Cahuita Getting There
San Jose to Cahuita: $9; 6:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.; 3.5 hours. Departs from the Terminal Atlantico Norte, located on Avenida 9 and Calle 12. Auto Transportes MEPE, 2257-8129.
Limon to Cahuita: $2.5; every hour from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; 1 hour. The Cahuita station is at the east corner of the Big Boy Baseball Stadium. Auto Transportes MEPE, 2758-0618.
Cahuita to San Jose: $9; 7:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 4:30 p.m.; 4 hours. Departs from Mall Playa Blanca, next to the Banco de Costa Rica in Cahuita. Auto Transportes MEPE, 2750-0023.
From San Jose to Cahuita: The 120-mile journey takes between 3.5 and 4.5 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions. Take Route 32 out of San Jose, driving through Braulio Carrillo National Park. Follow the signs to Guapiles, Siquirres and Limon. In Limon, turn south on Route 36, and follow the signs to Cahuita.
Greyhound and Interbus offer private, air-conditioned shuttles for hotel-to-hotel/airport transport. Tel. 4031-0888.
San Jose to Puerto Viejo, $49; Departs 7:50 a.m.; 4 hours.
Cahuita to San Jose, $49; Departs 7:20 a.m., 3:15 p.m.; 3 to 4 hours.