Our properties are located at the Gateway to the Osa Peninsula, an amazing place like no where else on earth. Rivaling the Galapagos Islands, this is truly a great place to explore. Living in Costa Rica in an area near the Osa gives us plenty of exploring opportunities. It is easy to reach remote areas of the Osa by taking a boat from Sierpe and heading out the river to places like Drake Bay, Isla Cana and the Corcovado national park.
The Osa Peninsula (Spanish: Península de Osa) is a peninsula located in southwestern Costa Rica, in the Puntarenas Province, on the Pacific Ocean, at 8.55° N 83.5° W. The Osa Peninsula is a geological formation which developed independently from the rest of Costa Rica and then joined the isthmus several million years ago. Its unique formation and naturally wet systems - which differ from the rest of the dry Pacific - have produced high levels of biodiversity.
The area hosts a rich array of fauna including jaguar, the Central American squirrel monkey, the Baird's tapir and three species of sea turtles (olive ridley, Pacific green, and leatherback). More than 375 bird species are found on the Osa Peninsula including the country's largest population of the threatened scarlet macaw. Osa is also home to the harpy eagle and the yellow-billed cotinga.
A fourth of Costa Rica's tree species, are found on the Osa Peninsula, including the newly discovered genus, Ruptiliocarpon (Lepidobotryaceae). The Osa Peninsula supports more than 4000-5000 vascular plant species, many of which are found no where else on Earth. The rain forest is made up of 700 tree species - the greatest tree species diversity in all of Central America. (The Nature Conservancy)
Episodes of two different TV shows based on jungle survival were both filmed in the Osa Conservation Area on this peninsula. The episode Costa Rica of Survivorman which aired on January 1, 2007, and the Costa Rican Rain Forest episode of Man vs. Wild which first aired on November 17, 2006. Both shows aired on the Discovery Channel. (WikiPedia)
Looking at the Golfo Dulce and the Osa Peninsula