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Discover Costa Rica’s Hidden Wonders: Osa & Coto Brus

Sep 26, 2023 | Costa Rica, Knowledge Base | 0 comments

Unlock the enchantment of Costa Rica and visit one of the country’s most wonderful areas: Osa and Coto Brus. Both places are truly paradisiacal and offer the perfect opportunity to become one with nature.

Dive deep into the heart of Osa and Coto Brus, two undiscovered and magical cantons that together form a tapestry of natural marvels and rich cultural experiences.


Osa: A Biodiversity Hotspot

Wander through the boundless national parks of Corcovado, Isla del Caño, and Drake. Embrace the allure of pristine beaches, thrilling adventure opportunities, and captivating vistas.

Osa will leave you in awe, with its one-of-a-kind Marino Ballena National Park. This sanctuary is home to the majestic humpback whales. Here you will be able to witness the magic of their annual migrations and come close to one of nature’s true wonders.

Adventure seekers can venture into private ecotourism farms like Hacienda Ébano, offering safari rides and unparalleled scenic viewpoints.

The Wetland Terraba Sierpe is a another gem worth visiting. This area is known as one of the world’s most biodiverse spots. While navigating along the Sierpe River, you will uncover the mystical stories that birthed its legend.

Another must-see is Caño Island, where you can plunge into Costa Rican waters and observe the magic of the ocean.


Coto Brus: A Refreshing Palette of Greens and Blues

An hour from Osa, Coto Brus boasts lush primary and cloud forests. Experience the La Amistad National Park, it’s simply an unforgettable place.

The ‘Water Route’ promises cascading waterfalls, some soaring to heights of 149 meters, and the ‘Gastro Cultural and Bird Watching Circuit’ unveils the rich Italian culinary influences and the hypnotic dances of the quetzal, bell bird, and toledo.

Yet, there’s more to Coto Brus than meets the eye. Delve into its scientific botanical garden, the world’s second-largest palm tree repository. Engage with the indigenous Ngobe Bugle community, learn the art of honey-making, relish the robust flavors of locally-produced coffee, and marvel at the Insect Museum’s vast collection.

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