Osa Peninsula

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Osa Peninsula seen from space

The Osa Peninsula (Spanish: Península de Osa) is a peninsula located in southwestern Costa Rica, in the Puntarenas Province, with the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Golfo Dulce to the east. The peninsula was formed geologically by a faulting system that extends north into California.

The peninsula is home to at least half of all species living in Costa Rica. The main town on the peninsula is Puerto Jimenez, which has its own airport and provides access to Corcovado National Park as well as the coastal villages of Cabo Matapalo and Carate.[1]

See also[edit]

  • Corcovado National Park, located on the southern part of the peninsula, and part of the Osa Conservation Area
  • Drake Bay, located on the north side of the peninsula
  • Golfito
  • The only way to get to the beautiful Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula is by Cessna planes, which can land on the beach, or by boat.
  • A large part of the Peninsula is a wildlife/forest preserve that is protected.


Coordinates: 8°33′N 83°30′W / 8.55°N 83.5°W / 8.55; -83.5