Surcos Tours, Puerto Jimenez

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  • We started the adventure in the beautiful village of Puerto Jimenez. Breakfast at 5 am in the bakery in the village, where we was waiting for Kevin, our guide. From there to Carate we drive, stopping us whenever we detected any animal on the road. In Carate began the hike, some 8-9 h de route National Park Corcovado, bordering the beach and enjoying a lively and spectacular scenery. We arrived at the Sirena station at dusk, an authentic place in the middle of the jungle, where we dined and slept surrounded by wildlife. The next day, tour through the surroundings of siren and boat to the Drake Bay. The experience was unique, for the animals and the environment, but above all by Kevin, who gave us his passion and respect for nature and taught us to appreciate and identify every sound present in the jungle. His smile and sense of humor were the chilies on the cake! Without thinking, he would repeat tour guide i!
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  • Hiking through Corcovado NP is one of the best experiences you'll have in Costa Rica (or likely anywhere else in the world). It's impossible to have this memorable experience without a guide due to th...  more »
  • We spent 3 days at the Corcovado with our guide Carlos. Carlos is a great guide. He is very competent, passionate and friendly. Carlos was very active, we could see all the animals that we hoped to see and even more! It took a lot of pictures for us (in pictures). He did everything to make us satisfied being very attentive. We will keep the memories of these three days (probably the best in our 3 weeks in Costa Rica). Thanks again, Yannis and Helen.
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  • We spend 3 days in the dschungel and it was absolutely beautyfull. It was the best activity we did in Costa Rica and an unforgettable experience! Thanks to Nito
  • My boyfriend and I booked a 2-day trip in Corcovado starting at sirena station. From beginning to end the customer service was on point. More than a month before the trip all of our many questions were answered promptly by our customer service rep through email. Our experience during the trip was also amazing. We had Thomas as our guide and he was professional, personable and experienced--all the things you would want when you're in the jungle with someone for two days. During the two days we were able to see all the animals we wanted to see except for one. We saw many different species of birds, caymans, crocodile, squirrel monkey, howler monkey, spider monkey, peccaries, two whales on our way to the park, tapir! And a luckily a puma!!! Thomas was really patient with us during the hikes and we were pleasantly surprised that he knew his fair share of animal sounds--the animals were even reposonding back to him. He was able to point out many things that we wouldn't been able to see without him. The hike was not that difficult but we went mid August where it was muddy and some rain. We were comfortable in our hiking shoes but next time would probably even just wear hiking boots!
  • Booked a day trip to Corcovado - paid for here in Puerto Jimenez, but departing from Drake bay. The day trip was 80$ per person, which sounded expensive at first, but was easily the best activity of our time in Costa Rica. Boat ride to the thickest part of the Corcovado reserve, 4h trek with a wonderful guide (Javier), lunch, boat ride back. In that short time, we managed to see a really astonishing number of different animals, far from the hordes of tourists. High recommended.
  • We booked in the day before for a 1 day trip to Corcavado by boat. What an adventure, an hour across the waves then into the jungle and every 5mins we were seeing something new with our great guide Javier. Organisation was well done and hassle free from the office in Puerto Jimenez and our start/finish in Drakes bay. Highly recommend.
  • My wife and I booked a three-day excursion with Surcos Tours through Corcovado Park and couldn’t be happier with our experience: they exceeded all expectations. I think with a trip like this there are a few major considerations: experience, expertise, safety and communication / preparation. On all fronts, Surcos did an incredible job. In evaluating our options, they were the stand-out option for us: competitive pricing, professionalism and communication. They made recommendations, gave us detailed information so we were making an informed decision and were clear on what to expect, what to bring and other trip planning deliverables. In terms of safety, the night before we left on our three-day hike, there had been days of heavy rains that had flooded key crossing points we were needing to wade through. Based on the information, we made some informed decisions heading out, and had no unpleasant or uncomfortable surprises along the way. Throughout the trip our incredible guide Oscar kept our safety top of mind, and that was really appreciated. In terms of his expertise, beyond taking care to watch out for us along the way, he had an unmatched knowledge of the routes, areas by day-part, animals, flora and fauna throughout the park: primary and secondary forest, as well as lowland tropical rain forests and beyond. He was able to locate animals by smell, was able to rattle off and hone in on tiny birds on-the-fly – we didn’t miss a thing. And it wasn’t a point-and-name game, he took time to explain the broader context of the thing we were examining and bring up fascinating information that really painted the broader picture of interdependency that makes a place so rich in biodiversity real and relevant to our experience in the park. In terms of overall experience, I can’t imagine beating Surcos Tours. From initial communication through to the experience, they have the guides and personnel, equipment, knowledge and relationships to bring your lofty expectations to life. Such was it so with us. We also appreciated their honesty and straightforwardness across the board, from the person coordinating our trip, Kathya, to our guide Oscar. They care about the Osa and everything in it, and you feel that in your journey. It was great to be around people who really care about what they do and where they live – that passion is the Surcos difference in our minds. So all this said: we highly recommend going with Surcos Tours.

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Where to stay in Puerto Jimenez

If you're looking to enjoy the coastal ambiance of Puerto Jimenez, consider the accommodations along the beach. There, you can choose from a handful of bungalows, hotels, private rental houses, and some high-end beach resorts. The streets surrounding the town's small airstrip also offer a decent selection of budget and mid-range options.
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