How to come from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez

How to come from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez

The Osa Peninsula is located in the south of Costa Rica. There are several ways to get there: car, bus, plane, cab or boat…

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1 - Coming to Puerto Jimenez by car


In San Jose, head south towards Jaco (CR27 then CR34). You will pass through Jaco, Quepos, Dominical, Uvita. In Palmar Norte, join the Interamerican (CR2). In chacarita, head towards Puerto Jimenez (CR245) by turning right just after the petrol station. We strongly advise against driving at night.

To rent a car, we recommend the Alamo company which is the only one with a branch in Puerto Jimenez.

Travel time : 5:30 hours

2 - Coming to Puerto Jimenez by plane


Sansa Airlines offers several daily flights between San Jose and Puerto Jimenez or Bahia Drake. Reservations on the Internet. Departure from the San Juan Santamaria airport in San Jose. The trip allows you to discover the country from the sky. The route flies over the South Pacific coast, the Sierpe-Terraba mangrove, the Osa Peninsula, the Golfo Dulce.

Travel time : 50 minutes

3 - Coming to Puerto Jimenez by taxi / shuttle


The trip is of course possible by cab. You will find many official cabs and “Piratas” at the exit of the airport. . It i best to book in advance. There are also shuttles or “Colectivos”. Prices vary from $50 for some shuttles to $500 for some cabs. Do not hesitate to ask for information. Nous pourrons vous envoyer des contacts. We can send you contacts.

Travel time : 6 hours

4 - Coming to Puerto Jimenez by bus


Transportes Grupo Blanco operates the San Jose – Puerto Jimenez line. Reservations and information on the Internet. Departures from the terminal in Barrio Mexico in the center of San Jose (600 norte del parque la Merced / Calle 12 between Avenida 7 and Avenida 9).

Travel time : 8 hours

5 - Coming to Puerto Jimenez by boat from Golfito


It is possible to reach Puerto Jimenez directly from Golfito by crossing the Golfo Dulce. There is a ferry only for passengers. You cannot cross with your car. The departure and arrival are from the “Muelle” of Golfito and the one of Puerto Jimenez.

Travel time : 40 minutes


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