Why the Osa

The Osa is a true jewel of land, water, and life.


There is no better place to experience all the beauty and wonder that Costa Rica has to offer than by exploring the Osa Peninsula. The Osa offers breathtaking views of both the abundant rainforest and the incredible Pacific Ocean. Named by National Geographic as “the most biologically intense place on earth,” the Osa holds 2.5% of the entire world’s biodiversity even though it only covers less than a thousandth of the earth’s total surface area. The peninsula hosts an abundance of species– including 323 endemic species of plants and vertebrates, over 400 species of birds, and 140 different mammals- making it a tropical landscape of unprecedented richness. Additionally, the large tracts of mature rainforests and mangroves on the Osa are the most significant in Central America. If one wishes to experience Costa Rica for its beautiful landscapes and exotic wildlife, the Osa is truly the best place to visit.

The Osa Peninsula is an ideal place to getaway from any stress at home while avoiding the overwhelming sense of typical tourist destinations. Visitors to the Osa are able to genuinely relax, while connecting with nature on an intimate and inspiring level. Whether this means walking through the lush rainforests, unwinding on the beach, or practicing mindfulness on our yoga platforms, anyone who visits the Osa will enjoy a peaceful and immersive experience.

Another benefit of staying at Osa Verde is its proximity to Corcovado National Park. It is the largest park in Costa Rica and protects a third of the Osa Peninsula. It also conserves the largest primary forest on the American Pacific coastline, one of the few remaining sizeable areas of tropical lowland forest in the world. Corcovado National Park is a must-see for anybody visiting Costa Rica and by staying  with us at Osa Verde, you have easy access to many of the rare and exotic wonders that call this region home.

The Osa Peninsula encompasses everything that makes Costa Rica magical. The combination of rainforests and wildlife provides endless possibility when it comes to experiencing Costa Rica. By staying at Osa Verde, one can witness the awe-inspiring attributes of the country in an atmosphere of relaxation and tranquility.