This is the largest town on the Pacific’s Osa Peninsula and home to the office of amazing Corcovado National Park.
Puerto Jiménez has its own airport carved into the lush green vegetation and TAC flies you there from San Jose in just 50 minutes. Driving the same route south and down the west coast can take 10 hours!
The closest entrance to the park is La Leona, located to the south near the city of Carate. The trip will take approximately one hour, and you’ll find park rangers that will help you with information.
For surfers, Cabo Matapalo is a very short drive south of Puerto Jimenez along the coastal route to the southern tip of the Osa Peninsula. This beautiful area of unspoiled beaches has excellent waves for surfing and is a chance to experience the alluring isolation common to the peninsula.
Playa Tamales and Playa Sombrero are two other nearby beaches on the way from Puerto Jiménez to Cabo Matapalo.
Along the way, several vacation homes and accommodations can be found overlooking the white sands and magically blue waters of Golfo Dulce, the Sweet Gulf.