Getting Here


All boat transfers are done from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Our normal boat pick up time in Pto Jimenez or Golfito is 9:00 - 9:30 and when leaving Saladero it is by 8:30 AM. If you are arriving later than 11:00 you will need to spend the night and we will pick you up the next morning. On our links page are listed some hotels we have stayed at and recommend in Pto Jimenez and Golfito. 

If you have an early 6:30 arrival time, we will not be able to meet you at the airport. You can go to a local restaurant and we will meet you between 7:30-8:30. 

If flying, the best arrival and departure times are from 9 to 9:30 am. If you have a late afternoon flight we will still need to leave Saladero by 8:30AM.


Car rental companies 

We can recommend Toyota Rent a Car if you are picking up and returning your car to San Jose. They do not have offices in Golfito or Pto Jimenez.
Driving time from San Jose to: ime from San Jose to:
Total time
 1 hr 40 min
  1 hr 40 min
 Jaco to Manual Antonio
 1 hr
 2 hr 40 min
 Manual Antonio to Uvita
 40 min
 3 hr 20 min
 Uvita to Chacarita
 1 hr
 4 hr 20 min
 Chacarita to Pto Jimenez
 1 hr 10 min
5 hr 30 min 


regional airlines

A new option this year, Skyway provides another choice other than the government run airline. There are regular flights to Pto Jimenez and other locations. Conveniently located at the new regional terminal and walking distance from the international terminal.

Contact Information

Harvey and Susan Woodard

Saladero Eco Lodge

Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica

US 561-283-1947 (Skype)

Costa Rica 011-506-8721-0425

Where to Meet?

If you are flying, we will meet you at the airport in either Pto Jimenez (preferred) or Golfito, take a taxi to the public dock and then our boat to Saladero Eco Lodge.

If you are driving you can leave your car in town at a secure area and we will meet you  at the public dock or at the hotel watching your car and then take our boat to Saladero Eco Lodge.

From Drake Bay

If coming from Drake Bay or Chackarita by bus we can pick you up at Playa Blanca on the beach. This can save you (and us) hours of travel time. Get off the bus in La Palma and take a taxi to Playa Blanca

Alamo has offices in San Jose, Pto Jimenez and in Golfito. You can pick up and return to San Jose, rent locally and return locally or rent locally and return to San Jose. There is a drop off fee if not returned to the same rental location.

Our experience with this company has been the most professional.