Osa Peninsula: one of the most biologically intense places on earth

Osa Peninsula

Undeniably, Costa Rica is a classic ecotourism destination. A visit to Osa Peninsula and you will certainly see why this is so. An unspoilt landscape of rainforest and coast, Osa Peninsula is an area of rugged natural beauty and serenity.

Osa Peninsula is avowed as “one of the most biologically intense places on earth ” by the National Geographic Magazine. Osa Peninsula (in conjunction with the Drake Bay area) is regarded as one of (if not) the number one ecotourism regions in Costa Rica.

Osa Peninsula is a secluded area. It is the southernmost peninsula in Costa Rica. Many of the country’s scarcest and endangered wildlife species live here in the jungle, including the baird’s tapir, the red-backed squirrel monkey, the white-lipped peccary, the puma, the jaguar, the harpy eagle, and the scarlet macaw.

The Corcovado National Park make up a large part of the Osa Peninsula, is a national park, and biological reserve. So rich with wildlife and plant species, the four groups of monkeys in Costa Rica live in the Corcovado National Park. In addition to the squirrel monkey (mentioned earlier), there are the mantled howler monkey, the white-faced capuchin, and the Geoffroy’s spider monkey. This biome is also home to the two-toed and three-toed sloth, the northern tamandua, and the silky anteater. Reptiles and amphibians found in the Corcovado National Park include poison dart frogs, the American crocodile, the spectacled caiman, and numerous species of non-venomous and venomous snakes.

Copa De Arbol, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Copa De Arbol (Eco Lodge), Drake Bay

Drake Bay (Bahía Drake)

One of Costa Rica’s most remote locale, Drake Bay is a coastal region teaming with flora and fauna. From monkeys jumping through rainforest canopy to migrating whales breaching, this area of Osa Peninsula offers a lot in terms of nature and the wilds indulgence. Although remote, Drake Bay boasts a number of “Drake Bay Wilderness Lodges” and “Drake Bay Coastal Resorts”, all catering to travelers who come to explore this ecological retreat. Drake Bay nature tours include everything from hiking the rainforest to whale and dolphin watching on ocean tours.

See Osa Peninsula Resorts and Drake Bay Eco Lodges on this website here: Copa De Arbol and Lapa Rios.


Article by: Tiffany Huggins

| December 31, 2015