Southern Pacific Coast

The southern coast, renown for its beauty, is one of the more remote areas of Costa Rica. The last Pacific lowland rainforest of sustainable size in Central America is found in Corcovado National Park. Corcovado has been called "The most biologically intense place on earth" by no less an authority than the National Geographic Society. Also, Caño Island offers some or the best snorkeling in Costa Rica.

Restaurant Swimming Pool Sport Fishing
Scuba Diving Horseback Riding  

Standard Double Room is $= Under $75 - $$= $75 to $150 - $$$= Over $150

Activities
Southern Expeditions
Southern Expeditions is a eco tour company specializing in adventures throughout the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Our unique adventure tours offer you an incredible way to experience this amazing region of Costa Rica.

Playa Dominical
Distance from San Jose 137 km (85 miles) Nearest airport Quepos
Driving time from San Jose 3 1/2 hours
Dominical Village and the unspoiled beach are three hour drive on a good paved road from San José, through an incredible landscape, containing several microclimates and varied flora.

Casi el Cielo - A newly built villa situated in the jungle 1200 feet above the Pacific Ocean
Cristal Ballena - (South Dominical) Adventure Lodge with Cabañas and Suites
Cuna del Angel - An exclusive and cozy boutique hotel amidst the surroundings of a tropical jungle forest
La Cusinga Ecolodge - (Near Dominical) Dedicated to marine and terrestrial conservation and environmental education.
Villas Rio Mar
- (Near Dominical) Jungle and Beach Resort

Brunca Coast
Distance from San Jose Depends on route Nearest airport Palmar Sur
Driving time from San Jose 5 hours by coast - 4 hrs. by San Isidro
This lush region is still pretty much off the beaten path. It has miles of beautiful beaches and the Ballena (Whale) Marine National Park

Hotel Villas Gaia - A home base to experience the wild beauty of the southwest coast

Osa Peninsula
Drake's Bay is just down the coast from Corcovado National Park and a short boat ride from Isla de Caño, two of the most interesting areas of Costa Rica. These three hotels can only be reached by boat. You can drive to Sierpe and leave the car; the hotel will transport you from there. Since this leaves you paying for a rental car while you aren't using it, most people prefer to fly into Palmar Sur. All the hotels arrange to meet your flight and handle the transportation on to the lodge.

Aguila de Osa Inn - A small, beautiful hotel with its own dock, fishing and dive boats (Package Prices)
Bosque del Cabo - Private, spacious bungalows perched atop the cliffs of Cabo Matapalo (Package Prices)
Drake Bay's Beach House
- Located in a place that enjoys all the best of what Costa Rica has to offer
Casa Corcovado - Twenty minutes (by boat) past Drake Bay, it borders Corcovado National Park (Package Prices)
El Remanso - Enjoy the secrets and pleasures of a pristine rainforest experience
Lapa Rios Ecolodge - A private nature reserve spread over 1,000 acres of last remaining lowland tropical rainforest
Tiskita Lodge - Set high on a ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean and backed by primary rain forest

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