Discovering Osa – Golfo DulceDecember 13th, 2013
Exploratory trips bring life back to its simplest level. A chart becomes a rudimentary guide for choosing paths across an area of water, and soon that leads to a remarkable freedom to embark in new directions.
Our experience in Golfo Dulce, one of the planets deepest and most pristine tropical fjords, has been nothing short of incredible. Amongst verdant forest-covered mountains toppling into the calm clear gulf waters we made many superb discoveries in our quest to create a new Seascape paddling itinerary in the Osa Peninsula.
The wildlife encounters in this pristine environment have included countless toucans, scarlet macaws, monkeys, dolphins, sea turtles, kinkajous, crocodiles, and many others. Complementing these experiences have been our warm hosts at Saladero Lodge, who opened their home to us and shared many laughs and stories. Connections with coastal inhabitants (fishermen, biologists and conservationists) have also freely shared local knowledge, which will help immeasurably in bringing this unique adventure to life.
As we leave Golfo Dulce behind to explore the northern heel of the Osa Peninsula – Drake Bay – we are confident that this first half of our two-part Osa discovery itinerary is sure to wow paddlers looking to discover the wonders and diversity of the Osa Peninsula in late March/early April 2014.
Tom and I are very excited to be creating an itinerary that will provide our guests with a sense of place and the experience of a lifetime…
The open swell and surf of Bahia Drake beckons…