How to arrive and leave Pavones

How to arrive and leave Pavones

There is a daily bus that leaves from Burica Ranch to Golfito at 5.00 a.m and picks up tourists along the way,  it passes by La Ponderosa and Esquina del Mar. Returning from Golfito at 3:00 p.m. A 4X4 taxi costs some 60 US$ from Golfito.

By Car

Go down Avenida Central in San José heading towards Barrio de San Pedro and then continue onwards towards Cartago. Before you get to Cartago there is an intersection, take a right turn here and continue without turning off until you get to San Isidro del General (Pérez Zeledón) you will begin to go up into the mountains. This road is called the Southern Interamericana. Passing through the “cerro de la muerte” you will go up some 3.400 meters in altitude, where you will find it is very cold and often rains. You will then begin your descent. Do not drive too quickly and be careful with the rocks on the road. Once you are in San Isidro, head towards Palmar Norte. After Palmar Norte you will get to Río Claro, here you will find a petrol station and then, continue in the direction of Golfito and after some 14 kilometers; on the left hand side there is a turn off to Pavones. After some 15 minutes you will arrive at a river that you can cross a Bridge, there are crocodiles, after another 15 minutes you will get to Conté on a gravel road. After Conté follow the signs to Pavones, the view of the mountains and the ocean are impressive, the road begins with potholes and stones. You will also need to take care when crossing the small bridges.

By Bus

In San José you can buy a ticket for the bus at the Tracopa terminal. It is better to buy the ticket a day in advance, especially at weekends. The bus departs at 7:00 a.m heading towards Golfito, and arrives at approximately 2:30 p.m. In Golfito the bus to Pavones departs at 3:00 p.m, the bus stop is close to the supermarket opposite the hospital.  

By Plane

SANSA Ph (506) 2221-9414. E-mail: International Airport Juan Santamaría, flyer 610, departure 5:30, arrive 6:53, flyer 2610, departure 5:45, arrive 6:45, flyer 612, departure 11:00, arrive 12:00, flyer 614, departure 13:00, arrive 14:00, price 82 US$

Nature Air Ph (506) 2299-6000. E-mail: E-mail: – Free Call (USA/Canadá): 800235 9272. Tobias Bolaños Airport in Pavas, flyer 113, departure 6:05 arrive 6:55, flyer 150, departure 15:00 arrive 16:10, price 78 US$.

Alfa Romeo Aero Taxi Ph (506) 2735-5178, fax (506) 2735-5112 charter flights to local destinations such as Carate, Sirena, Golfito and other places. It is the only company that offers a 24 hour ambulance to any part of the country.