We invite you to contact us directly to help you choose the best route for your journey!
Taxis are the way to go when traveling in groups of 3 or more, or with a lot of luggage and/or boards.
From San Jose the drive is 5-6 hours and costs $240. From Liberia the drive is 2 ½ - 3 hours and costs $140. We are happy to arrange a driver to meet you at the airport.
We have 2 local airplanes that offer flights from the major airports of Liberia and San Jose: Nature Air and Sansa. Nature Air flies out of the Tobias Bolanos Airport in Pavas, located about a 40 minute taxi ride from the San Jose airport while Sansa leaves directly from the San Jose airport. There are several flights per day to Nosara from both Liberia and San Jose.
The cost varies between $100 to $125 one-way per person. Travel time from Liberia is 20 minutes and from San Jose 45 minutes.
All domestic flights in Costa Rica are certified as being Carbon Neutral and will compensate all carbon emissions emitted by your flight.
We have several car companies here in Playa Guiones if you would like to return your car at any point during your vacation there is a $50 drop-fee.
Although everything on the beach is within walking distance it is nice to have a car if you would like to make day trips to other beaches. We highly recommend a 4WD year round because the last hour of your trip is on a bumpy dirt road. During the Green Season (May thru Dec) a 4WD is mandatory.
Our most affordable and adventurous option is the local bus service. You can catch a “direct” bus from the Coca-Cola station downtown San Jose (which is 20 minutes east of the airport)…or anywhere bus stop along the highway to Nosara.
There are also several more buses throughout the day that change buses in Nicoya.
The last bus from Nicoya to Nosara is at 5 pm. The cost of a ticket is only $7-$8 however you will most likely have to stay the night in a hotel or hostel depending on what time you arrive. From Liberia you also will have to change busses in Nicoya.