Welcome to Southern Costa Rica & Península de Osa

Quetzal sightings around San Gerardo de Dota are frequent, and scarlet-macaw appearances are the norm along the coast. Monkeys, sloths and coatis roam the region's abundant parks and reserves, and in Parque Nacional Corcovado there's also the rare chance to spy on slumbering tapir. Meanwhile, the rugged coasts of the Golfo Dulce and Península de Osa captivate travelers with abandoned wilderness beaches, world-class surf and opportunities for rugged exploration. This is the land for intrepid travelers yearning for something truly wild.

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Southern Costa Rica & Península de Osa activities

$333 Transfers & Ground Transport

One-Way Private Transfer from Puerto Jiménez to Quepos - Manuel Antonio

This pleasant and easy transfer will take approximately 4 hours. Occasional stops for restroom breaks and sightseeing are offered, but they are not mandatory, you can decide when and where to stop and the drivers will always suggest interesting places to see on the way. The fleet includes brand new vans and mini-buses with passenger capacity up to 18 people. All units have air conditioning. 

$56 Outdoor Activities

Costa Rica Discovery Tour: Help Protect Sea Turtles

Start your morning or wind down your evening with an ecology walk along the secluded shores of Carate Beach alongside Corcovado National Park rangers! Gather important information about sea turtle nesting activity and set endangered hatchlings free into the Pacific Ocean. Use special meshes to help protect in situ nests from egg predation as you stroll the beach. You may even have the opportunity to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle and hatchlings!Help OSA Turtles raise awareness, educate, and encourage the participation of communities and institutions in the process.Tour revenue will be used to pay locals to patrol the beaches year-round, providing an invaluable source of income to the local community.

$45 Water Sports

Bio-Luminescence and Sunset Kayak Tour

This is guided evening/night tour into one of the most amazing natural phenomena of the world! Once it is dark enough, watch how every stroke of your paddle leaves behind a glowing swirl of light or swim in glowing warm water from the beach. The trip takes 3 hours, and we supply, snacks (tropical seasonal fruits), Kayak with backrest for comfort and dual blade paddle, life jacket, instructions before the trip and a knowledgeable guide. Dry bags on request.Snorkel and mask included. Minors should be accompanied by and adult.Transportation not included. No previous experience required. Flashlight (head lamp preferred), Mosquito repellent. Light rain coat might be useful. Light clothes (dry fit fibers) Please check for availability, since the full moon, weather conditions and tide might affect the tour availability.

$120 Outdoor Activities

Piedras Blancas National Park

Transport is included from your hotel in Golfito to the end of the road of the tiny village of La Gamba called Nueva Zélanda where the hike starts. The first three kilometers are along a river (shoes will get wet). Then the rain forest and mountain trek begins when you see the sing of El Bonito, entrance of Piedras Blancas National Park. Be ready for an other 7 kilometers of hike going up an down the mountains. The hike ends at the beach in the Golfo Dulce where you'll have a boat ride back to Golfito. Bring plenty of water and a lunch.

$135 Water Sports

Two-Tank Dive at Caño Island

The journey begins with one hour boat ride to Isla del Caño. Once there, you will go on 2 dives in different marine areas around Caño Island, each dive is about 45 minutes. Between the first and the second dive, there will be a stop at Caño Island. Later, the ship heads to San Josecito beach for a picnic. After lunch you will travel back to Drake Bay.The dives are easy and suitable to all the qualifications depths. All equipment will be provided.

$228 Cultural & Theme Tours

Dolphin watching mangrove snorkeling tour at Golfo Dulce in the Pacific side

This spectacular tour brings you to these incredible animals in Golfo Dulce and is a favorite for the people visiting Costa Rica.The Sweet Gulf or Golfo Dulce is one of the 4 tropical fjords around the world and hosts a variety of wildlife, including dolphins, whales, whale sharks and sea turtles. The tour starts early in the morning at the port of Puerto Jiménez, where you will take a private boat to go out looking for dolphins. The most commonly seen are spinner, bottlenose and spotted dolphins. A great natural wealth is what you will be able to observe if you decide to accompany us to the tour by boat through the Golfo Dulce. An unforgettable journey. Where you will find marine life, on the way to the small islands the famous mogos, boat tour.Walking through the Golfo Dulce observing the nature that surrounds our beautiful coasts, as well as the marine life that in this gulf is found (dolphins, whales, turtles, seabirds and more) a tour looking towards the location of the small islands The mogos which are very attractive where we find some reefs where you can also snorkel, all this you can live in an excellent tour where you will feel in union with the marine nature of the Golfo Dulce area, worldly known for its marine inventions for its great variety of species and riches that are found in its reach in this incredible tour with an approximate duration of 5 hours. Golfo Dulce is surrounded by some of the most beautiful and popular turistic atractions in Costa Rica. Piedras Blancas National Park, Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve, Golfito Wildlife Refugee, Corcovado National Park, Violin Island, Zancudo beach, Puerto Jimenez, Platanares beach, Colorado beach, Sombrero beach, Tigre beach, Puntarenitas beach and Pavones for naming some. You can be picked-up at any of this places. This tour includes equipment, drinks and fruit snacks.