Best of the Osa Peninsula Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival
Fly into San Jose’s International Airport Juan Santamaria in the afternoon. Spend the night at a hotel in downtown San Jose, and maybe go out to dinner at a well-known local restaurant like Grano de Oro. San Jose is known for its awesome nightlife, so ask some locals for their personal recommendations, which will vary depending upon the night of the week.
Day 2: Fly to Puerto Jimenez and Osa Wildlife Sanctuary
Arrive in Puerto Jimenez in the morning. Drop your things off at the Iguana Lodge, just minutes from the air strip. Then get up close and personal with playful spider monkeys, endangered scarlet macaws and recovering sloths at the Osa Wildlife Sanctuary, just across the bay from the Puerto Jimenez dock. The Sanctuary depends upon donations to survive, and they do a great job – so make a decent one if you can!