Osa Peninsula

Wild Costa Rica

This is the most remote and wild part of Costa Rica, and we don’t mean wild parties. The main attraction for tourists is the Osa Peninsula which juts off Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coast. Here you’ll find a primitive paradise of rain forests, empty beaches, and backwater

Osa Peninsula

Osa Peninsula

settlements.

The rough-and-ready town of Puerto Jiménez, on the banks of the Golfo Dulce, is the area’s main hub. It’s an unglamorous burg of a few thousand where dogs wander free, scarlet macaws squawk from trees, and Ticos pedal bikes slowly up and down the unnamed main street. Nearby Corcovado National Park is about as far away from it all as you can get. Golfito is the other main town in the area and people also come through the area to cross the border into Panama to David.

If you need transport from San Jose to any of the towns, there are regular buses and shuttles. However the distances are greater than to other places in Costa Rica so you may want to consider a short turboprop flight to either Puerto Jiménez, Golfito or Drake Bay. You can see all the transport options between any two points in Costa Rica on our transport planner.

 

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