Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula
The Osa Peninsula and Southern Pacific coast is home to the amazing Corcovado National Park!
Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica
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, and featuring spectacular magenta sunsets and over untouched primary rain forests. In ancient times, the Osa Peninsula was an island isolated from the continent so that many exotic species evolved there on their own. This is why 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 of Costa Rica because of the extraordinary bio-diversity 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, it is no wonder that it is known as one the most diverse and wild places on the planet.
Eco-Tourism In The Osa Peninsula
Because of its bio-diversity 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 in order to preserve the vast primary forests with their diverse bounty of trees, plants, and animals that call this Paradise home. There are a myriad of exciting activities and tours available to do in 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, or kayaking through caves or among mangroves, whale and dolphin watching, sports fishing and so muchmore. 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.
Where To Stay In The Osa Peninsula
This region has so many beaches and so much to see that it is difficult to decide where to stay. There are however myriads of beautiful lodges and Hotels on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. Dominical, being mainly a surfer’s haven, has a choice of cheaper and more basic accommodations, while as you make you way south, they 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 cabinas that 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 over 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 Peninsula - A Lost Paradise You Must See
The Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica 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 is reminiscent of a 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.