Osa Peninsula Activities and Tours

Nature Tours

Corcovado National Park Tour
CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK - Corcovado National Park has been cited by National Geographic as "one of the most biologically intense places on earth" and guided tours of the park are sure to prove them right.

A 20 minute boat ride or a short hike from the lodge will land you at the northern entrance to the park. Trails begin along pristine beaches, wind through deep rainforest, and follow riverbeds to magnificent waterfalls and swimming holes. This is a full day tour including a picnic lunch, transportation to and from the lodge, and a guide.

CAÑO ISLAND - Your tour of this biological reserve begins after breakfast with a snorkeling exploration of the coral reefs around the island. Around the island, you'll see a fantastic number of fish, rays and sometimes turtles.

After snorkeling, it's time to check out the beautiful beach sheltered by coconut palms. You'll stop here for a picnic lunch with time afterwards for a hike to burial grounds at the interior of the island. This tour returns by mid-afternoon - just in time for a siesta before dinner.

BIRDWATCHING - Get an early start on the day and get up with the birds. Share the cool early morning air with some of the over 350 species of birds found in Corcovado. The early morning hours are perfect to observe the wildlife of the area.

Birds that are commonly seen include the Riverside Wren, Palm Tanager, Banaquit, Great Kiskadee and the endemic Black-cheeked Ant-tanager. Of course there is always the opportunity to spot rarer bird species as well.
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Boating Tours

San Josecito Beach
SAN JOSECITO BEACH - This adventure begins in the morning with a short 15-20 minute boat ride to the tropical paradise of San Josecito. Here you'll find a sheltered coral-filled bay perfect for snorkeling and swimming.

You can also spend time exploring the beach on the area trails before enjoying a picnic lunch. Stroll through the forest after lunch to a cool flowing river for a refreshing swim before heading back to shore.

DOLPHIN & WHALE ENCOUNTERS - Discover the extraordinary marine world of dolphins and whales as you observe large groups of different species come together in warm, clear tropical waters. You'll observe feeding, socializing, and playful behaviors and use the on-board hydrophone to listen in on clicks, whistles, and singing.

This tour usually leaves around 8 AM and returns between 1 and 4 PM depending on how soon dolphins or whales are sighted, their behavior and how far offshore they are found. Lunch is included, and of course so are unforgettable memories.

Mangrove Forests AMAZING MANGROVES - The delta formed by the Sierpe and Terraba Rivers holds great biological wealth and is home to the largest mangrove forest system on the Pacific Coast of Central America. Mangrove forests play an important role in aquatic life and erosion prevention.

On this tour you will explore the backwaters and smaller channels along the Sierpe River. It's an opportunity to see different varieties of birds such as the Roseate Spoonbill and perhaps spot crocodiles basking along the riverbank. The tour includes a guide, snacks, and lunch.

SEA KAYAKING - There is nothing like a kayak to help you get a true, intuitive feel for the ocean. Your experience is up-close and down-close to the water. On this tour, you'll paddle for a few hours to San Josecito beach. Should you get tired or thirsty along the way, you need only wave to your support boat for a cold drink or for a tow.

While on the beach, spend some time snorkeling, hiking along trails, or swimming in a refreshing river. A picnic lunch is served under the shady palms followed by more time for exploration. Then you'll be picked up by a boat and whisked back to your starting point.
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SCUBA Diving

Diving with a Ray
Diving on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica can be simply described as spectacular. Divers explore several sites around Caño Island. The water surrounding the island is protected as a biological reserve and is pristine and teeming with life.

On almost every dive, the large schools of fish swimming around and overhead can be breathtaking. Porpoises, rays, and white tip reef sharks are seen on many dives as well. Water visibility is good, and water temperatures hover in the upper 70s to low 80s throughout the year.
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Sportfishing Boat
Fishing just does not get any better than you will find in friendly, peaceful Costa Rica. On the Pacific, it is common to release a dozen or more sailfish and even a marlin or two in a single day.

There are also dolphin, giant yellow fin tuna, Wahoo, cubera, roosterfish, a variety of snapper, grouper, blue runners, rainbow runners, snook and much more. Whichever your choice you can be sure to enjoy an exciting sportfishing experience in these unspoiled waters.

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