The South Pacific is a unique region with some of the most impressive natural wonders that Costa Rica has to offer, here is the Manuel Antonio and Marine Ballena National Parks, Chirripo, sites in indigenous areas, the Terraba-Sierpe mangroves, the Piedras Blancas National Park, Golfo Dulce, Osa Peninsula and Corcovado National Park. The South Pacific of Costa Rica offers fantastic opportunities for adventure, sports fishing, diving, surfing, rafting, paragliding, mountain climbing, bird watching, excellent beaches and natural attractions to enjoy.

The May Tree

The May tree (Vochysia ferruginea), also called Botarmetersred sand, barbaleche, cuaruba or cenescudo, is a perennial species. They are trees that reach 30 to 50, in height. Its flowers are very flamboyant, they have a calyx with 5 reddish-orange lobes, one in the shape of an elongated and curved spur, and 3 petals of 1 centimeter,and bright yellow color.

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Costa Ballena Travel Guide, Plaza Tangara Ojochal

South Pacific Costa Rica Magazine and Travel Guide, Editorial Issue #67

The Ballena Tales Team is extremely proud to present you with the new design of our Magazine, as always, made with a lot of love. Please give us your feedback. And enjoy! Would you have thought that Costa Ballena is magic? Breathtaking landscapes of mountains and oceans, warm and welcoming people, an amazing community, ancient culture, international restaurants,

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Here you can find contact information and bus schedules to San Isidro de Perez Zeledon, Quepos, Dominical, Uvita, Palmar, Sierpe, Puerto Jimenez at the Osa Peninsula, Golfito, Ciudad Neily, Panamanian border and David (Panama).

The cheapest way to travel is always by bus, in Costa Rica the public bus transport is very good and you can find buses to reach any part of the country.

On almost all bus routes, there is at least one stop along the way where passengers can stretch out, make use of sanitary services and have a snack. Most units traveling to different destinations are modern and offer amenities to travelers.

BUS FROM SAN JOSÉ TO...

QUEPOS

SAN ISIDRO

UVITA

6:00 AM   6:30 AM   10:15 AM   1:05 PM  2:00 PM  3:00 PM   4:30 PM  6:40 PM

AIRPORT - UVITA

6:30 AM   3:30 PM

PALMAR NORTE

6:30 AM   7:30 AM   8:30 AM   10:15 AM   11:00 AM   12:00 MD   12:15 PM   1:05 PM   2:00 PM   3:30 PM   4:30 PM   6:40 PM

SIERPE

8:30 AM

PUERTO JIMÉNEZ

8:00 AM  12:00 PM

GOLFITO

6:30 AM  3:30 PM

CIUDAD NEILLY

10:15 AM   11:00 AM   1:05 PM   2:00 PM   4:30 PM   6:40 PM

PASO CANOAS

7:30 AM   10:15 AM   11:00 AM   12:00 MD   1:05 PM   2:00 PM   4:30 PM   6:40 PM

DAVID PANAMA

7:30 AM  12:00 PM

BUS FROM QUEPOS TO...

SAN JOSÉ

SAN ISIDRO

5: 00 AM   8: 00 AM  1:30 AM   3:30 PM

DOMINICAL

5:00 AM   5:30 AM   6:30 AM   9:30 AM   11:30 AM   3:30 PM   5:30 PM

UVITA

6:30 AM   9:30 AM   5:30 PM

OJOCHAL

PALMAR NORTE

BUS FROM SAN ISIDRO TO...

SAN JOSÉ

4:45 AM  7:00 AM   12:30 PM   3:30 PM

CIUDAD NEILLY

QUEPOS

5:00 AM   7:00 AM   8:00 AM   11:30 AM   3:30 PM

DOMINICAL

5:00 AM   8:00 AM   9:00 AM   11:30 AM   3:30 PM   4:00 PM

UVITA

5:00 AM   8:00 AM   9:00 AM   11:30 AM   3:30 PM   4:00 PM

PALMAR NORTE

6:30 AM   11:00 PM   3:00 PM

PUERTO JIMÉNEZ

6:30 AM  11:00 PM   3:00 PM

GOLFITO

10:00 AM

BUS FROM DOMINICAL TO...

SAN JOSÉ

5:30  AM   1:00 PM

SAN ISIDRO

6:30 AM   1:00 PM   2:00 PM   4:30 PM

QUEPOS

5:30 AM   8:30 AM   11:30 AM   1:00 PM   5:00 PM

UVITA

4:45 AM   7:30 AM   10:30 AM   12:30 PM   4:00 PM   5:30 PM

PALMAR NORTE

4:45 AM   8:00 AM   11:00 AM   12:30 PM   4:00 PM

CIUDAD NEILLY

4:45 AM   11:00 AM   4:00 PM 

BUS FROM UVITA TO ...

