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Costa Rica Adventures

Explore one of the most biodiverse places on earth by land, water, and air. Whether you’re zipping through the Costa Rican canopy, kayaking the mangroves or hiking off the beaten path, you’ll experience the natural wonder of the Osa Peninsula.

Imagine looking up to see four different species of monkeys or seeing playful dolphins and breaching humpback whales in a tropical paradise. Your Costa Rican eco-adventure is an experience you can’t miss!

Matapalo ½ Day Hike

This is the perfect hike if you’re tight on time and want to see as much as possible! Matapalo guided tour is one of the most breathtaking locations on the peninsula. Packed with wildlife, Matapalo shares a border with Corcovado National Park. See monkeys, toucans, and scarlet macaws and finish up your adventure at a refreshing waterfall.

Price: $35 + Transport Location: Cape Matapalo Departure: 6AM or 2PM Duration: 2-½ - 4 hours

Waterfall Rappelling + Horseback Riding

This wild and wet adventure will get your adrenaline pumping! Make your way to the top of the mountain on horseback and enjoy a beautiful jungle hike as your guide points out exotic wildlife. It’s not unusual to see monkeys, macaws, and toucans.

You’ll reach the crest of the King Louis waterfall while your guides brief you on rappelling equipment and teach you how to rappel safely. Don’t forget to pause for a moment as you descend down the 100-foot fall. This tour can be done on its own or in combination with the tree climbing.

Price: $99 or $145 if combined with tree climbing (horseback riding is included in this tour) + Transport Departure: Varies Duration: 3 - 4 hours

Zipline Canopy Tour

An adrenaline-packed canopy tour up to 30 meters in the air! You’ll be gliding from one zip-line to another on this high-flying eco-adventure, taking in the wildlife at eye-level.  The zip-line tour is safe, low-impact and easy to control your speed making it a great way to see the Osa Peninsula.

Price: $75 + Transport Departure: Noon Duration: 2 - 3-½ hours

Mangrove Kayak Exploration

Glide through the shade of 80-foot Costa Rican mangroves in your kayak- the perfect up-close vantage point.  Bridging land and sea, mangroves host a wide array of wildlife like lizards and birds. You’ll be guided up-river and back with the tide, making paddling fairly easy. Dry bags are provided.

Price: $50 + Transport Location: Preciosa (just outside Puerto Jimenez) Departure: Varies on tide times Duration: 4 hours

Osa Wildlife Sanctuary Adventure and Dolphin Tour

Enjoy a scenic boat ride to the Osa Wildlife Sanctuary across the Golfo Dulce. Here, you’ll meet orphaned animals that are cared for until they can be released into the wild. Many of these tiny creatures can be petted, making this tour a favorite among families. Depending on the time of year, you’ll have the opportunity for dolphin watching on the ride back!

Price: $115 + Transport Location: Río Esquinas, Golfo Dulce Departure: 7AM Minimum 2 people

Chocolate Tour

Adventure back to the roots of cacao agriculture during Mayan times. You’ll learn how cacao is produced in the orchards, including various kinds of cacao and its role in the food cycle. Sample the cacao fruit and learn about the preparation and making of raw chocolate. Enjoy chocolate fondue served with fresh local fruit and homemade banana bread. Learning never tasted so good!

Price: $50 + Transport Location: Finca Kobo, Palo Seco Departure: 8AM or 2PM

Rainforest Jungle Adventure Hike

Be guided through the jungle of the rainforest surrounding Blue Osa. Our in house naturalist will show you the secrets of the flora and fauna that surround the property. You’ll learn about the plants and animals, and will get a taste of the fruits from the jungle. You’ll see toucans, monkeys possibly a sloth, and so much more!

Price: $50 Location: Playa Tamales/Blue Osa Departure: 6AM or 2PM Duration: 2-½ - 4 hours

Horseback Riding

Ride through lush lowland meadows, dense tropical rainforest and across pristine beaches in a breathtaking adventure of a lifetime. Your guides will show you incredible vistas overlooking Golfo Dulce, point out exotic plants and animals, and provide you a unique experience to learn about the environment. No expertise needed, all ages welcome. The Horseback Riding Tour can be done on its own or with Waterfall Rappelling and/or Tree Climbing Tours.

Price: $65 + Transport Location: Matapalo Duration: 2-3 hours

Bird Watching

With 359 species of birds that call the Osa Peninsula home, the entire peninsula is fertile birding ground. Because the Osa is rich in animal life, there a wide variety of habitats and healthy populations. Expect to see a lot of other wildlife. This is the best opportunity to see wildlife and experience some stellar birding at Playa Tamales.

Price: $30 Location: Blue Osa Departure: Varies Duration: 2-4 hours

Surfing Lessons

Great for all skill-levels, Pan Dulce Beach in Matapalo has gentle surf with a long ride.  These lessons are great for all ages. We’ve had people ranging from kids up to 80 years enjoy surfing! Tours vary depending on the tide and boards are provided. Please reserve in advance.

Price: $65 + Transport Location: Matapalo Departure: Depends on Tides Duration: 2.5 - 3.5 hours

What You Can Expect to See

When ocean and jungle meet, life is everywhere!  As one of the most biodiverse places on earth, the Costa Rican rainforest is teeming with flora and fauna.  Just a stone’s throw away is the might Pacific — home to the majority of the earth’s wildlife.

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Save the Sea Turtles

Blue Osa has joined forces with the Osa Conservation who work to protect the two species of endangered sea turtles on the peninsula.  Piro and Pejeperro beaches are the nesting sites that are at risk due to poaching, predation, habitat disturbance and degradation. Read more about how Blue Osa is helping to save the sea turtles.

Learn More About Our Turtle Release Program

Costa Rica Travel Guide

Shuttle Transport Fees

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Animal Sanctuary
$70
$35
$30
$25
$25
$25
$20
$20
$20
$17.50
$17.50
Kayak Tour
$80
$40
$30
$25
$25
$25
$25
$20
$20
$17.50
$17.50
Surfing
$90
$45
$40
$35
$30
$30
$30
$25
$25
$17.50
$17.50
Tree Climbing
$90
$45
$40
$35
$30
$30
$30
$25
$25
$20
$20
Water Fall
$120
$70
$60
$50
$50
$50
$40
$40
$30
$30
$30
Matapalo
$100
$50
$40
$35
$35
$35
$30
$30
$30
$25
$25
Zipline
Chocolate
Horseback Riding
$100
$50
$40
$35
$35
$35
$35
$35
$20
$20
$20