The most remote lodge in Costa Rica
Jungla del Jaguar Lodge & Hostel is located a 20 minute boat ride from Drake Bay, on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. Our property shares a border with Corcovado National Park, and is the closest lodge to Cano Island Marine Reserve.
Find out how to get to Drake Bay and Corcovado by public transport boats and domestic flights.
Getting Here & Away
How to Get to Jaguar's Jungle, Drake Bay & Corcovado
Public Boat Transport:
Boats from Sierpe depart for Drake Bay daily. To arrive at Jungla Jaguar, you will need to take the 11:30am boat. Please advise the boat captains that you are staying at Jungla del Jaguar and he will bring you to our doorstep after dropping off other guests in Drake Bay town.
You should budget $25-30 per person for the boat journey that leaves Sierpe at 11:30am. Please let us know if you will be coming from Drake Bay or Sierpe.
If for some reason you cannot make the 11:30 boat, please contact us and we may be able to arrange something for you. The price for a later boat will be a minimum of $40 per person and can be difficult to arrange.
To get to Sierpe from San Jose, take the 5am coastal bus from the Tracopa Station and get off in Palmar Norte. Manual Antonio/Quepos, Uvita and Dominical are also along this route. You can find additional bus timetables at thebusschedule.com.
From Palmar Norte, take a collectivo taxi to Sierpe. You can also reserve a private shuttle to Sierpe from many different Costa Rican destinations with costaricashuttle.com
The boat leaves The Jaguar's Jungle at 7am on your departure day.
Please see The Sierpe boat guide to read about the boat even more.
The best shuttle service to Sierpe from San Jose and other coastal towns is Shuttle Corcovado. Visit their website to book a shuttle or Whatsapp Pedro at +506 8703 2121
There are no roads to paradise! Please leave your rental car in Sierpe, at a cost of $6 per day. We never recommend driving to Drake Bay. The roads are terrible and involve multiple bridgeless river crossings. Just take the boat from Sierpe, you'll be glad you did.
Both Drake Bay airport and Palmar Sur Airport are accessible from Jungla del Jaguar. Flights operate daily from San Jose with Sansa Air.
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From Palmar Sur, simply take a collectivo taxi to Sierpe and follow the directions public transport directions above.
From Drake Bay airport, take a taxi to Drake Bay Beach and ask for help flagging down the boat captain named ‘Chancha’ who will be dropping off passengers between 12.15pm and 12.45pm. Ask him to bring you directly to Jungla del Jaguar.
You should budget $30-35 total per person for both of these transfers.