Corcovado and The Osa Peninsula

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Costa Rica's diverse flora and fauna and endemic flowers and insects make it a naturalist's delight. The most pristine rainforest is found on the Osa Peninsula surrounded by the inlets and beaches of the Corcovado National Park, tucked away in the south west corner of the country. It is widely considered the crown jewel from amongst an extensive network of national parks across the country and its remote access by short scenic flight from San Jose adds to its appeal as one of the best regions to spot rare wildlife. Explore the rich biodiversity of this National Park with guided tours from a lodge deep in the heart of the forest which may include sunset birding tours, boat trips out on the Golfo Dulce to search for dolphins or snorkel in turquoise waters or perhaps hiking the Osa Trail in the rainforest. This park is particularly excellent for spotting tropical forest mammals such as ocelots, tapir and even - on occasion - jaguars and the birdwatching here is first-rate including hummingbirds, macaws, toucans and hundreds of other species.


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Best time to be there

December to March is generally considered the dry season. Temperatures rise in April and the rains arrive on the Pacific side from May to November. The Atlantic side has no specific dry season but there is less rainfall between March and September.

Fly to

San Jose - daily via Madrid

flying time

12 hours

time difference

GMT -6 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations required

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Wild Costa Rica

Nights: 10 | from £4,205pp

A true adventure into the heart of Costa Rica, discover the beauty of this country with the largest bio diversities of the world. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Classic Costa Rica

Nights: 14 | from £4,230pp

From the calm Caribbean waters to the exhilarating waves of the Pacific this country seduces at every turn and serves up a dizzying array of nature-soaked... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Family Holidays

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Highlights of Costa Rica

Nights: 11 | from £3,636pp

This perfectly balanced itinerary gives you a whistle-stop tour of Costa Rica taking in all its true gems; from gazing at bubbling volcano craters, to... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Active Costa Rica

Nights: 12 | from £4,515pp

Drift off in jungle landscapes gazing at volcanic peaks after enjoying the exhilarating active adventures that this country serves up in bucket loads.... Find out more

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Adventure & Culture

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Lapa Rios

Set in a private nature reserve spread over 1,000 acres of Central America's last remaining lowland tropical rainforest in Costa Rica, Lapa Rios Ecolodge... Find out more

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