Puerto Jimenez in Costa Rica
Puerto Jimenez in Costa Rica is now for the majority of tourists a starting point to Corcovado National Park. It has gradually grown to become one of the largest towns in the Osa Peninsula. This city is has grown during the past decades because of tourism and with the gold rush in the 80s. Puerto Jimenez was the place where they were exchanges of gold with other products, such as liquor.
You can get to Puerto Jimenez by car or bus. However, you can spend up to 10 hours on the trip so it is best to fly to the domestic airport from San Jose. From Pavas there are also flights arriving here. Puerto Jimenez has a small airport where planes can land. There are also many routes in Puerto Jimenez from where you can travel to another interesting place in the area.
More than 3,000 people came here even when there was not much gold, many trees were felled and part of what is now a national park was contaminated with mercury that was used in the search for gold. In 1986 it was forbidden the search for gold in the Corcovado National Park. Now, however, is home to several species of animals like turtles, alligators, caimans freshwater, which took the rivers and trees were colonized by the beautiful and impressive red macaws.
At about 3 km east of Puerto Jimenez is located the beautiful white sand beaches, the water around these beaches is green jade, is a fantastic Gulf and a very interesting trip for the tourists. In Puerto Jimenez, there are many vacancies and can be purchased comforts of all kinds and budgets. Located in the Golfo Dulce, Puerto Jimenez has a wonderful beach where you can relax while you walk through the stunning beauty of the Osa Peninsula. This small town “border” has a good number of hotels and resorts, both at very good prices and others very luxurious. It has many tourist leasing companies and travel agencies where you can organize excursions in the region.
There are many things to see in and around Puerto Jimenez. You can arrange excursions of sport fishing and for the more adventurous there are hiking tours, rappelling, mountain biking, and kayaking. If you prefer a more tranquil and relaxing holiday, you can take a tour to observe the dolphins from the charming Golfo Dulce and Pacific or simply sit on the beach to watch the most surprising sunset of Costa Rica. During the day you can explore the town and its environs to observe the beautiful and rare Scarlet Macaw parrot when it is flying over. With the best fishing pole in the world, ecotourism is the biggest attraction of this town where you can see up to four different kinds of species of monkeys such as congos monkeys, white face monkeys, and many colorful and brilliant birds.