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Location: Puerto Jimenez,Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
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How to get to Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula?

By Air: Local or private flight.

Route: San Jose – Puerto Jimenez

The fastest and most efficient way to visit the Osa Peninsula are flights that connect San José with Puerto Jimenez (50 minutes). This route allows you to maximize your stay in the area, reduce travel time and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Central Valley and the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica from the air.

Your experience starts from the moment you land in our country, these local flights will give you the feeling that you are looking for to experience a unique and unforgettable destination.

From the air you can observe the natural beauty that Costa Rica offers geographically. You will appreciate part of the central volcanic mountain range where the Irazu Volcano and the hills of Puriscal are located. Once you have crossed the mountains, you will be impressed by the coastline of the South Pacific of Costa Rica. There you will spot Manuel Antonio National Park. Ballena Marine National Park can be seen also with its impressive natural formation of the tail of a whale. There is the largest meandering mangrove of Central America, Sierpe, also. The outfall of Drake Bahia, Violins Island and the impressive and unique tropical fjord; Golfo Dulce, are located just before landing at the airport in Puerto Jimenez or Golfito.

Flight duration: The flight is approximately fifty minutes (50). Sometimes it can make a stop at another local airport for additional passengers.

Local airline: There are two airlines that fly daily from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez: Nature Air and Sansa. Both airlines offer discounts for children under twelve.

Airport Departure and Arrival: Both airlines fly to and from the Juan Santamaria International Airport. The airlines fly to the local airport of Puerto Jimenez or Golfito, where a representative of Osa Experience will be waiting to take you to your respective Eco-Lodge or Hotel.

Check in: The check in must be at least one hour before the flight.

***Important: There are no departure taxes as it’s a local flight.

If you are flying with Nature Air, will have to pass through checkpoints migration at the International Airport Juan Santamaria, meaning it will take longer to get to the boarding gate. It is therefore recommended you ensure you arrive at the airport with additional time if you are flying with Nature Air.

Sansa has its own boarding area located 50 mtrs west of the main airport building.

Restriction Weight: 30 pounds approx per person is the permitted weight, the extra weight is an additional cost. Surfboards up to 7 feet long are usually are not a problem.

Reservations, prices and timetables.

It is important to book flights well in advance as they are easily filled, but for your convenience, Osa Experience can arrange these details, if you so desire.

For more information on fares, baggage weight regulation and flight information visit:


Private flights

At Osa Experience we are known for personalized service and can help arrange a private plane to your destination with flexible schedules. Just let us know your plans and we will take care of the details.

Overland by car

Route: San Jose – Puerto Jimenez.

Driving time: The journey by road from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez can last between 7 and 9 hours depending on weather and road conditions.

Arriving in Puerto Jimenez

Once in Puerto Jimenez, you will be welcomed by a representative of Osa Experience.

If your vehicle is four-wheel drive, you can drive all the way to your Ecolodge or Hotel, but if not Osa Experience will take care of your transportation to your next destination.

Route: Puerto Jimenez – Hotel of the area.

Car Rental:


 Private transportation Taxi:

An Osa Experience representative will be waiting for you at the local airport. We will give you a warm welcome and a brief summary of the location of the area to help you make the most of your first experience here in contact with Mother Nature or to take you to your next destination

We take care of organizing your transfer from Puerto Jimenez to your hotel in a 4 wheel drive taxi or boat, ensuring the best and most comfortable conditions for you to get to your hotel. *** Cost is dependent on the location of your hotel.