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Car or 4x4 from Puerto Jimenez to Dominical?

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Car or 4x4 from Puerto Jimenez to Dominical?

Hi folks,

We are going to be in PJ in Jan/13.

We will be driving to Dominical and then to Samara from PJ. Do I need a 4x4 from PJ to Dominical or will a car be fine?

Thanks Nick

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1. Re: Car or 4x4 from Puerto Jimenez to Dominical?

The road as today is in perfect shape...some construction on the way...but not a big deal...a regular car will be fine!

Same as Dominical and UVITA to Samara...great road all the way!

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2. Re: Car or 4x4 from Puerto Jimenez to Dominical?

Many of the lodgings around Dominical are up in the hills and you definitely need a 4x4 to reach them, even if they are only a 1/2 mile off the main highway. If you are staying on the beach side of the highway in Dominical a 4x4 is not needed.

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3. Re: Car or 4x4 from Puerto Jimenez to Dominical?

Thanks Roadadvisor

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4. Re: Car or 4x4 from Puerto Jimenez to Dominical?

Thanks crfan,

We will be staying on the beach side.

Thank you very much.

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5. Re: Car or 4x4 from Puerto Jimenez to Dominical?

Great so you do not need a 4x4...any car in good shape will take you around!

Just buckle up and enjoy the ride in PARADISE!!

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6. Re: Car or 4x4 from Puerto Jimenez to Dominical?

Awesome!

Thank you

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7. Re: Car or 4x4 from Puerto Jimenez to Dominical?

I'll be in Osa in March /13. How long is the road trip from Puerto Jimenez to Dominical? I won't be renting a car but hope to bum a ride or bus my way there. If this doesn't work, I'll fly out.

Any tips appreciated!

LP

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8. Re: Car or 4x4 from Puerto Jimenez to Dominical?

From Puerto Jimenez to Uvita-Dominical...about 3.5 hours...minutes more minutes less...

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9. Re: Car or 4x4 from Puerto Jimenez to Dominical?

thank you!

any idea on local buses there and where to pick one up?

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10. Re: Car or 4x4 from Puerto Jimenez to Dominical?

Linda P, you will take the bus from PJ to Palmer Sur, and then change to the Uvita or Dominical bus.

If you take the Uvita bus, you will need to change in Uvita to the Dominical bus.

Very important to know the bus schedule and connections because without the info you may be waiting for the bus for hours. Check the Bus Schedule Costa Rica here: http://www.thebusschedule.com/cr/index.php

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