Welcome to To Corcovado via Bahía Drake
On the western side of the Península de Osa, the Bahía Drake route is one of two principal ways to reach Parque Nacional Corcovado. The route starts in the town of Sierpe in the Valle de Diquís, at the northern base of the peninsula, from where the Río Sierpe flows out to Bahía Drake. Most travelers opt for the exhilarating boat ride through the mangroves between Sierpe, Drake and Corcovado, with a potential detour via the Humedal Nacional Térraba-Sierpe. Alternatively, there's a rough road to Drake via the former gold-mining settlement of Rancho Quemado, which allows for a spot of agroturismo along the way. Either way, the Bahía Drake route offers a chance to experience rural Tico life and also a greater share of creature comforts in the many wilderness lodges.