Described by National Geographic as 'the most biologically intense place on Earth', the Osa Peninsula is one big wildlife park but the jewel in the crown has to be the Corcovado National Park.

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Key Stats

Flight from London London

10:30 hrs

Time Difference

GMT -6 hrs

Isolated, inaccessible and breathtakingly beautiful, the park is one of the most remote parks in Costa Rica. Home to a plethora of endangered animal and plant species, Corcovado has become a popular ecotourism destination is recent years and it is easy to see why.

Dense forests open up onto unspoilt deserted beaches, while Scarlet Macaws, Resplendent Quetzals, Red-Eyed Tree Frogs and Tapirs live peacefully undisturbed in one of thirteen major ecosystems which call Corcovado home. We could spend hours naming every mammal, bird, amphibian and reptile species, but suffice to say it houses an astonishing 2.5% of the world's total biodiversity and there are hundreds of species, many of which are endemic.

Although rainfall in the area is high and it is hot and humid for most of the year, this is still excellent hiking territory and there are some good trails along the coastal areas of the park. Further inland the varied terrain can be more challenging, so we recommend taking a guide with you, who'll also come in handy for pointing out some of the rare and less recognisable species you'll undoubtedly see.


Original Highlight

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If you're staying outside the National park, it is still possible to fly in for a day trip from Puerto Jimenez, but those with a phobia for light aircraft should know the flight in lands on an incredibly narrow runway cut into the rainforest.

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Where to stay

Casa Corcovado

Casa Corcovado

This very isolated jungle lodge is the closest accommodation to Corcovado National Park from this end of the Osa Peninsula.

Lapa Rios

Lapa Rios

Set in a private nature reserve spread over 1,000 acres of Central America's last remaining lowland tropical rainforest, Lapa Rios Ecolodge overlooks the point where the Golfo Dulce meets the Pacific and gives you a strong insight into sustainable hospitality.

Nicuesa Lodge

Nicuesa Lodge

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge embraces conservation and harmony with the natural environment, and offers a perfect blend of comfort with sustainability.

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Will and Kate B are our Osa Peninsula & Golfo Dulce experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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