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.

Osa Wildlife Refuge: Where Conservation and Biodiversity Thrive

A Tropical Eden

Spanning over 165 acres of pristine rainforest and bordering the Golfo Dulce, the Osa Wildlife Refuge is a tropical Eden unlike any other. Its location in the biodiverse Osa Peninsula, often referred to as "the most biologically intense place on Earth" by National Geographic, makes it a critical hub for wildlife conservation.

Guardians of the Rainforest

The refuge is not just a passive observer of nature but an active participant in safeguarding it. Its dedicated team of conservationists and biologists tirelessly work to rehabilitate injured and orphaned animals, conducting research on local wildlife, and promoting sustainable practices that harmonize with the environment.

Mammals of Mystery

Venturing into the refuge's lush forests, you'll find yourself immersed in a world teeming with mammals. Keep an eye out for elusive ocelots, playful squirrel monkeys, and majestic jaguars, some of the many charismatic species that call this rainforest home.

Avian Wonderland

For bird enthusiasts, the Osa Wildlife Refuge is paradise. Over 400 species of birds have been spotted within its boundaries, including the resplendent quetzal, scarlet macaw, and the striking harpy eagle. The refuge's canopy towers and observation points offer unparalleled opportunities for birdwatching.

Marine Miracles

The Golfo Dulce, just steps away from the refuge, is a marine wonderland. Snorkel or kayak in its crystal-clear waters to encounter vibrant coral reefs, darting reef fish, and the occasional pod of dolphins or migrating humpback whales. The refuge's commitment to protecting coastal ecosystems is as unwavering as its dedication to terrestrial conservation.

Educational Escapes

Visitors to the Osa Wildlife Refuge aren't just spectators; they're integral to the refuge's mission. Guided tours and educational programs offer insight into the delicate balance of rainforest ecosystems and the importance of biodiversity conservation. Get up close and personal with the refuge's residents, and leave with a deeper appreciation for the natural world.

A Pledge to Protect

The Osa Wildlife Refuge is not just a place; it's a promise to protect. By visiting and supporting this refuge, you become an advocate for the preservation of critical habitats and the incredible species that rely on them.

Your Invitation to Osa Wildlife Refuge

The Osa Wildlife Refuge extends an open invitation to explorers, nature enthusiasts, and conservationists alike. It's a place where you can witness the wonders of the wild, engage in meaningful conservation efforts, and leave with a renewed sense of responsibility to safeguard our planet's biodiversity.

Join the Journey

Embark on a journey of discovery at the Osa Wildlife Refuge and become a part of a global movement to protect our planet's most precious treasures. Here, amidst the emerald embrace of the rainforest, you'll find not just refuge, but inspiration to make a difference in the world of conservation.

Osa Wildlife Refuge: Where Every Life Matters

In the heart of the Osa Peninsula, the Osa Wildlife Refuge stands as a testament to the beauty of biodiversity and the enduring spirit of conservation. It's a place where every life matters, and where the harmony of nature is celebrated and preserved for generations to come.

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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