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The Osa Peninsula and Drake Bay

Destination: Drake Bay

Osa Peninsula lodgeMuch of the southern Pacific coastline of Costa Rica is part of the Osa Peninsula, where lowland tropical rainforests merge with mountainous terrain. This patchwork of greenery houses some of Costa Rica's most endangered plant and animal species and is considered one of the most biologically intense places on the planet.

There is little development in the area. The few small towns that do exist on the Osa Peninsula are reached by boat, plane or precarious roads that are often impassible during the wet season, and rough, at best, during the dry.

The remoteness and the pure, simple beauty of the Osa Peninsula make it a place worth visiting. It is not for the unadventurous traveler as even the nicest hotels, are on the rustic side.

I spent 2 weeks exploring the Drake Bay area and enjoying all its activities, from scuba diving at Cano Island and canopy tours to hiking in some of Costa Rica's most majestic and ancient forests in Corcovado National Park.

Costa Rica Divers and their charming, quaint lodge, Jinetes de Osa in Drake Bay provided hospitality for my stay. They provided me with friendly, professional service at every turn and delicious, healthy meals which included home-made bread and desserts everyday. They have definitely earned my seal of approval.

Enjoy my adventures. Pura Vida!

The Osa Peninsula and Drake Bay in Pictures