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Getting there & away

Most buses arrive at and depart from the bus terminal southeast of Parque Central.

Liberia US$1.25, 2½ hours, depart every 30 minutes from 3am to 8pm.

Playa Naranjo, connects with ferry US$1.75, three hours, depart at 5am, 9am, 1pm and 5pm.

Playa Nosara US$1.50, four hours, depart at 5am, 10am, noon and 3pm.

Puntarenas US$2.75, 2½ hours, depart at 7:35am and 4:20pm.

Sámara US$1, two hours, depart at 6am, 7:45am, 10am, noon, 2:30pm, 4:20pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm and 9:45pm.

San José, via Liberia (Empresas Alfaro) US$6, five hours, depart five times daily.

San José, via Río Tempisque bridge US$5.25, four hours, Empresas Alfaro has seven buses from 3am to 5:20pm, Tralapa buses depart at 3:20am, 5:20am, 6:50am, 10:45am and 1:45pm.

Santa Ana, for Barra Honda one hour, US$1.25, depart at 8am, 12:30pm and 3:30pm (there is no bus on Sunday).

Other buses depart from the terminal northeast of the park. Buses for Santa Cruz, Filadelfia and Liberia depart every 30 minutes from 3:50am to 8:30pm.

if you need a taxi, try calling Cootagua (686 6490, 686 6590) or Taxis Unidos de Nicoya (686 6857).