Cabo Matapalo, on the Osa Peninsula
“In a remote and lush corner of southern Costa Rica lies a realm of giant trees, potbellied spider monkeys, harpy eagles, prowling jaguars and herds of white-lipped peccary. This is the Osa Peninsula and there is no place in the world like it.”
You may ask yourself where is the best place to stay in Costa Rica. The answer is simple... On the pristine Osa Peninsula where beauty and adventure abound.
Named by National Geographic as “the most biologically intense place on earth,” the Osa Peninsula is a true jewel of land, water, and life. Covering an area of just 700 square miles on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica, the Osa’s geological history makes it home to a nearly unparalleled amount of biodiversity.
Located in the southwestern corner of Costa Rica, the Osa Peninsula is known for the remarkably high diversity of fauna and flora that it harbors. Once an island in the Pacific, the Osa Peninsula evolved in isolation until it merged with mainland Costa Rica two million years ago by way of the same fault line that extends to California. As one of the last places in Costa Rica to be settled, this iconic peninsula is almost entirely covered with lush primary rainforests.
With Golfo Dulce to the east, Drake Bay to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west, the peninsula is surrounded by waters that contain important aggregation areas for marine mammals including humpback whales, Bryde’s whales, bottlenose dolphins, and spotted dolphins. Various beaches around the peninsula also serve as nesting sites for green, Olive Ridley, hawksbill, and vulnerable leatherback sea turtles
HOW TO GET HERE
SJO Puerto Jimenez Casa Arenosa
Drive or Fly to
If you choose to drive from San Jose, it will take about 7 hours.
If you choose to drive, I will send you driving directions from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez and the on to Casa Arenasa once you book the house.
Fly to San Jose, CR
Fly to SJO: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport.
Or Fly to
The flight from SJO to Puerto Jimenez takes about 45 minutes. The flights are entertaining because it is like flying on a tour scenic plane. It's a beautiful sight to see Costa Rica from a birds eye view!
Fly Sansa. Sansa has a terminal at SJO.
From Puerto Jimenez, you can easily get a 4wd taxi to drive you to the house.
Otherwise, you can also rent a 4wd car. If you drive, I will send you detailed driving directions once you book the house.