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Costa Rica Osa Peninsula Tours

The Costa Rica Osa Peninsula is truly the last frontier of Costa Rica and a wild natural paradise. If you are an adventurer or a nature lover Osa Peninsula Tours are for you! Due to its remoteness, it is less developed than much of the rest of the country. That doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on your lodging! We recommend only the best Hotels and Resorts in the Costa Rica Osa Peninsula. This area includes many diverse regions: some of the country’s best surfing beaches found at Dominical and Pavones. Also, diving at Caño and Coco Island and one of the nation’s most wild national parks – Corcovado, found on the Osa Peninsula.

Wild Frontier

Also, known as one of the “most biologically diverse places on the planet. Corcovado National Park, do not miss this, nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts are sure to love every bit of it. Check out migrating humpback whales on your way to Caño Island – one of the country’s best diving spots. Aside from its natural beauty, Osa Peninsula is home to Costa Rica’s Cultural and Archeological heritage. Stone spheres found in this region date back hundreds of years.  You find them throughout the area, and indigenous tribes have reservations near the borders of the park. If you are looking to get away from it all and explore nature at it’s finest – Osa Peninsula Tours are for you!

Most people travel to Dominical to experience the excellent surf spots and see the natural wildlife. While in Dominical you can always relax on the beach, go bird watching, and of course surfing! But if you have already surfed and explored the local area and need an idea of what to do next, we have made a list of the top tours near Dominical!  

 

Caño Island Snorkeling

Full Day
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Caño Island contains a great abundance of marine wildlife offering the perfect location for your next snorkeling adventure. Explore the waters and spot moray eels, tuna, parrotfish, puffers, and many more colorful creatures! Perhaps you will even get to see sea turtles, rays and dolphins! Combine watching aquatic wildlife with a touch of history and dive to the pre-Colombian artifacts offering a glimpse of Costa Rica’s indigenous past.

Whats Included: Transportation, guide, and equipment

Recommended Ages: 10+

Tour Duration (approximately): 4 hours

What to bring: Sunscreen, swimsuit, change of clothes, towel

Scuba Diving Caño Island

Full Day Adults: $82.00
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A true paradise for scuba divers is Caño Island! With its great diversity of fish and corals, these waters make the perfect location for beginners and advanced divers. Go down with your certified instructors and explore this magic underwater world with excellent visibilities of up to 90 ft (30 meters). The average temperature is about 80°F (26°C) with thermoclines at different depths allowing you to experience the tropical Pacific waters to the fullest! Imagine floating through the water with sea turtles, manta rays or huge schools of barracudas and jacks. Maybe you are even lucky enough to witness a striking whale shark! This scuba diving adventure will leave you with lasting memories.

Whats Included: Transportation, guide and equipment

Recommended Ages: 10+

Tour Duration (approximately): 6 – 7 hours

What to bring: Good health

San Pedrillo Corcovado National Park Tour

Full Day
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Considered to be one of the wonders of the world, Corcovado holds 13 major ecosystems, beach habitats, and coastal marine diversity. The abundance of flora and fauna overcomes everybody! Baird’s tapirs, jaguars, pumas, macaws, toucans, squirrel monkeys, howler monkeys, spider monkeys, capuchin monkeys, two-toed and three-toed sloths, agoutis, giant anteaters, coatimundis, peccaries (wild pigs), hummingbirds, black hawks, spectacled owls, 4 species of turtles (green, Ridley, hawksbill and leatherback), crocodiles, snakes, lizards, golden-orb spiders, numerous types of butterflies, and various insects are calling Corcovado their home and the list goes on!

Be prepared for a wet landing at San Pedrillo ranger station. The trails snake along pristine beaches into a deep rainforest. Your guide will lead you to magnificent waterfalls and swimming holes! Usually, two hikes separated by a picnic lunch break are part of this tour. The first one in the morning is approximately three and half hours long. Pointing out various wildlife to you, your guide will explain to you the different habitats and answer all your questions. The afternoon hike is normally a bit shorter featuring an ascent to a waterfall, where you will be able to take a refreshing swim!

During the entire tour, please take CAUTION while staying on the trails and listening to your guides! Always be aware of your surroundings! It is not recommended to go behind the waterfall.

