How Far to…

You may know the way to San Jose (it’s about 3 hours, BTW), but how far is it to the store, the hospital, the bank, etc?  In this part of Costa Rica, walking or driving time is a more accurate gauge of distance than mileage (or kilometerage I guess).  Drive times can vary based on conditions, driving style, and other factors, so use these as general guide to relative distances.  Towns such as Ojochal can be geographically dispersed, so I’ve included travel time from both the village itself and the “phases” where many people live.  Keep in mind that businesses pop up and leave from time to time, so times and locations can change – these are as of July 2023.

Primary Service Locations

Service Dominical Uvita Ojochal Village Ojochal “Phases” Tres Rios
ATM 5 min – Dominical 5 min – BM market, Uvita 15 min – BM market, Uvita 25 Min – BM market, Uvita 20 min – BM Market, Uvita
Auto Repair 15 min – Uvita 5 min – Uvita 5 min – Ojochal, or 15 min – Uvita 10 min – Ojochal, or 25 min – Uvita 20 min – Uvita
Airport (regional) 35 min – Quepos 45 min – Quepos 60 min – Quepos 35 min – Palmar 25 min – Palmar
Airport (San Jose) 3 hours 3 hours 15 min 3 hours 25 min 3.5 hours 3.75 hours
Bank 15 min – Uvita 5 min – Uvita 15 min – Uvita 25 min – Uvita 20 min – Uvita
Beach 5 min – Dominical 5 min – Uvita 5 min – Tortuga/Ventanas 10 min – Tortuga/Ventanas 10 min – Tortuga
Fuel 5 min – Dominical 5 min – Uvita 5 min – Ojochal 10 min – Ojochal 10 min – Ojochal
Hardware 15 min – Uvita 5 min – Uvita 5 min – Ojochal 10 min – Ojochal 10 min – Ojochal
Hospital 35 min – Quepos 45 min – Quepos 20 min – Cortes 30 min – Cortes 20 min – Cortes
Real Estate – RE/MAX We Sell Paradise 25 min – Ojochal 10 min – Ojochal 5 min – Ojochal 10 min – Ojochal 15 min – Ojochal
Stuff (household goods, etc) 35 min – Quepos or 50 min – San Isidro 5 min – Maxi Pali Uvita or 60 min – San Isidro 10 min – Maxi Pali Uvita or 75 min – San Isidro 25 min – Maxi Pali Uvita or 90 min – San Isidro 25 min – Palmar
Veterinarian 15 min – Uvita 5 min – Uvita 15 min – Uvita 25 min – Uvita 25 min – Palmar

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