Sotavento - Rustic lodging and luxury camping in Punta Banco, Costa RIca

Sotavento Plantanal

is located at the end of the farthest south beach road in Costa Rica. The preferred form of access is by personal 4-wheel drive conveyance, and persons interested in staying with us may want to consider renting a vehicle in San Jose or Golfito to maximize your mobility. You won't want to walk up the steep driveway from the beach to the lodge unless you are in excellent shape. A four-wheel drive vehicle is required to negotiate the steep, concrete driveway. A bus comes in and out of Punta Banco everyday from Golfito, which is connected to the rest of Costa Rica by daily flights to San Jose by Sansa and Travelair as well as by daily bus routes. Pavones is readily accessible by boat for visitors that boat across from Puerto Jiménez or Matapalo. Roads converge on the Pavones area from both Golfito and from Paso Canoas. The roads come together at the small town of Conte. Whichever way you are coming, be sure to take the road south at the Conte juncture, follow the signs to Pavones, and continue south to Punta Banco. Look for the Sotavento sign and the left-hand entrance.

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