Visit Corcovado & Osa Peninsula
The Osa Peninsula is one of Costa Rica’s most unique and remote areas - tucked away in the south-west it is much less accessible than other parts of the country, which only adds to its appeal. The biological diversity in the area is huge, much of it protected since 1975 as the Corcovado National Park.
Corcovado & Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
The Osa Peninsula is one of Costa Rica’s most unique and remote areas - tucked away in the south-west it is much less accessible than other parts of the country, which only adds to its appeal.
Travellers who make the effort are rewarded by beautiful beaches, meandering river-ways, tangled mangroves, swamps and lush, dense rainforest.
Corcovado National Park
The biological diversity in the area is huge, much of it protected since 1975 as the Corcovado National Park.
The park is particularly excellent for spotting rare tropical forest mammals, especially margays, ocelots, tapirs and even – on occasion – jaguars.
The birdwatching opportunities are fantastic too, with hundreds of different species, most easily found on early morning walks.
Isla del Caño
For snorkelling and scuba-diving Isla del Caño has pristine coral reefs thronged with schools of tropical fish as well as turtles, sharks and rays.
Most of the accommodation on the peninsula is only accessible by boat, which in itself is an experience, zooming along the Pacific coastline to your hotel. Upon arrival it’s easy to feel you are staying on an isolated tropical island, as the lodges are miles apart and often the only sound that will interrupt your thoughts is the screech of macaws or the howl of monkeys.
This is truly a fabulous way to escape and a real highlight of any trip to Costa Rica.
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Photos of Corcovado & Osa Peninsula
Accommodation in Corcovado & Osa Peninsula
Lapa Rios is built over 100 metres above the sea, sitting above the canopy of the surrounding tropical dry forest.
La Leona Eco Lodge
A rustic, remote tented camp set on the southern coast of the Osa Peninsula, La Leona Eco Lodge offers simple, environmentally-friendly accommodation in an idyllic location.
Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge
Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is a 165-acre reserve located on the Golfo Dulce within the lush rainforest of Piedras Blancas National Park. Reachable only by boat, this is a beautiful place to experience nature and adventure sports for enthusiasts of all levels.
Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge
Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge is a beautiful property located in a private reserve of 170 acres surrounding the Corcovado National Park.
Bosque del Cabo
Bosque del Cabo is located in the Matapalo area of the Osa Peninsula. Its spectacular cliff-top setting and 10 comfortable, well-appointed bungalows and villas make it ideal for relaxing and exploring the surrounding region.
Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort
Copa De Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort is a luxury beachfront eco-resort set amongst 70 acres of pristine rainforest reserve, between Drake Bay and the Corcovado National Park.
Esquinas Rainforest Lodge
Located just 45 minutes from Golfito in the heart of the rainforest in Piedras Blancas National Park, the Esquinas Rainforest Lodge offers 14 simply-furnished cabanas and a great range of excursions and wildlife watching options.
El Remanso consists of 12 cabins built on a steep hill that runs down to the coast. Each room is simple but very comfortable and extremely spacious, and there are fantastic wildlife excursions offered to guests.