Feb 16th, 2017
Wild Osa, Angling and Eco Tour, Costa Rica
This Saturday-Sunday trip is designed for groups of four interested in experiencing Costa Rica’s incredible Osa Peninsula. The Osa offers world-class sailfishing as well as incredible ecotours focused on adventure, wildlife, wellness and rainforest immersion. Your base for the week would be in the pristine, wild and luxurious Bosque del Cabo , widely considered one of the world’s top luxury ecolodges. This makes Osa a wonderful place for couples and families as well as fishing-only groups. Osa offers a truly exotic and wonderful experience for anglers and nature lovers alike.
From San Jose guests will take a scenic domestic flight south to the Osa Peninsula. Touted to be “one of the most biologically intense places on earth” by National Geographic, the Osa Peninsula (or Osa for short) is a place where jaguars and tapirs still haunt the jungle-covered mountaintops, and screeching scarlet macaws and toucans are a common sight. Osa offers some of the finest offshore fly fishing in the world targeting Pacific sailfish, marlin, mahi-mahi, and yellowfin tuna as well as more limited inshore opportunities to target species including giant roosterfish, snappers, groupers, and jacks.
Each day the group can choose between exploring Osa’s incredible fishing or an array of ecotours available. This itinerary is meant to highlight these possibilities, but it does not include all ecotours available. Ecotours can be repeated if desired (yoga for the entire week, for example), and each week can be customized to the group’s interests and physical abilities. Each day the group will be able to choose between fishing or one of the many ecotours. The group can stay together or can split up and meet for a gourmet dinner and to revel in each other’s amazing experiences.
In addition to ecotour options listed, your home for the week, Bosque del Cabo, is a truly amazing place. Sit by the pool and receive visits from toucans, monkeys, and other rainforest critters, enjoy one of Bosque’s self guided rainforest trails or explore the large garden filled with towering trees and flowering plants, test your bird watching skills, or just relax and take in the beauty and nature all around you.
Day 1 – Saturday
Arrive San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO). Overnight at elected hotel (not included in package rate)
Day 2 – Sunday
Early morning private transfer to airport. Domestic flight to Puerto Jimenez, Osa. Transfer from local airport to rainforest lodge. The rest of the day is free to relax and settle in, stroll the grounds and get visits from the many rainforest critters that are your new neighbors. Lodging Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge
Day 3/4 – Monday/Tuesday
Anglers: Two days guided fishing
Day 3: Golfo Dulce Dolphins, Snorkeling and Botanical Garden – Tour the pristine waters of the Golfo Dulce, heralded for its incredible marine life by Jacques Cousteau. Search for dolphins and other marine mammals, snorkel among colorful fish and corals, and/or tour a tropical botanical garden.
Day 4: Yoga and self guided forest walk– Let the sounds of the crashing waves blend with the rainforest to lull you into a state of pure relaxation as you embrace a yoga or massage session, all from Bosque del Cabo’s incredible private platform overlooking the Pacific. There are eight different groomed trails on the Bosque property ranging from 15 minutes to 2.5 hours.
Day 5 – Wednesday
Canopy Tour (Zip Line), Tree Climb, and/or Waterfall Rappel – For thrill seekers and adventurous spirits, Osa is paradise.
Day 6/7 – Thursday/Friday
Anglers: Two days guided fishing
Day 6: Horseback – Enjoy guided horseback riding down an isolated beach or through virgin rainforest.
Day 7: The Animal Sanctuary/Golfo Dulce Tour is one of the most popular with Bosque guests. On this tour you will cross the gulf for the main attraction of the tour- a visit to Santuario Silvestre de Osa (Osa Wildlife Sanctuary), a wildlife sanctuary where 70+ animals are treated and housed, with the hope that they can one day be released back into the wild.
Day 8 -Saturday
Transfer to regional airport. Morning domestic flight to SJO. Afternoon departure from Costa Rica
$7450.00 per person for a 6 night – 6 day package – based on 2 couples with 2 private ocean view cottages
$6950.00 per person for a 6 night – 6 day package – based on 1 family sharing 1 private ocean view cottage
Included: Six nights lodging and meals, Four days guided fly or conventional fishing, Daily ecotour activities (1 per day Monday-Friday), Transfers and flights between San Jose and the lodge.
Not Included: international flights, San Jose transfers and hotels, alcohol, additional transport, ecotours, gratuities, flies and fly equipment (rentals may be available with advance arrangements required).