Whether it is raining or the sun is shining, the hypnotic beauty of the Osa will enchant you and give you the most memorable vacation you ever dreamed. So much natural beauty and peace never seemed possible! The Osa is another world. It alone makes up 2.5 percent of the world's biodiversity.
This region has many, many great destinations including Drake Bay, Caño Island or the Golfo Dulce. These areas are all ideal for snorkeling, scuba diving, and Whale watching. Stop by in Corcovado national park and see amazing wildlife life Jaguars or Howler monkeys. Or take a kayak tour through the Sierpe wetlands.
Every beach in the Osa is a unique and magical place whose beauty is unrivaled. With long stretches of pristine white sand set against shimmering turquoise waters. Every beach features spectacular magenta sunsets and over untouched rain forests.
Many of the indigenous species found here are unique to this area. In fact, the Southern Pacific region of Costa Rica is considered to be one of the most important areas here. Because of the extraordinary biodiversity of the wildlife and plant life found only here. Corcovado is home to over 400 species of birds alone. With hundreds of types of exotic mammals, reptiles, insects and amphibians. As well, spread over 40,000 hectares of protected land, no wonder that it is known as one the most diverse and wild places on the planet.
Because of its biodiversity and stunning beauty, the Osa is a prime destination for eco-tourists. In fact, the largest concentration of ecological projects and initiatives are centered in this area. All this to preserve the vast forests with all the trees, plants, and animals that call this Paradise home. There is a myriad of exciting activities and tours available to do on the Osa Peninsula.
It is a perfect spot for all sorts of water sports such as swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving in crystalline Pacific waters. Also kayaking through caves or among mangroves, whale and dolphin watching, sports fishing and so much more. The Corcovado National Park is truly one of the world’s wonders while the Ballena Marine National Park is the ticket for whale and dolphin watching. There are even a few elusive and endangered jaguars in Corcovado. These awesome big cats are down to a few hundred in Costa Rica. The Osa Peninsula provides an experience of a lifetime for anyone who appreciates nature's bounty and beauty.
This region has so much to see that it is difficult to decide where to stay. However, there are many beautiful lodges and Hotels. Dominical has a choice of cheaper and more basic accommodations. As you make your way south, accommodations become more exclusive and environmentally friendly.
These are most definitely beautiful and elegant hotels. However, they seldom care for more than 80 guests. Bigger projects consist of bungalows and cabanas. They are dispersed sparingly in the forest or by the beaches and use up to only 20% of the area of the hotel. They usually can arrange various Tours of Costa Rica, like hiking, horseback riding, and most have awesome views of the ocean and flamboyant sunsets. The Oxygen Jungle Villas in Playa Ballena, the Casa Corcovado Lodge in Drake Bay or the Remanso Eco Lodge are just a few of the magnificent hotels on offer in this magical region.
The Osa is not only the most beautiful region of Costa Rica but also the most interesting. There is so much to explore, to discover and these wonderful pristine beaches are like out of a dream. The natural majestic beauty and serenity of the Osa Peninsula are reminiscent of the world where destruction and pollution are unknown. Come and enjoy the dramatic sunrises on the SouthEast the most stunning sunsets of Costa Rica on the Northwest.
Osa Peninsula Playground! Cabo Matapalo Costa Rica, or more commonly referred to Matapalo. A small beach community located on the tip of the Osa Peninsula. Approximately and an hour south of Puerto Jimenez. Rough terrain makes Matapalo best reached by four wheel drive or local bus as the. Especially in the rainy season! This area […]
Southern Pacific Coast Paradise! Looking for a quieter off the beaten path beach vacation? The small, uncrowded beach town of Uvita Costa Rica may be just what you are looking for. Situated in the Southern Pacific of Costa Rica south of Dominical, Uvita borders the Marina Ballena National Park. In the Uvita area, you will […]
The Rich Coast Playa Carate Costa Rica located near the most southern tip of the Osa Peninsula. Don’t be mistaken this is an extremely secluded beach. The Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, one of the last areas explored by local ranchers and farmers during the agricultural expansion years. Half of Osa was practically left untouched, and its […]
The town of Golfito Costa Rica Golfito as a city is tiny but beautiful. Full of locals that are ready to welcome you. Golfito Costa Rica is an up and coming tourist town, only within the past few years has it seen more tourist traffic. In fact, this little port town is located just a boat ride […]
A beautiful biological Reserve Isla de Caño or Cano Island. Set roughly 16 kilometers or 10 miles west of Punta Llorona coast from the Osa Peninsula, (Península de Osa). This Beautiful island is a biological reserve since 1978. A permanent ranger station is located on the island. It oversees the natural habitats of both land and marine life. The […]
Corcovado National Park of the Osa Peninsula Corcovado, located in Costa Rica’s South Pacific region. The Bio Diversity found in Corcovado, and the Osa Peninsula surpasses any other similar region on Earth. The forests of Corcovado are very exuberant. Some claim that they are the most valuable forests of the planet. Indeed they are so […]
Drake Bay – Gateway to Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula! Drake Bay, located on the Northern end of the Osa Peninsula, in the province of Puntarenas. While it is a popular destination, it is a difficult place to get to in Costa Rica. Its name, often a topic of conversation, comes from the one who discovered it […]
Pavones Beach – Top surf destination! Pavones Costa Rica beach is located in Golfo Dulce. A unique location as it is one of the only tropical canyons of the world. It is also a great spot to be if you like to get back in touch with nature and away from the busy cities. The lodgings in […]
Golfo Dulce, Osa Peninsula With over 600 foot deep waters in the center, the Gulf is home to schools of humpback whales and is a haven for sports fishermen. The bay separates the Osa Peninsula from the mainland of Costa Rica. Golfo Dulce possess many large secluded beaches and an amazing tropical rain forest. Visitors may […]
Cocos Island, The Galapagos Of Central America Cartographers and Mariners already knew about Cocos Island at the beginning of the sixteenth century; it holds the name Isle des Cocques on an ancient map by Nicholas Desliens made in 1541! The Cocos Island became a National Park in 1978 and were declared a World Heritage Site in 1997 […]
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