Traveling to Nosara

There are two main airports in Costa Rica that visitors travel in to.

Jungles Edge offers transportation options for both.

Liberia to Nosara

  • By Car: Take a right out of the airport (or ask the Rental Car company to point you towards Nicoya) and drive 60km until you get to Nicoya. At the blinking yellow traffic light, take a RIGHT towards Nicoya and Samara. Then follow the road through the town of Nicoya, you will pass right through the center of town and out the other end. Stay straight for about 13km. The road will come to a T intersection again with a small store in front named “Abastecedor Caimital”. Take a RIGHT. – Stay straight on that road for 19km or so and until you see a gas station on your left. Right after the gas station (about 100 meters past) you will take a RIGHT onto the dirt road. You will see signs for Nosara. Drive SLOWLY and carefully on the dirt road, especially at night. There will often be locals walking on both sides of the road and it is hard to see in the dark with no street lights whatsoever. Slow down while driving through the tiny little pueblos to reduce the dust that you kick up. Follow the road for about 8km (feels much longer than that!) until you come to a T intersection with signs in front of you. Take a RIGHT at the intersection towards Nosara. Now you are only 12km away! • Stay straight and you will enter the Playa Guiones area!
  • By Shuttle: One to four people costs $150, five people costs $200, $40 each additional person. Please ask for details and we will set this up for you. We will need your airline itinerary upon request.

 

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San Jose to Nosara

  • By Car: Exit the Juan Santamaria Airport and follow the road straight, towards downtown San Jose. At rental car company, ask them to point you towards the Autopista del Sol (Highway 27) to Orotina and towards Escazu when you leave the lot. Remain on this highway for about 10-15 minutes. Then, you will take a RIGHT at traffic light intersection. You will see a McDonalds on the far left-hand corner of the intersection, and you will see a tall blue “Universal” sign on the right. This is the Autopista del Sol (Highway 27). There will be a few tolls along the way, so have a about $3.00 – $4.00 ready, preferably in Costa Rican Colones. Then, you will continue straight on the Autopista del Sol (without exiting) for about an hour. Follow the signs for Caldera and Puntarenas. Once you arrive in Puntarenas, Highway 27 will automatically turn into Highway 1. Follow the signs to Liberia and you will be put right onto Highway 1. Once past Puntarenas, the next turn you will look for is a sign labeled “Puente La Amistad de Taiwan”. Take a LEFT towards the Puente La Amistad de Taiwan. You will cross over the big bridge (Puente La Amistad de Taiwan) and follow that road until it comes to a T intersection. This leg of the trip will be about 48km. Take a RIGHT at that intersection, you will see a sign indicating Nosara, Playa Samara and Carrillo. The next intersection will be in Nicoya, about 13km from the last turn. Take a LEFT at the flashing yellow traffic light towards Nicoya. Then follow the road through the town of Nicoya, you will pass right through the center of town and out the other end. Stay straight for about 13km. The road will come to a T intersection again with a small store in front named “Abastecedor Caimital”. Take a RIGHT. Stay straight on that road for 19km or so and until you see a gas station on your left. Right after the gas station (about 100 meters past) you will take a RIGHT onto the dirt road. You will see signs for Nosara. Drive SLOWLY and carefully on the dirt road, especially at night. There will often be locals walking on both sides of the road and it is hard to see in the dark with no street lights whatsoever. Slow down while driving through the tiny little pueblos to reduce the dust that you kick up. Follow the road for about 8km (feels much longer than that!) until you come to a T intersection with signs in front of you. Take a RIGHT at the intersection towards Nosara. Now you are only 12km away! Stay straight and you will see a sign on the right for Jungles Edge!

  • By Bus: Approximately 6 hours via this route: San José – Nicoya – Nosara. Bus departs from San José to Nosara everyday at 5:30 a.m. The bus company is called Alfaro Buses. The San Jose terminal is in 14 th street, 5th avenue. There is a bus stop in Esperanza directly in front of the entrance to Jungles Edge.  Alfaro’s telephone number is: (506) 2222-2750 or 2223-8229
  • By Plane: Daily flights to Nosara Airport are offered from Juan Santa Maria International Airport (SJO).
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