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For a fitting finale to your Costa Rica adventure, take a scenic flight to the remote and beautiful Osa Peninsula where you'll find plentiful dive sites and lush rainforest.

Located in the south west of the country close to the border with neighbouring Panama, Osa’s twin attractions are the diving from Cano Island, where big fish encounters are plentiful and Corcovado National Park, the crown jewel of Costa Rica’s world-renowned national park system.

Sitting in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Drake Bay, Cano Island is known as a magnet for pelagic species, most motably sharks and manta rays. Its waters also play host to numerous species of dolphin, plus orcas, humpback, and pilot whales. Diving here is strictly controlled by the national park to protect the area and the number of dive sites are limited, but those who make the journey will be rewarded with some of the country’s finest diving.

Corcovado National Park is Central America’s last remaining tract of Pacific tropical lowland rainforest of sustainable size. With 500 species of tree, 104 species of mammal, 367 species of bird, 117 species of amphibians and reptiles, and 40 species of freshwater fish, this area is a naturalist’s paradise.

Among Costa Rica’s largest trees and most pristine rainforest you can find the densest population of tapirs, jaguars and scarlet macaws in the region. The park is home to Baird’s tapirs, ocelots, pumas, giant anteaters, rare frogs and numerous species of monkey. The Osa Peninsula is, quite simply, a nature lover’s playground.

Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: giant oceanic manta ray, nurse shark, humpback whale, common dolphin, olive ridley turtle
Suggested accommodation options are shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Aguila de Osa

Enjoying panoramic views of Drake Bay, Aguila de Osa is a rainforest and marine adventure lodge. Its on-site dive centre provides easy access to both Caño Island and Corcovado National Park.

Pirate Cove

This small, good value resort is splendidly isolated in eight hectares of Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula, ideally situated to offer diving trips to Caño Island and Corcovado National Park.