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The Osa Peninsula and the South Pacific Travel Guide

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Plan Your 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.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. Bird-watching Spot beauties such as the scarlet macaw and resplendent quetzal.
  2. Enormous Corcovado National Park The last refuge of endangered jaguars and tapirs.
  3. Kayaking Head to the Golfo Dulce or along the jungly channels of the Sierpe or Colorado rivers.
  4. Mountain hikes Hiking paths here range from easy daytime treks around luxurious lodges to Costa Rica's toughest 3,820-meter (12,532-foot) Cerro ChirripĆ³.
  5. Wild places to stay Relax in the country's top eco-lodges, rustic thatch-roof beach bungalows, and cozy mountain cabins.

When To Go

When to Go

Peak Season: January to April

The dry season has the most reliably sunny weather. But be aware that the climate swings wildly in ...

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