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Osa Peninsula & Golfo Dulce

Osa Peninsula & Golfo Dulce Holidays


Reached by a short flight from San Jose or via road, the captivating Osa peninsula is a must-see destination for nature lovers. As you journey to this remote south west corner of the country, you will encounter pristine rainforest and a dramatic coastline. The peninsula is home to more than half of all wildlife species in the country, and boasts Corcovado National Park, considered by many the crown jewel in all of Costa Rica’s national parks.

The Golfo Dulce separates the Osa Peninsula from the mainland Costa Rica and, though not as well-known, this area also boasts incredible biodiversity and some excellent eco-lodges. The region is also home to Parque Nacional Piedras Blancas, a stunning tract of rainforest that used to be part of the Corcovado National Park. It is now designated a separate park but still it connects with Corcovado to form a vital and ecologically diverse biological corridor.

OUR HOLIDAYS TO OSA PENINSULA & GOLFO DULCE

Go Wild in Costa Rica
13 days / 12 nights
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  • San Jose
  • Monteverde
  • Santa Teresa
  • Uvita
  • Corcovado National Park

  • Costa Rica Wildlife Adventure
    14 days / 13 nights
    from £3,073
  • Tenorio Volcano National Park
  • Sarapiqui Valley
  • San Gerardo de Dota
  • Golfo Dulce

  • Discover Costa Rica
    15 days / 14 nights
    from £2,299
  • Tranquil boat trip through Tortugeuro National Park
  • Guided nature walk in the world-famous Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Relax on Manuel Antonio’s amazing beaches
  • Two night stay in a remote rainforest lodge
  • Hiking at La Fortuna and Savegre Valley
  • Admire the imposing Arenal Volcano

  • Costa Rica Coast to Coast
    15 days / 14 nights
    from £3,069
  • Tapirus Lodge
  • Puerto Viejo
  • Uvita
  • Osa Peninsula

  • Osa Peninsula Extension
    4 days / 3 nights
    from £1,147

    WHERE TO GO IN THE OSA PENINSULA & GOLFO DULCE

    Osa Peninsula
    Osa Peninsula
    The Osa Peninsula is a nature lover’s paradise. The peninsula is home to more than half of all wildlife species in the country, and boasts Corcovado National Park, considered by many the crown jewel in all of Costa Rica’s national parks. As you spend time here you will experience first hand the incredible diversity of flora and fauna - with over 400 species of birds and an array of amazing mammals and reptiles it's impossible not to! From your lodge, watch vibrant scarlet macaws and beautiful toucans fly overhead, colourful lizards scuttling around and wake up to the unmistakable cry of howler monkeys! It's simply magical.
    Corcovado National Park
    Corcovado National Park
    Corcovado National Park encompasses 40% of the Osa peninsula, contains over 250,00 species and was dubbed by National Geographic as ‘the most biologically intense place on earth’. The park is home to coatis, monkeys, vibrantly hued tree frogs, flocks of scarlet macaws - the list goes on. All visitors have to explore the park with a guide however this is in no way a negative thing. The experienced local guides have a amazing detection skills and can spot even the most elusive forest residents, as well as knowing the best trails and which habitats certain creatures prefer.
    Golfo Dulce & Piedras Blancas National Park
    Golfo Dulce & Piedras Blancas National Park
    Nestled between the Osa Peninsula and Costa Rica’s south Pacific Coast, Golfo Dulce, meaning ‘Sweet Gulf’, is a large bay ringed by beautifully rugged beaches and backed by dense rainforest. The bay is calm which makes it ideal for activities like kayaking and paddle baording, and pods of dolphins can often be found splashing around in the water. The region is also home to Piedras Blancas National Park, one of the last remaining stretches of lowland rainforest on the Pacific, where you will be sure to see a vast array of flora and fauna. This densely forested park links to Corcovado National Park and is home to an astonishing amount of wildlife.

    OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN OSA PENINSULA & GOLFO DULCE

    El Remanso Rainforest Wildlife Lodge
    Osa Peninsula
  • Pool
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Library
  • Restaurant & bar

  • Lapa Rios
    Osa Peninsula
    from £1542
  • Pool
  • Massage & yoga
  • Restaurant

  • Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge
    Osa Peninsula

    Playa Cativo Lodge
    Golfo Dulce
  • Private beach area
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Restaurant & bar

  • Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge
    Golfo Dulce

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