By collectivo from Puerto Jiménez in the dry season, it takes 2½ hr or more depending on stops. By taxi, it should only take 1½ hr. You can also fly on AlphaRomeo (Alvaro) from Puerto Jimenez to Carate in about 10 minutes.
- Walk. There is a 35-minute walk along the beach between Carate and the entrance to Corcovado National Park at La Leona Ranger Station.
- There is a small snack stand, but people who are entering Corcovado through this route should make sure that they purchase food in Puerto Jimenez to bring into the park.
There are some hotels along the beach.
- La Leona EcoLodge.