Osa Peninsula

Costa Rica - Pacific Costa Rica

Deep in the south western corner of Costa Rica surrounded by the rich waters of the Pacific and the Golfo Dulce, the Osa Peninsula is a breathtaking natural haven of rainforest, tumbling waterfalls and miles upon miles of palm-fringed beaches.

Most famously, it is home to the Corcovado National Park, the jewel in the crown of Costa Rica’s park system. Corcovado represent the last of Central America’s Pacific lowland rainforests and boasts an extraordinary natural diversity dubbed the “the most biologically intense place on earth” by National Geographic. There are over 350 recorded species of birds alone as well as 140 species of mammals including some of the continent’s last remaining populations of ocelot, margay, puma, two- and three-toed sloth and jaguar. The Osa Peninsula is a highlight of any trip to Costa Rica and there are a number of isolated jungle lodges, many only accessible by water, that offer guests the chance to explore the pristine natural environment.

Off shore, the rich marine life is no less impressive and visitors can paddle amongst schools of dolphin, snorkel amongst rays and tropical fish and even dive around the coral reefs of Caño island.

Osa Peninsula Hotels

Lapa Rios$$$$$

Ocean and jungle combine at the wonderful Lapa Rios, a beautiful eco retreat and thousand acre private reserve hidden amongst lush tropical forest deep in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. Lapa Rios was a pioneer in sustainable tourism and still holds conservation at its very core. There is no air-con, no internet, no TV nor phones to disturb you, just the distant lapping of the ocean and the melodic chorus of the forest. The surrounding forest teems with wildlife especially birds and each day gu...

Corcovado Wilderness Lodge$$$$$

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge$$$$

La Leona Ecolodge$$$

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