Half of the Osa Peninsula, separated from the mainland by the Golfo Dulce, is covered by the Corcovado National Park, mainly primary rainforest with more than 400 species of birds and many amphibians and mammals (including six cat species). Humpback whales can be seen in December and January, and there is good snorkelling, diving and superb fishing off Isla del Caño, a national park 530km off the coast.
Our preferred accommodation
means that the hotel is one of our Dream Destinations.
Casa CorcovadoLodge/Hosteria - Osa PeninsulaThis carefully-designed lodge is tucked away in a 70 hectare private reserve, bordering the Corcovado national park and overlooking the Pacific ocean. There is a spring-fed swimming pool at the lodge and the nearby beach is half a kilometre long.
El Remanso LodgeLodge/Hosteria - Osa PeninsulaThe lodge offers a wide range of activities such as hiking along remote trails and rappelling down waterfalls (there are five on the property) so it is more geared for youthful or active guests. There is a canopy tower which is only reached by zip wire.
Lapa RiosLodge/Hosteria - Osa PeninsulaA comfortable jungle lodge nestled in the rainforest on the tip of the Osa Peninsula, with fine views over the sea. There is a restaurant, and swimming pool and a variety of excursions are available (including riding) to see the abundance of wildlife in the surronding forests.
Playa CativoBeach hotel - Piedras Blancas National ParkA beautiful beachfront lodge set in 405 hectares of private reserve, surrounded by the Piedras Blancas national park (a former extension of the Corcovado national park). Accessible exclusively by boat, Playa Cativo overlooks the tranquil waters of Golfo Dulce, and has a swimming pool, restaurant and numerous walking trails.