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South Pacific


The Osa Peninsula

This is the farthest region of the country, and is located in the South Pacific.  It is the second largest peninsula of Costa Rica, and its main product is ecotourism.

The most natural peninsula the country has, it holds the highest percentage of land devoted to national parks and forest reserves, with a larger biodiversity than any other part of the country.

It is one of the most impressive parts of the country for its vast areas of jungle. The three main jungle areas of the South Pacific (the Corcovado National Park, Dominical and Uvita) reside here, as well as the mountainous Chirripó National Park and La Amistad International Park

The Osa Peninsula is considered one of the most virgin areas of the country. Corcovado National Park is one of the most important attractions of the Osa Peninsula with almost 50,000 hectares (123552.5 acres), and thanks to buffer forests, Corcovado hosts unmatched wildlife as biodiverse as any other place in the world.

In the South Pacific, it is very humid, registering an annual rainfall of 6,000 mm, which in combination with the isolation of the area, has contributed to the high diversity of species of plants and animals; including many that are endemic.

The two seasons are well defined, being a little shorter than the North Pacific.  The dry season, begins in late December and ends in April. The rainiest month is October; while the driest is February, though it is not quite as dry as in the North Pacific.

In this region, you can see amazing scenery and do adrenaline-fueled activities!  Especially, when we think of destinations such as the Corcovado National Park, Caño Island or Diquís Delta, with its enigmatic stone spheres.

The main activities are the beach and marine resources, including whale and dolphin watching, mangrove landscapes, reptiles, sport fishing, surfing, hiking, professional diving, botanical gardens, stunning waterfalls and many others.