National Geographic calls the 700 square mile Osa Peninsula in southern Costa Rica “the most biologically intense place on earth,” holding 2.5% of the entire planet’s biodiversity. There are more than 700 species of trees, 463 species of birds, 140 mammals and 25 species of dolphins and whales.
Finca Rio Oro, named for the river flowing through its boundaries, includes over 3,300 acres of which 1,400± acres are primary forest and 1,000± acres are level, improved pastureland with wildlife migration corridors running through. There are also slopes of secondary forest with cleared vistas. Current agricultural operations include organic cattle and farming. This property has the highest concentration of jaguars recorded in all of Costa Rica. In addition to the river, there are numerous freshwater springs, creeks and waterfalls on the land. There is over a mile of beachfront on the Pacific and the property fronts on the largest freshwater lagoon on the country’s west coast.
This is a rare and substantial landscape in a place where “Pura Vida” (translated as “pure life”) is a way of life.
Just the Facts
- Over 3,300 acres
- Primary forest, secondary forest, lagoons, river, lowlands and pasture
- Borders Corcovado National Park
- Over a mile of beachfront on the Pacific Ocean
- Rio Oro flows through for almost 3 miles
- Current agricultural operations include an organically managed herd of heritage Brahma cattle and all organic artisan production of old grain rice
- Extreme biodiversity of Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula
- One of earth's largest populations of Scarlet macaws
- Wildlife includes jaguar, puma, jaguarundi, margay and all 4 species of monkey located in Costa Rica (howler, spider, squirrel, white face capuchin)
- Sea turtle nesting grounds
- Excellent surf casting for numerous fish species
- Frontage on the largest freshwater lagoon on the country's Pacific Coast
- Frontage on large saltwater lagoon
- Freshwater springs, creeks and waterfalls
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