Osa Peninsula

Osa Peninsula Travel Guide

Visit the Osa Peninsula; the wild backyard of Costa Rica offers adventurous travelers looking to forge their own path. It’s a primitive paradise where nature still rules the roost. Unlike much of the rest of the country, which has made way for tourism and all its trappings, the Osa Peninsula remains relatively off the grid. With abundant lush rainforests, abandoned beaches and backwater settlements, the Osa Peninsula is one of Costa Rica's best eco-tourism destinations. Consult Travel + Leisure’s Osa Peninsula Travel Guide for the inside track around the area.

Things Not to Miss in the Osa Peninsula

• Corcovado National Park was dubbed the most biologically intense place on earth. Sprawling over a third of the peninsula this lush rainforest is difficult to miss.
 • Costa Rica boasts over 800 miles of beaches, but the waves are as wild as the landscape on the Osa Peninsula
 • The underwater rock formations of the Isla Del Caño attract avid snorkelers, scuba divers and marine biologists
 • A two-hour tour of the Casa de Orquídeas a private botanical garden will engulf the senses

When to Go to the Osa Peninsula

The dry season from November through until April is the best time of year to travel to the Osa Peninsula, but it also the most expensive with peak rates over the December holidays. If you don't mind afternoon showers travel during the green season, from May through September, for better value.

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