Enter a world full of wonders and discover why National Geographic Magazine calls the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica "the most biologically intense place on Earth". Hike verdant trails to cascading waterfalls, discover the Corcovado National Park teaming with exotic wildlife, stay in a beautiful beachfront ecolodge, eat fresh delicious foods, hike verdant trails and let yourself be enchanted by Mother Nature's intense beauty.
The pristine rainforests and rugged natural beauty of the Osa Peninsula make this region among the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. Declared "the most biologically intense place on earth" by National Geographic Magazine, the Osa Peninsula has become the premier eco-tourism destination in the country. The Osa Peninsula is a secluded nature wonderland, playing home to many of the country’s rare and endangered animal and bird species, including squirrel monkeys, jaguars, and other forest cats. With a large chunk of the Peninsula forming the Corcovado National Park, this area has the single largest expanse of a lowland tropical rainforest in Central America and is one of the tallest rainforests in the world. The area hosts more than 375 bird species, a fourth of Costa Rica's tree species and more than 5000 vascular plant species, many of which are found nowhere else on earth.

It is here, in the most lush and verdant part of the country that your exciting creative rainforest escape will begin. Encounter all four species of monkeys, tropical birds like toucans and macaws and be surrounded by the largest concentration of wildcats in all of the country! Come and fully immerse yourself in this wild and pristine setting for a full week of adventure, relaxation, and fun!

Below you will find our sample itinerary for the trip. More optional tours will be offered to you and some hikes may be more appropriate than others depending on group size and weather. Just bring your hiking shoes and your appetite for adventure! 

Bienvenido! Once you arrive at the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San José, Costa Rica’s capital city, you’ll be greeted by our driver from La Riviera Hotel located only minutes away from the airport. You’ll have the rest of your day free to rest of to venture out into the city. If you arrive early enough, you might be interested in a fun coffee tour with Cafe Britt. Or perhaps you would prefer wandering the streets with your camera in hand to photograph the many museums, markets and scenic areas around town. Stop by the National Theatre for example or one of the many miradors offering beautiful views of the city! Once at the hotel, you can meet up for your first group dinner tonight or walk around town.
Included meals: None 
Optional Activity: Cafe Britt tour. Contact for prices. Want to visit San Jose, we recommend Uber to take you there! 

Bright and early in the morning after a complimentary breakfast join the rest of the group on a scenic domestic flight to the small town of Puerto Jimenez on the Osa! This flight is very much part of the whole adventure as you soar over the lush rainforest canopy, flowing rivers and mangroves and see impressive sites like the famous Whale’s Tale in Uvita! Get your camera ready to photograph Costa Rica from the sky!

Once landed in the small town of Puerto Jimenez, you will be welcomed by Martine, your RR Escape Adventure Host. Together, we’ll make a quick stop at a local grocery store to pick up last minute items before taking our four-wheel transport through the rainforest all the way to your beautiful ecolodge OJO DEL MAR on Matapalo beach. Matapalo is a fun little oceanfront community known for its great surfing beaches!  

On this 50-minute drive, Martine will start to introduce you to the local wildlife in the area. Maybe you'll see our famous Scarlet Macaws and monkeys! There are 4 species of monkeys in Costa Rica and all 4 can only be found here on the Osa! We consider getting you to the your lodging as your first tour of the trip so get ready as your full immersion into the rainforest is about to begin! 

When we arrive at Ojo Del Mar, there will be a short welcome orientation followed by a delecious lunch, and you'll have the afternoon free to unpack, check out the property, the pool and enjoy your new home away from home!

Join us before sunset at our yoga platform where we will talk about our plan for the week and maybe even wind down with a restorative yoga session for those interested. Waiting for us next is a yummy welcome dinner under the moon and stars. 
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Approx. transit time:  50 minute flight + 50 minute drive to the lodge
Included activity: Optional restorative yoga session. We have plenty yoga mats so leave yours at home. 

