We are a couple and would like to go do a 2D/1N tour in Corcovado National park, in December 2019 ( in: La Leona hike, out: boat to Drake). We all know that Corcovado is one of the most bio-diverse parks in the world, however based on different posts I read lately this also means that there are a variety of snake species inside the park, among them the notorious FER-DE-LANCE.
I have two questions here, if some of you have more information it will be greatly appreciated:
a. What are the risks involved to even get close to such a snake during the 18km trail? Of course, considering that we will follow all the guide's advice and will not go outside the trails.
b. Do you know of any case of a tourist getting bitten , even while being on the original trail? In case yes, do you know if there are any emergency evacuation procedures outside the park? (plane, helicopter, etc.). Although unlikely to happen, but I have to consider that in case such a thing will happen, I won t be doomed from the start and at least you have a chance.
Overall I do not want to overly exaggerate, since I read several posts of families doing this tour together with their kids. But if the answer to second question would be, "yes there have been cases , because well..hmm "nature". And no, there isn't a standard procedure out of the park in case of an emergency and can even take 5h+ to reach a hospital", then with all the respect for those families with kids but their are highly irresponsible.