Getting there & away
A 4WD taxi to San Gerardo de Rivas will cost at least US$17. A taxi all the way up to Albergue Urán will cost US$20. (As always, these rates vary depending on road conditions.)
In San Isidro the local bus terminal on Avenida 6 serves nearby villages. Long-distance buses leave from various points near the Interamericana and are frequently packed, so buy tickets early.
The following buses originate in other destinations and pick up passengers on a space-available basis. The Tracopa terminal (771 0468) is on the Interamericana, just southwest of Avenida Central. Times are approximate, so get there early.
Agua Buena Depart 9:30am, 11:30am, 2:30pm and 5:45pm.
Ciudad Cortés Depart 11:30am and 5:30pm.
Coto 47 Depart 1:30pm.
David, Panama Depart 10:30am.
Golfito Depart 10am and 6pm.
Palmar Norte/Ciudad Neily $2.75/5, three/six hours, depart 4:45am, 7:30am 12:30pm and 3pm.
Paso Canoas Five hours, depart 8:30am, 10:30am, 2:30pm, 4pm, 7:30pm and 9pm.
San José US$3, three hours, depart 7:30am, 8am, 9:30am, 10:30am, 11am, 1:30am, 4pm, 5:45pm and 7:30pm.
San Vito 3½ hours, depart 5:30am and 2pm.
Terminal Quepos (771 2550) is on the side street south of the Tracopa terminal. Buses originate in San Isidro.
Dominical US$1, 2½ hours, depart 7am, 8am, 1:30pm and 4pm.
Palmar Norte/Puerto JiménezUS$2.75/5, three/six hours, depart 6:30am and 3pm
Quepos US$3, three hours, depart 7am and 1:30pm.
Uvita US$1.25, 1½ hours, depart 8:30am and 4pm.
These buses all originate in San Isidro:
Buenos Aires (Gafeso) US$1.50, one hour, depart hourly 5am to 5pm from north of Terminal Quepos.
San Gerardo de Rivas, for Parque Nacional Chirripó US$1, 2½ hours, depart from Parque Central at 5am and from the main terminal on Av 6 at 2pm.
San José US$3, three hours, depart from Terminal Musoc on Interamericana btwn Calles 2 and 4 every hour from 5:30am to 5:30pm.