Iguana Lodge is located on the Osa Peninsula in southwest Costa Rica.
You can fly or drive from San Jose (the capital). You can boat in from Golfito. If coming up from Panama, your best route may be via David/Golfito. See below for details.
Iguana Lodge has an excellent staff to help help arrange and consult with you regarding all your travel. Contact Us.
Flights to Iguana Lodge
Flights to the Osa Peninsula – Fly from San Jose (SJO) to Puerto Jimenez (PJO)
Two airlines fly to Puerto Jimenez from San Jose. Sansa and Nature Air. Both airlines now fly from the same airport in San Jose: Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO).
Our office is more than happy to help you book these local flights. Contact us at info@Iguanalodge.com.
FYI – In San Jose – Sansa’s terminal is outside the main terminal to the west- with easy access (check-in one hour ahead of time). Nature Air is accessed from the main terminal – and you must pass through international security (so leave time to get through the line which may take up to an hour and thirty minutes from check-in to departure).
Driving to Iguana Lodge
Costa Rica is beautiful and driving to Iguana Lodge is a fun way to see the country if you aren’t in a hurry, and are up for an adventure. Even though San Jose is only about 200 miles from the Osa Peninsula, driving to the Osa takes somewhere between six to eight hours depending upon the route, the ingenuity and skill of your driver (not to mention your navigator), and happenstance. We highly recommend you do not drive at night, as the roads are neither well lit nor in great condition.
Buses to Iguana Lodge
WATCH YOUR BAGS ~ NOT RECOMMENDED FOR ANYONE OTHER THAN THE “HEARTY TRAVELER”
There is one bus line that services the Osa Peninsula, Transportes Blanco Lobo. Daily bus service presently leaves from San Jose (Barrio Mexico) to Puerto Jimenez at 12 noon, and departs for San Jose from Puerto Jimenez at 5 A.M. and 11A.M. The bus ride takes approximately nine hours, and costs approximately $8 per person each way. This method of transportation is recommended only if you classify yourself as a … “hearty traveler.”
Ferry to Iguana Lodge
IF YOU FIND YOURSELF IN GOLFITO ~ LUCKY YOU – LOL! HOP ON A PASSENGER FERRY OR JUST HIRE A LOCAL BOAT. COMING FROM PANAMA? ~ COMING FROM PAVONES? ~ CATCH A BOAT FROM GOLFITO.
Passenger Ferries From Golfito
Passenger ferry boats depart from Golfito to Puerto Jimenez several times a day (and vice versa). The last one of the day is around 3 PM. Should you miss the ferry or not want to wait, you can hire a local boat driver to bring you over to Puerto Jimenez for around $60.
Arriving on the Osa Peninsula
YOUR ARE ALMOST HERE ~ HAPPY TO GREET YOU ~ IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE ~ WILDLIFE EVERYWHERE ~ COOL, REFRESHING TROPICAL WELCOME DRINKS! ~ OCEAN BREEZES AND ROLLING WAVES ~ NATURE AT ITS FINEST ~ HIT THE BEACH AND GET A TAN
We Are Happy To Pick You Up In Puerto Jimenez
If we have not arranged your flights or you are arriving via ferry, please let us know when you will be arriving so that someone is there to greet you. Puerto Jimenez is a small town and finding a taxi is not always easy.
The cost from Puerto Jimenez to Iguana Lodge via taxi is $10 one way (not per person but per group). Iguana Lodge charges the same price as local taxi drivers. If you find your own taxi, it is best to agree on a price before jumping in.