Puerto Jimenez Getting Around
Walking is the best means of getting around downtown Puerto Jimenez. For visitors staying in a hotel outside of town, taxis can be found at the soccer field. Most hotels, restaurants and stores will gladly call a cab for tourists. Recommended drivers:
Sample one-way fares from Puerto Jimenez to local destinations:
Playa Preciosa: $10
Cabo Matapalo: $35
A flatbed truck known as the colectivo taxi runs daily from Puerto Viejo to Carate via Cabo Matapalo. It is a safe and cheap alternative to private taxis. The colectivo departs Puerto Jimenez at 6:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for Carate, passing Matapalo at about 7:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The trip takes roughly one hour and costs $4. It leaves Carate for Puerto Jimenez at 8:30 a.m. and at 4:00 p.m., passing through Matapalo at 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.