Welcome to Puerto Jiménez

On the edge of Parque Nacional Corcovado, Jiménez is the preferred jumping-off point for travelers heading to the famed Sirena Ranger Station, and a great place to organize an expedition, stock up on supplies, eat a hot meal and get a good night’s rest before hitting the trails.

Despite the region’s largest and most diverse offering of hotels, restaurants and other tourist services, this town at its core is a close-knit Tico community.

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$900 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Kayak Camping on a Remote Uninhabited Tropical Island

ItineraryDay 1: Day 1 arrival, welcome and briefing. Dinner and overnight at our RoomsStop At: Golfo Dulce, Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Province of PuntarenasWe begin with a welcome cocktail the first day our Guests arrive, a reconnaissance of the kayak and tackle, done with our Guide-Instructors, a briefing with the explication of the whole Expedition, then, after a quick visit to the local Supermarket for purchase of energy food and special drinks, we offer a Dinner based on Italian recipes.Duration: 16 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: The Trekkers stay at Il Giardino Italiano en la Playa Rooms, in double occupancy, with AC, WIFI, Private Bath.Day 2: Day 2 Kayaking until Los Mogos and Camp on a Small Uninhabited Island or BeachStop At: Golfo Dulce, Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Province of PuntarenasThe second Day begins with an early, super nutrient, breakfast at our place, and after setting the Kayaks and the stuff for the whole Trek, the Adventure begins. 20-22 kilometres of open water and , maybe, a couple of stops along the north Coast, for a snack and rest, is the program of the morning. At the arrival at Mogos Base Camp, setting the tents and the camp stove and facilities is the first thing, then there is time for to swim and snorkel in the waters around the islands, or take a shower under a fresh water waterfall.Sunset kayaking is always a good idea, and after a good Dinner on the beach, sleeping in the tents, with the sound of the waves, will be a beautiful experience.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast: Very Early Breakfast at Il Giardino Restaurant , for to stock energy for the Paddling across the Golfo Dulce • Dinner: This is the First Tent Camp Meal, prepared by our Guide • Lunch: This Beach Lunch is made of some food prepared at Il Giardino, energy bars and other snacks.Accommodation included: The Trekkers will sleep in our Tents at the Island CampDay 3: Day 3 Kayaking into the Mangrove Canals of Piedras Blancas Park, Farm Life experience and Camp back to the IslandStop At: Golfo Dulce, Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Province of PuntarenasThe day three, after an abundant breakfast prepared by our Guides, the trek continue ( a total of 15-20 Km), visiting the Esquinas River Estuary, the Mangrove Complex and the upper part of the river, inside the National Park. The Lunch will be prepared at a Local Farm, following the traditional gastronomic culture of the Field, and there will be time for a walk with the farmer for to visit and know their work and life. At the end of the afternoon, the return to the Base Camp, Dinner and Sleep in the Tents, under the Tropical Sky.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast: Tent Camp Breakfast • Lunch: Typical Traditional Food prepared by the family that live in a farm along the Kayak trek of the Day • Dinner: Tent Camp Dinner prepared by our guideAccommodation included: The Trekkers will sleep in our tent, at the Island CampDay 4: Day 4 Kayaking back to PJ along the West coast of the Golfo Dulce, stopping for Snorkeling on the ReefStop At: Golfo Dulce, Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Province of PuntarenasThe last day, after packing up the stuff of the Camp, the Trek back to PJ ( 20-22 Km) begins, following the west coast of the Golfo, and stopping for a swim in the Coral Reef and, trying to catch some Fish for the Dinner at the Il Giardino Restaurant, where, after a good refreshing shower and rest, everybody will meet around the table for exchange impressions and experiences, drinking some cold beer, before to sleep in our rooms. The next morning, we offer a Breakfast at our Beachfront Tables for the Farewell to the Golfo Dulce.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast: Tent Camp Breakfast • Lunch: Snacks and Energy Bars at some beach along the trek • Dinner: Great Welcome Back Dinner at Il Giardino, With Pasta, Fresh Fish and WineAccommodation included: The Trekkers stay at Il Giardino Italiano en la Playa Rooms, in double occupancy, with AC, WIFI, Private Bath.Day 5: Day 5 Breakfast on the Il Giardino Beach Terrace.Stop At: Golfo Dulce, Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Province of PuntarenasBreakfast at our Beachfront Tables for the Farewell to the Golfo Dulce.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Farewell Breakfast at Il Giardino Beachfront Terrace for to say goodbye to the Golfo DulceNo accommodation included on this day.

