Getting to Playa Platanares

San Jose to Puerto Jimenéz


The easiest and fastest option is by plane. Puerto Jimenéz has its own local airstrip right on the edge of town. Domestic flights are just 50 minutes away from San Jose.  Flights are roughly $150.00 each way. The closest International airport is in San Jose – SJO Juan Santamaria. This airport is about 5.5 hours away.


You may also choose to rent a car in SJO and make the drive down. The roads are paved and the scenery is great. It is only the last 4 kilometers from Puerto Jimenez to Playa Platanares that are not paved. The entire drive will take about 5.5 – 6 hours. It is a beautiful drive, especially the last hour coming into the Osa Peninsula so be sure you make it during daylight hours for the beautiful views. There are also plenty of places to stop along the way. This option is best for those who have more time and who would like to see more of the country. Some people even choose to fly one direction and drive the other so that they are able to experience both options. If you rent a car please install the WAZE app- it is similar to google maps but more updated and appropriate for getting around Costa Rica.

Private Shuttle

We can also help arrange a private driver or shuttle from San Jose. Prices and availability vary. Please feel free to contact me for details. 


You can opt for the bus if you are on a budget or want a local experience. The fee is certainly the lowest at around $10-$15.00 but it is also the longest option. This option will likely take 8 hours. The bus stop is in central San Jose.

Puerto Jimenéz to Playa Platanares

Playa Platanares is 4 kilometers from the town of Puerto Jimenéz. The taxi ride costs $20.00. If you are driving follow the waterfront of Puerto Jimenéz and take a turn behind the airport (not back into the town). Follow this road straight for 4 km. Eventually you will see a few hotel signs, take a left there and you will be at the Oasis Osa in about 500m. We can send you a pin drop if you are driving down.   

Oasis Osa Villas

Come to the Osa Peninsula and enjoy all the beauty, nature, diversity and wildlife to be seen here. At the end of the day go back to your villa and enjoy all the home comforts that you are accustomed to.