Costa Rica Travel News – As of this month, we are only allowed into the Corcovado National Park with a certified guide who is familiar with this protected area, according to the Area de Conservacion Osa (Acosa).
The trails in Corcovado have been re-classified recently. There are now class five expert level ones, including “Sirena” and “Patos.” Class five trails are beautiful, but extremely difficult.
This new regulation requires guides to be responsible for the behavior of tourists. It will help regulate the visits and prevent camping in forbidden and dangerous places.
In November, two Spanish tourists went unaccompanied and got lost overnight without any food. This rule is to prevent such situations.