Dave Looks for Plants

Journal of a plant explorer

Exploring the Osa Peninsula

After a great experience at La Gamba I got a ride down to the town of Golfito on the Golfo Dulce to start the next part of my adventure.  It is an interesting little town, with few tourists but there is a duty free zone there and shoppers fly in from San Jose to buy merchandise.  The town is strung out along the coast between the coastal hills and the gulf.  A ferry, La Launcha, makes regular trips back and forth between Golfito and Puerto Jimenez on the peninsula.   I took the one-hour ferry ride across the gulf, interrupted by a short stop part way across to pick up another passenger who had missed the boat.

When I arrived at  Puerto Jimenez, Reinaldo and his wife Catherine were waiting for me on the dock. We went to a local botanical garden where I saw Costus guanaiensis, then to dinner, and then I checked in to a small hotel.


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