Carate, Costa Rica

Ecolodge and Corcovado Hike

3 Days | Wildlife Viewing, Hiking and Eco Lodge

Stay in an ocean-front tent cabins and take a spectacular hike into Corcovado National Park with a local, naturalist guide. Located on a pristine stretch of the Pacific Coast and only steps from the national park, La Leona Lodge is a great place for nature lovers to relax and experience Costa Rica's rainforests and fascinating wildlife.

The lodge helps maintain this unique place by applying sustainable practices, reducing environmental impacts, considering social responsibilities, and conserving local cultural values. All activities and facilities are designed for considering the environment and for offering amazing comfort to guests.

Right for You?

Duration

3 Days / 2 Nights

Travel Style

Connect with Nature and Active Adventure

Languages

Spanish and English

Physical Activity

Moderate activity

Location

Rainforest and Beach

Connect

Wifi: None
Cell: Limited

La Leona Eco Lodge

Locally Owned Family Business
Starts at:

$315/person

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Speaks: Spanish and English

Highlights

  • Stay in well-appointed tent cabins located on a stunning stretch of the Carate coast
  • No road in! You must walk along the beach for 2 km to reach the lodge (though a horse drawn cart will carry your bags)
  • It's the closest lodge to the Carate entrance to Corcovado National Park

Details

Schedule

Flexible check in

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
All year

Make your way to La Leona's outpost in Carate where you can drop your bags with their team (they'll be carried on horse cart to the lodge). Then enjoy a 3 km walk along stunning coastline to reach the Lodge. The rest of the day is free to relax on the beach, swing in a hammock or grab a drink at the bar. Dinner will be prepared in the evening and spend the night in your ocean-side tent cabin.

After an early breakfast, meet your guide and head out into Corcovado National Park! You'll hike the trail over the Madrigal river, through the Cementerio, Paraíso and past El Barco. This forest trail runs mostly close to the beach. It is completely flat and you only have to cross one river and several small streams. The biggest part of the trail is in secondary rain forest and you can see primary rain forest in the neighboring mountains.

You can admire Kapok Trees (one of the highest tree one on the Osa Peninsula), Matapalo, Naked Indian, Balsa, or Jobo trees (Hog Plums) and several species of medicinal plants. Generally you have the chance of spotting monkeys, ant eaters, Scarlet Macaws, White Nosed Coatis, Tayras, Mountain Deer, and a great variety of birds like Hummingbirds, Guans, Currasows, Trogons, Tanagers, Herons, and Falcons just to name a few. With luck, you'll catch a glimpse of a puma, tapir or a sloth.

After a full day of hiking, you'll return to La Leona to relax, eat dinner and enjoy a peaceful night of sleep with the sound of the waves crashing outside.

After breakfast, soak up the amazing views and make your way back along the beach to Carate at your leisure.

What's Included

Lodging

2 Nights Eco Lodge and Glamping

Activities

Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, Birdwatching and Swimming

Guide

Bilingual guide

Room

No Electricity, Private Bathroom and Private Room

Food

All meals included

Traveler Reviews

If you've been here, please tell us about it!  

This place really grew on me. It is a remote ecolodge which is a 45 min walk from the nearest village Carate (which is itself a very bumpy 2 hour drive from the nearest airstrip at Puerto Jimenez); it consists of tent cabins with no electricity or wifi, but which are spectacularly situated overlo...

Europamonkey, TripAdvisor

Everything about this Eco Lodge is perfect. you have to walk the beach to reach the lodge, no road to get here. Its not easy to get here but once you do, you do not want to leave. Its nothing less than amazing to have all inclusive and be in the most intense rainforest. Laying on the hammocks, wa...

WonderTrek, TripAdvisor

Your Local Host

La Leona Eco Lodge

Locally Owned Family Business

The Costa Rican Morales Polanco family welcomes you at La Leona Eco Lodge for discovering a fascinating nature, for being in close touch with local culture or, in a word, for having a Costa Rica ecotourism dream vacation. The tropical background of the Corcovado area makes the difference, makes your experience so breathtaking!

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Getting There

Transport options

Walk/hike, Bus and Drive
Make your way to the La Leona outpost in Carate (before the airstrip) by Collectivo (public bus), taxi or your own vehicle. Drop your bags with the porter who will bring them to the lodge by horse cart. Then you will walk 3 km along the beautiful Carate beach. You can't miss the lodge, as it's right on the coast.