Osa Peninsula Wildlife Calendar

May to November – Amphibian High Season

With the arrival of the Green Season here on The Osa, amphibian bodies begin to morph in their watery ways, they’ll slither out of cracks in the muddy earth and begin their annual migration to the nearest water or pond. … Read More

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June to November – Sea Turtle Season

Sea turtles are commonly seen year around in the waters of our Golfo Dulce (“sweet gulf”). However, the main nesting season on the peninsula is from June until December. We have 4 species that nest on our beaches: olive ridleys, … Read More

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January to February – Whale Shark Season

The majestic whale shark is actually not a whale; it is the world’s largest fish and they can grow up to 60 feet long. The Golfo Dulce (“sweet gulf”) of the Osa Peninsula is one of their mating grounds. They … Read More

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March – Bird Nesting Season

Dry season is bird nesting season. Especially in March many birds are nesting and new chicks are being born. It’s an excellent time to go birding around the Osa Peninsula. Even right on Botánika’s property you can find many different … Read More

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December to April – California Humpback Whale Migration

Humpback whales migrate almost all year around through the waters of the Golfo Dulce and the Osa Peninsula. From July through to November the Antarctic Humpbacks will pass through the Golfo Dulce, whereas the Californian Humpbacks travel through from December … Read More

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July to November – Antarctic Humpback Whale Migration

Humpback whales migrate almost all year around through the waters of the Golfo Dulce and the Osa Peninsula. From July through to November the Antarctic Humpbacks will pass through the Golfo Dulce, whereas the Californian Humpbacks travel through from December … Read More

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