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Carate

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Carate

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Carate is a small town in Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula near Corcovado National Park.

Get in[edit]

By collectivo from Puerto Jimenez in the dry season, it takes 2-1/2hrs or more depending on stops etc. By taxi, it should only take 1-1/2hrs. You can also fly on AlphaRomeo (Alvaro) from Puerto Jimenez to Carate in about 10 minutes.

Get around[edit]

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  • Walk. There is a thirty-five minute walk along the beach between Carate and the entrance to Corcovado at La Leona Ranger Station.

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Eat[edit][add listing]

  • There is a small snack stand, but people who are entering Corcovado through this route should make sure that they purchase food in Puerto Jimenez to bring into the park.

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Finca Exotica Wildlife Ecolodge, Carate Beach (At the end of the road before the entrance to Corcovado National Park), +506 2735-5230, [1]. Finca Exotica is the closest ecolodge accessible by car to Corcovado National Park. Restaurant and cabinas are integrated naturally into the landscape and overlook the Pacific Ocean and lush tropical rainforest. Organic meals and all the coconuts you could ever want. $80-$120 (food and taxes included).  edit
  • La Leona Eco Lodge, Carate - LaLeona - Corcovado Trail, Puntarenas Province, +506 273 55705, [2].  edit

Get out[edit]

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