The Osa Peninsula and the South Pacific Travel Guide
Plan Your The Osa Peninsula and the South Pacific Vacation
Visitors go south to heed the call of the wild. The jewels in the South Pacific crown are the idyllic Golfo Dulce and the wild Osa Peninsula, brimming with wildlife and natural adventures. There is no place like it, especially when you travel off the grid, far from the sounds of modern civilization. With miles of undulating Pacific coastline, there is rarely a crowded beach. Up in the highlands, the hiking and birdwatching are unsurpassed.
Expect reasonable comfort in unbelievably wild settings. Most accommodations are in small hotels, lodges, and cabins run by... read more
Count on finding lots of fresh fish and tropical fruits on the menu, whether at a roadside soda (casual eatery) serving... read more
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Bird-watching: Spot beauties such as the scarlet macaw and resplendent quetzal. Enormous Corcovado National Park: The last... Read more
Chirripó National Park is all about hiking. The ascent up Mt. Chirripó, the highest mountain in Costa Rica, is the most popular and... Read more
For those who crave untamed wilderness, Corcovado National Park is the experience of a lifetime. Covering one-third of the Osa Peninsula,... Read more
Great snorkeling, whale-watching, and beachcombing draw visitors and locals to Parque Nacional Marino Ballena (Whale Marine National... Read more
The South Pacific Zone is Costa Rica's last frontier, with a wealth of protected biodiversity. It's also the cradle of the country's... Read more
Many hotels in the more remote areas of the South Pacific generate their own electricity, so don't count on air-conditioning, using a hair... Read more
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