Costa Rica boasts some of the most incredible scenery on Earth. From miles of pristine shoreline to lush rainforests, this Central American country is literally a tropical paradise. As a tree frog, I'm lucky - I get to see these breathtaking views every day! If you're visiting for a few days or weeks, you'll want to make the most of your trip and enjoy the magnificent views that Costa Rica is famous for. One of the best places to do this is the Osa Peninsula. Come with me and let's explore this incredible region.
Corcovado National Park
If you're hoping to take in Costa Rica's breathtaking vistas at the Osa Peninsula, you'll want to head to Corcovado National Park. Located in the southwestern region of the peninsula, Corcovado offers you the chance to get up-close and personal with a myriad of Costa Rica's exotic animals - including tree frogs! - and check out spectacular views of Drake Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
Corcovado National Park boasts miles of hiking trails that are perfect for taking in the beautiful scenery and dramatic views. There are five ranger stations located throughout the park, each with several trails connecting them. The hike from the Los Patos to the Sirena ranger stations is particularly beautiful, offering awesome views from above the tree canopy. On a clear day, you can see the crystal-clear waters of the Pacific stretch out beyond the rolling hills of the park - don't forget to bring a camera!
Off the beaten path
If you'd rather blaze your own trails through the Osa Peninsula, you're in luck - many of the winding paths that snake through the rainforest lead right to the beach, so no matter where you are, you're never far from some spectacular views.
For adventurous types, nothing beats exploring the rainforest by mountain bike. Not only is this a fun and exciting way to check out the surrounding landscape, it's also a great workout! The ride from the Sierpe River to the Miramar mountain range offers some breathtaking views of the Miramar Valley, and has lots of waterfalls, swimming holes and rocky outcroppings to enjoy along the way. The trail here isn't for the faint of heart, though - the path winds through some pretty challenging terrain for about four miles, making it a test of endurance for even the most experienced bikers.
Eco-tourism on the Osa Peninsula
Spectacular views from the Central Volcanic Cordillera
Some of Costa Rica's best hiking is in the Osa Peninsula