Caminos de Osa

Adventures, Culture and Lodging in The Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

The Caminos de Osa Association offers travelers a unique new way to experience the beauty of the Osa Peninsula. They've worked closely with local communities to develop several new trails ('Caminos') to invite visitors to engage with communities and their unique culture, in addition to the flora and fauna that traditionally have attracted tourists to the region. They hope that these unique adventures will give travelers a new perspective on the region and spread the wealth of tourism activities to benefit more local people.

Right for You?

Experience

Birdwatching, Class/Workshop, Community Visit, Canoeing, Cultural Activities, Snorkeling, Horseback Riding, Getting to Know Locals and Trekking

Style

Active Adventure, Comfortable Stay, Connect with Nature, Cultural Immersion and Off the Beaten Path

Price

Mid-range

Location

Rainforest, Rural Communities, Beach and River

Connect with Caminos de Osa

Locally Owned Community Association
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Speaks: Spanish and English

Why Lokal Recommends Caminos de Osa

Background

Community Association started in 2015| Locally Owned with 90% local staff

A Unique Story

The Osa Peninsula is one of the crown jewels of Costa Rica, and is home to some of the places with the greatest natural aesthetic beauty in the region. Today, 80% of the territory is protected under varying types of conservation, which allows the Osa Peninsula to host species that represent 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity. However, in contrast with the wealth and natural exuberance of the area, local communities experience poverty and low levels of development. Therefore, it is still common for many inhabitants of the region to engage in activities such as illegal logging, gold mining, and hunting as means of subsistence.

The Caminos de Osa Association was founded in 2015 in order to operate as the local entity in charge of managing the Caminos de Osa destination. Their mission is to establish and promote a value chain of local entrepreneurs with the same collective vision of sustainable development. Their aim is to offer a balanced and unique experience for visitors, showing a deep respect for the essence of our region.

Community Connection

By encouraging rural community tourism in the region, they fundamentally believe that a more equitable distribution of the benefits of tourism can be reached, thereby also improving the local population’s quality of life without compromising the Osa marine and terrestrial ecosystems.

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