Venturing further into Costa Rica? Check out Puerto Jimenez!

Puerto Jimenez located in the Osa Peninsula, far from the world but very close to nature, offers spectacular tourist products, such as dolphin watching, whale watching, manta rays, birds, flora and fauna, kayaking, zip-lining, and panning for gold in the jungle streams.

Venturing further into Costa Rica? Check out Puerto Jimenez!
Puerto Jimenez is considered by many to be Costa Rica's final unexplored territory. Photo by Dylan Gorman / Unsplash

Puerto Jimenez, in the province of Puntarenas, is a territory of great natural wealth where visitors can enjoy various tourist products, including sightings of dolphins, whales, manta rays, sea snakes, birds, flora, fauna, kayaking, boating, horseback riding, ATVs, zip lines, and the gold tour.

After a 45-minute flight from Juan Santamaria Airport, in Alajuela, you will land in Puerto Jimenez, in the South Pacific, 320 kilometers by road from the city of San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, which is traveled in six hours by its twisted route over the green mountains.

On one side of the road is the local cemetery, at the back of which a large billboard with the word Welcome receives visitors, but it is the message of a real estate company whose property, from the perspective, seems to be integrated into the first.

Located in the coastal plain of the Osa Peninsula and with gravel-covered streets, Puerto Jimenez has a population of eight thousand inhabitants, most of whom are characterized by being friendly; most of them work in the tourist industry; they have schools from preschool to high school, and those who want to pursue a university career go to other larger towns.

The visitor can taste fish and seafood of excellent quality in restaurants of regional gastronomy, as well as dishes based on corn, bananas, and sweet potatoes inherited from the Chiricano Indians of Panama, whose border by road is three hours away. In addition to Italian, French, and fusion cuisine restaurants.

In lodging, there are original eco-developments on the beach, valley, and mountains, surrounded by vegetation and close to the primary forest.

Very close to the town, you can observe crocodiles in absolute freedom in the mangrove swamp and visit a sanctuary for rescued animals. By going to any point in Jiménez, it is possible to admire what prodigal nature has to offer in this land and enjoy it to the fullest.

The town is located on the coast of the Golfo Dulce and is a privileged part of Costa Rica because it has everything: beach, forest, and adventure, with the Corcovado National Park and the Golfo Dulce as its main resources, where tourists can find everything from hiking, horseback riding, canopy, dolphin, whale, and manta ray watching, snorkeling, and much more.

Corcovado's richness

Corcovado has an area of 45,757 hectares and 5,375 marine hectares, making it a very important nature reserve for its amazing biological diversity. The park conserves the largest primary forest in the American Pacific, along with one of the few remaining considerably sized remnants of tropical rainforest in the world, which includes 25 to 30 ecosystems.

Golfo Dulce is a fjord and one of only three tropical fjords in the world. It is a marine sanctuary where humpback whales from both the northern and southern hemispheres come to feed, mate, and breed. It is also rich in mangroves, home to many species of fish and shellfish that serve as food for other larger species and the people who live in the surrounding area.

There are endemic species of flora and fauna, butterflies, birds, insects, reptiles, and 140 species of mammals, representing 10% of the mammal species of the American Continent, including jaguar, puma, tapir, bush pig, ocelot, titi monkeys, howler, spider, congo, and anteater, all of which are considered endangered.

In addition to being the habitat of several hundred bird species, 13 types of vegetation, including montane forest, which covers more than half of the park, mangrove forest, prairie forest, alluvial plain forest, swamp forest, and others, which together contain 500 species of trees, The rest of the country also has a lot of different kinds of plants and animals because it is in a biological corridor.

Do not pass up the chance to visit Puerto Jimenez, the last frontier of Costa Rica. Although we are removed from the rest of the world, we are located near the natural world here.