15 days in Osa Peninsula & Puntarenas Itinerary

15 days in Osa Peninsula & Puntarenas Itinerary

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15 days in Osa Peninsula & Puntarenas Itinerary

Start: Panama City
Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Golfito
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Puerto Jimenez
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Drake Bay
— 4 nights
Drive + bus:  6​h
4
Puntarenas
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Panama City

1
night
Golfito

Golfito ©
The port town of Golfito is located in Puntarenas Province on the southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, near the border of Panama. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Piedras Blancas National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Golfito travel itinerary creator.

Panama City, Panama to Golfito is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also fly. In November, daily temperatures in Golfito can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Jimenez.

Things to do in Golfito

Parks Nature
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Piedras Blancas National Park ©
Piedras Blancas National Park

2
nights
Puerto Jimenez

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stop by Jagua Arts and Crafts, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Osa Wildlife Sanctuary and then relax in the rural setting at Rancho Raices de Osa.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Jimenez itinerary planner.

You can drive from Golfito to Puerto Jimenez in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Drake Bay.

Things to do in Puerto Jimenez

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Rancho Raices de Osa ©
Rancho Raices de Osa
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
nights
Drake Bay

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and The Platform. Step out of the city life by going to Cano Island and Scuba & Snorkeling.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Drake Bay holiday planner.

You can drive from Puerto Jimenez to Drake Bay in 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Jimenez to Drake Bay due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Drake Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Cano Island ©
Cano Island

7
nights
Puntarenas

Puntarenas
A major port city with a busy fish market, for most tourists Puntarenas represents little more than the launching point for ferries heading to the pleasant beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula.
Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at La Amistad International Park.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Punta Arenas trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Drake Bay to Punta Arenas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. You will leave for home on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Puntarenas

Parks Nature

Side Trip

La Amistad International Park
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