Osa peninsula is home to Corcovado National Park, and endless
wildlife, including more than 400 species of birds and more than
100 species each of amphibians and mammals. This tropical primary
forest is home to monkeys, scarlet macaws, coatimundis and an
abundance of other wildlife. It's not cheap, but taking a private
charter flight into the Corcovado National Park for a day tour is
well worth it.
The park is home to a plethora of endangered species such as
Baird's tapir, the white-lipped peccary, jaguars, ocelots,
crocodiles, giant anteaters, scarlet macaws and the harpy eagle.
The seas shelter three species of marine turtles and you can even
witness the migration of humpback whales in December and
On the other side of the peninsula is the Golfo Dulce, which is
a sheltered area of ocean ideal for kayaking, visits to mangrove
swamps or hiking and wildlife viewing at the Piedras Blancas
Finally, forest-covered Cano Island is a biological reserve
which offers superb snorkelling and, for experienced divers, superb
deep freshwater experiences with large schools of jacks,
barracudas, manta rays and sharks.