This long narrow stretch of rugged, yet beautiful coastline is where the steep mountains sweep down into the sea and the dense rainforest and secluded waters are home to one of the most bio-diverse areas of the world. This is the South Pacific Coastal region of Costa Rica, and this is where you come to get away.
Unlike its northern Central Pacific neighbor, the South Pacific regions retains a sense of untouched wildness which means you can immerse yourself into nature very easily and without disturbances. This is particularly true on the Osa Peninsula which has been declared as one of the most intense biodiverse regions in the world according to National Geographic.
The Osa Peninsula and the Golfo Dulce are located on the far corner of the country and a short boat ride across the gulf, you will arrive at Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge that sits beside the Piedras Blanca’s National Park. This beautiful lodge is nestled into the dense rainforest with views of the water and is a proud member of the Enchanting Hotels exclusive eco-boutique hotels of Costa Rica.
The calm, secluded waters of the Gulfo Dulce welcome the Costa Rica temporary residents and gentle giants of the sea every year as they come to have their babies and nurse them before traveling back to the Poles. These are the majestic humpback whales.
These amazing animals also have found refuge further up the coast in Whale Bay or Bahia Ballena. From August through to November, every year, you will delight in seeing the doting mothers teaching their babies the humpback tricks to survival and the feisty males looking to impress the girls.
The Cristal Ballena Boutique & Spa, a member of the Enchanting Hotels collection is located up on the mountainside overlooking Bahia Ballena and is the perfect place to getaway and enjoy this quiet part of the country which delves you into the beauty of this tropical nature wonderland.