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WELCOME TO OSA WILD

Professionalism

From start to end, our staff will provide splendid atention and clarity. Our team is integrated by a group of passionate naturalist guides and biologists, who love to share their knowledge.

Sustainable Tourism

All of our tours contribute directly to the local economy, while assuring the wellbeing of the environment and our host community.

Authenticity

All of our actions are filled with integrity, understanding the context in which we are operating. We are a reliable and trustworthy company.

OSA WILD

A brief history of it’s origins

AN ADVENTURE OF CONSERVATION AND BIOLOGY

Osa Wild Travel is a local Costa Rican company that promotes ecotourism. It was created with the heart of a tropical biologist eager to protect the rainforest and restore its ecosystems. Initially frustrated by the immoderate amount of land sold to foreigners, this young entrepreneur focused on finding alternatives for the wellbeing of local people through tourism.

INSPIRED BY NATURE, FOR THE PEOPLE

This adventure far from being an economically driven initiative has always been oriented by social and environmental welfare. Osa Wild has focused on finding solutions to conserve and protect one of the most biodiverse places on earth. Ifi has inspired local people to preserve their land, and keeps working on the endless task of helping nature and people evolve together in a responsible way.
Connecting humans with nature
and travelers with the community.

Respect For Nature

The clear understanding of nature and its ecosystems is needed in our community. People can't protect and respect what they don't know.

Sharing Knowledge

Due to the necessity of conserving and protecting our unique biodiversity, education is a fundamental part, not only in our tours but also in our community program in schools and colleges around the Osa Peninsula.

Meeting People

We consider that there is no better fortune when travelling than meeting people. Rural communities are full of wisdom, humbleness and beauty.

Awards & Accolades

For the past 4 years, Osa Wild has achieved the highest level of sustainability from the Costa Rican Tourism board. Luxury Travel Awards, named us Sustainable Tour Operator of the year in 2015 and Cultural Tour Operator of the year in 2017.

Safety

We highly value the importance of your life and the one of your beloved. It is mandatory to communicate any special health conditions, since hiking to Corcovado is not easy. We assure safety in our operations, but take into account that traveling with insurance is obligatory.

Sustainable Travel

We want our biological systems to remain diverse and productive indefinitely. We are focused on creating a better balance between social, environmental and economic factors for short- and long-term performance.

SITE PHOTOGRAPHY

Special Thanks

Photography Artists

The spectacular pictures shown on this website were taken by these amazing photographers. We invite you to check out more of their work.
Special thanks to all of them!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQ

The total cost of your tour will depend on your choice of desired route, meals, and transport. Osa Wild offers some pre-defined packages to visit the park; these can be found on our website osawild.travel or on our list of activities. If you want a tailor-made tour, we invite you to fill out our Quotation Form so we can send you a personalized quote.

OSA WILD receives money via BAC Credomatic (Botón de Pagos/Payment Button). Once the price and itinerary have been settled and the pre-reservation has been confirmed, we send you an e-mail that contains a button that allows you to pay with any credit or debit card instantly. You just must write your card information in the form and click the pay button.

For payments inside Costa Rica, you can deposit to any of our bank accounts in the Banco Nacional. You can request the detailed information of our payment options to our e-mail.

There are two different cash machines in Puerto Jiménez: Banco Nacional, and Banco de Costa Rica. Both of them provide colones and/or dollars depending on the bank issuing your card. At Drake there are no ATMs.

All our guides speak Spanish as their native language, and all of them can speak English. We have a guide with basic French level and one with basic German level.

You can buy some snacks at the Sirena Store (cookies, granola bars, cold drinks, etc.). But the full meals from the restaurant must be booked in advanced.

The prices are:

  • $20 breakfast (6 to 8am)
  • $25 lunch (11 to 1pm)
  • $25 dinner (6:30 pm)
  • There is a smaller option for lunch (box lunch) which is $12 but it is served from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.

The only place where you can sleep is Sirena station. The only accommodation option is in bunk beds on a wooden platform, nothing private. The bunk beds include sheets, pillow, and mosquito net. You can see pictures in the accommodation tab of every Corcovado package on our website:  Accommodation Tab

There is a module with shared showers and toilets in the station. The showers have liquid soap dispensers.

Yes, the water supply for the station is taken from a well, and then filtered, so it is potable water. You should take your reusable water bottle to fill up, there are no commercial drinks for sale, only natural juices.

If possible, we recommend carrying a water filter or purification tablets for use on the long walks (this is not strictly necessary).

No, it is not necessary to bring tents or a sleeping bag, camping is no longer allowed at the station.

No, it is not allowed to cook or heat water at the station.

You can only bring: granola/cereal bars, dried fruits, mixed nuts, cookies, chocolates, and candies.
It is not allowed to bring fruits, vegetables, canned food, sandwiches or any other prepared meals.

You can only bring: granola/cereal bars, dried fruits, mixed nuts, cookies, chocolates, and candies.
It is not allowed to bring fruits, vegetables, canned food, sandwiches or any other prepared meals.

All foreign visitors must always carry their passport for safety, but it is not necessary to show at any time inside the park. If you do not want to carry it, you should at least bring a copy of it.

For families with children, we recommend mainly the day tours or tours to Sirena but entering with the boat. We have guides who have worked with children on several occasions, and it is possible with good planning.

We do not recommend this path in the rainy season because conditions can become very dangerous. The river level rises, so the transportation does not reach the station and you must walk an extra 6 Km to reach the park’s entrance. Added to that, the trail gets very muddy, and many trees fall on the way, making it far more difficult to hike. If you really want, you can do it, but considering all the mentioned difficulties and more.

We do not recommend this path in the rainy season because conditions can become very dangerous. The river level rises, so the transportation does not reach the station and you must walk an extra 6 Km to reach the park’s entrance. Added to that, the trail gets very muddy, and many trees fall on the way, making it far more difficult to hike. If you really want, you can do it, but considering all the mentioned difficulties and more.

We have a system that allows us to advice our customers if a day is “Particularly Tough” which means that you would have to put much more effort than what the hike is regularly asking for. Part of this extra effort would be a faster hike to cross a specific point before the tide cuts off the hike at the beach, crossing high rivers, climbing and hiking a steep point similar to a cliff.

We recommend 100% local places, including: Apartamentos Herrera, Osa Lodge, Cabinas Marcelina, Refugio Turístico and Hoja de Oro. There are also cheaper options such as Cabinas the Corner, Cabinas Carolina, and Corcovado Wild Hostel.

We recommend local places, including: Jade Mar, Cabinas Murillo, Las Cotingas, and Cabinas Pura Vida.

In Puerto Jimenez we recommend: Soda Marbella, Soda Yohanna, Marisquería Corcovado, Pizza MAIL.IT, Soda Aida Patricia, La Terraza and El Rinconcito Sabroso.

In Drake Bay we recommend: Reina del Mar, Restaurante El Tortugo, and Restaurante Kalaluna (Jinetes de Osa).

The bus from San José to Puerto Jiménez goes every day at 12 m.d. from Transportes Blanco station. The location is this: Bus Station San Jose-Pto Jimenez.

The bus from Puerto Jiménez to San José goes every day at 5 a.m. The location is this: Bus Station Pto Jimenez- San Jose

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