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You can either return the same way you came, or explore an alternate travel route.  We have recapped some of the pertinent details from the arrival section above to help you plan your departure route:


6:30 AM Breakfast

7:00  - 20 minute Beach Walk south to Schoolhouse  >>>  

7:30 - Taxi pick up: 45 minutes to Drake Bay Airport  >>>

8:15 - Arrival to Drake Bay airport

9:10 - Flight to San Jose: 50 minutes to Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)

This is the quickest way to return to San Jose and for connecting with afternoon international flights. Please give yourself at least 3 hours between arriving at the Domestic Terminal and your International departure. We will start you with an early breakfast, then after the 20 minute walk down the beach, you will be met by the taxi to bring you the 45 minute ride through the rivers and countryside to arrive at Drake Bay Airport. We arrange to have you at the airport at least 50 minutes before departure of your domestic flight


The Sierpe River mouth is an impressive sight to be seen. The boat ride then passes through the largest mangrove estuary in the new world tropics.

6:00 AM Breakfast

6:30 AM Departure: 20 minute Beach Walk north to San Josecito Bay  >>>

6:50 AM Water Ferry: 1.5  hours to Sierpe  >>>

8:30 AM Arrival at Sierpe river-town boat dock

Onwards by Land

  • 10 AM Departure from Sierpe by land shuttle
  • To San Jose international airport give yourself 5½ + hours

Onwards by Air

  • From Sierpe 20 minute Taxi to Palmar Sur airport
  • 10:15 AM Local flight to SJO International Airport, arriving at 11 AM to the Domestic Terminal

Transfer Rates

  • Boat ride to Sierpe - $20 per person
  • Land taxi is $5 per person in a taxi colectivo or $20 for a private cab
  • Once you stay with us is booked, we reserve for you, your local taxi and water shuttle transfers
  • Please pay the service providers directly, as transfer fees are not included in our rates

Please visit our TRAVEL TIPS page for detailed info on:

  • Descriptions of the travel routes
  • Local airline, water ferry and bus schedules and charges
  • Optional routes and info