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Almost everything is within walking distance in Jacó, but you can call Jaco Taxi ((tel) 2643-2020 or 2643-1919) for a cab.

You can also rent a bicycle or scooter from a variety of shops and stands along the main street. A bike rental should run you around $10 to $15 per day, and a scooter should cost between $40 and $70 per day. Shop around, and make sure you get a bike that is in good condition.

For longer excursions, you can rent a car from Budget ((tel) 2643-2665; www.budget.co.cr), Economy ((tel) 2643-1719; www.economycarrentals.com), National ((tel) 2643-3224; www.natcar.com), or Zuma ((tel) 2643-1528; www.zumarentacar.com). Expect to pay about $50 to $120 for a 1-day rental. Or talk to a local taxi driver, who’d probably take you wherever you want to go for about the same price, saving you some hassle and headache.

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.