The Osa Peninsula is part of the Puntarenas province of Costa Rica.
The Osa Peninsula is a wondrous, magical, and untouched place for nature-lovers and adventurers.
There are plenty of things to do on the Osa Peninsula, from birdwatching to horseback rides through the jungle. The sea, of course, offers various activities such as snorkeling, swimming, SCUBA diving, and fishing. In Puerto Jimenez, the main town on the tip of the peninsula, you can shop and see the local culture. If you are lucky, you just might catch one of their many festivals. Some great restaurants are there for you to discover. The people are friendly and helpful. The Osa Peninsula is partly covered by the Corcovado National Park, which offers an exciting day-trip for travelers. The land of the peninsula is covered in white sand beaches and virgin tropical rain forest. With four species of monkeys, exotic birds, and countless amphibians and reptiles, the Osa Peninsula is also an ideal place for nature-watching. Rappelling, (waterfall or otherwise) mountain biking, surfing, hiking, and kayaking are a few other adventures for visitors to the Osa Peninsula.
Animals are the main thing to see. The Osa Peninsula is home to at least 1/2 of ALL of the species that live in Costa Rica. Costa Rican fauna includes:
Scarlet Macaws, Tayras, Peccaries, Monkeys, Blue morpho butterflies, Frogs, Snakes, Anteaters, Armadillos, Bats, Wild cats, Crocodiles, Deer, Manatees, Fish, Exotic squirrels, Exotic raccoons, Agoutis, Coatis, Sloths, Tapirs, Exotic Weasels
Mysterious stone spheres made by unknown people have been discovered in the Valle de Diquis area around Sierpe. See them first-hand to develop your own theory about their history.
Gold nuggets were discovered on Isla Violin of the Sierpe River. Go to see where a Gold Rush began.
Drake Bay and Corcovado National Park can both be reached by charter planes from Pavas and San Jose. A boat trip with a duration of one hour and thirty minutes from the Sierpe River is another possible method of reaching these destinations. In Puerto Jimenez, taxis are readily available, and you can also rent a car there. To reach Cabo Matapalo, fly to Puerto Jimenez and drive (45 minutes) to the village. Bumpy travel by bus is possible throughout the peninsula.
Parque Nacional Corcovado, most biologically intense place on Earth
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