Getting to Puerto Jimenez via Sierpe late May

DWQA QuestionsCategory: Transportation QuestionsGetting to Puerto Jimenez via Sierpe late May
engenho asked 7 years ago

Hi there,
First of all I’d like to congratulate you guys for such an amazing website & forum, content and info here is simply top notch, 5 stars!!! Thanks for the effort and dedication 🙂
I read on one of your posts (searched all over and can’t seem to find it…) that the best way to reach Puerto Jimenez would be dropping a car in Sierpe (usually paying a drop-off fee) and take a ferry/bus combo thereafter…And then fly back saving precious time? Is that right?
My GF and I will be driving along the pacific coast towards Corcovado in order to visit the park, dates being end of May (25-29/05) where the rainy season might be pumping we thought following your tip would be good as (A) we’d avoid driving/crossing the river if the rain makes it hard/impossible and (B) save time by flying back to SJO.
If that’s correct, would this be the way to go:

  • drop the car in Sierpe 
  • take the ferry to cross the river
  • get a bus to Puerto Jimenez
  • enjoy 2 days trip in Corcovado National park
  • fly back from Puerto Jimenez to SJO

If you could point me to a website or similar where I can get ferry timetable and bus/similar to drop us in Puerto Jimenez that’d be GRAND!
Cheers ***

1 Answers
Jenn and Matt Staff answered 7 years ago

Hi engenho, 
Thanks for using our site to help you plan. I think you might be getting our Puerto Jimenez destination post mixed up with our Drake Bay destination post. Both are remote and on the Osa Peninsula but you can easily drive right to Puerto Jimenez. It is Drake Bay that requires a boat ride (info in our Drake Bay post about that). To drive to Puerto Jimenez you would take Route 34 to Route 2 and then Route 245 out onto the peninsula. We have information on all those roads in our Road Conditions of Specific Routes post. Also, both Puerto Jimenez and Drake Bay do have airports for a local flight back to San Jose, so you could do that from either place. It’s a great time saver. If you need help booking your trip into the park (you must go with a guide for Corcovado) we can help set you up with a good company, just let us know. Hope this helps and you have a nice trip!