Osa Peninsula – Costa Rica by Frog TV


Osa Peninsula Hotels

Episode 10 of Frog TV with Adam Baker, focuses on the beautiful Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. Found in the South Pacific region of Costa Rica, this lush rainforest location is stated by National Geographic as ‘one of the most biologically intense places on earth.’ This area offers a lot of exiting tours and the most amazing ecolodges in Costa Rica!
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Frog TV Episode 10 – Osa Peninsula Area

Welcome to frog tv – I’m Adam baker.
This week I’m introducing one of the most Bio-Intense places on earth, as stated by National Geographic. It is Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. Here you’ll find a world of wildlife, nature and top eco-lodges that are truly magical and all of them are minutes away from the Corcovado National Park.
THIS – really – is Costa Rica!

Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula is found in the South East of the country. It’s best reached via a short 45 minute domestic flight from San Jose into one of three local airports found in the area.
Puerto Jimenez is the main town on the Osa Peninsula and has a population of just 2,000 inhabitants. This area used to be famous for it’s gold mining back in the 1960’s but has since become ‘the most biologically intense place on Earth’. Here you can find at least half of all species living in Costa Rica, making this region a must for wildlife enthusiasts.
This area of rare lowland rainforest enjoys a tropical climate all year round, and receives plenty of rainfall from August to September.

In October 1975, what is now widely considered the crown jewel in the extensive system of national parks and biological reserves – was established: The Corcovado National Park.

The Park covers a third of the Osa Peninsula, and is home to a vast array of wildlife including: the popular two and three-toed sloth, many colourful toucans, exotic species of dart frog, all four species of monkey found in Costa Rica, the puma and jaguar, as well as anteaters, coatis, ocelots, otters and crocs. – To name but a few…

To match the wildlife there is a great many tours to choose from, most of which can be organised from the hotels and lodges in the area. You can select from nature hikes to whale watching, snorkeling trips to scuba diving out at the Isla del Caño reserve. In these protected waters you can expect to see some amazing marine life from humpback whales, turtles, dolphins and much, much more.

The accommodation in the area encompsses nature retreats to true luxury, eco-resorts. The remote nature of the region makes for some of the most unique lodging in all of Costa Rica, run by owners who live and breathe sustainable tourism.

The Aguila de Osa Inn is found just outside the town of Drake Bay to the west of the National Park. All your meals are included in this family friendly eco-lodge as well as some great day tours that leave straight from the hotel.
Here you will find the best dive shop in the area.

Copa de Arbol is a relatively new luxury, boutique hotel that opened in 2012. This romantic, jungle treehouse hotel offers great ocean views. All your meals are freshly prepared and included in your stay.
Spacious, air-conditioned cabins are great for families or couples looking to get a true off the beaten path experience.

If you’re looking for a true nature experience then the Lapa Rios Ecolodge is widely considered to be the best eco-lodge in Costa Rica. Here you’ll enjoy freshly prepared meals included in your stay, a great selection of tours that take you around the protected reserve and teach about the conservation efforts of Lapa Rios.
Each of the 16 bungalows offer exquisite rainforest and ocean views. They are ideal for couples looking to experience Corcovado’s wonderful wildlife first hand.

So there we go, one Costa Rica’s ‘Lushest’ locations, and even that is an understatement!
Catch me next time for more info on everything Costa Rica!

For Frog TV I’m Adam Baker,
Hasta la proxima.

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