Why is the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica such a favorite place to visit?
Posted by: Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge
For me, the Osa Peninsula is one of the most worthwhile places to visit in Costa Rica. The small stretch of remote rugged jungle in the southwestern corner of the country, bounded by the deep blue Pacific Ocean to the west and the placid Golfo Dulceto the east, is renowned by scientists, explorers and nature lovers as an astounding paradise. Covering an area of 700 square miles, this last remaining stretch of tropical humid rainforest in Costa Rica is estimated to hold 2.5% of the world's biodiversity. The natural report card is impressive:
More than 700 species of trees, with close to 80 being endemic
463 types of birds, including the largest population of Scarlet Macaws in the country
140 species of mammals, including the exotic tapirs and jaguars