Pavones Services & Facilities
The Supermarket Rio Claro sells basic food items, personal supplies, household items and gas for cooking. There are several other mini-grocery stores in the town of Pavones and the surrounding area.
GSM cell phone service is intermittent. Along the beach at various points and up high, GSM cell phone signals may be found. TDMA service is more widely available.
There are two nice Internet cafes in town.
There are no banks or ATMs in the Pavones area. The closest towns offering these services are Rio Claro and Golfito.
There are no gas stations in the area, but the hardware store sells small amounts of gas for $5+ a gallon. Better to fill up in the city of Rio Claro along Route 2 before heading south to Pavones.
In the town of Pavones, there are two resident American doctors and an EMT open for emergencies 24 hours a day. The Castillo de Pavones offers its Toyota Tacoma truck in emergency situations if visitors need to depart immediately for the hospital. The closest hospitals are in Golfito (2 hours by car) and in Ciudad Nelly (1 hour 10 minutes). There is a clinic in Conte open daily for minor injuries.
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