If you are looking for undiscovered paradise, look non further than the Osa Peninsula.
The Osa Peninsula is a place for adventurers, explorers, and those who want a peek into history. Home to one of the biggest rainforests in Costa Rica, here you can come face to face with scarlet Macaws, big cats and monkeys.
But most of all, this off the beaten path slice of paradise offers a glimpse into rural Tico life and history.
5 Must-see Areas In Osa Peninsula
If you’re visiting Osa Peninsula (and we highly recommend it), here are five places to check out.
Corcovado National Park
Of course, this jungle paradise makes it to our list. The Corcovado National Park is a must-see-bucket-list item.
This rainforest is home to most of Costa Rica’s fauna and flora. Don’t be surprised if you come across all 4 species of monkeys or the sloths hanging from the trees. Osa Peninsula is also home to the largest population of Scarlet Macaws in Costa Rica so you’re guaranteed to see these beautiful, brightly-colored birds in all their glory.
The rainforest is one of the largest and covers almost half of the entire Osa Peninsula. You can book guided tours and even overnight stays at one of their eco-lodges.
Puerto Jiménez has gained immense popularity amongst tourists over the years and you will not regret seeing the largest rural town in the Osa Peninsula.
Something about the simplicity and peaceful nature of the town has tourists returning year and year again. Whether you’re walking down the main street, or along the beautiful beaches, you will always have something beautiful to look at.
Puerto Jimenez is also ideal for nature lovers. Cradled between Golfo Dulce and Corcovado National Park, you will definitely find yourself hiking and exploring. Plus, if you aren’t in the mood for hiking, you can sit on the beach and perhaps spot a few dolphins performing their circus of tricks.
Exploring and diving at Caño Island is a no-brainer. This biological reserve island is surrounded by some of the most spectacular sea creatures. It’s hard not to slip on your goggles and dip your toes into the ocean.
Whether you want to try free diving, snorkeling or even scuba diving, this is the spot for you. As you swim in the crystal clear water expect to see tropical fish, octopuses, sea turtles, dolphins and many more.
Once more though, Caño Island is so much more than it seems. Home to the pre-Columbian stone spheres, there’s also a little bit of history and mystery for those who want to explore the land as well as its sparkling waters.
Terraba Sierpe National Wetlands
The Terraba Sierra National Wetlands are a place of beauty, mystery and history. It attracts tourists, travelers and historians alike.
The beautiful snaking rivers and mangroves of the wetlands home hundreds of birds, reptiles, and fish. For those invested in nature, you will have more than enough to see and may never want to leave.
The Terraba Sierpe Wetlands have also been known to attract archaeologists for their pre-Columbian artifacts.
The picturesque Drake Bay is becoming a more and more popular tourist destination. So whether you are backpacking or looking for a coastal getaway, Drake Bay is the place for you.
Remember to pack your binoculars though, because whale watching is on the menu. Costa Rica is renowned for its whale watching opportunities. From July to October, you are sure to catch sight of these majestic mammals.
Drake Bay’s popularity rose due to its beautiful and engaging marine life. Here you can hop on a boat or, if you’re lucky, stand on the beach and see dolphins and whales. Do yourself a favor and book a tour to see the northern migration of whales.
Explore Osa Peninsula
The Osa Peninsula is really a paradise for explorers, adventurers and lovers of nature. Whether it’s exploring the vast marine life, getting lost in the magical rainforests or delving into the history, the peninsula holds many treasures. And the more you explore, the more you will find to explore.
So put on your goggles or your hiking shoes, and explore the wonders of Osa Peninsula in beautiful Costa Rica!