Whats Included: Transportation, guide, and lunch

Recommended Ages: 8+

Tour Duration (approximately): Full day Tour

What to bring: Sunscreen, insect repellant, secure shoes which can get wet, comfortable clothes, swimsuit, change of clothes, camera, water, dry bags for your electrical gear

Whales & Dolphins Combo Tour

Full Day Adults: $1232.00 / Kids: $88.00
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There is nothing quite like watching a giant mammal that weighs more than 40 tons performing such aquatic aerobics This is one of the best place for Whale watching in the World! Spot the graceful dolphins swimming along while we sail and snorkel to see Costa Rica’s underwater paradise. 

Important Note: The Humpback whales visit the waters of Costa Rica and the Ballena Marine National Park between mid-July to late October (Southern Humpback Whales), and again in mid-December through late February (Northern Humpback Whales) as they migrate to and from feeding and mating grounds. The snorkeling is good only during the dry season (late November through June) because of the increase in visibility. 

Duration: Approximately 3.5 – 4 hours

Age limitations: Suitable for children over 5 years of age – Not recommended for infants.

Physical consideration: Suitable for all fitness levels. Not recommended for pregnant women.

What to bring: Waterproof bags to protect electronics. Sun block. light clothing, bathing suit and flip flops. During the rainy months (June to November) we recommend bringing a rain coat or rain poncho.

Includes : Bilingual naturalist guide. Bottled water. Fruit. Entrance fee to Ballena National Park. Snorkeling equipment.

The Bug Lady Night Tour

Half Day Easy Adults: $55.00
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As soon as the sunset, you will begin your Bug Lady Tour! You will learn a lot about the little creatures. Spiders, butterflies, stick insects and even scorpions will cross your way. But it is not all about the bugs! You will be able to observe snakes, frogs, and sometimes even skunks, raccoons, sloths and more. And, maybe you are one of luckiest people who will spot a jaguar or puma! 

Whats Included: Transportation and guide

Recommended Ages: All ages

Tour Duration (approximately): 2 ½ hours

What to bring: Insect repellant, walking shoes, warmer clothing

San Pedrillo Ranger Station – Corcovado National Park Tour

Full Day Moderate
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Be prepared for a wet landing at San Pedrillo ranger station. The trails snake along pristine beaches into a deep rainforest. Your guide will lead you to magnificent waterfalls and swimming holes! Usually, two hikes separated by a picnic lunch break are part of this tour. The first one in the morning is approximately three and half hours long. Pointing out various wildlife to you, your guide will explain to you the different habitats and answer all your questions. The afternoon hike is normally a bit shorter featuring an ascent to a waterfall, where you will be able to take a refreshing swim!

During the entire tour, please take CAUTION while staying on the trails and listening to your guides! Always be aware of your surroundings! It is not recommended to go behind the waterfall.

Whats Included: Transportation, guide, and lunch

Recommended Ages: 8+

Tour Duration (approximately): Full day Tour

What to bring: Sunscreen, insect repellant, secure shoes which can get wet, comfortable clothes, swimsuit, change of clothes, camera, water, dry bags for your electrical gear

All kinds of Tours

Nauyaca Waterfalls

A fun day tour from Dominical is a horseback riding tour to the Nauyaca Waterfalls! You get to see beautiful flora and fauna along the way and at the end see and swim under the magnificent waterfalls! 

Marino Ballena National Park

You can with a tour to Marino Ballena National Park! During whale season you are likely to spot whales in the warm water, and it is a perfect place to go snorkeling.

Corcovado National Park

A day tour to Corcovado National Park is perfect! With a guide, you can enter the tropical rainforest and see a wide diversity of animals and plants. A hike in this national park is sure to make lasting memories! 

Caño Island

Maybe with your stay at Dominical you want to see more of the beautiful ocean. After a thrilling boat ride across the beautiful sea, you will be able to snorkel at one of the best places in Costa Rica!

Uvita

After all the exciting tours you’ve experienced, you will probably want a day just to relax, and Uvita is the perfect place for that! Uvita has a beautiful pristine sandy beach ideal for relaxing or a swim in the gentle waves.

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