The howler monkeys are sounding their morning alarm. The azure waves are gently lapping the pristine shores. Take a deep breath of the crisp, earthy air as the jungle comes alive. Welcome to Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula – a nature and adventure paradise.
This is no ordinary eco-tourist destination. This is the real deal. Raw, rugged, bursting with life…and ready to challenge you. Explore under the emerald canopy, climb waterfalls, navigate with dolphins, dive with turtles and rays – the adventures here never stop. Explore trails few others have trodden.
Over the next six days, we’ll embark on an unforgettable odyssey across the Osa’s hidden wonders. Our small group will bond as we share thrills, swims, stories, and smiles. If you’re craving an unforgettable Costa Rica jungle adventure, this is a journey that will change you. Renew you. Stay with you forever.
The Osa is waiting; lace up those hiking boots, and let’s begin the adventure of a lifetime!
Overview of the Tour
The crashing waves of the Golfo Dulce beckon to the east. To the west, the Pacific Ocean borders pristine beaches and rainforests. Nestled between these aquatic wonders lies the Osa Peninsula, the crown-jewel of Costa Rica’s natural treasures. Mist-shrouded mountains cloaked in verdant jungles teeming with wildlife. Surf-caressed shores fringed by towering palm trees. Isolated coves and hidden waterfalls waiting to be explored. Join me on a 6-day journey through the highlights of Costa Rica’s iconic Osa Peninsula. Adventure and wonder await around every turn.
This Costa Rica jungle tour is moderately difficult, so you’ll need to be in decent physical shape. The hikes range from 5-15km distance over varied terrain. Prepare to get wet, muddy, and sweaty—this is an authentic jungle experience! Read on for a detailed day-by-day overview of what to expect.
What's Included in This Costa Rica Jungle Adventure
This comprehensive 6-day Costa Rica itinerary includes:
- Five boat trips with captain and crew
- Lodging options from ocean view to shared rooms
A naturalist guide with a telescope and binoculars
- Entrance fees and tickets for Corcovado National Park, Tamandua, and Caño Island
- Private transportation
- All meals except three dinners
- Lodging at the Corcovado San Pedrillo Station
Tours: Corcovado overnight hike, canyoning in Tamandua, night tour, snorkeling/diving at Caño Island, and a mangrove tour
- Pickup is at 11:30 am on day 1 in Sierpe or Drake Bay’s airport if lodging is selected
- Not recommended for pregnant women, children under 7, those with physical conditions, or seniors over 65
- Book Corcovado hike ahead due to daily limits on visitors
- Bring hiking shoes, water shoes, a flashlight, a raincoat, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, swimwear, backpack.
Day 1: Journey Down the Sierpe River
Our adventure begins with a boat ride down the winding Sierpe River. As we drift past crocodiles sunning themselves on the riverbanks and flocks of colorful birds in the overhanging mangrove trees, we make our way to the secluded village of Drake Bay. After checking into our hotel and enjoying the tranquil views, we meet our guide for an exciting night hike into the enveloping darkness of the jungle. Equipped with flashlights and alert senses, we search for nocturnal creatures beginning their routines as daytime fades away.
Day 2-3: Overnight Hike in Corcovado National Park
The following two days are devoted to exploring Costa Rica’s jewel, Corcovado National Park. Its 100,000 acres contain over half of all species found in the country! We’ll hike 20 km through the primary rainforest to spend a night at the San Pedrillo ranger station, keeping watch for the park’s resident pumas, jaguars, and monkeys along the way. The highlight is plunging into refreshing waterfall pools tucked away deep in the jungle. With no city lights around, the stars are dazzling.
Day 4: Canyoning in Tamandua Park
We’ll be canyoning down Tamandua’s rivers, jumping into hidden waterfall pools, and marveling at the lush canyon landscapes for thrills and scenery. After lunch at a rustic shelter, we’ll relax and nap in hammocks before returning to Drake Bay in the afternoon.
Day 5: Snorkeling Excursion to Caño Island
Today, we’ll don masks and fins and dive into the thriving waters around Caño Island. Snorkeling with sea turtles, rays, and schools of technicolor fish is the perfect way to appreciate Costa Rica’s marine life. After two snorkel sessions and lunch on a deserted beach, we’ll head back to Drake Bay for a free evening.
Day 6: Drake Bay to Sierpe
On our last day, we’ll boat from Drake Bay back to Sierpe, pausing to glide through the area’s extensive mangrove canals, rife with birds and other creatures. It’s the ideal finale for wildlife viewing before concluding our memorable escape in the jungles of Costa Rica.
Why Choose an Osa Adventure Tour?
If you’re looking to get off the beaten path and immerse yourself in Costa Rica’s captivating wild lands, the Osa Peninsula is the place to be. Here are some of the top reasons to make the Osa the part of your next Costa Rica adventure tour package:
- Abundant Wildlife: With its diversity of ecosystems, the Osa supports an incredible concentration of plant and animal species. Encounter exotic birds, monkeys, sloths, and more!
- Sustainable Tourism: The Osa prides itself on eco-tourism and preserving natural habitats. Visitor impact is minimised.
- Adventure Activities: Waterfall rappelling, epic hikes, and snorkeling offer thrills for the active traveller.
- Beach Relaxation: Secluded beaches provide the perfect place to unwind after days of adventure.
- Small Groups: Osa tours are always intimate small groups for personalised attention.
- Local Culture: Interact with the friendly Tico locals who call Osa home.
- Breathtaking scenery: Discover dramatic coastlines, rushing rivers, jungle-clad mountains, and more.
Are you ready to answer the call of the wild beckons from the lush jungles of Costa Rica? With toucans overhead and monkeys all around, this 6-day escape will bring you face-to-face with nature’s wonder. Contact Sukia Travel today to start planning your custom Osa Peninsula tour showcasing the very best of Costa Rica’s awe-inspiring natural beauty. We can’t wait to take you on an unforgettable Costa Rica jungle adventure journey!