The Southern Pacific, "Zona sur", is extremely attractive, offers incredibly interesting and varied landscapes, and is relatively in its infancy at a touristic point of view. The proximity to the border of Panama, the duty-free area near Golfito, and the large areas of rainforest on the Osa Peninsula and on the adjacent mainland, make this a especially worthwhile trip. Corcovado National Park, together with the accompanying rain forests, the largest contiguous rainforest in Central America. You may look for, in this section of the coast, the most pristine beaches of the Pacific, fantastic accommodations are available as starting points for exploring the nature.
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Hotel Lookout at the southern Pacific of Costa Rica, near the Corcovado National Park is a charming place, ideal for relaxing and exploring. The view from the hotel to the vast Pacific is unbeatable. The village Ojochal, the Osa Peninsula with Corcovado National Park and Uvita and Marino Ballena National Park invite to many tours and activities.
Peninsula de Osa is a very popular destiny for the nature lovers. Their nice people are happy to receive the couple of tourists that arrive to the Hotels in this part of the country and on the peninsula.
Ojochal is on the southern pacific, near the Osa peninsula, on the Ballena coast. It is known for incredible ocean and mountain views, waterfalls, top rated restaurants and endless Tour opportunities.
This is a small, very family-run hotel in the town (and the beach), if you may call it “town”. The Posada is located on the sandy beach of Drakes Bay, amidst a private rainforest of 20,000 sqm. Life on Drakes Bay is a very peaceful transition, all people are friendly and are happy to act as host for the few visitors from abroad.
The Luna Lodge located at the Osa peninsula of Costa Rica, nearby the national park Corcovado. For hiking tours, with the option of animal observation, for Yoga or enjoying a massage, is the Luna Lodge a fantastic place. The Lodge is unique in whole Costa Rica.
You must take a boat from Sierpe, a formerly quiet fishing village is situated on the quiet waters of the Rio Sierpe. The boat ride is an adventurous affair. It is about one and half hours until the Casa Corcovado.
The small town of Rio Claro is not the first option between any major attraction. But it offers a traffic-convenient location close to the border with Panama and Golfito, and the nearby national park "Piedras blancas". Therefore, Rio Claro provides a good starting point for learning the south of Costa Rica. There we recommend we recommend the top Hotel Palmeral Dorima, an ideal base for exploring the south of Costa Rica.
The Lapa Rios Lodge is the number one for the noble-lodges in the rainforest of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. The lodge was created in complete harmony with the environment, the rainforest and beaches.
Overall, the small hotel has only 8 rooms and one apartment, the room rates are very reasonable, and adequate quality. Unfortunately, there is no restaurant here, but in the surrounding area you will find it quickly.
The 160 km ² Esquinas Rainforest is located on the South Pacific of Costa Rica. This rainforest is one of the last remaining lowland rainforest areas on the Pacific coast of Central America, here are the most biodiverse forests in the world.
On the edge of Esquina rainforest, there is a worldwide unique project launched by the Austrians.