AIRPORT SAN JOSÉ

5:30 AM  1:00 PM

SAN JOSÉ

5:30 AM   11:40 AM   1:00 PM   4:00 PM

SAN ISIDRO

5:45 AM   1:45 PM

DOMINICAL

8:30 AM   1:00 PM

QUEPOS

5:30 AM   11:40 AM   1:00 PM   4:00 PM

PALMAR NORTE

8:30 AM   1:00 PM

GOLFITO

10:30 AM   7:00 PM

CIUDAD NEILLY

8:30 AM   1:00 PM

DAVID PANAMA

11:30 AM   4:30 PM

BUS FROM PALMAR TO...

SAN JOSÉ

5:00 AM  5:21 AM 6:05 AM  6:16 AM  8:00 AM  9:50 AM 10:15 AM  12:15 PM  3:01 PM  6:30PM

SAN ISIDRO

8:30 AM   12:00 MD   2:45 PM   5:00 PM

UVITA

6:30 AM   7:45 AM   9:45 AM  12:45 PM   4:15 PM

DOMINICAL

6:30 AM   7:45 AM   9:45 AM   12:45 PM   4:15 PM

SIERPE

5:00 AM    6:30 AM   8:00 AM   9:30 AM   11:30 AM   2:30 PM

PUERTO JIMENEZ

8:30 AM   1:00 PM   5:00 PM

GOLFITO

7:45 AM   11:15 AM

CIUDAD NEILLY

5:10 AM   5:50 AM  6:30 AM   7:30 AM   9:50 AM   11:30 AM   12:30 PM   1:00 PM   2:20 PM  3:30 PM  5:00 PM  6:00 PM

DAVID PANAMA

12:15 PM   5:15 PM

BUS FROM SIERPE TO...

PALMAR NORTE

5:30 AM   7:15 AM   10:30 AM   1:30 PM   4:00 PM   6:00 PM

UVITA

7:30 AM

SAN JOSÉ

7:30 AM

BUS FROM PUERTO JIMÉNEZ TO...

CIUDAD NEILLY

5:30 AM   2:00 PM

GOLFITO

5:30 AM   2:00 PM

SAN ISIDRO

1:00 PM

PALMAR NORTE

5:00 AM   9:00 AM  1:00 PM

SAN JOSÉ

5:00 AM   9:00 AM

BUS FROM GOLFITO TO...

CIUDAD NEILLY

4:45 AM   5:30 AM   8:00 PM   2783-4293

PALMAR NORTE

5:00 AM   1:30 PM   2:00 PM

SAN ISIDRO

5:00 AM   1:30 PM

UVITA

5:00 AM   2:00 PM

DOMINICAL

5:00 AM   2:00 PM

SAN JOSÉ

5:00 AM   2:00 PM

BUS FROM CIUDAD NEILLY TO...

PALMAR NORTE

4:20 AM   7:00 AM   8:30 AM  10:30 AM  11:30  1:15 PM  3:30 PM  5:00 PM    2786-4293

SAN ISIDRO

4:00 AM   4:10 AM   4:20 AM   4:50 AM   8:15 AM   8:30 AM   9:00 AM   11:30 AM   1:45 PM   5:00 PM   5:10 PM

UVITA

4:45AM   6:00 AM   8:00 AM   11:00 AM  2:30 PM

DOMINICAL

4:45AM   6:00 AM   8:00 AM   11:00 AM   2:30 PM

SAN JOSÉ

4:00 AM   4:10 AM   4:20 AM   4:50 AM   8:15 AM   8:30 AM   9:00 AM   11:30 AM   1:45 PM   5:00 PM   5:10 PM

BUS FROM PANAMA BORDER TO..

SAN JOSÉ

4:00 AM  8:00 AM  8:30 AM  9:00 AM  11:00 AM   1:00 PM   1:20 PM   4:30 PM   4:40 PM

PALMAR NORTE

4:00 AM   7:30 AM   8:30 AM   9:30 AM   1:20 PM  4:30PM

SAN ISIDRO

4:00 AM   8:00 AM   4:30 PM

UVITA

4:00 AM   7:30 AM   8:30 AM   9:30 AM   1:20 PM   4:30 PM

Bus schedules, Osa Peninsula, Quepos, San Isidro, Dominical, Uvita, Palmar Sierpe

Download South Pacific Bus Schedules >>>

TRACOPA schedules >>>

Transportes Blanco bus schedules >>>

Bus going to Puerto Jiménez Tel. +506 2783 4293 

Bus transportation services

TRACOPA

Transportes Costarricenses Panameños (TRACOPA)
2221-4214 | 2258-8939 | 2290-1308 o al fax 2232-7702

For bus schedule, visit Tracopa Website

Empresarios Unidos: 2222-0064
Ersa Vans: 2294-5806/8302-6802
Fantasy Bus: 2232-3681
Interbus: 2283-5573
Musoc: 2771-0414/2222-2422
Transportes Blanco: 2771-2550
Transportes Jaco: 2233-1109
Transportes Morales: 2777-0263
Transportes Quepos: 2777-0743

South Pacific Routes:

Quepos-Dominical 2771-4744
Quepos-San Jose 2777-0263
San Jose-Palmar Norte: 2222-2666
San Jose-Puerto Jimenez: 2771-4744 / +506 2783 4293 
San Jose-Quepos: 2223-5567
San Jose-San Isidro: 2771-3829

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