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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$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.

$75 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Dolphin watch by boat

4 hours exploring Golfo Dulce by boat!Golfo Dulce is on itself a marine paradise; with smooth and warm waters it hosts big variety of fishes, mollusk, ocean birds and majestic dolphins.May we be blessed with seeing wild bottlenose and spinner dolphins in their natural home, swimming, jumping, feeding and enjoying the sunset, the wonders of one of the only four tropical fiords in the world. Ask for whale season!We supply, snacks (tropical seasonal fruits), life jacket, instructions before the trip and a knowledgeable guide. Dry bags on request. Motor boat for maximum 4 pax. 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.

$75 Cultural & Theme Tours

Mangroves Exploration by boat

The mangrove boat tour leaves  two hours before high tide. First, you will cross the Golfo Dulce to get to explore the mangrove estuaries in Esquinas River delta in Piedras Blancas National Park. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you up and down a river under the canopy of 70-foot tall mangrove trees. Learn about the mangroves and look for all types of wildlife -- monkeys, raccoons, iguanas, Jesus Christ lizards, crabs, crocodiles, caimans, snakes, all types of birds, butterflies!The trip takes 4 hours, and we supply, snacks (tropical seasonal fruits), life jacket, instructions before the trip and a knowledgeable guide. Dry bags on request. This tour is runned in high tide which change in a daily basis, please ask for the start time before reserving. Minors should be accompanied by an adult. Transportation not included. No previous experience requiredSuggestions on what to bring:Dry bags for all your gear, even cameras and video gear are suitable to bring if protected. Bathing suit, sunscreen, long pants and long sleeve shirt of dry fit fabric for sun protection (specially from December to April), tennis shoes or sandals with straps (shoes will get wet), light rain jacket (only from August to November), neck strap to secure glasses, hat, dry clothing, towel, plastic bags for wet clothing. 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.