Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
The Osa Peninsula is a peninsula located in southwestern Costa Rica, in the Puntarenas Province, on the Pacific Ocean. The peninsula was formed geologically by a faulting system that extends north into California.
The Osa Peninsula is home to at least half of all species living in Costa Rica. The main city on the Peninsula is Puerto Jimenez, which has its own airport and provides access to Corcovado National Park as well as the coastal villages of Cabo Matapalo and Carate.
There are plenty of things to do on the Osa Peninsula, from birdwatching, nature watching, hiking and horseback rides through the jungle. The sea, of course, offers various activities such as snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, and fishing.
Things to See and Do
* Corcovado National Park
* Drake Bay
* Puerto Jimenez
* Cabo Matapalo
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Costa Rican colón (CRC)
Language – Spanish
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – +506
Port Location – The ports located on the Osa Peninsula include Puerto Jimenez and Drake Bay.
Travel Links – You can fly into Puerto Jimenez or cross the Golfo Dulce from Golfito in a launch to reach the Osa Peninsula. Golfito is directly across from Puerto Jimenez, the main city near the tip of the Osa Peninsula.
Drake Bay and Corcovado National Park can both be reached by charter planes from Pavas and San Jose. A boat trip with a duration of one hour and thirty minutes from the Sierpe River is another possible method of reaching these destinations.