Getting Here and Around

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Getting Here and Around

SANSA and Nature Air have direct flights to Drake Bay, Palmar Sur, and Puerto Jiménez. SANSA has the most flights to Golfito and the only flights to Coto 47 (for San Vito).

Alfa Romeo Aero Taxi, at the Puerto Jiménez airport (really more of an airstrip), flies small charter planes to Carate, Tiskita, and Corcovado National Park's airstrip at La Sirena. The one-way price is $390 ($351 cash) for up to five people.

Owing to the dismal state of the roads and hazardous driving conditions—flooded rivers and potholes—we don't recommend driving to the South Pacific, especially in rainy season. If you decide to drive, make sure your vehicle has 4WD, high clearance, and a spare tire. Give yourself lots of daylight time to get to where you are going. You can also fly to Golfito or the Osa Peninsula and rent a 4WD vehicle locally.

Bus fares from San José average about $10, depending on distance and number of stops. The best way to get around the region's roads is by bus—let someone else do the driving. Bus fares are cheap, and you'll meet the locals. But the going is generally slow, buses often leave very early in the morning, and schedules change frequently, so check the day before you want to travel.

Based in Dominical, Easy Ride has three daily shuttle-van services in each direction between San José and the Dominical/Uvita/Ojochal area for $45 to $60 per person, as well as shuttles to Puerto Jiménez or Golfito for $75.

Essentials

Bus Contacts

Easy Ride (2253–4444 or 8812–4012. www.easyridecr.com.)

Alfa Romeo Aero Taxi (Puerto Jimenez Airport. 2735-5178.)

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