Puerto Jimenez Costa Rica
Located south of the Puntarenas Province, in the Osa Peninsula, Puerto Jimenez is a welcoming village with a community of families, local artists and fishermen. It is a popular tourist destination due to its proximity to the Corcovado National Park. In town you can find grocery stores, banks, restaurants and a government-operated medical clinic. It is a small town where you can walk or bike around to get an authentic taste of the culture. There is a domestic airport in town making it easier to access.
Things to do in Puerto Jimenez
Riding through the jungle and on the beach is a great way to see all the local color and enjoy the wildlife.
Paddle through the mangrove channels on a 3 hour tour of exploration and relaxation on the beach. You will have the perfect opportunity to view an impressive array of birds, monkeys, sloths and other wildlife.
Chocolate Farm Tour
Visit a local cacao farm where you will have the opportunity to participate in the different processes. In this farm you will also find other fruit trees showing a traditional Costa Rican farm. This tour continues to support the economy of rural families.
Puerto Jimenez tours to other destinations nearby
Corcovado National Park
Corcovado National Park is a reserve on southwest Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula that protects varied tropical ecosystems. Considered one of the world's most biodiverse regions, its wildlife includes scarlet macaws, tapirs, jaguars and squirrel monkeys. Hiking trails follow coastal and inland routes through habitats ranging from Pacific beaches and mangrove swamps to lowland and montane rainforests.
Piedras Blancas National Park
Piedras Blancas National Park is located in the Osa Peninsula Conservation Area. Along with Corcovado National Park and Golfo Dulce Forest Preserve, Piedras Blancas forms an important biological corridor that protects the great diversity of plant and wildlife species inhabiting Golfo Dulce. The park is home to Baird's tapirs, ocelots, pumas, giant anteaters and harpy eagles. Other protected species include: howler, spider, squirrel, and white-faced capuchin monkeys, great tinamou, silky anteater, poison dart frog, glass frog, bushmaster snake, and leatherback, olive ridley, and green turtles.
Golfo Dulce Boat Tour
Spinner and bottlenose are the most observed species in the Golfo Dulce. Whales and whale sharks are also prevalent mainly between December-April and July-October. While kayaking at sunset you will enjoy the phosphorescent algae dancing like fireworks under the sea.
Location and Map
Due to its remote location, most visitors prefer to fly to Puerto Jimenez with one of Costa Rica’s local carriers. Depending on the weather and road conditions, the journey by car or private transportation can take around 6 hours from the San Jose International Airport (374 kms / 233 miles)