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Traveling between Drake and Puerto Jimenez

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Traveling between Drake and Puerto Jimenez

What are the travel options between Drake Bay and P.J.? Is there some way to do so quickly and/or economically? We're thinking about dividing 7 days on the Osa peninsula and wondering if anyone has any good advice on how to do so? Thanks!

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1. Re: Traveling between Drake and Puerto Jimenez

If you can get seats, the cheapest, and quickest, way is probably to fly on Sansa.

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We also will be traveling between Drake Bay and Puerto Jimenez. There are no flights between these two locations. Your safest and most economical option is to hire a private driver (taxi). I understand this is about a three and a half hour bumpy ride. La Paloma Lodge has made these arrangements for us. The cost for two adults and two teenagers is $150. Since many of the hotels offer round trip airfare from San Jose, be sure to note that your return trip will be from Puerto Jimenez. Surprisingly, this does not increase the fare! Have fun! When will you be traveling?

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From Drakes Bay to Puerto Jimenez...take a taxi...and of course if you have a car just drive...the road is gravel but in OK condition!

Just buckle up and enjoy the ride in PARADISE!

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andreanick - free airfare from san jose? which hotels?

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Just wanted to note that yes, there are flights between Drake Bay & PJ, offered by Nature Air. It is a 15 minute flight. A couple times on my flights we've people up in Drake and they get off in PJ. However, unless you can get the locos rates it's more expensive to fly.

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Hi,

When are you going? The roads get really washed out down there and since the road between Drake and PJ isn't paved it can get washed out easily during the green season.

There are plenty of shuttles that go there, plus taxis. It's just easier to go in the mornings.

Hope this helps,

Marina K. Villatoro

http://travelexperta.com

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