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San Isidro de El General

Getting there & away

Local transport

Taxi

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.)

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Land

Bus

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.

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Entering the destination

From tracopa terminal

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.

From terminal quepos

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.

From other bus stops

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.

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San Isidro de El General