Corcovado Hike 'El Tigre'

Dos Brazos, Costa Rica

Corcovado Hike 'El Tigre'

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.

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Half Day

Travel Style

Connect with Nature and Active Adventure


English and Spanish

Physical Activity

Challenging workout




Wifi: None
Cell: None
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Speaks: English and Spanish


  • 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



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


Flexible Departure Date
All year


1-6 travelers

What's Included


Local guide (not bilingual) and Bilingual guide


Boxed lunch optional on the hike. Either pack a big lunch or purchase the boxed lunch for an extra $8.

Traveler Reviews


A great hike with a fantastic enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and patient guide

This was a great hike. Our guide Jose was incredibly knowledgeable, not just about the wildlife and plants, but also the local culture and society. The hike was strenuous but well within our capability . I suspect that José tailors the trek to his audiences interests and abilities. I would advise anyone doing it to wear stout boots and take plenty of water as recommended. José brought a scope along so we could see birds and animals in the bush. He was very good at taking photos and videos through the scope with my phone so I got some great close ups of many of the birds. You can hike around Dos Brazos by yourself (and we did) but this tour was well worth the money. We took the lunch option which was a tasty casada wrapped in a banana leaf, with some fresh starfruit juice.
December 2022

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Conservation Association of Dos Brazos

Conservation Association of Dos Brazos

Locally Owned Community Association

Nestled in the heart of Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, the Dos Brazos de Rio Tigre community is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Located just adjacent to the stunning Corcovado National Park, the area is home to an abundance of flora and fauna, making it a paradise for nature lovers. ACODOBRARTI, the Association of Dos Brazos de Rio Tigre, is the local organization that represents the community and works to promote sustainable tourism in the area. They offer a variety of cultural experiences and adventure activities that allow visitors to fully immerse themselves in the beauty of this unique region. If you're an avid birdwatcher, you'll be in heaven here – the area is home to a wide range of tropical birds, including the resplendent quetzal, the national bird of Guatemala. Horseback riding is another popular activity, allowing you to explore the surrounding forests and countryside at a leisurely pace. For those looking for a refreshing dip, there are several swimming holes where you can cool off on a hot day. ACODOBRARTI also offers gold mining tours, giving you the chance to learn about the area's rich history and try your hand at panning for gold. And for a truly memorable experience, consider signing up for a night hike with a local guide. You'll have the opportunity to see nocturnal animals and learn about the plants and creatures that come out after dark. After a full day of adventures, you can choose to spend the night in a local guesthouse or eco-lodge. These accommodations are designed to blend in with the surrounding environment and offer a comfortable and authentic experience. Overall, a trip to the Dos Brazos de Rio Tigre community with ACODOBRARTI is an unforgettable way to discover the natural beauty and rich culture of Osa Peninsula. Plan your trip today and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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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.
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