Osa Peninsula and Drake Bay Costa Rica
If you are wondering which places to visit in Costa Rica, you definitely have to include the Osa Peninsula in your Costa Rica vacation package. It is a beautiful area with untouched tropical forest and great geography, declared as one of the most biologically intense places in the world by NatGeo magazine. The Peninsula and the Drake Bay have become one of the top Costa Rica eco tour destinations in the last decade.
There are many lodging options in these two places, even with Costa Rica luxury resorts. Hotels have highly trained touristic guides with knowledge of hiking, trailing and bird watching for Costa Rica birding tours. One of the most impressive activities is watching whales and dolphins, and you also can enjoy the beach and the sun if you want to relax. Costa Rica travel agencies offer many adventure tours and activities.
Many tourists choose to stay at Drake Bay, a wonderful place discovered by Sir Francis Drake. It is a perfect spot for scuba diving and snorkeling, and from there, you can take a one-day tour to Isla del CaÃ±o and one of the best Costa Rica diving tours, or try kayaking and sports fishing. There is a night tour about night wildlife in the forest. As in the rest of the Peninsula, it is the natural habitat of many endangered species like the Scarlet Macaw, the Harpy Eagle, the Puma and the Jaguar.
Another great part of the Peninsula is Corcovado National Park, the largest rain forest in Central America and one of the highest in the world. Use a tourist guide when exploring the park, due to many species of snakes and animals living there which could be dangerous. The beauty of Corcovado is astonishing, and you will enjoy it. You can get to Corcovado by taking a boat in Puerto Jimenez.