Getting there & away
The closest you can get to Islita by bus is Empresa Arza’s two daily buses from San José that go through San Francisco de Coyote and on to Playas San Miguel and Bejuco. Keep in mind, though, that from Bejuco there is still a long uphill hike to Islita – and hitching is almost impossible due to the lack of traffic.
Although Punta Islita is less than 10km by road southeast of Playa Carrillo, the road is wicked and requires some river crossings that are impossible in the wet season. The ‘easiest’ route is for you to head inland from Playa Carrillo through the communities of San Pedro and Cangrejal, which is also known as Soledad, and then down to Bejuco on the coast. From there, you can head to Islita (to the northwest).
NatureAir flies once daily between San José and Punta Islita (one way/round trip US$80/160).