Tourist Bus Companies in South Puntarenas

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You can help keep expenses low while you’re vacationing in Costa Rica when you travel by bus. Public buses are available to take you throughout much of the country. However, they can become pretty crowded because nobody is turned away, even if all the seats are full. Locals use public buses as a major source of transportation, and both holiday and weekend bus travel is almost guaranteed to be jam-packed.

A tourist bus is your best bet for getting around in Costa Rica. Tourist buses offer spacious interiors with comfortable seating and central air conditioning, which you’ll appreciate in this tropical climate. They also take care to ensure your luggage stays safe and secure during a stop for refreshments or a site visit. You can easily arrange for transportation in San Jose, where many international flights land.

Getting Around South Puntarenas

Getting to and around the South Puntarenas region in Costa Rica is easy on a tourist bus. You will have a bilingual guide, who can inform you of local points of interest in English and Spanish, and ensure you don’t miss a thing. You will enjoy your vacation more when you leave the driving to a licensed tour bus driver who knows the roads and how best to get where you’re going.

Tour Corcovado National Park

One of the reasons many visitors head for the South Puntarenas is the chance to experience Corcovado National Park. This park stretches over 41,000 hectares and includes 13 ecosystems, from lagoons and beaches to palm groves, mangrove swamps and more. Much of this park remains undisturbed because parts are simply inaccessible and protected from development.

For many, a guided tour is best due to the wild animals that roam free here. Remain alert for glimpses of this park’s astonishing amount of wildlife, including wild cats like pumas, ocelots and endangered jaguar, as well as peccaries, squirrel monkeys and more. There are 140 mammal species in Corcovado National Park, along with 400 bird species, 116 amphibian and reptile species and 500 different species of trees. Poison dart frogs, sea turtles, crocodiles and an amazing array of colorful birds are also among the inhabitants.

Golfito is Your Passport to Fishing, Surfing

A port town, Golfito is known for its sportfishing opportunities. The Pacific waters off Golfito and other fishing meccas here are teeming with a variety of fish, from marlins to sailfish, tuna, roosters, mahi mahi and more. Catches in these waters have netted fishing fans an amazing 40 world records. Bring your family and spend a day, half-day or an entire week at sea.

While sportfishing is exciting in its own right, Golfito offers another type of rush as well. This town is the “gateway” to Pavones, one of the world’s top surfing spots. Pavones is a remote village, and it takes a little effort to get there. But surfers know the trek is more than made up for by the length of its waves, which can last up to two minutes.

Dirt Roads Are Common

South Puntarenas offers some of the very best of Costa Rica’s lush, natural scenery and one-of-a-kind experiences. The rugged beauty of Costa Rica’s South Puntarenas area is not to be missed, and it more than makes up for any travel hardships. There are some challenges with traveling this area, however, including a lack of paved roads. Getting around can be difficult on your own, especially if you are an international traveler. Leave the worry behind with safe, secure transportation.

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