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Sirena Ranger Station: Lodging in the National Park
Located inside the NP, the accommodation is very basic, the bedding at that stage was bunk style or tents if you carried them in with you. Depending on what is happening you may have to carry food in with you, which is what I had to do. When there is food the kitchen serves meals for a fee.
There are showers to which are okay, clean. at the time I did suffer from bed bugs, given the old mattresses & tropical climate. Sleeping in your bag does help a little bit, mozies are very bad at night so I would recommend a net & repellant.
The highlight is the nature itself, as darkness wafts in the Spider monkeys begin the entertainment, leaping from tree to tree, awesome. At night, their eyes blink like the stars above, really captivating.
You can camp on the ground or under raised shelter covered with a roof. At the time I was there everyone was selecting the sheltered area, so bring rope to tie your tent up.
There are Spider monkeys, Tapirs - I saw three, sharks in the river & numerous other wildlife & flora. Huge orb siders too!
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Corcovado Tent Lodge: From my cot
To stay at Corcovado you must be willing to "rough it" to a degree. The lodgings are in individual tents built upon wooden platforms. The tents come with two smallish cots, two plastic chairs and a little table. The toilets and showers are shared and up the hill a short distance from the tents. There is no electricity in the tents. When night falls, it is dark (bring a flashlight).
The most interesting thing about staying in the tents was sleeping (or trying to sleep) in the middle of the living jungle. Lots of night jungle sounds. And dawn brought the sounds of monkeys and birds announcing their readiness for another day. And the surf. The pounding surf was a constant all night and all day.
The scorpion huddled in the corner of the bathroom and the large tarantulas crawling the grounds at night. Unless you would like to be in a state of unknowing bliss regarding the creepy-crawlies bringa flashlight or you're likely to step on something that would rather you didn't.
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