Osa Peninsula Tour

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Osa Peninsula Tour

The Osa Peninsula Tour is secluded in Costa Rica’s southern pacific coast and is truly a wonderland of nature.  Endangered birds and other animals can be found within this peninsula, including the Scarlet Macaw, puma and jaguar. Corcovado National Park also occupies the peninsula, with the largest area of tropical rainforest lowlands in Central America. This park houses one of the tallest rainforests on earth.

Some attractions around THE PENINSULA DE OSA are:

CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK :

Is part of the diversity found on the Osa peninsula and  is not surpassed by any region of similar size anywhere on earth.  Rainforest covering the slopes of Corcovado National Park, Rainforest has all  the diversity of trees, plants, insects and wildlife is unmatched by any other ecological zone. But Corcovado has more…
The park protects various threatened plant and animal species, and is known to have about 124 species of mammals (over 50 bats); 375 species of birds (perhaps 5-8 endemics); 117 species of reptiles and amphibians (2 crocodilians, 4 sea turtles); 66 freshwater fish species; and 70 species of marine crabs. Among the mammals are 4 monkey species (e.g. Central American squirrel monkey, white-faced capuchin), anteaters, sloths, southern river otter, crab-eating raccoon, 5-6 cat species (e.g. ocelot, margay, jaguar), peccaries and Baird’s tapir.

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CANO ISLAND BIOLOGICAL RESERVE :

The Cano Island Biological Reserve protects forested and beach areas on an island off the Osa Peninsula Tour, Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Scuba diving is popular around this island. It is covered in evergreen rainforest, and a pre-columbian cemetery is of archaeological interest.

Ecosystems & Attractions :   It encompasses the only remaining old growth wet forests on the Pacific coast of Central America, and 13 major ecosystems including lowland rain forest, highland cloud forest, jolillo palm forest, and mangrove swamps, as well as coastal marine and beach habitats.

There is a good chance of spotting some of Costa Rica’s shyest and most endangered inhabitants here; Baird’s Tapirs, Jaguars, Scarlet Macaws, Harpy Eagles, Red-backed squirrel monkeys and White-lipped Peccaries. It is wet, remote and rugged, but the trails are relatively good, and the camping areas near the ranger stations are grassy and well drained. Osa Peninsula Tour

Forests and Wildlife :   Lowland rain forest, highland cloud forest, jolillo palm forest, and mangrove swamps, coastal marine, and beach habitats support a spectacular variety of wildlife.

All four of the monkey species (including the highly endangered Red-backed squirrel monkey), and all six of the feline species found in Costa Rica inhabit Corcovado.  All four of the sea turtle species that nest in Costa Rica visit the beaches of Corcovado as well.

Over 40 species of frogs including red-eyed tree, rain, glass, dink, and poison arrow varieties, dozens of snakes including a variety of Boas and the dreaded bushmaster, as well as 28 species of lizards. More than 100 species of butterflies and at least 10,000 other insects call the Osa Peninsula Tour home (including a few you may wish were endangered).

More than 400 species of birds including 16 different hummingbirds and the largest number of scarlet macaws anywhere in Central America.

Common Inhabitants :   Humpback whales, green marine iguanas, bottle nosed and common dolphins, Olive Ridley and Hawksbill turtles, corals, sponges, anemones, lobsters, trunkfish, frigate birds, brown footed boobies, pelicans, ibises.

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