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, departures are often very early in the morning, and schedules change so frequently that you'll want to confirm the day before you travel.
Based in Dominical, Monkey Ride has shuttle-van services in each direction between San José and the Dominical/Uvita/Ojochal area starting at $44 per person.
Monkey Ride. Shared rides in large, air-conditioned vans, from San José to Dominical and points south, start at $44 per person. Pueblo del Río, main street, Dominical, Puntarenas, 11909. 2787–0454; 8651–9090; www.monkeyridecr.com.