SIERPE

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"The largest mangrove reserve in Latin-America"

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Sierpe-Corcovado-
Caño Island

Sierpe is located at the northern end of the Osa Peninsula, South Pacific Ocean of Costa Rica. Its head is the town, situated along the Sierpe River which gives its name to the district. Its surface consists mainly of a swampy land of the Térraba River Delta and its tributaries; the main one is the Sierpe River. 

 

The small village of Sierpe is the primary access for those wishing to go to Corcovado or Caño Island. It is also the gateway to one of the largest mangrove reserves in Latin-America. National Wetland, it is located where the mouths of the Sierpe and Térraba rivers meet and contains some of the most diverse wildlife habitats in the world.

Corcovado National Park contains some of the only primary jungle of Costa Rica, one of the reasons the entire park is explicitly protected for scientific research. It is home to over 350 known species of birds, many reptiles, rodents, and amphibians, the four species of monkey, and is the only place in Costa Rica where you can find the five species of wild cats, including the Jaguar.

 

The area is also internationally well known for its archaeological findings of stone spheres in the Valley Diquís or Sierpe. In 2014, UNESCO chose the set of pre-Columbian chiefdom settlements and stone spheres of Diquís as World Heritage. On July 16, 2014, the Legislative Assembly of CostaRica declared it a national symbol of the country.

The warm clear water surrounding Caño Island is considered one of the best diving spots in Costa Rica and the world. Skin Diver Magazine contributes to Caño Island “the best diving of all the coastal Pacific.” Shelter provided by the underwater rock formations is the base of a colourful tropical ecosystem that offers an extraordinary variety of sea life,  create a panorama for you that extends as far as the eye can see, with up to 100 ft visibility in our waters.

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Through Sierpe River

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MANGROVE TOUR

Weave through the labyrinth of canals in the Mangrove forest

The sprouting roots reach down into the water and curve under the boat as if to bring you closer to the heart of the tree. Traveling through this private tunnel in the comfort of the seat of your boat...

DIVING ON CAÑO ISLAND

Discovery one of the best diving spots the world

Skin Diver Magazine contributes to Caño Island “the best diving of all the coastal Pacific.” Shelter provided by the underwater rock formations is the base of a colourful tropical ecosystem with an extraordinary variety of sea life...

CORCOVADO NAT. PARK

Live an unusual level of biological diversity

Referred to by National Geographic as “one of the most biologically intense places on earth,” the renowned Corcovado National Park, contains some of the only primary jungle of Costa Rica

RIVER FISHING

Ready to fishing in the river?

You will be able to count on a great variety of fish like red snapper, black snapper, catfish, sea bass, snook, machaca, grouper, jacks...

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CAÑO ISLAND SNORKELING

Snorkel amongst those in the rocks below.

Take part in the exciting snorkelling tour through the underwater gardens surrounding Caño Island. The dark, volcanic rock is host to countless species of marine life, situated right at your fingertips...

SPORT FISHING

If you like the fishing on a profesioanl way!

You will be able to count on a great variety of fishes, for offshore: Marlin, Dorado, Sailfish and Tuna. But many people don't know that the country also offers some of the most exciting inshore fishing in the world...

WHALE WATCHING

Gentle giants swimming below your small boat.

The warm waters of the Southern Pacific’s Costa Rica are the most popular destination for whale watching; in fact, the Osa Peninsula is home to the longest humpback whale watching a season in the world!...

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Thanks Deidy! Awesome fishing with awesome guides! David and family

David Bouchard Perso - Sherbrooke, Canada

About: Fishing in Sierpe

Thanks guys for 2 fantastic days.

Tommy Jellerbo - Hemmesta, Stockholm

About: Fishing in Sierpe

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