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Stop along the way to Puerto Jimenez from MA

Chicago, Illinois
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Stop along the way to Puerto Jimenez from MA

Hi all,

I will be driving from Manuel Antonio to Puerto Jimenez in a week or so. I will then be making it down to El Remanso for 4 days; we plan on leaving at 8-9 in the morning. I know the drive will take somewhere between 3 to 3.5 hours. I was wondering if there is a good place to stop in between these two locations, as a way to break up the drive. If nothing really stands out and we should just get to Puerto Jimenez and down to El Remanso as fast as possible, that advice would be much appreciated as well.



San Jose, Costa Rica
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1. Re: Stop along the way to Puerto Jimenez from MA

Dear Antony...

Some small places by RINCON de Osa...maybe a good ceviche...more options in Puerto Jimenez...


Puerto Jimenez...
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3 reviews
2. Re: Stop along the way to Puerto Jimenez from MA

Hi Anthony,

Not really a lot to stop for between MA and Osa. Maybe a walk out to Parque Ballana in Uvita, or other beaches around this area.

Once you make the turnoff at Chacarita, and head down the Osa Peninsula a ways, you may want to pull over for some lovely photo opportunities of Golfo Dulce.

Have a wonderful time on the Osa.

Pura Vida,


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3. Re: Stop along the way to Puerto Jimenez from MA

We stopped at El Mirador Osa (www.elmiradorosa.com) . Great coffee and cappachino ! Super-clean washrooms! Also some nice views across the road for photos. It is about 15-20 minutes after from the turnoff at Chacarita on the right side at the top of high hill...... hence the mirador. We also stopped at a mirador near Uvita on the right with great photo possiblities of the Pacific and the coastline. It was our first time in this area, so we poked along and even had a seafood lunch in PJ at Delphines and picked up groceries and looked for fresh fish.... before leaving for Cabo Matapalo another 45-55 minutes or so from PJ. If we were to do this trip again, we would get to our destination sooner because we pulled in near sunset. You will really enjoy this part of CR!!!!

4. Re: Stop along the way to Puerto Jimenez from MA

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