COSTA RICA: CORCOVADO & OSA PENINSULA

Rugged and unspoiled, Corcovado National Park and The Osa Peninsula is undoubtedly Costa Rica’s wildest region and best destination for wildlife.

Corcovado National Park and the Osa Peninsula need no introduction. Famously labeled by National Geographic as ‘the most biologically intense place on earth’ it has become a mecca for nature and wildlife enthusiasts alike. It is the best place in Costa Rica to see the Baird’s Tapir and one of the only places you can see Scarlet Macaws in the wild. The incredible biodiversity of the area supports good populations of many other endangered species including the giant anteater, the harpy eagle and myriad bird life. Tucked away in the remote south of the country a visit to the Osa Peninsula is a highly memorable experience.

Holiday Ideas Including Corcovado & Osa Peninsula

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Places To Stay In Corcovado & Osa Peninsula

Best Time To Visit Corcovado & Osa Peninsula

The dominant climate in Corcovado national park and the Osa Peninsula is lowland rainforest. It is an area that has a more defined wet and dry season. The dry part of the year runs from December until April. May until November there is more rain.

For travel to the Osa Peninsula you should avoid the months of September and October as many lodges are closed during this time of year. The heavy rains experienced in these months can cause a lot of disruption in these areas as roads become impassable.

Weather Averages in Corcovado & Osa Peninsula

Osa Peninsula Highlights

Wildlife lovers flock to Corcovado National park to get a sighting of the otherwise elusive tapir and experience a truly remote paradise.

  • World leading biodiversity in Corcovado National Park
  • Snorkeling off remote Caño Island
  • Costa Rica’s largest wild population of Scarlet Macaws
  • Travel further to La Sirena ranger station for tapir sightings
  • The world’s largest bird of prey the Harpy Eagle
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