$40 Kid Friendly

Bird Watcher or Wildlife Photographer - The Birds's Lagoon is the Best Spot

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Golfo Dulce, Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Province of PuntarenasAfter a walk along a Creek, for to see Birds and other Animals feeding on fruit trees, the Guests will reach a Lagoon, where, behind screens made of natural materials, they will be able to observe many Birds on their nests or flocking down for to perch for the nightDuration: 2 hours

$333 Transfers & Ground Transport

One-Way Private Transfer from Puerto Jiménez to Quepos - Manuel Antonio

This pleasant and easy transfer will take approximately 4 hours. Occasional stops for restroom breaks and sightseeing are offered, but they are not mandatory, you can decide when and where to stop and the drivers will always suggest interesting places to see on the way. The fleet includes brand new vans and mini-buses with passenger capacity up to 18 people. All units have air conditioning. 

$56 Outdoor Activities

Costa Rica Discovery Tour: Help Protect Sea Turtles

Start your morning or wind down your evening with an ecology walk along the secluded shores of Carate Beach alongside Corcovado National Park rangers! Gather important information about sea turtle nesting activity and set endangered hatchlings free into the Pacific Ocean. Use special meshes to help protect in situ nests from egg predation as you stroll the beach. You may even have the opportunity to see a nesting loggerhead sea turtle and hatchlings!Help OSA Turtles raise awareness, educate, and encourage the participation of communities and institutions in the process.Tour revenue will be used to pay locals to patrol the beaches year-round, providing an invaluable source of income to the local community.

$65 Water Sports

Cultural Kayak Fishing Experience

The trip takes 4 hours, and we supply, Kayak with backrest for comfort and dual blade paddle, life jacket, instructions before the trip and a knowledgeable guide. Dry bags on request. Fishing pools and handlines. Minors should be accompanied by an adult.Transportation not included. No previous experience required.We recommend to bring sunscreen, light cloth like dry-fit fabric, sandals with straps, neck strap to secure glasses, hat. Don’t forget to bring a bottle for water, we provide water to refill your personal recipient, we are trying to help the planet by discouraging the use of disposable bottles.Is possible to bring cameras, with dry bag.

$110 Outdoor Activities

Exuberant Day Adventure

This guided tour starts early in the morning in Puerto Jimenez. Includes a visit to the mangrove forest in Preciosa Platanares Wildlife Refuge, a nice boat trip along Golfo Dulce and an exploration of Saladero  reef that hosts lots of marine life.Dolphins are always a big possibility in Golfo Dulce. Snorkeling and kayak gear is provided. You will  discover a different side of the Osa Peninsula that few ever see; pristine tropical waters of Golfo Dulce are waiting for you, the stunning sea-life, reefs and colorful panorama are here just waiting to be discovered.The excursion includes 2 hours reef exploration and 2 hours mangrove exploration. The order of the tour activities depends on the tide.Then if it is high tide you will start with the mangrove exploration, this is a visit to  Preciosa Platanares Wildlife Refuge mangrove section.After the visit to  mangrove forest, you will enjoy a tropical fruit snack, including a demonstration on how to open coconuts local style.Then you will take the boat to cross the gulf until reaching Saladero reef. Once you get there you will  explore underwater world. Before or after the snorkeling you will enjoy a beach picnic lunch, with seasonal fresh fruits, ice tea, fresh vegetables sandwich,cheese, jam, beans and sauces.If lunch comes before snorkeling, a resting time is needed before going to the water.