50 minute local flight from Juan Santamaria (SJO Airport).
Osa Peninsula; Designated as "the most biologically dense place on earth" by National Geographic
This area, which spans only 700 square miles along the southern Pacific shore of Costa Rica, boasts a remarkable level of biodiversity due to its unique geological past.
With less than 0.001% of the world's total land surface, the Peninsula manages to harbor an estimated 2.5% of the Earth's total biodiversity, which undoubtedly justifies its recognition as the most biologically rich area on the planet.
Accommodation: Overseas' Villa
Seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor spaces to showcase the stunning natural surroundings.
This luxurious, eco-friendly home is situated on a mountainside covered in rainforest, with breathtaking views of the Golfo Dulce.
Despite being able to spot breaching humpback whales, four types of monkeys, and scarlet macaws, among other species in the intensely biodiverse Osa Peninsula, there are no neighbors nearby, you will be living in luxurious seclusion.
Upon your arrival, we can schedule a personalized yoga session, a massage, trip to the beach, or you can take pleasure in relishing the splendid views from the villa.
Meet Your Hero: Michael
Discover the secrets of the jungle with the Rainforest Whisperer
Meet Michael: Your Local Hero and Guide. Hailing from Puerto Jimenez, he's the ultimate expert on the area.
With his gentle nature and vast knowledge, he'll deepen your love for the Osa Peninsula and its wonders.
For the next week, you will learn with him more than you could ever imagine.
Experience 1: Surf Lesson in Matapalo
Gorgeous stretched out sandy beach (no rocks) where you can walk on for miles and miles without seeing another soul.
Located at the far end of the Osa Peninsula, Playa Matapalo presents a chance for daring explorers to experience one of the rare unspoiled areas in Costa Rica.
It's worth noting that this area is highly isolated and solely relies on solar power for its energy needs. You can enjoy top-notch surfing in a serene and secluded environment.
You will have a surf coach dedicated to you to facilitate the best surfing experience of your life.
Experience 2: Corcovado National Park
The most intense biological place on earth, according to National Geographic.
Presenting the largest primary forest on the American Pacific, cloud forest, mangrove swamp, pristine beaches, waterfalls, and lowland tropical rainforest.
This is a haven for explorers, eco-tourists, and even experienced beach enthusiasts who will be awed by the stunning Corcovado beaches. It's a once-in-a-lifetime journey!
Observe marine creatures like rays, turtles, bull sharks, moray eels, dolphins, etc... Additionally, white-lipped peccaries, anteaters, sloths, and the occasional jaguar and puma may be seen.
Experience 3: Explore the Mangroves
There are about 35,0000 hectares (86,000 acres) of mangrove forest in Costa Rica.
Through hidden channels and winding waterways, witness the vibrant biodiversity that thrives in these coastal habitats.
Dive into crystal-clear waters and snorkel amidst a kaleidoscope of colorful fish, graceful rays, and intriguing marine life.
With each stroke of your paddle and every glimpse beneath the surface, you'll be amazed by the natural wonders and serenity that await in the mangroves of Costa Rica.
Experience 4: Playa Pavones
Pavones, located along the southern Pacific coast, is known as a surfer's paradise. However, it is not just another surfing town in Costa Rica
This region is home to some of the best and longest left waves in the world. While getting to this remote location can be a challenge, the journey is certainly worth it.
Pavones is surrounded by a diverse range of wildlife in the lush nearby tropical jungle. We will access Pavones by boat, crossing from one side of the Golfo Dulce to the other one.
Surfing this wave is something out of this world, and even if you are not here to surf, the show is fantastic.
Experience 5: Sportfish in Golfo Dulce
Costa Rica experienced an influx of traveling sportfishers during the 1980s, marking the beginning of a wave that would shape the country's fishing tourism industry.
You'll be taken inside the Golfo Dulce for a sport fishing expedition.
GD boasts offshore winds that create an upwelling, attracting abundant baitfish and creating a calm sea surface. This unique environment is renowned for hosting one of the world's largest sailfish populations.
After an action-packed day on the water, unwind and indulge in the laid-back charm of Golfo Dulce's coastal communities.
Experience 6: From Zipline to Sloths
From the resonating howls of howler monkeys to the playful antics of white-faced capuchin monkeys, the rainforest will unveil its vibrant inhabitants.
This zipline canopy adventure promises not only an adrenaline rush but also a newfound appreciation for the remarkable biodiversity that thrives in Costa Rica.
Challenge yourself with three rappels and test your balance on two suspended bridges, adding an extra thrill to your exploration.
Once finished with this amazing adrenaline-filled adventure, you will embark on a two-hour educational journey with a Costa Rican family, guiding you through the forest and gardens in search of one of America's most beloved animals, the sloth.
Experience 7: Visit a Sustainable Farm
Costa Rica stands as a model for sustainable tourism, with 96% of its population living in perfect harmony with nature.
Engage in a unique sustainable farm where you'll encounter a variety of animals, including sheep, cows, chickens, bulls, and pigs.
The farm goes beyond traditional practices by cultivating organic rice and growing fruits and vegetables free from chemicals.
This visit, arranged exclusively for Overseas Network, allows you to explore Costa Rica's exclusive herbs and fruits, try them, and use them in your last dinner in the amazing Osa Peninsula.