THE CROWN JEWEL OF COSTA RICA FOR ADVENTURE
Activities are as varied as your interests in one of the most pristine and beautiful places on the planet. Osa Rainforest Rentals supports local professional tour guides, many of whose families have lived in the region for generations. Depending on which tour you take they either start at the property or you will meet your tour guide at a specific location.
BOLITA HIKING TRAILS - DOS BRAZOS
Discover several waterfalls and swimming holes surrounded by primary rainforest in the forest reserve of the Corcovado National Park as well as amazing views of the Golfo Dulce while hiking on 14 km of Bolita trails. The start of the trails are only 5 minutes from the Dos Brazos houses and can be self-guided. There is only a $10 USD per person entrance fee that allows you to use them as many times as you like while you are staying with us.
Price: $10 USD pp
Enjoy the cool early morning air with a variety of bird species on our “Birding Tour" with a local expert birding guide. On most tours guests see 40-60 of the 300 known species in Osa Peninsula, 914 species can be found in Costa Rica which is one tenth of the world’s total. Birds that have all but disappeared in other areas of the world still find tenuous safety in protected lands in Costa Rica. High quality telescope is included.
Price: $35 USD per person
Time Period 3-4 hours (starts at 5:30 A.M.)
RAINFOREST NIGHT WALK
Our guests experience the magic of the jungle at night. Your guide will help you to uncover unusual nocturnal creatures in their habitats, a great opportunity to see frogs, snakes, insects and other wonders of this hidden, nocturnal world.
Dos Brazos; Price: $35 USD per person
Playa Sombrero/Matapalo; Price: $40 USD pp
Time Period 3-4 hours (starts at 6:00 P.M.)
CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK - EL TIGRE / LA LEONA RANGER STATION
El Tigre Trail (Sendero El Tigre) starts only a few minutes from your house (Dos Brazos) and is a 6-mile (10 km) loop which passes through primary rainforest with breathtaking views of the beautiful Golfo Dulce. This is a moderate-to-difficult hike, mostly because it is steep at the beginning.
La Leona Ranger station in Carate where you will explore some of the most exuberant forests in Central America, enjoy a multitude of species walking along the alluring beaches of Carate. This is a easy hike with mostly flat trails.
El Tigre Trail; Price: $75 USD per person (includes entrance fees)
La Leona Station; Price: $76.50 USD pp (includes entrance)
Time Period: Full Day (starts at 5:00 AM)
CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK - SIRENA STATION
The Sirena ranger station which is situated in the heart of the Corcovado park and is the only station situated on the Corcovado plain, where wildlife is more easily observed. The trails surrounding the Sirena station offer some of the best opportunities in Costa Rica for wildlife viewing. The tour starts from Drake Bay.
Price: $125 USD per person (includes park entrance and return trip by boat)
Time Period: Full day (starts at 4:00 am)
CABO MATAPALO DAY ADVENTURE
Set out on a beautiful drive along the coast and through the jungle where you will begin your tour just past Matapalo. There you will find excellent birding and opportunities to see other wildlife, such as all four species of monkeys native to Costa Rica-White Face, Spider, Squirrel and Howler. Next as you walk along the Matapalo beach and secondary forest, one may see Toucans, Macaws, Sloths, Anteaters and White-nosed coati. After the beach, trek up a river through rainforest to a pristine waterfall and go for a swim. On your return trip back you can stop at one of our favorite swimming beaches on the Osa, Playa Tamales. Make sure to bring your swimming gear, plenty of water and a packed lunch. Or if you feel like treating yourself you can enjoy a meal at the world famous Lapas Rios Eco-lodge! The tour may vary slightly depending on the guide and of course can be customized depending of your interests.
Price: $60 USD per person
Time Period: Full Day (starts at 5:00 AM)
GOLD MINING TOURS FROM DOS BRAZOS
The Osa Peninsula's rivers are still to this day rich in gold deposits. The region's history of gold mining has had a huge influence on the culture and the independent and sel-freliant personality of the people. Gold is still hand-mined for in South Puntarenas’s largest river, the Río Tigre, which passes through Dos Brazos. The town's pulperias (local shops) even have scales where they regularly weigh and trade gold. Our Gold Mining Tours make it easy for visitors to experience how it is done first hand with local expert Oreros and their pans, which look different from those found anywhere else in the world. Experience an occupation like no other and maybe even strike it lucky!
Price: $30 USD per person
Time Period: 3 hours (starts whenever you want!)
ADDITIONAL TOURS AND ACTIVITIES
These tours have various start points where you will meet your tour guide for the day.
- Professional naturalist guides with Ficus Tours
- Zip-line Canopy Tour
- Golfo Dulce Whale & Dolphin watching with Paradise Rocks
- Osa Wildlife Sanctuary
- Horseback riding tours with Rancho Tropical
- Private Yoga Sessions
- Surfing lessons with Pollo Surf School
- Kobo Chocolate Farm Tour
- Kayaking in the Golfo Dulce with Aventuras Tropicales
- Jungle's Edge Kayak Fishing Adventures
- Massage & Spa Treatments
- Tree Climbing Tours with Everyday Adventures
- Waterfall Rappelling, hike up to and around a series of waterfalls and rappel down (seasonal).
- Golfo Dulce Sailing Tour