Costa Rica: It’s All about The Wildlife
Our tours start in San Jose and then a 2-hour flight to the coast takes our guests to the lesser traveled, less processed part of Costa Rica – The Osa Peninsula. The Osa Peninsula is more crunchy, less commercial, and definitely wild & off-the-beaten path. The trade off? Large tracts of untouched rainforest, miles of undeveloped black sand beaches, and a lot less people to share it with. National Geographic calls the Osa Peninsula “the most biologically intense place on Earth.”
A good pair of binoculars, sturdy hiking boots, patience, field notebook and pen, are all one needs to be immersed a tropical rainforest experience. The eco-lodges and tent camps (glamps) are remote, off-grid, and butted up to two amazing national parks: Corcovado and the Piedras Blancas.
Because of our location, wildlife is everywhere. Here is a short list of what one can expect to see and photograph on the Osa Peninsula: Scarlet macaws, toucans, leaf-cutter ants, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, capuchin monkeys, bats, blue morpho butterflies, Jesus Christ lizards, hummingbirds, and many more animals and plants.
Costa Rica Fast Facts:
- The Costa Rican saying (for everything) is “Pura Vida!” or pure life.
- Costa Rica is roughly the size of West Virginia and smaller than Lake Michigan.
- Costa Rica has no standing army.
- Costa Rica has more than 5% of the Earth’s biodiversity with half being found on the Osa Peninsula.
- The Osa Peninsual’s diversity comes from a confluence of North American and South American flora and fauna.
- The Osa Peninsula contains the largest remaining tract of lowland rainforest in the Pacific Mesoamerica containing more than 700 known species of trees.