Where to go in Costa Rica's Pacific Coast
List of regions
The Osa Peninsula is one of the best-kept secrets in Costa Rica. Described by National Geographic as 'the most biologically intense place on earth', it's unarguably the most pristine of all Costa Rica's ecosystems.
Costa Rica's South Pacific Coast is dominated by the Osa Peninsula. The Golfo Dulce separates this spit of land from the mainland; its divorced location has helped preserve the area's natural vegetation, creating forests so dense you'd be forgiven for thinking you were in the Amazon Basin instead. …
Don't be deceived by the size of Manuel Antonio National Park. Although one of the smallest of Costa Rica's national parks, it's also rated as one of its best.
The Central Pacific is a slightly rockier stretch of coastline but these rugged cliffs only add to the beauty of this area, contrasting spectacularly with the region's beaches and tranquil bays.
Hidden in the secluded coves of the Nicoya Peninsula you'll find some of Costa Rica's most stunning white-sand beaches. It's a magical setting for some serious down time, while nature-lovers are duly catered for with nesting turtles and wildlife-rich cloud forests.