Mark & I needed to go to Walmart which is a 45 minute bus ride into another town. We caught the bus in Atenas (where we are now) and took it to Alajuela. The ride was in a big, modern, very comfortable tour bus and cost only 72 cents each one way. From the bus terminal drop off we easily got a taxi to Walmart for $4.00. Ironic that our 45 minute ride cost 72 cents and the 10 minute ride cost $4.00. Go figure.
After our shopping, it was getting late (about 5:30 pm) and we needed to get a taxi back to the bus terminal. So, we waited outside where there is an area for taxi pick up. We waited and waited. Two local ladies came over to the same area we were waiting and a taxi showed up. We were thinking we were first in line and stepped toward the cab. They made a motion like "no, this is ours". Oops, turns out they called a cab and we didn't. We figured out that you need to let someone know in Walmart if you need a taxi and they will call one. The ladies were super nice. They allowed us to share their cab. They were taken just a few blocks away and dropped at their house. We were then taken to the bus terminal. The buses run about every 1/2 hour, so it was pretty quick to get back on the bus to Atenas. Back in Atenas, we took another taxi to the B & B. It is amazing that we could get all that done and speak very little Spanish.