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.


The Osa Peninsula and the South Pacific Hotels

Expect reasonable comfort in unbelievably wild settings. Most accommodations are in small hotels, lodges, and cabins run by... read more


The Osa Peninsula and the South Pacific Restaurants

Count on finding lots of fresh fish and tropical fruits on the menu, whether at a roadside soda (casual eatery) serving... read more


The Osa Peninsula and the South Pacific Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Bird-watching: Spot beauties such as the scarlet macaw and resplendent quetzal. Enormous Corcovado National Park: The last... Read more

  • Chirripó National Park

    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

  • Corcovado National Park

    For those who crave untamed wilderness, Corcovado National Park is the experience of a lifetime. Covering one-third of the Osa Peninsula,... Read more

  • Whale Marine National Park

    Great snorkeling, whale-watching, and beachcombing draw visitors and locals to Parque Nacional Marino Ballena (Whale Marine National... Read more

  • Eco-Lodges in the South Pacific

    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

  • Living Off the Grid

    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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