With over 365 species of birds, 117 species of reptiles and a wealth of other fauna, the Osa Wildlife Refuge on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula is one of the most biologically diverse places on earth.

Over 365 species of birds have been identified in the area of the Osa Wildlife Refuge. Such species include macaws, parrots and toucans. The jungles of this area are also home to mammals such as monkeys, sloths, jaguars, pumas, coatis, and agoutis. Astoundingly, there are over 10,000 species of insects here!

There are no entrance fees to the Osa Wildlife Refuge. A guide is highly recommended for safety and all around experience as the wildlife is very well camouflaged.

Weather and packing list

The South Pacific is a region of vast contrasts in weather. Temperatures remain the same nearly year round with average day time highs in the upper 80s to low 90s and night time lows in the upper 70s. Precipitation varies by month with the months of December through April being the driest.

Visitors should pack a bathing suit, towel, shorts, tee shirts, appropriate shoes, rain gear, sun block, and insect repellent.

Fun Fact: The Osa Peninsula is said to contain 4 percent of the planets biodiversity.

Nearby Destinations

Drake Bay1 km
Sierpe46 km
Puerto Jimenez60 km
Uvita105 km
Golfito125 km

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