Osa Peninsula, experience the ‘real’ Costa Rica

The Osa Peninsula is tucked away in the southwest of the country, making it much less accessible and therefore a more rewarding destination for those looking to experience the ‘real’ Costa Rica. Lying at the heart of the peninsula is Corcovado National Park, where the astonishingly varied biological diversity led National Geographic Magazine to name it the ‘most biologically intense place on Earth’. The park is home to almost half of the country’s species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, in a remote and primitive rainforest area where few people roam. On the northern side of the Osa Peninsula is Drake Bay, where the lush forests, miles of beaches and plethora of wildlife makes for an ideal place to indulge in diving, snorkelling, riding, hiking and wildlife watching.