Hi there! Thanks for the fantastic blog. I’m travelling to Costa Rica in September for the first two weeks. I’ve read that the roads can be difficult in rainy season – do shuttle buses generally run from the South (Puerto Jimenez) up the Pacific Coast during this time, or will the roads be inaccessible?
Also, is there an option to take a boat from the Corcovado area (Drake’s Bay) up to Uvita or Dominical?
Thanks so much!
The roads are all paved now south of Manuel Antonio/Quepos and there aren’t any river crossings like 5-10 years ago so you shouldn’t have any problems getting transportation to/from southern towns like Puerto Jimenez.
For the second part of your question, there are boats that would take you between Drake Bay and Uvita but more commonly you would use the boat taxis that run on a daily schedule between Drake Bay and the inland town of Sierpe. From Sierpe you could arrange ground transportation up the coast or take a taxi to Palmar and get on the bus. You can read more info about the Sierpe boat shuttle in our Drake Bay Post.
Have an awesome trip!