Costa Rica
Sierpe

Discover travel destinations of travelers writing a travel journal on FindPenguins.

Top 10 Travel Destinations Sierpe

Show all

69 travelers at this place

  • Day329

    RELAX DAY ☀️

    February 9 in Costa Rica ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Die Anreise zur Drake Bay war die bisher spektakulärste und gleichzeitig auch die anstrengendste. Was bei uns Maisfelder und Wälder sind, sind hier Bananenplantagen und Palmen Dschungel. Vorbei an unzähligen Feldern und vielem Grün, hoch und runter, über den Fluss mit der selbst gebauten einheimischen "Autofähre" sowie durch einige Flüsse hindurch, auf einer Straße, die neu durch den Dschungel geht und nicht auf der Landkarte ist und mit Anlauf die steilen Schotterstraßen hinauf... nach ein paar Stunden waren wir froh angekommen zu sein. Und noch glücklicher sind wir darüber, dass wir hier auch ein bisschen länger bleiben! Nach so viel Action ist auch mal wieder Entspannung angesagt! Die lange, fast menschenleere Bucht mit ruhigem Wasser erinnert uns ein bisschen an "Zuhause" auf Koh Samui. Selbst so einen kleinen Fluss gibt es hier. Es ist perfekt, um ein bisschen Ruhe zu genießen. 😍❤Read more

  • Day116

    Ein letztes Mal nach Costa Rica

    July 4, 2019 in Costa Rica ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Nach der erfrischenden Bergluft in Boquete zieht es mich zurück in die heiße Küstenregion. Da ich am 15.7. von San José aus nach Miami fliege trete ich die Rückreise nach Costa Rica an. Ich überquere die Grenze bei Paso Canoas, fahre nach Puerto Jimenez und mache dort für eine Nacht Station. Am nächsten Tag geht es weiter nach Bahía Drake (sprich "Drah-ke"). Dieser Teil von Costa Rica ist am ursprünglichsten und der Corcovado Nationalpark einer der besterhaltenen Regenwälder Costa Ricas. Der Name des Hostels in Bahía Drake war dann auch Programm: Martina's Place! 😁Read more

    Falk Depolt

    Wow...echt schön....

    7/12/19Reply
    Alex U

    Sieht super gechillt aus 😊

    7/22/19Reply
    Alex U

    Wunderschön 😊

    7/22/19Reply
     
  • Day71

    Drake Bay

    July 3 in Costa Rica ⋅ 🌧 27 °C

    I stayed three nights at Drake Bay. A very remote and small village and finally a place with mir locals than tourists 👍

    While I’m there I basically want to rest and enjoy the calmness of this area.

  • Day7

    Further South

    January 4 in Costa Rica ⋅ 🌧 79 °F

    Yesterday, the heat and humidity in the park got to me, so I spent the rest of the day at the hotel trying to stay cool. It worked, and I was up at 0630 to catch my shuttle van further south.

    We arrived in Sierpe around 1030, and I found my boat for tomorrow. I'm headed to Drake Bay, as in Sir Francis Drake, on the Osa Peninsula, which serves as the gateway into Corcovado National Park.

    I didn't sleep well last night, so as soon as I got into my room I crashed hard. I woke up around 1400, but didn't roll out of bed until 1600, so now I'm having a late lunch next to the Sierpe River. I think I'm the only tourist in town 🤣.

    Pura vida!
    Read more

  • Day8

    Down the River

    January 5 in Costa Rica ⋅ ⛅ 82 °F

    After my late lunch yesterday, I took my leftovers back to my room and spent the rest of the night sleeping and drinking water. I woke up at 0300 thinking it was morning and ready to go 🤣. I felt great, but I was still able to go sleep for another couple of hours.

    The hostel had pretty good wifi, so I watched Apocalypse Now Redux to kill some time this morning. Still an amazing movie!

    Around 1000 I walked down to the river where the boats for Drake Bay debark. While having breakfast, I met an Irishman named James who chatted with me. He has been in country 8 years and in Sierpe 3. His story is not mine to tell, but it was a very moving one about love and loss, depression and salvation.

    As I boarded the boat and we were making our way down river, I decided watching Apocalypse Now was probably not a good idea. I kept expecting arrows or bullets to coming tearing out of the jungle. My brain 🤣.

    Now, I'm having a late lunch just off the beach near my hostel.

