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.