The Osa Peninsula is famous for its natural attractions. It is the most forested region in Costa Rica, and pretty much the entire Peninsula almost is under some sort of protection status. Famous towns and locations include Drake Bay, Puerto Jimenez, Sierpe, Rincon, Carate and of course the Corcovado National Park. Protecting 41,788 hectares of shallow lagoons, marsh, mangrove swamps, rivers, wet forest and low-altitude cloud forest, as well as 46 kilometers of sandy beach, Corcovado is one of Central America’s most unique ecosystems—which is why naturalists from all over the world come to study its riches.
Drake Bay is the main Gateway for those interested in exploring the northern Corcovado National Park and the Osa Peninsula, from Drake Bay to San Pedrillo. Drake Bay has its own airstrip, lodges and hotels, restaurants. Most people get to Drake Bay by boat leaving Sierpe, a small community on the Sierpe River. This journey takes about 1 hour. Local boat transfers can be booked in Sierpe.