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Visitor Information: Puerto Jiménez is an interesting town on the southeast coast of the Osa Peninsula where raucous scarlet macaws are so numerous they’re practically pests. The public pier is over a bridge past the north end of the soccer field, and the bus stop is a block west of the center of town. You’ll find a couple of Internet cafes in town; the best is CafeNet El Sol (www.soldeosa.com; tel. 8632-8150), which is a great place to book tours and get information, and is also a Wi-Fi hot spot.

City Layout: Puerto Jiménez is a dirt-lane town. The public dock is over a bridge past the north end of the soccer field; the bus stop is 2 blocks east of the center of town.

Fast Facts: Four-wheel-drive taxis are plentiful in Puerto Jiménez. You’ll find them cruising or parked along the main street of town, or have your hotel call one. You can rent a car here from Solid Car Rental (www.solidcarrental.com; tel. 800/390-7065 in U.S. and Canada, or 2442-6000 in Costa Rica), or from Alamo (www.alamocostarica.com; tel. 2735-5175 in Costa Rica).

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.