The Osa Peninsula is one of the most remote locations in Costa Rica. But its seclusion has everything to do with its inimitability, making it a very unique and extraordinary experience.

Located in the south-west with the lush primary rainforest of the Corcovado National Park spreading itself over 105,000 acres and the marine life-rich Dulce Gulf, and embracing the littoral to the east, Osa enjoys a exceptional wealth of biodiversity.

National Geographic calls it the “most biologically intense place on Earth” and the Corcovado possesses the greatest variety of tree species on the planet with montane, cloud, prairie, swamp and mangrove vegetation. It is also the place to spot rare mammals such as white-face capuchins, margays, ocelots, tapirs, jaguars and pumas. Scarlet macaws, pelicans and woodpeckers are just some of the birdlife to enjoy and you can watch humpback whales and dolphins cavort in the gulf inlet.

There is great range of very comfortable hotels to choose from that do their best to blend into and protect their surroundings but also make sure you can take full advantage of them too, assuring you are well looked after and have an equally relaxing stay.

We can help you organise your own tailor-made programme of activities, tours and expeditions around the peninsula with a private English-speaking guide and to suit your preferences and time.

When to go

Temperatures generally stay the same at about 29°C (84°F) all year round. December to May are the dry months and are perfect for travelling.


What to do

  • Go snorkelling or diving in the coral reefs of Isla del Cano
  • Hike the many nature trails through the Corcovado National Park
  • Go dolphin and whale spotting in the Dulce Gulf
  • Stroll along 20km of interrupted beach bordering the west of the National Park
  • Take a tour in search of the park's abundant wildlife

Accommodation in Corcovado and Osa Peninsula

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