Lapa Rios and Bosque del Cabo
South of Puerto Jimenez on the southeastern point of the peninsula, another private nature preserve was established in 1993. The entrance to the 400-hectare park is near Lapa Rios. Following the investment of millions of dollars to reforest the preserve and create hiking paths, the only thing it lacks is visitors willing to spend their dollars and colonel on swimming, surfing, snorkeling and hiking. The Mexican-style hotel is said to be the most exciting accommodation on the entire Pacific coast.
Somewhat smaller (140 hectares), but equally attractive, is the Bosque del Cabo Forest Preserve on Cabo Matapalo, the southernmost cape of the Osa Peninsula. Bungalows with a view of the Pacific, and whales, which can often be spotted between December and March as they swim past the hotel, attract visitors from all over the world.