Tours and Adventures!
HIKING - The list of options for hiking on the Osa is almost endless.
However, there are several guided tours that we highly recommend.
KAYAKING - One of our most popular activities! Spending a leisurely few hours paddling
through the mangroves is a great way to learn about the importance of these areas to our ecosystem.
It's also a great way to see wildlife! The mangrove tour is once per day at high tide, or choose a sunset
paddle out on the Golfo Dulce. If you are feeling adventurous, let us send you out for kayak fishing!
All three options include equipment a knowledgeable guide.
DOLPHIN TOUR - Take a ride on the wild side...with wild dolphins of course!
This guided tour is one of the most popular for obvious reasons, dolphins are amazing!
Your guided tour leaves early morning and includes dolphin watching, snorkeling, and a
tour of the Golfo Dulce. Observe bottle nose and pantropical spotted dolphins in their
natural habitat, pelagic sea snakes, sea turtles, vibrant reefs, tropical fish, and the views
will make you feel like you're in the movie Jurassic Park! Amazing!
OSA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY - This rescue, rehabilitate, and release program is a
wonderful experience to get up close to wildlife. You'll receive a guided tour of their facilities,
their program, and accomplishments here on the Osa and beyond. This tour can be coupled with
the Dolphon Tour, or taken as a separate tour altogether. The Sanctuary is located on the shoreline
of the Golfo Dulce and at the edge of Piedras Blancas National Park and is only accessable by boat.
CARATE BIRD SANCTUARY - Take a beautiful and adventurous drive to the
tiny area known as Carate where you can visit this incredible project. A rehabilitation,
rescue, release, and incubation project for nesting rare and endangered birds. This is a
very special program and important to the area Scarlet Macaw flocks.
ZIP LINE CANOPY TOUR - Fly through the canopy of the tropical rainforest on
this thrilling adventure! Check out the video and get ready for fun! This is a morning or
afternoon tour and can be taken together with the chocolate tour (below) or as a
separate excursion. Tour is about 2 hours and includes training and a certified guide.
CHOCOLATE TOUR - Finca Kobo is owned and operated by a "sweet" local
family. On your tour you will observe how the cacao plant is grown, harvested, and
processed into sweet and delicious chocolate! This is an educational and fun tour
that of course ends with...a tasting feast! Yum!
HORSEBACK RIDE - Giddy up! Take a gallop through the surf on the beach, then go and
explore the area with your new friend and your knowledgeable guide. Horses are a tradition
here in Costa Rica and many still use them for herding their cattle, and on special occasions a
parade through town with pageantry. Tours are about 3 hours.
SPORTFISHING - World Class fishing just minutes away...Marlin,
Sailfish, Mahi-Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo...the list goes on and on!
Visit our Sportfishing Page to learn more about booking your special charter!
BIRD WATCHING - The Osa Peninsula is home to more than 400 species
of birds including the Scarlet Macaw. Take a short drive up to Dos Brazos where you
will take a 3 hour morning bird walk. Observe 50-60 species and some have spotted
over 100 species. There are always a variety of active nests, and your hike includes
primary forest, secondary forest, mature and immature, pasture, lagoons,
river flood plain and mountain areas. The terrain is steep in some places, which
helps in viewing the canopy birds. Check out the video.
SURFING - Surf's up dude! Grab your board and let's go! Take a lesson with an expert,
or go it on your own. Conditions are excellent for the beginner all the way up to the Pro!
Surfing can be great right out in front of the resort, but take a drive to Matapalo to
experience two world-class right point breaks and all the fun atmosphere of a surf village!
GOLD PANNING - That's right...there's Gold in them there rivers!! Take a tour up the
Rio Tigre (tiger river) and watch the gold panning community do their work. Then try your hand at
panning for your own gold as you are instructed on the finer points of sifting sand and rocks to work
your way down to your fortune. This is the real deal...after all this area was founded on gold mining!
WATERFALL RAPPEL - This exciting adventure is a half day and takes you to
Matapalo. You'll have instruction and then hike to the waterfall and slowly rappel
through the cascading cool waters down to a swimming hole. If you are up to the
challenge you can also include a tree climb to your trip, climb up one of the oldest
trees in the area almost 100' up into the canopy.
|The Osa Peninsula has a Tour or Adventure for everyone - high impact, low impact,
on land, or on the water, wild and crazy, or a comfortable stroll,
swinging through the trees, or an easy paddle through the mangroves...
MATAPALO WATERFALL HIKE - This guided tour begins early morning with an hour
drive south where you will see many birds and other animals. The hike begins with an
easy walk along the beach road where monkeys and birds abound. The hike to the waterfall
is beautiful, and once you're there take a dip in the cool water! Refreshing!
CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK - The "Crown Jewel of Costa Rica's Park System."
There are so many options for visiting Corcovado, we have an entire page dedicated
to this natural wonder. Please visit our Corcovado Page and start planning your adventure!
LA TARDE HIKE - This tour with legendary local guide and biologist Mike Boston
takes you to a private reserve high above Corcovado National Park near the Los Patos
entrance. The most informative and entertaining tour, as Mike Boston brings the jungle
alive with his unique blend of knowledge and his thrilling adventures on the Osa! Fun!
NOCTURNAL HIKE - This guided tour leaves right from the resort and introduces you
to the creepy crawly and slithery wildlife that has been sleeping all day. Frogs, insects,
lizards, snakes and all manner of night time wildlife can been seen. Eye Opening!
There are so many ways to experience the incredible diversity of the Osa Peninsula!