Enjoy a full hearty breakfast. Once finished, get into your hiking shoes and we'll take a trek through the neighbourhood to discover and photograph all of the indigenous fruits, flowers, and of course local wildlife! Today we are headed down to “Matapalo” where many of the monkeys can easily be found hanging around, sleeping and playing. We will be showing you around the neighbourhood pointing out all of the local hot spots where you can spot wildlife in the early morning and late afternoons when the animals are feeding. 

Bring a snack and enjoy some fun time at the beach before heading back to the lodge for a delicious lunch. 

After lunch, enjoy free time at the beach or lounge around the property and enjoy the pool or ocean. In the late afternoon, those of you who wish to continue exploring can hike in the area to spot more wildlife. The animals are always more active early am or late in the afternoon! 

In the evening, we will sit together for a delicious family style dinner. Perhaps you’ll be interested in checking out what the chef is making? Enter the open-air kitchen to learn about Costa Rican fare and other local dishes! 

After dinner, if you still have enough energy, we’ll take you on a short night hike in and around the property to spot the night action! It’s a whole different perspective from day to night here on the Osa!
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
Included tours: Morning hike to Matapalo  + Night hike for those interested
Approx. hike time: 4 hours easy walking including beach time
Start your day with an optional early morning bird tour before breakfast. This is a two hour hike at dawn that will allow you the pleasure of seeing so mamy birds and other wildlife. Our professional birding guide will meet at the main restaurant and together, you will head out on foot to spot as many species as you can! 

After your tour, join the others for a delicious hearty breakfast. We'll then venture on a fun waterfall hike! Keep in mind that today, you will get fully wet on our walk up the Carbonara River. This hike is for anyone that likes a little adventure mixed with swimming and hiking! 

Your afternoon is open to lounge around, enjoy the beach and ocean or simply lay around with your journal or a good book. You can also try one of our many optional tours from surfing, to waterfall rappelling, to tree climbing and also horseback ridding too! 

Tonight, after dinner, we invite you to experience our relaxing sound bathing activity which will surely send you to bed feeling fully relaxed and ready for a good night sleep. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
Included tours: Hike to waterfall + Sound bathing meditation 
Approx. hike time: 4 hours in total including moderate hike through a river and time at the waterfall.
Optional tours: Waterfall rappelling, Surfing, Tree Climbing, Horseback riding and more.
After breakfast, we offer you the option to join us on a fun adventure or to stay put and enjoy a free day. 

If you choose to stay back, you can enjoy the beach, the pool and of course try any of our local optional tours. 

If you prefer to explore today and discover more of this amazing Peninsula with us, we invite you to Bosque Del Cabo, a nearby property that is home to an abundant array of wildlife. Because of it’s location, size and history, Bosque Del Cabo has become a real haven for many of the local animals. Here it is possible to see more wildlife than anywhere else on the Osa! Not to mention amazing breathtaking views of the ocean and the shoreline from over 300 feet above sea level. 

Hike down to discover tide pools in volcanic rocks at low tide or cross a suspension bridge in the rainforest canopy where we have a surprise for you! We’ll head back to Ojo Del Mar mid-afternoon in time for you to enjoy some rest and relaxing before we meet up again for our another fun group dinner tonight. 
Included meals: Breakfast, lunch at Bosque Del Cabo and dinner at Ojo Del Mar.
Included activity: Bosque Del Cabo hike. This hike is dependent on the availability at the lodge. 
Approx. hike time: 3 - 4 hours easy to moderate
Transportation: Included for Bosque del Cabo
Optional activities: Massage or any other optional tour you may choose today. 

What’s your pleasure today? You’re free to enjoy a day at the beach, hike the famous Corcovado National Park, or head to Luna Lodge with us at the end of the road in Carate! 

If a free day is what you’re looking for, stay back and enjoy some peace and quiet in Matapalo.  

