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).