Most visitors use Puerto Jimenez as a jumping off point to the Corcovado National Park. With just over 3,000 inhabitants, this historic gold mining and logging community is one of the largest towns on the Osa Peninsula. It is bordered on one side by the Golfo Dulce, “sweet gulf” and on the other by the expansive Corcovado National Park. Puerto Jimenez offers everything from dolphin watching on the gulf to hiking in the rainforest. For the really adventurous, Puerto Jimenez offers an active, if a bit rowdy, nightlife. Most travelers who stay here are attracted by the cheap accommodations and easy bus access.
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