It’s said that more than half of all of Costa Rica’s animal species live in the Osa Peninsula. This biologically rich area is accessible only by plane or boat, which ensures that most of its land remains unspoiled by civilization. Osa is home to the world famous Corcovado National Park, perhaps one of the biggest attractions in all of Central America. The park is open to the public and is home to some of the most fascinating creatures on earth including scarlet macaws, bull sharks and tapirs.
However to try and single out every animal you might see in Osa would be a great disservice to one of the few places on the planet where nature still has the power to amaze you. Osa is essentially a paradise for nature lovers who will also find themselves in awe of the region’s most popular eco-hotels which deftly combine sustainable practices with luxury.
- Lapa Ríos is a vibrant eco-lodge where your meals are customized.
- At Aguila de Osa you can learn all about friendly eco-practices.
- Take a boat tour and if you’re lucky you might run into the whales that come to the area yearly.
- The Rio Claro is home to even more animals, including the Spectacled caiman.
- Besides having countless animal species, Osa also harbors diverse plants and trees like the purple heart.