Surrounded on all sides by dense primary rainforest with abundant wildlife, the Ecoturístico La Tarde lodge makes a perfect base for exploring the Osa Peninsula’s unique environment and wildlife.
Accommodation in this rustic, family-run lodge consists of large safari-style tents on a raised platform, each with its own separate shower and toilet area. A covered porch offers a place to relax and enjoy the mountain views. Dormitory accommodation is also available in a large open-plan room with bunk beds - perfect for groups of hikers and students - with communal showers and toilets. All meals are served in the central dining pavilion; the lodge can supply packed lunches on request to take on tours and hikes.
Dedicated to conservation and sustainability, the lodge is located just five kilometres from Los Patos ranger station, and thus ideal for visiting Corcovado National Park. Activities include a five-kilometre trail hike (ten-kilometre round trip) from the lodge to Los Patos, crossing mountain ridges, ravines and dense rainforest, with a variety of different habitats; a night hike to look for nocturnal birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals; a trip where you learn to look for gold; a visit to a nearby cacao plantation to learn about its cultivation and the history of chocolate; plus options for horse riding, sea kayaking, and whale and dolphin watching.
For the ultimate adventurer, the three-day Montaña de Oro trek leads across the Osa Peninsula to Carate, camping overnight in the rainforest.
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The richness of Costa Rica’s flora and fauna is outstanding and ideal for wildlife and macro photography. Join renowned photographer Chris Mattison on this superb two-week journey through the cloud forests and rainforests to capture images of rare frogs, insects, birds, mammals and exotic plants.
When to go: Jan-Dec
Duration inc. flights: 14 days
Price inc. flights: From £5,995 pp
Trip type: Group tour
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On the Pacific coast, just north of Panama, the wild and remote Osa Peninsula juts into the ocean, combining with Corcovado and Peñas Blancas National Parks to create the country’s foremost natural highlight. It is home to an astonishing range of wildlife, including giant anteater, tapir, squirrel monkey and jaguar.
Where: Southern Pacific coast
Ideal for viewing: harpy eagle, scarlet macaw, giant anteater, Baird’s tapir, white-faced capuchin monkey