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Puerto Jiménez

"Despite its small size and languid pace, Puerto Jiménez is a bustling little burg, where rough jungle gold-panners mix with wealthy eco-tourists, budget backpackers, and a smattering of celebrities seeking a small dose of anonymity and escape. Located on the southeastern tip of the Osa Peninsula, the town itself is just a couple of gravel streets with the ubiquitous soccer field, a block of general stores, some inexpensive sodas (diners), a butcher shop, and several bars. Scarlet macaws fly overhead, and mealy parrots provide wake-up calls" -- Extract from Frommer's guide book on Costa Rica. Photos by Daniel Gehring. [caption id="attachment_520" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="Boat at the dock of Puerto Jimenez"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_521" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Sunset on the Golfo Dulce in Puerto Jiménez"][/caption]