A remote area with pristine forest and wonderful eco tourism opportunities, the South Pacific also offers great deep-sea fishing and diving. One of “the most biologically intense places on earth”, according to National Geographic, this region serves up gigantic portions of adventure and nature. The Osa Peninsula will not disappoint with its array of brightly colored exotic birds, azure waters, and emerald canopies that stretch for miles.
Corcovado National Park is an undeniably beautiful place, considered to be one of the most important natural preserves in the Americas, this virgin rain forest park invites superlatives from all who visit. At least thirteen distinct vegetation types in close proximity, including mangroves, palm swamps and bloodweed forest make Corcovado a botanist’s dream. Jaguars, giant anteaters, hundreds of white-lipped peccaries, tapers, and a host of rare rain forest animals inhabit the vast reaches surrounding the crocodile-filled lagoon at the park’s center. The captivating visual beauty of its forest and of its coastline, with miles of uninhabited beaches and roaring cascades, draws visitors from all over the world.
Caño Island Biological Reserve is located less than 30 miles off the Pacific coast of southwest Costa Rica and is one of of the most valuable archeological sites in the country. Caño Island is also one of the world’s newest hot spots for adventure diving. This virgin area offers a variety of unique diving attractions. “The Devil’s Drop” for example, is a rockpile which begins at 40′ and drops to as deep as 250′. It is not uncommon for divers upon descent to be met by schools of thousands of fish swimming freely among them.
This could very well be Costa Rica’s finest diving spot!
Classic Osa Experience:
Day 1: Pick up at your hotel in San Jose for transfer to airport and early morning flight to the town of Palmar Sur where you’ll be met by friendly lodge personnel for continued ground and boat transportation to your lodge in the beautiful and remote Osa Peninsula. Activities offered include: scuba diving (both resort courses and regular trips), sea kayaking, horseback riding, and sport fishing (L) (D)
Day 2,3: Full day guided tours to Corcovado National Park, recognized as one of the most “biologically intense” places on Earth, and Caño Island Biological Reserve, only 10 miles from Drake but a world apart from the mainland. Indians once used the island as a burial ground, however little is known about the Pre-Columbian artifacts found there. Picnic on a white sand beach sheltered by coconut palms and snorkel among the coral reefs that surround this tropical paradise. (B) (L) (D)
Day 4: After breakfast, boat trip up the Sierpe River, going through jungle, mangrove swamps and forest areas and transfer to airport for return flight back to San Jose. (B)
High Season; Jan 6, 2017 – April 30, 2017 Total cost:$1,530.00 per person based on double occupancy.
Green Season; Nov 15 – Dec 14, 2016 , May 1 – Aug 31, 2017 Total cost:$1,440.00 per person based on double occupancy.
Please inquire for pricing during Holiday period (Dec 15 to Jan 5)
3 nights lodging in Deluxe Bungalow
All hotel and tour taxes
All meals where indicated (B) breakfast, (L) lunch, (D) dinner
Round trip air, ground, and boat transfers from San Jose to Lodge in Drake Bay
Guided all day tour to Corcovado National Park
Guided all day tour to Caño Island Biological Reserve
Rates are per person plus fuel & airport charges according to airline used (current charges per person are: $40.00 round trip with Nature Air and $38.00 round trip with Sansa).