Sendero Osa: Community Hiking Trail
The Osa Trail allows you to explore the primary forest, an intact forest, that has not been exploited or touched by man. Primary forests are very rare in the world and they continue to disappear, even though they are places with high biodiversity.
It is a rainforest, which receives a lot of rain the entire year, but mostly in September and October.
Characteristics of the Osa Trail: 2.3km in length
Duration: 3 hours
Accompanied by a local Spanish guide, English depending on availability.
Light refreshments included.
$14 per person
$7 per child (6-12 years)
$10 per person/group (more than 6 people)
$5 per child/group
*Tour given in Spanish. A translator can be hired at an additional cost.
For Reservations or More Information:
Jessica Roldan (506) 8667-2535
It is a communal enterprise, managed by the ADIRQ through a permit of use processed with the INDER and MINAET, the idea started as the proposal to have an attractive activity for visitors to start the chain of rural community tourism, it was as well the support of the UCR-Piosa and several professionals, among them, Don Jorge Lobo (godfather of the communal tourism initiative), who gave the suggestion due to the importance of flora in this sector of primary and secondary forest, also the biologists Eduardo Chacón and Reinaldo Aguilar helped identify species; In addition to the volunteer work carried out by Anna Labarre, a French student who designed the labeling of species and drew up a map to make the Osa trail brochure, many local people, students and visitors collaborated to improve this attraction that served as the opening of many opportunities that continued to reach the community through the management of the ADIRQ. It is still necessary to condition the route a bit more, but it continues to be a valuable site for the appreciation of endangered trees and endemic species.