private bathroom but as this is the jungle there is no hot water or electricity in the tent.

Days 2 & 3 – Guided hike of Corcovado National Park

There is nothing more calming than waking to the sounds of the waves lapping, chirping insects in the jungle and howler monkeys in the distance.

After breakfast, set off with a guide to the nearby Corcovado National Park – be sure to spray on mosquito repellent and sun cream before you head out. Due to the remote location of the National Park, large parts are still untouched, and not many visitors come through the park entrance near the lodge, so there is a high chance of spotting all kinds of exotic animals. If you want to explore the area more intensively, it is possible to arrange a multi-day guided trek.

The next day is free for you to do as you wish. You can book a guided hike through the primary forest of the private reserve of the lodge or, depending on the season, enjoy some turtle watching. These excursions can be booked on the spot. You may prefer to simply sit on the terrace, reading a good book and listening to the jungle sounds.

Day 4 – Onward journey

It’s already time to leave this very special corner of Costa Rica. After breakfast, your luggage will be transported back to Playa Carate while you walk the 30 minutes back. Then you will travel by rental car past Puerto Jimenez, where you will pick up any remaining luggage that you may have left at the office before travelling on to your next destination.


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Costa Rica accommodation comfortable tent at Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica interior
Costa Rica Glamping accommodation Peninsula Osa exterior

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