The Osa Peninsula Region is a magical and unspoiled place for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. The Peninsula Region, estimated to house 2.5% of biodiversity of the entire world and home to half of the species that roam Costa Rica, is considered one of the most biologically intense places on the earth. A few of the most popular wildlife encountered include all 4 species of monkeys in Costa Rica, the Scarlet Macaw, tayras, peccaries, frogs, butterflies, anteaters, snakes, lizards, wild cats, dolphins, whales, whale sharks and tropical fish. Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge offers guided and self-guided hiking, birding, boating, and kayak and paddleboard tours, giving guests the chance to discover the diverse local wildlife and marine life.
What marine life and wildlife might I see near the coast and in the Golfo Dulce?
The beach trails that line Corcovado National Park and the Osa Peninsula are home to a range of amphibious, sea-faring creatures and crustaceans, from hermit crabs to exotic underwater life, including eels, sea turtles, starfish, and other tropical fish. Keep an eye out for dolphins! And, don't miss the Northern and Southern humpback whales which can be seen breaching in the Golfo Dulce between January - February and July - August.
What types of wildlife excursions can I take?
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge offers wonderful tours - both ocean and rainforest adventure- that range from easy to difficult. Some are both guided and self-guided. Some of the easy tours include dolphin watching, introductory day hikes, night hiking, botanical garden tours, artisanal organic chocolate making, and edible landscape tours. A few of the moderate to difficult tours include paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, horseback riding, zip line/canopy tours, and the waterfall hike. Our Lodge offers miles of private nature trails through the preserve and rainforest, which connect to and through Piedras Blancas National Park.