Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula

The Osa Peninsula and Southern Pacific coast is home to the amazing Corcovado National Park!

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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. 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.

Eco-Tourism In The Osa 

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.

Where To Stay 

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.

A Lost Paradise You Must See

The Osa is not only the most beautiful regions 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. 

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Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula

Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula

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 beau...

Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula Vacation Packages

Extended Costa Rica Highlights

Extended Costa Rica Highlights

20
SJO
More than $2000 p.p.
Costa Ballena Exploration

Costa Ballena Exploration

9
SJO
More than $2000 p.p.
Full Board Birding Trip!

Full Board Birding Trip!

8
SJO
More than $2000 p.p.
Perfect Combination with Corcovado

Perfect Combination with Corcovado

SJO
More than $2000 p.p.
Away from the Crowds

Away from the Crowds

SJO
$1000-$1500 p.p.
Extended Costa Rica Southern Package

Extended Costa Rica Southern Package

SJO
More than $2000 p.p.
Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

7
SJO
$1500-$2000 p.p.

Beaches

Cabo Matapalo

Cabo Matapalo

Universally considered the gem of the Costa Rican National Park system. Corcovado National Park borders Matapalo and offer...

Uvita

Uvita

In the Uvita area, you will find miles of tropical beaches with hardly another person in sight. It is so amazing to see th...

Carate Costa Rica

Carate Costa Rica

Come to Carate Costa Rica where the road ends. Your sure have a great time relaxing and taking in the scenery.

Drake Bay

Drake Bay

A visit to Drake Bay is an emotional and memorable experience; few places match the beauty of the Osa Peninsula and Corcov...

Ballena Bay

Ballena Bay

Playa Ballena is an excellent destination for true lovers of nature and pristine deserted beaches, for conservationists, e...

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Pavones Beach

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Golfo Dulce

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Golfito

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Cano Island

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Waterfalls

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National Parks

Corcovado

Corcovado

Corcovado is considered to be one of the wonders of the world. It is a region with one of the most bio-diversity of the wo...

Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula Hotels

Aguila de Osa Inn

Aguila de Osa Inn

4
From: Over $300
Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge

Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge

4
5
From: Over $300
Copa de Arbol

Copa de Arbol

4
From: Over $300
Drake Bay Wilderness Resort

Drake Bay Wilderness Resort

3
From: Over $300
Hotel Jinetes de Osa

Hotel Jinetes de Osa

3
From: Under $125
Hotel Rancho Corcovado

Hotel Rancho Corcovado

3
From: Under $125
La Paloma Lodge

La Paloma Lodge

4
From: Over $300
Hotel Villas Gaia

Hotel Villas Gaia

3
4
From: Under $125
La Cusinga Lodge

La Cusinga Lodge

3
5
From: $125 - $200
Bosque del Cabo Lodge

Bosque del Cabo Lodge

5
5
From: Over $300
Crocodile Bay Eco Resort

Crocodile Bay Eco Resort

5
From: Over $300
El Remanso Eco Lodge

El Remanso Eco Lodge

4
5
From: Over $300
La Leona Ecolodge

La Leona Ecolodge

3
4
From: $200 - $300
Lapa Rios Ecolodge

Lapa Rios Ecolodge

4
5
From: Over $300
Lookout Inn Lodge

Lookout Inn Lodge

3
5
From: $125 - $200
Luna Lodge Carate

Luna Lodge Carate

4
5
From: Under $125
Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge

Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge

3
From: $125 - $200
Playa Cativo Eco-Lodge

Playa Cativo Eco-Lodge

3
From: Over $300
Playa Nicuesa Lodge

Playa Nicuesa Lodge

3
5
From: Over $300
Zancudo Lodge

Zancudo Lodge

3
From: $125 - $200
Osa Verde Biolodge

Osa Verde Biolodge

3
From: $125 - $200

Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula Tours

Caño Island Snorkeling

Caño Island Snorkeling

From: $75 - $100
Scuba Diving Caño Island

Scuba Diving Caño Island

3
From: Over $100
San Pedrillo Corcovado National Park Tour

San Pedrillo Corcovado National Park Tour

From: $75 - $100
Whales & Dolphins Combo Tour

Whales & Dolphins Combo Tour

From: Over $100
The Bug Lady Night Tour

The Bug Lady Night Tour

San Pedrillo Ranger Station – Corcovado National Park Tour

San Pedrillo Ranger Station – Corcovado National Park Tour

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