Golfito, Costa Rica

8.6041° N, 83.1134° W

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rental Car Agencies

National-Enterprise Rentals  2775-0025
http://www.natcar.com/main.cfm

Solid Car Rental   2775-3333
http://www.solidcarrental.com

Economy Car Rentals 

Alamo Car Rental    8665-5705


 

Traveling To Golfito

Getting around the southern zone, coming to and from Golfito, the Golfo Dulce, Panama , Zancudo, Pavones, Matapalo, Puerto Jimenez,and Paso Canoas can all be facilitated by reliable transport services. Rental cars and private arrangements with chauffeurs are popular options. Daily ferries, national flights with Sansa or Nature Air and the Tracopa Bus are all reliable ways to travel to the most southern zones.
Listed below find schedules for local transportation services providers including the ferry to Puerto Jimenez, flights and buses PLUS contact information for selected taxi boat captains & drivers for hire.

All posted travel information is collected from reliable sources but be aware that service alterations and seasonal variances are always a possibility. Whenever possible, check out the websites that correspond directly to the provider of the services for their most updated schedules and rates. 
 
 
 

Local Airlines





 
 

TRACOPA Bus
Golfito-San Jose Service Schedule

      The company Transportes Costarricenses Panameños (TRACOPA) offers reliable and locally popular bus services for many different routes of South Zone of Costa Rica and on to other destinations in Panama. Every day this company is working hard to provide a good service option for travelers to the southern zone.  For  more information, about bus schedules the website for TRACOPA  will provide all the mot current information call the TRACOPA office: (506) 2290-1308, (506) 2221-4214.
 San Jose to
 Golfito
Departure
San Jose to Golfito
Arrival
 Golfito to
San Jose Departure
 Golfito to
San Jose
Arrival
06:30 a.m.
01:30 p.m.
05:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
07:00 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
01:30 p.m.
07:00 p.m.
03:30 p.m.
09:00 a.m.
02:00 p.m.
(Available sunday)
08:00 p.m.
 

Local Area Buses
Golfito to Paso Canoas (border)

Transgolfo Buses is a service  dedicated to travel between the Panama border at Paso Canoas and the port town of Golfito. This public bus service offers additional routes to nearby towns of Ciudad Neily and Rio Claro. Their pick up and drop offs are frequent along the main roads at designated bus stops and benches. For more information about their routes and schedules go Buses Zonar Sur or to know their latest business hours Transgolfo S.A.
 
All posted travel information is collected from reliable sources but be aware that service alterations and seasonal variances are always a possibility. Whenever possible, check out the websites that correspond directly to the provider of the services for their most updated schedules and rates. 
Golfito to Paso Canoas (border)
 Paso Canoas (border) to Golfito

05:45 a.m.

06:00 a.m.

06:30 a.m.

07:30 a.m.

08:00 a.m.

08:20 a.m.

09:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

01:00 p.m.

02:15 p.m.

03:00 p.m.

04:00 p.m.

05:30 p.m.

06:30 p.m

04:30 a.m.
05:00 a.m
05:30 a.m.
06:00 a.m.

06:30 a.m.

07:30 a.m.

08:30 a.m.

09:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

11:45 p.m.

12:30 p.m.

02:30 p.m.

03:30 p.m.

04:30 p.m.

05:15  p.m.

06: 00 p.m.

06:30 p.m.

 

Ferry Boat Golfito - Puerto Jimenez

"Launcha" boat services based from the town public docks offer  transport as well as small cargo services between the ports of Golfito and Puerto Jimenez.  Departing regularly, these popular boats offer travelers an economical means of transfer from one adventure area to the next or an opportunity for an enjoyable day adventure across the Golfo Dulce with same day return services.  The 2018 published rate is C3,000. and tickets are purchased directly 15 to 30 minutes prior to departure. 
Transportes Acuaticos Tijerino Cortes, SRL
Telephone 8632-8672

Monday-Friday
FROM Puerto Jimenez TO Golfito
Monday-Friday
FROM Golfito
TO Puerto Jimenez
 Saturday
FROM Puerto Jimenez TO Golfito
Saturday
FROM Golfito TO Puerto Jimenez
 Sunday
FROM  Puerto Jimenez
TO Golfito
Sunday
FROM Golfito  TO Puerto Jimenez
06:00 a.m.
07:00 a.m.
06:00 a.m.
07:30 a.m.
06:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
08:45 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
08:45 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
01:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
01:00 p.m.
02:00 p.m.
03:00 p.m.
02:00 p.m.
01:00 p.m.
02:00 p.m
03:00 p.m.
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04:20 p.m.
03:00 p.m.
04:20 p.m.
05:00 p.m.
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Selected Golfito Routes
Pacific Coastal Highway or InterAmerican Highway

Actual arrival times may vary depending on weather , route choices and road conditions. Alternate routes may add as much as 2 hours to the trip.  GPS navigation programs such as Waze or Google Maps are  highly  recommended tools that will  reliably help you arrive safely while choosing the best routes.

FROM
 TO
DRIVE TIME 
 FROM
TO
 DRIVE TIME
San Jose
Quepos
3hours 
San Jose
Tambor
1 hours
San Jose
Tamarindo
4.5 hours
San Jose
Bocas del Toro
5.5 hours
San Jose
Drake Bay
6 hours 
Quepos
Arenal
5 hours
San Jose
Arenal
3.5 hours 
Golfito
Buenos
Aires
2 hours
San Jose
Puert.
Jimenez
6 hours
Golfito
Puert.
Jimenez
1.5 hours
San Jose
Limon
3.5 hours
Golfito
Puert.
Jimenez
2 hours
San Jose
Golfito
5.5 hours
Golfito
Pavones 
1.5 hours
San Jose       
Punta Islita
4.5 hours
Golfito
Playa Zacudo
1.5 hour
SanJose        
Nosara
5 hours
Dominical
Golfito
2 hours
San Jose
Palmar Sur
4.5 hours
Dominical
San Jose
3.5 horas
San Jose
Liberia
3.5 hours
Jaco
San Jose
2 hours
Golfito
Paso Canoas
1 hour
Quepos
Golfito
2.5 horas