ICT invites you to discover Osa, a complete tourist destination
The Costa Rican Tourism Institute and businessmen launched a cultural tourist guide and an infographic on whale watching
The canton of Osa, Puntarenas, is one of the most diverse, varied and intense destinations in our country. In addition to the sighting of humpback whales near the Marino Ballena National Park, whose season has just started, Osa offers national and international tourists complementary possibilities such as visiting the protected areas of Corcovado and Piedras Blancas or a visit to the set of pre-Columbian spheres at the Museum Site. Farm 6.
In this canton, diving and snorkeling are practiced in Isla del Caño and Uvita, there is a variety of rural tourism offer, cultural activities in indigenous territories and bird watching, boat trips through the mangroves of Térraba-Sierpe and the possibility from learning to surf on beaches like Dominical and Dominicalito or enjoying dreamy sunsets.
To group and organize the diverse information on this destination, the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) publishes the Osa Tourist and Cultural Guide, prepared in conjunction with businessmen in the area, the Osa Chamber of Tourism and the local government. The guide provides visitors with detailed information to plan their visit to the canton, discover the wide tourist offer of the place and its most outstanding attractions. This production had the support of the Ministry of Culture and Youth
“This tourist and cultural guide of the canton of Osa is an invitation to national and foreign tourists to visit the area and discover its natural beauties, attractions, companies, foods, customs and its people. It is an effort by many local actors who provided information that will allow us to discover what a region of tourism excellence in this country means as a tourism product, ”said Rodolfo Lizano, Director of Tourism Planning and Development at ICT.
For Jorge Alberto Cole de León, Mayor of the Municipality of Osa, this guide will show the scenic and cultural beauties of the canton, as well as all of our exuberant natural wealth. We have more than 77% of our territory dedicated to conservation areas, 270 kilometers of beaches, a pre-Columbian legacy and much to discover. “We have opted to show tourism enterprises and the entire industry that revolves around them. Osa is a pioneer in sustainable tourism and we avoid the use of plastic and paper as much as possible, for this reason this interactive guide is congruent with our objectives and will allow tourists to connect with a beautiful world, precisely at the beginning of the season of sighting of whales, "he concluded.
The extraordinary attractions of Osa
The interactive guide includes a tourist map, activities agenda, the characteristics of each of the districts and the access routes. Additionally, it highlights the collectives of handicrafts with identity, gastronomic manifestations, precise data on cultural heritage sites, protected areas, the most outstanding beaches and a wide visual catalog about the offer of adventure tours, a directory of tourist services, a bird watching section and closes with an infographic about whale watching.
“We are extremely pleased with the creation of this wide and varied Osa Tourist Guide, which will allow us to show the diversity of tourist and cultural attractions in our destination. It will undoubtedly be an updated consultation tool for all national tourists who want to discover one of the most biodiverse cantons in the country and who awaits travelers with open arms to live unique and unmissable experiences in an area full of history, nature. and charm ”, explained Luis Centeno, President of the Osa Chamber of Tourism.
The informative and interactive material is the result of the Comprehensive Destination Management Program in Tourism Development Centers and is part of the project for the preparation of regional tourist and cultural guides. In the case of the South Pacific region, a few months ago the guide corresponding to Golfito-Jiménez was launched; Osa is the second in that region and the series will be completed with a guide from Pérez Zeledón - Buenos Aires - Coto Brus - Corredores, which is currently in the early stages of development.
With the launch of the Osa Tourist and Cultural Guide, a total of seven interactive guides are available: Golfito-Jiménez, Monteverde, Turrialba, Sarapiquí, Los Santos, Tamarindo-Santa Cruz-Nicoya.
Those interested in downloading this new tourist and cultural guide can do so at