Sierpe and its River

Our travels next led us up to the Osa Peninsula, home to Corcovado National Park, and our departure point for Isla del Caño. After a night in Puerto Jimenez, the team split up for separate mini-expeditions. While Yann, Marie and Laura went for a three-day hike into Corcovado from the south, Jenn and I headed up to Sierpe to take a boat down the Sierpe River to Bahia Drake. In Sierpe, we found some critters, including an elephant beetle.

The trip down the Sierpe River took us through the Terraba mangroves, which are the largest in Latin America. These (and the ones we had kayaked earlier in Zancudo) were truly amazing. In addition to covering huge areas of land, the mangroves are perhaps fifteen meters tall or more.

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