Puerto Jiménez

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Puerto Jiménez

Ciudad de Puerto Jiménez
Skyline of Puerto Jiménez
Puerto Jiménez is located in Costa Rica
Puerto Jiménez
Puerto Jiménez
Location in the province of Puntarenas
Coordinates: 8°33′N 83°19′W / 8.550°N 83.317°W / 8.550; -83.317
CountryCosta Rica
ProvincePuntarenas
CantonGolfito
Government
 • SyndicRafael Ángel Godínez Muñoz (PLN)
 • Substitute syndicTeresa Gardela Argüello (PLN)
Elevation
2 m (7 ft)
Population
(2005)
 • Total6,815
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central)
Websitehttp://www.munipuntarenas.go.cr/

Puerto Jiménez is the largest town on the Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica. The town is located on the Golfo Dulce near the Corcovado National Park. Also near the town is the Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve, where sightings of scarlet macaws, toucans and trogóns are common.[1]

During the 1960s, Puerto Jiménez was a haven for gold mining and logging. Today it is a popular tourist destination due to its proximity to the national park, and has an active nightlife with several bars and restaurants.[1] The town also boasts a supermarket, several clothing and shoe stores, a bakery, an art gallery, and several other shops. There are several hotels and hostels in Puerto Jiménez, including Lunas Hostel, Cabinas Jimenez, and Crocodile Bay Resort.[2]

The town is served by the Puerto Jiménez Airport. It is the third-busiest airport in Costa Rica, with 35,745 passengers in 2014.[3]

As of 2005, Puerto Jiménez had a population of 6,815.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Puerto Jiménez, South Puntarenas". GoVisitCostaRica.com. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  2. ^ Ronner, Abby. "Puerto Jimenez: Where the Junge is Your Backyard". Blue Osa. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  3. ^ DGAC Yearbook 2014 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Datos del Censo 2005" (PDF). INEC - Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (in Spanish). Archived from the original (PDF) on September 7, 2012. Retrieved April 11, 2010.

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Coordinates: 8°32′20″N 83°18′19″W / 08.538940°N 83.305272°W / 08.538940; -83.305272