How to get to Puerto Jimenez at the Osa Peninsula Costa Rica

The city of Puerto Jimenez at the Osa Peninsula was a gold-mining center during the 70s; today, it has about 9,000 inhabitants. It is located near the entrance of Golfo Dulce, and it is the southernmost port. It is the gateway to the Corcovado National Park (reservation at the MINAE office).

In Puerto Jimenez, there is much to see and to live, and the nightlife is lively. For adventure lovers, is possible to enjoy sport fishing tours, as well as hiking, rapeling, mountain biking, kayaking tours and on the beautiful Golfo Dulce dolphin and whale watching tours (during migration seasons to the South Pacific Costa Rica). Now if you prefer a quieter relaxed holiday, you can simply sit on the beach to see the most amazing sunsets. Playa Juanito Mora is worthy of special mention.

The climate in the Osa Peninsula is tropical and humid, with temperatures up to 90 degrees Fº. The dry season goes from January to April and the wet season from October to December.

Osa has three National Parks:

Marine Ballena National Park,  Corcovado National Park and  Piedras Blancas National Park.

How to get there

By road: From the Pan-American Highway to the south, in Chacarita turn right to Puerto Jimenez and La Palma. The paved road was recently completed.
By boat: From Golfito across the Golfo Dulce, the trip takes 1 ½ hours; it only transports people.
By bus: There are direct bus services going to Puerto Jimenz, or take the bus at Tracopa terminal (San José) to Chacarita and there a local service to get there.
By plane: Sansa and Nature Air have a direct flight; the flight-time is less than an hour.
The city was a gold-mining center during the ´70s; today, it has about 9,000 inhabitants. It is located near the entrance of Golfo Dulce, and it is the southernmost port. It is the gateway to the Corcovado National Park (reservation at the MINAE office).
The climate is tropical and humid, with temperatures up to 90 degrees Fº. The dry season goes from January to April and the wet season from October to December.

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Bus going to Puerto Jiménez Tel. +506 2783 4293 

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