Osa Peninsula

Osa Peninsula
Osa Peninsula seen from space

The Osa Peninsula (Spanish: Península de Osa) is a peninsula located in southwestern Costa Rica, in the Puntarenas Province, on the Pacific Ocean, at 8°33′N 83°30′W / 8.55°N 83.5°W / 8.55; -83.5. The peninsula was formed geologically by a faulting system that extends north into California.

One of the most biologically intense places on earth, the Osa Peninsula is home to at least half of all species living in Costa Rica. The main town on the peninsula is Puerto Jimenez, which has its own airport and provides access to Corcovado National Park as well as the coastal villages of Cabo Matapalo and Carate.[1]

The peninsula is the setting for the autobiographical book "Oro" by Cyzia Zÿke (1985).

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