Costa Rica Osa Peninsula

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When is the best time to visit the Osa Peninsula?

If good weather is your priority, choose the dry season Dec-Apr when there is plenty of sun. The green (i.e. rainy) season is quieter in terms of number of visitors. It’s hot and humid all year round.

For more detailed information visit our When To Go section.

What language is spoken in the Osa Peninsula?

The main language spoken in the Osa Peninsula is Spanish.

What currency do I need in the Osa Peninsula?

The Colón is the main currency used in the Osa Peninsula. Notes can be withdrawn from ATMs in San José using a UK credit or debit card. You may have to authorise your bank first, and withdrawals may be limited to amounts lower than in the UK. US dollars cash can be exchanged in banks too. Stock up with your local currency needs before travelling to the Osa Peninsula.

What is the time difference between the Osa Peninsula and the UK?

The time difference between the Osa Peninsula and the UK is GMT -5 hours.

What places combine well with the Osa Peninsula?

Arenal, in the north, the most spectacular volcano; Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, for excellent bird watching; Tortuguero on the Caribbean coast for wildlife and turtle watching. Costa Rica is a tiny country so road journeys, even winding ones through the highlands, are relatively short. Some roads are in good condition while others require 4WD vehicles.

How do I get to the Osa Peninsula?

By light aircraft from San José to Palmar Sur. By road along the Pan-American Highway to Puerto Jiménez. From Puerto Jiménez there is an air taxi service to Carate and San Pedrillo.

If you still have questions, please contact us and one of our Travel Experts will be happy to help.

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