Getting To Sierpe

Sierpe is the primary gate to the Osa Peninsula. We’re located on the north side of the peninsula, alongside one of the many branches of the Sierpe River. In fact, the river almost completely surrounds the town of Sierpe, minus a small strip of land, making it almost an island.

Driving from San Jose to Sierpe takes about five hours. Motorists will drive on Route 27 along the Pacific Coast and will encounter many scenic overlooks and shops along the way.
From San Jose, or any other major city, take a Tracopa bus to the city of Palmar Norte. (Note: there is one bus daily directly to Sierpe that leaves San Jose at 8:30am). This bus will cost you $11-$15 USD. See Tracopa’s website for bus times, more information, and exact pricing:

Once you get off the Tracopa bus in Palmar Norte, you’ll need to go to the Sierpe bus stop. From the main Palmar Norte bus station you were dropped off at, walk into town, to the left if you’re facing the bus station’s ticketing counter and wait area. After having walked about 50 meters, take your first right onto a large street. After about 25 meters, you’ll see a long metal bench with a roof over it on the left side of the road. This is the Sierpe bus stop. If you have any trouble finding it, ask a local, they’re always friendly and willing to help. The bus will cost about $0.75 USD. Once on the bus, get off at the last bus stop and you’ll be at the Sierpe park, right in the middle of town!

Alternatively, you can take a taxi from Palmar Norte to Sierpe. This will cost you between $15-$20 USD.

Bus times from Palmar Norte to Sierpe: 5:00am, 6:30am, 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:15pm.

Bus times from Sierpe to Palmar Norte: 5:30am, 7:15am, 9:00am, 10:30am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm.

Sansa Airlines fly between San Jose and Palmar Sur multiple times a day. The Palmar Sur airstrip is about fifteen minutes away from Sierpe. Tickets are available for around $200 per ticket, round trip. Departure and arrival times vary. Check Sansa’s website for specific info: