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Airport Golfito 30 km
Car Car advised

Activities near Pavones

Sports Water sports, Horse riding, Fishing
Great for Walking holidays, Rural or countryside holidays, Beach or lakeside relaxation, Winter sun

How to get there

International flights to San Jose (SJO), Costa Rica arrive from the US, Madrid and other European cities. Once in San Jose you can drive to fly down to the nearest airstrip, Golfito.

The rental houses at Finca Estrella are located on the south pacific coast, a 6 and a half hour drive from San Jose or a 45 minute flight to Golfito followed by an hour drive (bus or taxi available).

If you are taking the scenic route and driving from San Jose on the new 'beach road' then try www.renta4x4incostarica.com, www.mapache.com, www.4x4rentacar.com for rental cars. Stop off at the Tarcoles crocodile bridge for a souvenir mooch and croc watching. Do your final gas fill up at Rio Claro de Golfito and stock up with groceries at the new supermarket next door. Other good grocery stores are earlier on in journey in Uvita. As for lunch stops, Dominical has some good ones, further south - Exotica at Ojochal has fabulous food but sadly doesn't have the coastal breeze. We avoid Jaco.....

If you are flying then use either www.flysansa.com or www.natureair.com and fly to Golfito. Solid car rental (www.solidcarrental.com - the Osa Peninsula section) are based near the airstrip in Hotel Samoa del Sur in Golfito. Various rental car companies will deliver a car to the Golfito airstrip so just ask them. There are a couple of supermarkets in Golfito so stock up there and fill up with gas. Banana Bay Marina or The Fish Hook are good if you're hungry.

From either Golfito or Rio Claro, follow signs for Conte/Pavones/Zancudo - the signs are hard to spot so keep your eyes peeled.

Once you are over the big new bridge on the Rio Coto the road isn't paved so drive carefully. Turn right at Conte (small supermarket/internet/bar) then when the road splits, take the left hand fork to Pavones, after 5-10 minutes you'll see bright yellow Finca Estrella signs - follow these, turning right at the bus stop. (If you reach Escuela de Cuervito (Cuervito School) then you have gone too far). Finca Estrella, our property, starts 1.5km up that road. You'll see Casa del Sol (Sun House) on the left hand side first, followed by Casa Roja (Red House) then finally Casa Amarilla (Yellow House) on the right hand side. Casa Madera (Wooden House) isn't visible from the road, neither is the pool.