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Dos Brazos de Rio Tigre is a tight-knit community located on the Osa Peninsula and nestled next to the world-renowned Corcovado National Park, one of the most important and biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. The town runs along the two arms of the Tigre River which meet in the center of town, giving the community its name "Dos Brazos de Río Tigre" or "Two Arms of the Tiger River".

As a community focused on ecotourism and local conservation, our goal is to provide our visitors with an authentic experience by sharing our local culture and the incredible natural landscape that we are proud to call Dos Brazos home. From Corcovado hikes and horseback riding to community cooking classes and gold mining tours, we offer a variety of activities that are sure to provide something for everyone to enjoy!

Osa Peninsula


The Osa Peninsula, a lush remote spot tucked away on the southern tip of Costa Rica's Pacific coast, is one of the country's best hidden treasures, praised for its unparalleled rich tropical landscape and exceptional biodiversity. Osa was one of the last frontiers to be inhabited in Costa Rica with significant migration to the peninsula beginning in the early 1930s with the discovery of significant gold deposits in the region. Although settlement during this "gold rush" continued through most of the 1970s, the Osa is still sparsely populated and much of the region is relatively untouched and only easily accessible by boat, horseback, or trails. While areas of the Osa remain fairly isolated, this is in part the very essence of the region's charm, making it a world-renowned paradise and one of Costa Rica's top ecotourism destinations.

Costa Rica as a whole has been recognized for its concerted conservation efforts and environmental practices with an impressive 25% of the country's land protected under the national parks and reserves system. The Osa represents an important part of the country's protected natural landscape, as this 700-square-mile stretch of land is the distinguished home of 2.5% of the world's biodiversity. Due to the region's extensive endemic terrestrial and marine ecosystems, nearly 80% of the landscape remains part of an undeveloped mosaic of protected conservation territory known as the ACOSA region, or "Osa Conservation Area."

The body of water that separates the Osa Peninsula from mainland Costa Rica is known as the Golfo Dulce, one of four tropical fjords on the planet and the only place in the world where populations of northern and southern humpback whales come together to give birth to their young. The Térraba-Sierpe Wetland, located in the North Pacific region of the Peninsula, is the largest mangrove forest in the country and represents the most important wetland ecosystem in all of Central America. The terrestrial regions of the Osa are home to the largest remaining expanse of lowland rainforest in all of Pacific Mesoamerica, as well as the largest population of scarlet macaws in Central America and 3% of flora found nowhere else in the world. world. In addition to the extensive exotic species of wildlife found on the peninsula, the Osa is also known for some of the best surfing beaches (Cabo Matapalo) and is widely acclaimed for having the best snorkeling in all of Costa Rica (Isla de Spout). However, by far the most popular tourist attraction on the Peninsula is the world-renowned Corcovado National Park, the largest national park in all of Costa Rica with an impressive ecosystem of wildlife and biodiversity like no other place on the planet (read the "Corcovado National Park" below for additional details).

However, whether you are a nature enthusiast, adventure junkie, or just looking for a relaxing getaway, the Osa Peninsula is truly a one-of-a-kind tropical paradise with many nature tours and adventure excursions that are sure to make you your stay in Costa Rica an experience to remember!

Corcovado National Park


-National Geographic-


Established in October 1975, the Corcovado National Park is the largest park in Costa Rica and protects almost a third of the Osa Peninsula, encompassing an area of 54,039 land hectares and 2,400 marine hectares. The park is home to 13 major ecosystems and conserves the largest primary forest on the US Pacific Coast and one of the few remaining significant areas of lowland tropical forest in the world. National Geographic named it "the most biologically intense place on Earth in terms of biodiversity," as the park contains 140 species of mammals, 400 species of birds (20 of which are endemic), 117 species of amphibians and reptiles, 40 species of freshwater fish, 500 species of trees and 8,000 species of insects. Corcovado remains one of the last intact habitats for the New World's largest cat, the jaguar, and is home to four additional species of felids, including the puma, ocelot, jaguarundi, and margay. All four species of Costa Rican monkeys can be found within the park, including the white-faced capuchin, mantled howler, Geoffrey's spider monkey, and the endangered Central American squirrel monkey. In addition to the squirrel monkey, Corcovado's many resident species include some of the largest remaining populations of a number of endangered species, including Baird's tapir, giant anteater, white-lipped peccary whites, the harpy eagle, the scarlet macaw and the American crocodile, among others.

Corcovado is open to the public and can be visited on day hikes or night walks; however, as of February 1, 2014, all visitors must be accompanied by a certified professional guide to enter the park. For more information on the different walking options available within the park, please visit the "Corcovado Tours" section of our "Activities" page or click the link below to navigate directly to this page.








Find out how to make the most of your time in the Osa Peninsula and let us help you plan your travel itinerary!

From cabins and eco lodges to hostels and campsites, we offer a variety of local lodging options right here in town!

Enjoy traditional Costa Rican cuisine or find out where to shop to prepare your own meals!

Have you been traveling for a while? We can wash and dry your clothes during your stay!

Whether by plane, driving or using local public transport, we can help you find your way!

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Dos Brazos de Rio Tigre
Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Phone/ WhatsApp: (+506) 8691-4545


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