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Unrivaled access to pristine coastal jungle

San Pedrillo Station - 1 Night                    

Camp in the jaguar's stomping grounds!

$290 per person


Explore Corcovado on a deep level by camping in the jaguar hotspot area of the primary forest with our experienced guide. Our exclusive spot in the San Pedrillo sector, allows us to do night hikes during the time when jaguars and other big cats are most likely to be spotted! This tour option is exclusive to The Jaguars Jungle Lodge because of our location, and its the only Corcovado tour that allows night hikes!

Departure: 7am

Return: ~12:30 the next day


Trip itinerary:

  • 7am hike to the park and check in with the rangers

  • Explore Rio Pargo trails

  • Lunch

  • Explore upper trails and waterfall

  • Set up camp deep in the forest where jaguars are consistently spotted via camera trap and eye witness

  • Dinner is delivered by our staff

  • Night adventures

  • Breakfast in the morning

  • Hike back to the Lodge


*All prices include a naturalist guide, food, camping gear/accommodation, & park reservations

San Pedrillo Camping Trips are only for hikers who truly want to camp in the jungle. However, if you are willing to rough it, this trip can bring high rewards like a wild jaguar sighting which very few people on this earth have experienced.

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About your guide

Yasnir Salazar was born and raised just a few kilometers from the lodge in a remote area where economic opportunity is scarce. He grew up hunting and fishing in the area and started his career in tourism doing odd jobs at the lodge. Over the years, he learned to captain the boat and lead tours to Cano Island. Based on the smiles and excitement from anyone who went on an excursion with him, it was evident that he could become one of the top guides in the area. His upbringing gave him a deep knowledge for the forest, and his positive attitude made him a natural guide. By working at the lodge, he was able to save up for his guiding certification and now he is one of the top rated guides in Corcovado.


Yaznir is the best, passionate and lovely tour Guide I could have ever wished for. He created such a great atmosphere during the tours and his knowledge about jungle life is just not from this Planet. I felt very comfortable and safe while hiking with him and he was absolutely caring and looking after me. Also Diego is. These two special human beings were the best on my stay in your paradise and I hope to see them soon! You are so lucky to have them in your Team! :) Thank you so much for everything! 

-Judith, March 2023

Which station should I go to?

San Pedrillo


Une visite à San Pedrillo est un peu moins une affaire touristique et plus une expérience brute. La gare de San Pedrillo est une forêt tropicale primaire, vous pouvez donc vous attendre à voir des arbres massifs et des paysages préservés. La station possède également une cascade impressionnante et de superbes plages. Statistiquement, la station de San Pedrillo obtient plus d'observations de puma et la station de Sirena obtient plus d'observations de tapir. Le seul animal qui peut être repéré à Sirena et non à San Pedrillo est le singe écureuil.


Une visite à San Pedrillo commence généralement par un trajet en bateau de 10 minutes du lodge à la gare. Votre guide commencera par vous guider à travers le sentier plat vers Rio Pargo où les visiteurs peuvent repérer trois espèces de singes, coatis, agoutis, grands currasows, pécaris et, espérons-le, le tapir ou le puma. Ce sentier comprend une section de plage. Plus tard, le guide vous guidera à travers les sentiers de la cascade où les crocodiles peuvent être repérés. Les visiteurs peuvent nager dans la cascade inférieure. Après le déjeuner à la gare, les groupes remontent sur le bateau pour retourner au lodge. Les randonneurs extrêmes ont la possibilité de revenir au lodge.


Les excursions d'une nuit à San Pedrillo sont des voyages de camping. Nous vous fournissons des tentes, de la nourriture chaude, tout l'équipement nécessaire et un guide compétent. Très peu d'agences de voyages effectuent cette tournée car elle est fortement impliquée. Nous sommes en mesure de le faire en raison de notre emplacement stratégique.

What to expect

Corcovado is the most exclusive national park in Costa Rica with the strictest rules and limitations on how many people can enter, who can guide tours, and activity protocols. Only a select list of local guides are allowed into the park, and the stations are boat access only.

These rules and protocols have saved many critically endangered species on the Osa Peninsula from extinction. This conservation success is an example of the measures that must be taken to save and bring back rainforests and their inhabitants. Up until recently, it was very difficult to spot any large wildlife like a tapir due to overhunting and habitat destruction. Now, the tapir sightings are part of what makes the area so attractive for tourism.


The park is an incredibly special place precisely because it is a wild and undisturbed rainforest. The fact that it is so exclusive and has such strict regulations helps to ensure that it remains that way, providing a haven for critically endangered species and allowing visitors to witness nature in its purest form. While it's true that there's no guarantee of specific animal sightings, visitors to Corcovado can appreciate the beauty and wonder of the rainforest as a whole, and the chance to catch a glimpse of some of its incredible inhabitants is truly a bonus.

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About the Park

Corcovado National Park was established on October 24th, 1975 by presidential decree during the Daniel Oduber Quirós administration.  At this time Corcovado was settled by gold miners and farmers who were eventually relocated by the government in order to protect the flora and fauna of the park.

Today Corcovado protects the largest tract of Pacific Lowland Rainforest in all of Central America and is home to the country’s most endangered animals. Hiking through Corcovado’s impressive forests and experiencing the park’s rich biodiversity is truly memorable and highly recommended.

FAQ Corcovado Tours


It is strictly prohibited to bring food or disposable water bottles/ packaging into the park. This is to protect the wildlife from visitors feeding them or leaving rubbish.

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