Luxury Travel to Corcovado and the Osa Peninsula
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
Itineraries including Corcovado and Osa Peninsula
Whatever you want your luxury tour or safari itinerary to include, we’ll create something fully bespoke for you… and only you.
Accommodation in Corcovado and Osa Peninsula
Here are some of our travel designers' favourite options
Playa Cativo Eco LodgeThe luxury Playa Cativo Eco Lodge is unique in the beauty of its secluded surroundings: accessible only by boat, it’s set on 1,000 acres of private rainforest with both the Piedras Blancas National Park – a former extension of the Corcovado National Park – and its own pristine, sandy beach on its doorstep. The lodge is well aware of the value of its environs and practices high sustainability policies. It was built using precious indigenous wood salvaged from an older lodge and a fallen-tree program and fittingly, each of its comfortable rooms have been decorated using reclaimed hardwood and colourful tile works crafted by local artisans. The bathrooms feature hot-water rain showers and biodegradable bathroom amenities, and each suite is just a few steps away from the beach with majestic ocean views. Surrounded by some of the most unspoilt rainforest in the world, Playa Cativo Eco offers an unrivalled opportunity to immerse yourself in nature. Speak to your travel designer about adding excursions such as kayaking in the Rio Esquinas Mangrove-Ocean, hiking in the Piedras Blancas Nature, guided expeditions to the Nocturnal Rainforest, beach, rainforest and wetland birdwatching tours, Golfo Dulce half-day snorkelling trips, standup paddle boarding adventures, and dolphin and whale sightseeing to your stay.