On the Waterfront With ecotourism oh-so-Disney now, you have to go pretty far to have the rain forest to yourself. Getting to the untouched Osa Peninsula is half the adventure—it includes a short plane ride from San José and a bumpy drive with rivers to ford. But, oh, the rewards: you might spot a wildcat or Baird’s tapir. Check into a bungalow, luxury tent, or Hacienda room at Luna Lodge (bungalows from $470) perched on a mountain facing Corcovado National Park. Prepare to share a trail with sloths, tapirs, kinkajous, anteaters, spider monkeys, and the occasional jaguar. Not natural enough? The eight stylish bungalows all have private tropical gardens. For an extra thrill, book a plane ride with Alfa Romeo Air Charters into Sirena, the heart of Corcovado.