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Península de Osa

Península de Osa (Costa Rica)

Practical information about Península de Osa

  • Relaxation
  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
Accessible by car during the dry season and by boat to Bahia Drake during the rainy season
When to go
The dry season lasts from January to April
Minimum stay
3 to 5 days

Reviews of Península de Osa

Alicia Munoz Travel writer
87 travel articles

The Osa peninsula is situated in the south west of Costa Rica, in the Puntarenas province. This part of Costa Rica is particularly wild and isolated.

My suggestion:
I'd advise any diving fan to visit Cano Island (a local dive company can advise you). If you go out walking, don't go alone and, better still, find a local guide who can can show you the best trails.

The second largest peninsula in the country (after the Nicoya), the Osa peninsula is mainly taken up by the Corcovado National Park. Green and dense, this park has the largest rainforest on the Pacific coast. Here, you'll find an amazing range of rare species, such as tapirs, jaguars (and that's why you shouldn't go out alone) as well as spider monkeys.

Diving fans will love the coasts around Cano Island, an ecological reserve that has amazing marine life where you can see porpoises, shoals of rays and reef sharks.

And if you're looking for great surfing spots and sandy beaches, then head towards the Pacific side of the peninsula (the beaches at Sirenas and Corcovado). Tried and tested during my trip to Costa Rica.

A suspension bridge in the Corcovado National Park
Laure Alvarez Travel writer
44 travel articles

The Osa Peninsula is located on the Pacific coast of southwest Costa Rica and is home to one of the country's most incredible national parks: Corcovado.

My suggestion:
When visiting the Osa Peninsula, you absolutely must go to Corcovado National Park, where there is a stunning array of fauna and flora to be seen.

I strongly advise you to travel to the Osa Peninsula by boat, for two reasons: it's the fastest way of getting there and you'll have the chance to sail through dense mangroves on the way – an unforgettable experience! For travellers looking of a tropical paradise, the Osa Peninsula really has it all: a still well-preserved rain forest, heavenly beaches, and the look and feel of a desert island (outside the main tourist season).

There are various activities available on and around the peninsula, such as diving at Caño Island, fishing, wildlife watching, etc. The jungle of Bahia Drake and the unmissable Corcovado National Park are a hiker's dream.

Take the time to fully see and appreciate this place. You'll feel as if you're one with nature and you'll really enjoy the the peace and tranquility the Osa Peninsula has to offer.

Osa Peninsula
Osa Peninsula