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Extensión de Osa 1930 km2   Población 30. 000 inhab. aprox.  Cabecera Ciudad Cortés  Fundación 1914

Osa is located in the South Pacific of Costa Rica,  in the province of Puntarenas and is characterized by having almost 3% of the world’s biodiversity. Converging on its land are a wide variety of settings with a lot of potential for the enjoyment of cultural and tourist activities.

The canton’s name comes from the Chief “Osa”, who lived in the region in 1522, as is confirmed in the  Spanish chronicles of those who carried out the first incursion of these lands under the command of captain Gil González Dávila. The minutes of the expedition´s treasurer mention Chief Osa paid 465 gold pesos as a tribute to the Spanish crown.

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Finca 6 is the second archaeological site open to the public in Costa Rica, along with Guayabo. It’s one of few cases with conserved residential constructions having associated stone spheres. Some of the spheres present are in situ, meaning they have never been removed since their discovery.

It’s located in the community of Finca 6-11, in Palmar Sur of Osa, Puntarenas, on the Diquís delta. Lands extend over a vast plain formed by the confluence of rivers Sierpe and Grande de Térraba.  

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