Puerto Jimenez

With a population of only 2,000, dusty dirt roads and a fledgling tourism industry, Puerto Jiménez is an under-appreciated haven for expats, local peninsula dwellers, and a steadily increasing flow of tourists that fly into the lone airport on the peninsula, built less than five years ago, to experience one of the world’s most biologically diverse locations.

The town boasts a lively if unnamed, main street on which you’ll find a supermarket, several clothing stores and shoe stores, a yogurt shop, a bakery, restaurants, an art gallery, and many shops catering to tourists’ outdoor desires.