If you have been itching to get into the famous Corcovado National Park, this is your chance! We highly recommend taking the opportunity to explore this amazing place full of animals! The park is located between the ocean and mountains, a naturally created corridor that brings together abundant wildlife. You'll realize quickly why National Geographic Magazine calls it “the most biologically intense place on earth”! The park is home to wildcats like pumas and jaguars, as well as peccaries, tapirs and all four species of monkeys! Your hike will be led by a local guide with expert knowledge of the park so you’ll be in good hands. 

Or, maybe you prefer something a little more luxurious and wild? If so, we’ll head to the small beach town of Carate located at the end of the road towards Corcovado National Park. Here we’ll venture into gold mining territory as we drive up along the Carate River to one of the most beautiful lodges in the area: Luna Lodge.

Luna Lodge is nestled high up in the jungle canopy providing you with a completely different experience of the rainforest. Try a relaxing massage in their beautiful spa room, climb up to see incredible views of the surrounding rainforest from their stunning yoga platform or simply wander around their gardens taking photographs of flowers, birds and more. You can also sip a margarita by the pool and enjoy the sounds of nature surrounding you. 

If you’ve chosen to join us in Carate today, we’ll stop at the beach for a late afternoon swim and enjoy a spectacular sunset overlooking the pacific ocean. We’ll be back in time for another scrumptious dinner. Although this is our last night on the Osa together, many adventures are still to come!
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch (packed for those in the park or 15USD if you want to have lunch at Luna Lodge - highly recommended), and Dinner. 
Optional activity: Corcovado National Park hike (min 2 people) or Luna Lodge Visit (min 6 people) 
Approx. hike time: Corcovado hike - You must be in good physical shape to do this 6 to 8 hour hike on mostly flat but uneven terrain.

Transportation: Needed for Corcovado and Luna Lodge. Price will depend on how many join the activity. 
Save the best for last! This may be our last day on the Osa, but it’s one of our favourites. We will kick off the day with an incredible optional boat trip to visit an animal refuge on the Golfo Dulce. The Golfo Dulce is one of the deepest tropical fjords in the world and is home to three species of dolphins, turtles and even whale-sharks! You’ll see wildlife like you’ve never seen before, and experience the authentic beauty of the Pacific. At the refuge, you can interact with monkeys and photograph some of the local wildlife up close. Also, you’ll be supporting a good cause as the refuge is there to release injured wildlife or to give a home to those that cannot be released. Don’t want to do the boat tour? You can stay on land and take advantage of this day to photograph the small town of Puerto Jimenez or head to one of our favourite restaurants outside of town for a relaxing morning on the beach. You can also photograph the grounds filled with flowers and vistas of the Golfo Dulce. We’ll meet you here for lunch after the tour. 

Later in the afternoon you can try out zip lining!! Don’t want to zip? Not a problem, enjoy a cold drink by the ocean, have lunch in a local restaurant or photograph the small and quaint town of Puerto Jimenez. Later this afternoon, we all meet up to catch our domestic flight back to San José. Once in San José we’ll head to our hotel and meet for our last dinner together. 
Included meals: Breakfast. Lunch will be in a local restaurant that offers you varied choices and prices. Same for dinner once back in at the hotel in San Jose. 
Optional activities: Boat tour, Wildlife refuge, Zip lining tour 
Enjoy a complimentary yummy breakfast at the hotel and say your farewells! With us, it’s never goodbye, just "see you later!" Transfer to the International Airport or you can continue enjoying more of San José if you have time before your flight! You'll surely return home fully relaxed. 
Included meal: Breakfast

Contact for more details about this unique retreat escape and join us in THE most impressive and prolific rainforest in all of Central America! 
If you have a Q, we have an A.
NOTE that the schedule and all of the activities listed above are subject to change and some optional tours are only available with a minimum number of participants. For details on the optional tours and prices, click below or send us a message for more details.

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