Off The Beaten Path in Costa Rica

Here is our take on two of Costa Rica’s spectacular, but least visited destinations.

First is the remote Osa Peninsula on southern Costa Rica Pacific coast.  The Osa is home to Corcovado National Park, the crown jewel in Costa Rica’s national park system. Corcovado is still one of our favorite spots in Costa Rica. The peninsula’s remoteness leads many travelers to easier-to-reach rain forest. The superb abundance of wildlife and majestic old-growth trees make it worth the extra bit of effort to get here.






Second is the Turrialba Valley.  This region is also home to the Rio Turrialba, Rio Reventazon, and Rio Pacuare, all of which have flat sections, but are known for their Class II, Class IV- V rapids. Here you can also visit plantations and farms that produce sugar cane, coffee and macadamia.