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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Kayak Camping on a Remote Uninhabited Tropical Island

ItineraryDay 1: Day 1 arrival, welcome and briefing. Dinner and overnight at our RoomsStop At: Golfo Dulce, Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Province of PuntarenasWe begin with a welcome cocktail the first day our Guests arrive, a reconnaissance of the kayak and tackle, done with our Guide-Instructors, a briefing with the explication of the whole Expedition, then, after a quick visit to the local Supermarket for purchase of energy food and special drinks, we offer a Dinner based on Italian recipes.Duration: 16 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: The Trekkers stay at Il Giardino Italiano en la Playa Rooms, in double occupancy, with AC, WIFI, Private Bath.Day 2: Day 2 Kayaking until Los Mogos and Camp on a Small Uninhabited Island or BeachStop At: Golfo Dulce, Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Province of PuntarenasThe second Day begins with an early, super nutrient, breakfast at our place, and after setting the Kayaks and the stuff for the whole Trek, the Adventure begins. 20-22 kilometres of open water and , maybe, a couple of stops along the north Coast, for a snack and rest, is the program of the morning. At the arrival at Mogos Base Camp, setting the tents and the camp stove and facilities is the first thing, then there is time for to swim and snorkel in the waters around the islands, or take a shower under a fresh water waterfall.Sunset kayaking is always a good idea, and after a good Dinner on the beach, sleeping in the tents, with the sound of the waves, will be a beautiful experience.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast: Very Early Breakfast at Il Giardino Restaurant , for to stock energy for the Paddling across the Golfo Dulce • Dinner: This is the First Tent Camp Meal, prepared by our Guide • Lunch: This Beach Lunch is made of some food prepared at Il Giardino, energy bars and other snacks.Accommodation included: The Trekkers will sleep in our Tents at the Island CampDay 3: Day 3 Kayaking into the Mangrove Canals of Piedras Blancas Park, Farm Life experience and Camp back to the IslandStop At: Golfo Dulce, Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Province of PuntarenasThe day three, after an abundant breakfast prepared by our Guides, the trek continue ( a total of 15-20 Km), visiting the Esquinas River Estuary, the Mangrove Complex and the upper part of the river, inside the National Park. The Lunch will be prepared at a Local Farm, following the traditional gastronomic culture of the Field, and there will be time for a walk with the farmer for to visit and know their work and life. At the end of the afternoon, the return to the Base Camp, Dinner and Sleep in the Tents, under the Tropical Sky.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast: Tent Camp Breakfast • Lunch: Typical Traditional Food prepared by the family that live in a farm along the Kayak trek of the Day • Dinner: Tent Camp Dinner prepared by our guideAccommodation included: The Trekkers will sleep in our tent, at the Island CampDay 4: Day 4 Kayaking back to PJ along the West coast of the Golfo Dulce, stopping for Snorkeling on the ReefStop At: Golfo Dulce, Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Province of PuntarenasThe last day, after packing up the stuff of the Camp, the Trek back to PJ ( 20-22 Km) begins, following the west coast of the Golfo, and stopping for a swim in the Coral Reef and, trying to catch some Fish for the Dinner at the Il Giardino Restaurant, where, after a good refreshing shower and rest, everybody will meet around the table for exchange impressions and experiences, drinking some cold beer, before to sleep in our rooms. The next morning, we offer a Breakfast at our Beachfront Tables for the Farewell to the Golfo Dulce.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast: Tent Camp Breakfast • Lunch: Snacks and Energy Bars at some beach along the trek • Dinner: Great Welcome Back Dinner at Il Giardino, With Pasta, Fresh Fish and WineAccommodation included: The Trekkers stay at Il Giardino Italiano en la Playa Rooms, in double occupancy, with AC, WIFI, Private Bath.Day 5: Day 5 Breakfast on the Il Giardino Beach Terrace.Stop At: Golfo Dulce, Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Province of PuntarenasBreakfast at our Beachfront Tables for the Farewell to the Golfo Dulce.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Farewell Breakfast at Il Giardino Beachfront Terrace for to say goodbye to the Golfo DulceNo accommodation included on this day.

$40 Kid Friendly

Bird Watcher or Wildlife Photographer - The Birds's Lagoon is the Best Spot

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Golfo Dulce, Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Province of PuntarenasAfter a walk along a Creek, for to see Birds and other Animals feeding on fruit trees, the Guests will reach a Lagoon, where, behind screens made of natural materials, they will be able to observe many Birds on their nests or flocking down for to perch for the nightDuration: 2 hours

$95 Kid Friendly

Drake Bay Adventures day

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Drake BayCome on the Corcovado Canopy Tour and swing through a precious piece of rainforest right on the North-Western boarder of the Corcovado National Park!.Canopy tours are an entirely different way to experience the Costa Rican jungle, and in Drake Bay, this tour is world-class.Start your adventure at 7:30 am on our zip line Tour. Right after Zipping from tree to tree and enjoying the forest your adventure continues riding horses. We will take you through Los Planes Town, enjoying beautiful landscapes. A horsebackriding tour is an excellent opportunity to enjoy nature.We offer strong and trained horses.You will arrive at our mountainside farm which is set in a stunning location on a cliff side above Agujitas river. Here will serve you a delicious typical meal.Settled in the heart of a pristine private reserve in the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica, NAGUALA falls brings to you a Little piece of magical rainforest. There you will enjoy the natural swimming pool.Duration: 2 hours

$75 Kid Friendly

ZIP LINE & SUNSET TOUR

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Playa San Josecito, Drake Bay, Osa Peninsula, Province of PuntarenasAfter doing the canopy tour, you will enjoy a perfect sunset in San Josecito BeachDuration: 1 hour

$55 Kid Friendly

BIRD WATCHING

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: CORCOVADO CANOPY TOUR Y JARDIN DEL MOTMOThe Osa Peninsula is home of 350 bird species; you can see many of this species in our tour around Drake Bay. A professional guide will help you finding and identifying many of this species. Watching birds and listening their songs will be an unforgettable experience for you.We take you to a private farm containing jungle that is perfect for spotting birds. After the tour you will have tipycal breakfast.Some of the many species that you can see in this tour are: hummingbirds, woodpeckers, scarlet macaws, tucans, hawks, tanagers, birds of prey, etc.Duration: 3 hours

$55 Kid Friendly

Naguala Waterfall Adventure Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Naguala Jungle LodgeYour waterfall adventure starts with a pick up in Drake Bay between 8-8:30am and drove to the Naguala property. Where you will have a choice of hiking in on a jungle trail or brought in by truck.Once you arrive you will be greeted with some fresco (fresh natural fruit drink) before putting on your water shoes or sandals to venture off to your first waterfall up river. Once there you can jump off the rocks or ease into the pristine, refreshing swimming pools found in front of this waterfall. Kick back and relax until lunch served between 12:00-13:30. After lunch there is the Lil' Thunder waterfall to go visit or you can enjoy the gardens, grounds, wildlife, walking trails or grab a refreshing beverage and loose yourself in one of our hammocks on the lounge / Qi Gong / Thai massage platform.As the day winds down around 14:30-15:30 you will be driven back to Drake Bay.Please call ahead to reserve your spot and remember water shoes or sandals to make your experience more enjoyable. A camera is a MUST for any birdwatcher or wildlife enthusiast. Our animals and birds are not as tame as in Corcovado but Naguala is only 2-3kms away as the Tucán flys. Pura VidaDuration: 4 hours