Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
The Osa, as it is known to locals and residents, is Costa Rica’s southernmost peninsula, a large expanse of which is dedicated to Corcovado National Park. It is the single largest expanse of a lowland tropical rainforest in Central America and is one of the tallest rainforests in the entire world, including the largest single tree in all of Central America, standing at seventy-seven meters tall. When entering and exploring the park, it is highly advised to use the services of a professional guide, as underestimating the dangers inherent in the park have brought many a carefree tourist to their demise. The best way to enter the park is via the town of Puerto Jimenez, located on the inland side of the park, where there is a ranger station and where an extensive network of trails converges. Camping is allowed in the park, and for backpackers and camping aficionados, Corcovado is a favored destination.
Summary: One of the most remote locales; makes up much of the southern Pacific coastline.
Landscape: Beaches, Lowland Rainforest, Mountains, Rainforest
Attractions: Cano Island, Corcovado National Park
Activities: Bird & Wildlife Watching, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Nature Tours
Caters to: Couples/Honeymooners, Families, Luxury Travelers, Nature Lovers