Dos Brazos, Costa Rica

Corcovado Hike 'El Tigre'

Half Day | Birdwatching, Hiking and Wildlife Viewing

Hike the crown jewel (or golden nugget!) of Dos Brazos, the new Sendero El Tigre, a 7km medium­-high difficulty trail which enters a remote part of Corcovado National Park for 2.5km. In addition to pristine rainforest and wildlfie, you'll get a glimpse into indigenous history as your guide points out artifacts that have been left by long lost tribes. Speculate on the uses of a perfectly smoothed stone and other rudimentary tools as you encounter them along the trail.
Take advantage of an early start to experience the forest waking up. Listen to the symphony song of forest birds and insects while taking in views of the Golfo Dulce, one of only four tropical fjords in the world. Birds calling, parrots squawking and reptiles galore. Will you also be hawk-­eyed enough to spot some of the rainforests four species of monkey or it's other spectacular mammals; a Coati, Sloth or Anteater?
This hike is a great opportunity for visitors to support protection for the National Park and surrounding Forest Reserve. All income from the trail is reinvested directly back into projects of the local community Association that is dedicated to conservation and development.

Right for You?

Duration

Half Day

Travel Style

Connect with Nature and Active Adventure

Languages

English and Spanish

Physical Activity

Challenging workout

Location

Rainforest

Connect

Wifi: None
Cell: None

Conservation Association of Dos Brazos

Locally Owned Community Association
Starts at:

$54/person

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Speaks: English and Spanish

Highlights

  • Hike through amazing prime rainforest
  • Spot diverse wildlife including sloths, wild piccarrys and tapirs
  • Early mornings provide for excellent birdwatching
  • Explore a hollow strangler tree

Details

Schedule

Meet your guide at the Dos Brazos tourism office at 6am, return about 2pm.

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
All year

Group

1-6 travelers

What's Included

Activities

Hiking, Wildlife Viewing and Birdwatching

Guide

Local guide (not bilingual) and Bilingual guide

Food

Lunch
Boxed lunch provided on the hike.

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Your Local Host

Conservation Association of Dos Brazos

Locally Owned Community Association

The Association, known as ACODOBRARTI, represents the Dos Brazos de Rio Tigre community and can help to arrange a memorable trip to this beautiful part of the Osa. Nestled up against Corcovado National Park, many locals and families offer cultural expereinces and adventure activities including trekking, birdwatching, horseback riding, swimming holes, gold mining tours, and night hikes. You can also choose to spend the night in a local guesthouse or eco-lodge.

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Getting There

Transport options

Drive, Bus and Taxi
Meet your guide at the Dos Brazos tourism association for a quick orientation before heading to the trailhead. After crossing the bridge into town veer left at the fork, drive about 1/4km and you will see the tourism office on your right. You can expect to be back at the tourism office by 2pm.