Carate Beach on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

This town in the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica is naturists’ and outdoor enthusiasts’ secret hideaway. With undeveloped beaches and lush mountain backdrops, Carate’s natural beauty and rich wildlife helps you forget all about the stresses of life.

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So Much To See on the Osa Peninsula

  • Corcovado National Park, one of the most biologically intense places on earth, is only a 3.5 km hike to La Leona Ranger Station.
  • Carate’s unspoiled and undeveloped beaches.

So Much To Do on the Osa Peninsula

  • Hike Corcovado National Park and the surrounding primary forests.
  • Spend a day bird and wildlife viewing: scarlet macaws, white-faced monkeys, spider monkeys, birds, frogs, snakes, turtles and many more.
  • Paddle around the area’s placid lagoons and see ibis, herons and crocodiles.
  • Take a one-day or multi-day sport fishing charter boat.
  • Join a dolphin and whale watching tour.
  • Go on a canopy tour through the massive trees of the rainforest.
  • How about something totally different: take an afternoon and go panning for gold.

Did You Know?

During the 1960’s this town was thriving due to the logging industry and gold mining. Now, its main industry is tourism.

Where is It?

On the Osa Peninsula 45 kms from Puerto Jimenez and 367 km southwest of San Jose.


Hot and humid. The driest months are December – April.
Average Temperature: 70 – 91°F

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As you can see there are tons of fun things to do in and around Carate Costa Rica
. It is definitely a place worth checking out!

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