Manuel Antonio to Puerto Jiminez on Osa

Trip Start Jan 21, 2013
Trip End Feb 21, 2013

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Flag of Costa Rica  , Province of Puntarenas,
Sunday, February 10, 2013

This is the third time we have made this trip down from Manuel Antonio to Puerto Jimenez and it has always worked amazingly well.  We discovered Sierpe Shuttle Corcovado --  

Alex Chinch​illa email : -- on our second trip down and they are fast, reliable and you travel in a comfortable vehicle to Palmar Norte where usually you connect with a bus on to Puerto Jimenez.

This trip was no different.  As you leave Manuel Antonio in a comfortable air conditioned van, the road climbs up through the jungle past the hotels and cafes to the busy little city of Quepos.   From there you leave the busy life of the ci behind and travel through palm nut plantations, small communities and cross several rivers along the way. Many of the small communities are in a horseshoe with a soccer field in the front and the highway on the fourth leg. 

One of the incredible things about this shuttle is they pick you up on time and we get to the place where the bus arrives in Palmar Norte just minutes before the bus actually arrives!  This time was no different except that Alex had a friend who ran services from Puerto Jimenez to Palmar Norte and was in the market to take us to Puerto Jimenez.  The opening quote was high but we got the price down to $10 a person and there were four of us heading that way.

Got the luggage loaded in his vehicle and we were off.  Elias was the name of the driver and he did enjoy travelling as fast as his vehicle could still travel safely!  He was quite gregarious and talked a lot about the town of Puerto Jimenez and even the travel arrangements he could make for us.

Stopped a couple of times for us to be able to take pictures and enjoy the view out over the Golfo Dulce. I had also made quesadillos for the road and was glad I did.  We had one as we drove along.  Got to Puerto Jimenez and he delivered us directly to the front door!  That in itself made this "new" shuttle very nice. 

Our room was ready and we got checked in and put together a lunch of the other quesadilla, avocado, tomato and mango and a small amount of lettuce.  Was very nice and were goad to be back in Puerto Jimenez.

The morning tide was still out and it did not look like it was going to cooperate with us while we were here but we could go out in the afternoon.  After nap we were going to take the bicycles around town and see if we could find Melissa's office.

We had taken two of the bikes out the day we arrived to try and find where Melissa's new office was located. 

policemen out on patrol did not know where her new office was we think
they said that   besides it was Sunday and would not be open. 

Frozen Fruit Drinks, Yum

We quickly had gotten hot and
sweaty so we stopped at a batido and helado shop and they did not know
where the new Dental office was  either

We didn't have a phone
number and were getting a little worried and then Robert stopped and
asked a gentleman who just so happened to have her cell phone number and
showed us her new office----right across the street from where it had
been.  Relief!

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