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Taxis are plentiful in Golfito, and are constantly cruising the main road from the outskirts of town to the duty-free port, often at alarming speeds. A taxi ride anywhere in town should cost under C1,000. Local buses also ply this loop. The fare for the bus is about C400.

If you drive down here and head out to one of the remote lodges on the gulf, you can leave your car at Samoa del Sur for around $12 per day.

If you need to rent a car in Golfito, check in with Solid Car Rental (www.solidcarrental.com; tel. 800/390-7065 in U.S. and Canada; 2442-6000 in Costa Rica).

If you can’t get to your next destination by boat, bus, commuter airline, or car, Alfa Romeo Air Charters (www.alfaromeoair.com; tel. 8632-8150) runs charters to most of the nearby destinations, including Carate, Drake Bay, Sirena, and Puerto Jiménez. A five-passenger plane costs around $200 to $450 one-way, depending on your destination.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.