Getting Here

Many people who visit La Leona Eco-Lodge fly on domestic daily scheduled flights. It is relatively inexpensive and the flight is about 40 to 50 minutes long.

There are two local airlines offering domestic services to Puerto Jimenez from San Jose:

 Nature Air and Sansa. Sansa flights leave from a terminal next to the international airport and Nature Air flights leave from the airport closer to San Jose in Pavas.

Nature Air

They can arrange the round-trip flights leaving San Jose at 6:00 AM, 8:30 AM or 10:45 AM on NATURE AIR from San Jose - Pto Jimenez - San Jose .

The return flight on NATURE AIR departs Puerto Jiménez at 7:00 AM, 9:50 AM or 12:00 AM and arrives in San Jose (Pavas airport) at 8:10 AM, 10:40 AM and 12:50 PM.


They can arrange round-trip flights leaving at 6:00 AM, 10:15 AM and 13:00 PM on Sansa from SanJose - Puerto Jimenez.

The return flight on Sansa departs Puerto Jiménez at 7:10 AM, 11:30AM and 14:00 PM and arrives in San Jose at the International airport at 8:10 AM, 12:20PM and 14:50 PM .


        Direct bus to Puerto Jiménez. It leaves San Jose at 12:00 noon everyday for an 8-hour drive. AutoTransportes Blanco offers 2 departures per day from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez. Transportes Blanco-Lobo.


The Trip  by land on a  4X4 or bus from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez can be from 7-10 hours, depending on the weather and road conditions.

Please be careful if you drive a rental car. Your safety is the most important thing and Costa Rican drivers tend to be on the wild side! It is better to go with the flow. We advise that you do not leave anything in the car if it is unattended. It is better to not drive at night, if you can help it, because some road signs are missing, and that will make it hard to find your way around.

One route is to go down through the center of the country on the Pan-American Highway. They repaired part of the road last year- it is in pretty good shape for Costa Rican roads. Follow the Highway down past San Isidro del General, pass a lot of pineapple plantations, past a town called Palmar Norte and then finally you will arrive at a Gas Station that says 'Corcovado' and it is in a town called Chacarita. Turn right if you are coming from San Jose. Follow this until you arrive at Puerto Jimenez.

       From Puerto Jimenez there is only one road to Carate, when you arrive to  Carate, you can leave your car at the store and the attendants there will watch it for you. Continue walking on the beach for about 30 to 45 minutes until you see the La Leona sign.

Another route is to take the coastline road, it is beautiful, but it is a longer way to go because the road is not paved in some areas.


Taxi Colectivo to Carate from Puerto Jimenez: The taxi is usually a truck with two benches and a tarp on top. In the high season (Dec-Apr), you can find it next to the bus terminal and they leave at 6:00am and 1:30pm everyday. During the green season (Jun-Nov) they leave at 6:00am everyday. The ride usually takes about 2 hours.



Whether you are coming in a car, taxi, jeep, horseback, or by foot, when you arrive to Carate continue walking on the Beach, it takes from 30 to 45 minutes to get to our Lodge.

At La Leona Eco Lodge we will know when your estimated arrival time is. We are always waiting for our guests with a smile!

 "We can help you organize so you can enjoy your journey, Please contact us and we will help you set up the best way to get here"


La Leona Eco-Lodge