Getting there & away
From the Puerto Jiménez–Carate road, the turnoff for the Cabo Matapalo is on the left-hand side, through a white cement gate (called ‘El Portón Blanco’). If you are driving, a 4WD is highly recommended, even in the dry season. Otherwise, the transport colectivo will drop you here; it passes by at about 6:30am and 2pm heading to Carate, and 10am and 5:30pm heading back to Jiménez. A taxi will come here for about US$30.