Spend your Summer Vacation in remote Southern Costa Rica.
Osa Peninsula is exuberant with nature, endless beaches, and pristine wildlife. Located in Southern Costa Rica, The Osa Peninsula hosts more than 300 species of trees, thousands of insects,( shhh... most of them dont bite.) and hundreds of monkeys, birds, reptiles and amphibians. More than anywhere else in the world. Many endemic and endangered species make The Osa their last refuge. Only 2.5 km from beach, you'll find Sombra de la Lapa rainforest reserve encompassing 120+ acres of primary forest and surrounded by thousands more of undeveloped pristine rain forest where it meets the sea. Secluded beaches are within a few minutes of our reserve, over 2 km. of easy hiking trails, ocean views and great wildlife spotting along the mountainous ridges, lagoons and creek trails. You might want to visit our Guadua Bamboo Trail, pre Columbian burial site or find a deep swimming hole down at the river to cool off.
Hike a bit further with a guide and you'll discover magical waterfalls and trails leading towards Corcovado National Park. The Osa Peninsula hosts one of the largest and most diverse populations of plants of the American Continent. 134 families of under story plants have been studied and distributed into 662 genera and 1315 species. See Costa Rica's largest trees while hiking and bird watching. Our high ridge trails are perfect for wildlife viewing and bird watching. Large open areas of secondary growth attract multiple species of exotic birds early in the morning and late afternoon. A few endemic species seen in recent years include ; Scarlet Macaw, Black-cheeked Ant-Tanager and Mangrove Hummingbird, Baird’s Trogon, Slaty Tailed Trogon, Fiery-billed Araçari, Golden-naped Woodpecker, Yellow-billed and Turquoise Cotingas, Charming Hummingbird, Orange-collared Manakin, Riverside Wren, Cherrie’s Tanager, and recently Spot-crowned Euphonia. Osa Peninsula Birding is especially abundant between May - November. Marbled Wood-Quail, King Vultures, Uniform Crake, White-tipped Sicklebill, Pale-breasted Spinetail and Tawny-winged Woodcreepers can also be spotted. Black-tailed Flycatchers and Black-bellied Wrens are common bird sightings as well. Recently we've spotted Jaguars (Felis onca) and Marguay (Felis wiedii). Four species of monkey are native to the forests of The Osa Peninsula, the Central American Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri oerstedii), the White-headed Capuchin (Cebus capucinus), the Mantled Howler (Alouatta palliata) and Geoffroy's Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi). The only park in which all four species can be seen is Corcovado National Park, on the Osa Peninsula . Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) can also be seen flying everywhere.
As one of the closest and private accommodations nearest Corcovado National Park, you'll find unlimited hiking for you and your family this summer vacation. Pristine beaches and fun eco tours close by. Weighing in at 270 square miles, Corcovado National Park is the crown jewel of Costa Rica's national park system. Adjacent to Corcovado National Park are privately owned rainforest reserves. Our 120+ acres of rainforest is quite stunning. The most biologically intense place on Earth. Sombra de Lapa rainforest reserve is located high in the mountains near the eastern side of the park. Just off the new paved road leading from La Palma to Puerto Jimenez you will find spectacular rain forest and towering trees in canopy overlooking the Golfo Dulce. Our rain forest reserve is located just a few kilometers from Corcovado National Park . In terms of biodiversity, the Osa Peninsula in Southern Costa Rica is the spot. You are literally surrounded by abundant wildlife, monkeys, parrots, dolphins and whales. This summer vacation, treat yourself and your family to complete privacy and immersion in the rainforest. Why share your vacation with strangers at Osa Peninsula eco lodges or eco resort.
In the event you want to be surrounded by people on vacation, 10-20 km. down the beach from Corcovado National Park you will find resorts, hotels and eco-lodges servicing the backpackers going in and out of Corcovado national Park. Visit Osa Peninsula's only cloud forest high up in the mountains above Corcovado National Park. Overlooking the Golfo Dulce and sunsets over the Pacific ocean. Skip the long walking down hot beaches to get to the park.
Drive there instead on mostly improved roads, Corcovado National Park is closer than you think. Why share your vacation with strangers at and Osa Peninsula eco-Lodge or eco-resorts like you find in Drake Bay. Corcovado National Park can be accessed from several areas on the eastern side of the park just above the towns of those Dos Brazos, Canaza and La Palma. Sombra de la Lapa reserve is only 10 min. north of Puerto Jimenez, on paved roads in the heart of the Osa Peninsula, Southern Costa Rica .