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The drive from Golfito to Pavones generally takes one and a half hours but road conditions can affect drive times.

You can take a taxi to Pavones (Ask us for prices).

The bus to Pavones leaves Golfito between 10 and 10:30 am and between 3 and 3:30 pm. If you get on at the first stop across the street from the Golfito hospital you have a good chance to get a seat, the bus costs about $4/Person plus a fee for the surfboard.

**Please note that there are no gas stations, ATM’s or banks in Pavones. We recommend that you fill your gas tank full and have enough cash for your trip.

If you’re planning to drive to Pavones, continue driving through the town of Golfito and follow the road (Highway 14) towards Rio Claro.

Approximately 7 kilometers out of Golfito you will see the Salon El Rodeo (Rodeo Bar) on the right hand side, Take this right.

If you reach Rio Claro you’ve missed the turn off to Pavones.

The road from here to Pavones is unpaved, about half an hour into the unpaved road you will go over a one lane bridge over the Coto River.

A few kilometers after the bridge you will approach a town called Pueblo Nuevo, take a left around the soccer field then take a right after the soccer field (there is a Pavones sign here).

Travel approximately another half an hour into it you will approach a three way intersection in Conte, take a right and follow the signs to Pavones.

There is a “Y” in the road just past Conte and veer left (if you veer right it will take you to Zancudo) you have about 25 minutes to go.

Then Follow the signs to Pavones.

If you need to rent a car, book a transfer to Pavones or need information about accommodations and vacation rentals in Pavones please contact us.

Writen by:

Adriana Galvez
Costa Rica Trip Travel Agency
(506)-8665-5705 | info@costarica-trip.com | http://www.costarica-trip.com

Maritime Transport

Maritime Transport Golfito to Puerto Jimenez

Friends of Corcovado Rent A Car, this is a very important information for people who visit Southern Costa Rica.

If you are in the Golfito area and would like to visit Puerto Jimenez, Corcovado National Park, Cape Matapalo, Carate, Drake Bay, or anywhere else in the Osa Peninsula. This information is important for you.

You have two options first is visit Corcovado Rent A Car in Golfito and rent one of our modern vehicles, or  you can hire boat in service, and take the car in our office in Puerto Jimenez and would save several hours of travel.

If you make your reservation or talk to us, we can pick them up at the dock of both ports. You could continue their journey without any problem.

The cost per person for the boat passage is ₵ 3000 or $ 6. The trip is 30 minutes. The boats are very comfortable, and has protection against rain and sun. It has a capacity of 30 passengers and has all safety measures

The schedule of two of the companies that offer the service are:

  • Transportes Marítimos La Reina del Sur

Service provided only from Monday to Saturday.

Golfito – Puerto Jimenez Puerto Jimenez – Golfito

7:30 am 8:45 am

2:30 p.m. 4:20 p.m.

  • Transportes Marítimos Nohemí Rebeca

Offered Service from Monday to Sunday.

Golfito – Puerto Jimenez Puerto Jimenez – Golfito

10:00 am 6:00 am

11:20 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

3:15 pm 2:00 pm