The Osa Peninsula is a serene paradise in Costa Rica that provides an untouched place for nature-lovers and adventurers. With an abundance of wildlife and jungle, there are few places left in the world that compare. Nearby, Corcovado National Park boasts an incredible number of wild species including jaguars, tapirs, sloths, anteaters and four species of monkeys - squirrel, white-faced capuchin, spider & howler. Bird lovers will delight in seeing toucans, scarlet macaws, herons, hummingbirds & tanagers. Caño Island Biological Reserve offers water lovers a chance to dive and snorkel in its clear, turquoise waters. Mantas, sea turtles, dolphins and an array of fish can be seen here.
La Paloma Lodge is situated on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, backed by lush tropical forest and just a short walk from secluded beaches and the Agujitas River. Whether you're looking for an adventurous hike, an afternoon paddling kayaks, or relaxing poolside with your favorite book, we have it all.
Corcovado National Park
Corcovado National Park has been cited by National Geographic as "one of the most biologically intense places on earth" and our guided tours of the park are sure to prove them right. Boas, scarlet macaws, reptiles, and several species of monkeys are some of the creatures you might see.
Caño Island Biological Reserve
The water surrounding Isla del Caño is some of the bluest in the country, and home to a spectacular variety of stunning marine life and gorgeous coral reefs. This 300-hectare piece of land was formerly a burial ground dating back to the pre-Columbian era of the Diquis tribal people.
Ride through primary rainforest or along empty beaches. You will be guided along our undeveloped coast line by local horseman. These tours are not only for experienced riders; anyone with an interest in exploring primary rain forest outside of Corcovado Park will enjoy this tour.
Spend the afternoon on a leisurely paddle on the Agujitas river. From our dock, our guests are welcome to use a single or double kayak and explore the cool waters, charming waterfalls, and diverse wildlife. Look for birds soaring overhead or monkeys playing in the trees. For those looking for more adventure, paddle out the rivermouth to the ocean and along the beautiful coast.
The abundance of bird life surrounding La Paloma Lodge is amazing. View tanagers, hummingbirds, macaws, toucans, manakins, and so much more just steps away from the lodge. Our naturalist guides have extensive knowledge of the area and the numerous bird species that reside here. Their keen eyes and expertise in bird calls will impress even the most avid birder.
The Osa Peninsula is home to some of the best sport-fishing in the world. Depending on the time of year and the fishing location, you may expect to catch dorado, tuna snapper, wahoo, rooster, marlin and/or sailfish. While out to sea you may even catch a glimpse of the array of marine life that live in our beautiful waters, including whales, dolphins, sea turtles and rays.
Experience world-class diving at the Caño Island Biological Reserve. Highlights of this area's dive locations are the manta and mobula rays, the abundant population of white tip reef sharks, Ridley and Hawksbill turtles, barracuda and giant schools of pelagic fish. Visibility often exceeds 80 ft and temperatures range from upper 70's to low 80's.
Imagine experiencing Central America's largest primary rain forest from the tree tops. This famous zip-lining tour takes you high above to ground so you'll have the chance to feel the height of the amazing old growth of the primary forest in Corcovado National Park. Don't miss out on this birds-eye view of the spectacular southern zone.
Whales & Dolphins
Drake Bay is positioned in one of most biologically diverse ocean ecosystems in the world. We are fortunate to host two migrations of humpback whales. Year round the bottlenose, roughtooth, and spotted dolphins are observed. Whale sharks, false-killer and pilot whales are also known to frequent these waters.
Corcovado National Park
Sirena is considered the heart of Corcovado and is the largest interior ranger station. Its history and location makes Sirena Biological Ranger Station a keystone for science, education and ecotourism in the area. Avid naturalists accustomed to hiking will enjoy seeing this remote area and witness the extraordinary diversity and concentration of wildlife including, tapirs cooling off in nearby mud holes.
Explore the largest protected mangrove area in Central America. This river boat trip adventures into countless channels along the Sierpe river, crisscrossing this vitally important ecosystem. Avid wildlife watchers can expect to see caimans, crocodiles, monkeys, river turtles, and coatis. This trip is also a birders delight; expect to see the yellow mangrove warbler, the common potoo, and the frigate bird to name a few.
Come explore the fascinating world of tropical insects and arachnids with Tracie "The Bug Lady" on this one of a kind adventure trek. Tracie will transport you to a realm where reality rivals science fiction. Guests will learn how to harvest silk from one of Central America's largest spiders, how toxic toads were employed in mind control studies, and why the US military enlisted cockroaches in the Vietnam War.