    Pura vida!!
    Read more

  • Day9

    Isla de Caño

    January 6 in Costa Rica ⋅ ⛅ 81 °F

    After lunch, I went back to the hotel to combat the heat and humidity. With only a fan, I was only slightly successful.

    I met the hotel owner when he arrived later in the evening, and he explained that he booked me on a snorkeling trip off Cano Island in the morning. Yay! I spent the rest of the evening trying to stay cool in bed. Again, only slightly successful, so I didn't sleep very well.

    Despite poor sleep, I was looking forward to today, and it has not disappointed so far. I didn't bring my contacts, so I knew I wouldn't be able to see very much snorkeling, but I was extremely fortunate to spot a small octopus in the coral. My first one while snorkeling!

    [Note: If you were happy for me to see an octopus, I highly recommend you watch Netflix's nature documentary "My Octopus Teacher." It is absolutely incredible!]

    On our way to the island, we were surround by a small pod of Pantropical Spotted Dolphins, one of which was missing its dorsal fin, most likely from a shark attack. Better yet, while transitioning to another snorkeling spot, we happened across a critically endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle. I'm always a little leary of guides who boast about seeing very rare species. However, we were right next to it when it took three breaths, and its head and back were clearly visible. The guide was very excited, so I believe him. I wish I would have had time to take a photo, but it happened too quickly. Gorgeous!

    Now, were finished with snorkeling and taking a break on the beach before heading back for lunch. What a great day so far!

    Pura vida!

    The Day:
    Pantropical spotted dolphins
    Brown boobies feeding from dolphins
    Ranger station
    Dive 1
    Octopus!
    Dive 2
    Hawksbill turtle endangered
    School big eye jack with yellow fin sturgeon eating their poo
    Yellow puffers
    Rays jumping out of the water
    Beach: female j.c. basilisk?
    Food back at Drake Bay
    Read more

  • Day17

    Kayak take 2

    January 16 in Costa Rica ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    After a brief morning swim, take kayaks out again - this time bringing a phone. Maddie and I share a one person kayak making for a tight fit. Spot one ray, a school of fish and some guy painting on a SUP in the middle of the mangroves. Paddle,up into the mangroves but find little besides a few birds. Hang out on beach and attempt another kayak outing. Storm building so make it short.Read more

  • Day16

    A kayak trip without devices yields ....

    January 15 in Costa Rica ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    ...incredible animal sights.
    Day was somewhat cloudy which was fine as running out of sunscreen. Attempt to use all 3 kayaks but the older one had a leak. Maddie and I continue on. Pass by first bay and head along coast. Spot schools of fish flinging themselves into the air. Have several sea turtle sightings. Spot fins which turn out to be dolphins who circle us. Head back along the coast to first bay and notice many splashes. Get closer and see 100s of rays ‘flying’ in the air and heading towards us. Follow them as they head back out to sea. And of course no way to document. Back to our shrinking beach. Attempt snorkeling again though all we find is a tiny yellow fish who follows us, staying very close and nibbling. Plenty of interesting wildlife in our houseRead more

  • Day18

    Last beach day

    January 17 in Costa Rica ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Morning swim in much clearer water. Full sun seems to help. Out for a kayak. See a few rays jump in the distance and chase a pair of dolphins out to sea - though we never quite catch them. Get some beach time, cards time, and then paddle out to watch sunset.Read more

  • Day12

    Corcovado NP Anreise

    February 25, 2019 in Costa Rica ⋅ 🌧 27 °C

    Sierpe ist ein Ausgangspunkt für Touren in den Corcovado NP, denn die Lodges in der Drake Bay sind nur per Boot erreichbar. Wir unternehmen vorab von Sierpe aus noch eine Tour in die Mangroven in sehen das erste Mal Scarlet Macaw‘s ( rote Papageien) aus relativer Nähe. Die Trockenheit macht sich überall bemerkbar. Es ist in CR völlig unüblich, das es monatelang nicht regnet. Die Klimaveränderung ist überall spürbar. Am Mittag geht es dann auf dem Rio Sierpe bis zur Mündung in den Pazifik und dann am der Küste bis Drake Bay. Wir hatten gehofft, uns in einer abgeschiedenen und einsamen Natur wiederzufinden. Abgeschiedenheit ja, aber von Einsamkeit keine Spur - wir sind doch mit etlichen Touris unterwegs.Read more

    Karin Schaffer

    Tolle Fotos wieder. Von der Lodge habt ihr sicher auch einen schönen Blick über die Landschaft.

    2/27/19Reply
     

You might also know this place by the following names:

Sierpe