Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Osa Jungle and Community Adventure

8 Days | Hiking, Eco Lodge and Getting to Know Locals

Join a small group of intrepid travelers and Lokal co-founders on a unique adventure to Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula – home to an astounding 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity! You'll connect with local residents from several rural communities who will welcome you into their homes, share their way of life, and provide a glimpse into a rugged, wild side of the country that few travelers ever get to experience. We'll also venture deep into the rainforest to explore pristine swimming holes, observe incredible wildlife in Corcovado National Park and relax on a beautiful beach or two. Better still, every place we go will be tied to local efforts to improve communities and protect the beautiful, fragile environment on the peninsula!

Right for You?

Duration

8 Days / 7 Nights

Travel Style

Active Adventure, Connect with Nature, Cultural Immersion, Off the Beaten Path and Time to Relax

Languages

English and Spanish
Lokal co-founders will facilitate and make intros, but you will interact with lots of locals who only speak Spanish.

Physical Activity

Moderate activity

Location

Rainforest, Rural Communities and Beach

Connect

Wifi: Limited
Cell: Limited

Lokal Adventures

Locally Owned Social Enterprise
Starts at:

$2,050/person

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Speaks: English and Spanish

Highlights

  • Explore the "worlds most biologically intense place" (according to Nat Geo)
  • Stay in 100% locally-run and unique lodging
  • Hike into Corcovado National Park and see amazing wildlife - scarlet macaws, monkeys, sloths, tapirs, and much more
  • Experience daily life alongside friendly locals
  • Canoe into a private rainforest lagoon
  • Swim in remote, pristine waterfall pools
  • Eat home cooked Tico style meals and try rare jungle fruits

Details

Schedule

Make it to Puerto Jimenez on Day 1 and we'll take care of everything from there!

Availability

Set Departure Date
February 10-17, 2018 (Group Trip), Custom Dates (Private Trip)

Group

Maximum of 8 Travelers (get ready to make a few new friends!)

What's Included

Lodging

7 Nights Community Lodge, Eco Lodge and Guesthouse

Activities

Canoeing, Community Visit, Getting to Know Locals, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Swimming, Waterfalls and Wildlife Viewing

Guide

Bilingual guide and Local guide (not bilingual)

Room

Private Room, Private Bathroom, Shared Bathroom and Shared Room

Food

All meals included
Meals will be prepared by local residents at their homes or at a community owned ecolodge. We prefer this style because it gets you closer to the culture, but please be aware that simple, outdoor kitchens are the norm in rural Costa Rica and options may be limited.

Transport

Private car

Traveler Reviews

If you've been here, please tell us about it!  
Kelley

One of my favorite travel experiences

I'd been to the Osa once before on my own, and even though I loved my time there, my experiences paled in comparison to my trip with Lokal. If you're looking for off-the-beaten-path, local gems that support the community you're visiting, book this tour now. You won't regret it.

September 2016
Jazzmine

An Authentic & Magical Adventure

The Osa is a very magical place, and unfortunately one that was never on my travel list until I came across Lokal Travel. The tropical oasis is fuelled by the community as they work endlessly to take care of the biodiversity of the region, while providing exceptional hospitality to all those who adventure through the destination. I have never had such an incredibly culturally immerse experience as I did while in the Osa. From hiking through Corcovado to dining with new friends, indulging in homemade foods, to snorkelling next to schools of fish and stingrays, I wouldn't have imagined a more perfect and memorable experience in the jungle. I will forever remember the faces of each inspiring individual I met along my travels, and cannot wait to visit them again in the future. I came for the wildlife and culture and returned home with so much more. I'm still reflecting on the incredible experience.

February 2018

I miss how connected and alive I felt there. What a magical place! The trip was truly beyond expectations and incredible.

Nicole Melancon, January 2017

I was excited to come, but I never could have imagined the power of the experiences I've had over the past few days.

Dave Krugman, September 2016

So mesmerized and grateful to be exploring the most biologically diverse place on earth thanks to Lokal...

Inna Shnayder, September 2016

We were in awe that we had some of thes places entirely to ourselves!

Ansley Rubinstein, December 2015

Your Local Host

Lokal Adventures

Locally Owned Social Enterprise

Lokal's co-founders lead a few small group adventures each year for travelers interested in a fully-planned and truly immersive experiences. We'll personally introduce you to local communities and take you to some of our favorite places that we don't advertise elsewhere on our site! These trips are perfect for travelers who want to get way off-the-beaten-path without having to do a lot of research or planning. Everything will be ready for you - just show up ready to explore and make a few new friends. We'll do the rest.

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Getting There

You'll fly into the Puerto Jimenez airport and we'll pick you up in our private vehicle to start the adventure. Our group will travel together to each destination after that, so you'll have nothing to worry about after getting in!