Costa Rica has two regional airlines. To access the Golfo Dulce you can fly either airlines to  Golfito or Pto Jimenez.

Sansa new regional flight building - Located 200 meters from the Juan Santamaria arrivals terminal, Sansa is very convenient for regional Flights to other parts of Costa Rica. 



If you are picking up and returning your car to San Jose, any car agency will work.. We have provided a partial list of agencies below. 

You can leave your car at the MarYluna hotel in Golfito for free if you spend the night or $10 per day if you don't. 

If you would like to return your car locally to Golfito or Pto Jimenez there is only one agency available at the present. 

Solid Car Rental   -

Other Rental Agencies:

Economy Car Rental   -

Avis Rar Rental        -

Economy Car Rental   -


Generally speaking, regional busses are comfortable, cheap, stop for meals, snacks and bathroom breaks. Unless it is a "directo", plan on stopping regularly and seeing the country at a more leisurely pace.

                                            TRANSIT HOTELS

Here are a few hotels or accomodations to consider when you need to spend the night in transit in San Jose, Golfito or Pto Jimenez.. We have recommended only places we have stayed at and can describe. Trip Advisor provides some honest comments as well that can help you plan your trip.

San Jose

Hotel MiTierra - A small hotel 5 minutes from the airport. Located near the center of Alajuela and many restaurants.

Very reasonable price and includes breakfast. From the airport it is a $6 or $7 taxi ride. WiFi in the lobby.

Hotel Brilla Sol - A small costa rican hotel 10 minutes from the airport They have a shuttle, restaurant and includes breakfast. They are in a quiet residential area. WiFi in the lobby

Adventure Inn - More of an "american" style hotel with pool, restaurant and air conditioning.

You will need to take a taxi from the airport 10 minutes. Includes breakfast. WiFi in the room


Hotel Mar y Luna – Bay view, bar/restaurant and comfortable accommodations. We pick up at their dock. Rooms $50 - $100 for 2 persons including breakfast. No Charge for leaving a car if you rent a room. Wifi in the lobby. We pick up at their dock.                              email

Pto Jimenez

Cabinas Jimenez – Nice rooms on the water. AC, tv. Short walk to the center of town and restaurants. WiFi in the room.

Arenas de Osa Lodge – New and modern with AC, tv. 10 minute walk to the center of town.

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