South of Manuel Antonio, the rolling hills, lush mountain tops, untamed beaches and legendary rainforests of the South Pacific beckon those who seek a truly “off the beaten path” adventure.

The South Pacific stretches from Dominical south down the Pacific Coast and eastward across the rugged Talamanca Mountain Range to the Panamanian border. The region encompasses such famous sites as the Costa Ballena (Whale Coast), the Ballena National Marine Park, the Osa Peninsula, Corcovado National Park, Drake Bay, Caño Island Biological Reserve and Golfo Dulce.

Of the many spectacular beaches of the South Pacific coast, Playa Uvita is one of the most stunning. Located approximately 9 miles south of Domical, Playa Uvita is situated within the Ballena National Marine Park where humpback whales migrate to the warm waters to mate during December to April.

Far to the south, the ruggedly breathtaking coastline of the Osa Peninsula consists of deserted beaches bound by steep hillsides that are draped in dense jungle and teeming with wildlife. This remote and untouched paradise is home to Corcovado National Park, named by National Geographic as the most “biologically intense place on earth”.  Covering one third of the peninsula, Corcovado is an awe-inspiring destination for adventure travellers who come to experience the virgin lowland rainforest and diverse wildlife that resides within the park’s limits. Roughly 10 percent of all mammals found throughout the Americas live in Corcovado, and it is home to the largest gathering of Scarlet Macaws in the country. To the north of the park is the wild and isolated enclave of Drake Bay where you’ll find rainforest and marine adventure, including unforgettable snorkeling and diving at Caño Island Biological Reserve . This island’s virgin waters are some of the bluest in the country, and are home to a spectacular variety of stunning marine flora and fauna as well as gorgeous coral reefs. Rated as being the best underwater adventure diving spots in the world, the Caño Island Biological Reserve is also home to a huge variety of fish, whales and sharks.

Our Most Popular Adventures in the South Pacific

Whale Watching

Snorkeling at Cano Island

Exploring Corcovado National Park

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