- SAN JOSE HOTELS
- SHUTTLE SERVICES
- DON JORGE RESTAURANT / BOAT DOCK in SIERPE
- SIERPE TAXI
SAN JOSE HOTELS
San Jose has a wide range of lodgings fitting every budget and taste. The town of Alajuela is nearest to the airport, and the neighborhood of Escalante in San Jose, with its seven blocks surrounded by over more than 80 restaurants, pubs, coffee shops and bars, is rapidly becoming a cultural and gastronomical hotspot (just a 30 min drive from the airport and 15 min walk from downtown San Jose).
Close to the airport with free airport pickup, pool, free breakfast, and large spacious rooms, this is a favorite of many of our guests who stay the night in San José. This is our recommended spot for staying 1 night to connect with your international flights. They do get booked up, so we suggest making your reservation as soon as you know your dates. They offer a free airport shuttle, as well. They offer our guests a 10% discount and another 5% when you pay in cash upon departure. Discount becomes applicable when you reserve via the link below.
Phone in Costa Rica: +506-2239-2633
From US: 1-866-258-4740
Just on the border of the popular Escalante district. Comfortable quiet atmosphere with garden. Dorm rooms from $15 and private rooms from $40, breakfast included full kitchen, gated parking.
For domestic flights within Costa Rica. The website is easily navigable in English and Spanish, and agents speak fluent English. Sansa bag weight restrictions are 20-40 lbs., depending on your ticket, with charges for extra weight. Tickets average $145-$175 in the High season (December to April) and $124 in the Green seasons. For children 12 years and under, there is a 25% discount. You can buy a one way or round-trip ticket, we recommend morning flights.
Phone in Costa Rica: +506 2290 4100
From US: 1-877-767-2672
Approximate flight times as of May 2019 are below; confirm on Sansa website:
DRAKE BAY FLIGHT TIMES
|Depart San Jose||Arrive Drake Bay||Depart Drake Bay||Arrive San Jose|
|8:20 AM||8:59 AM||9:10 AM||9:57 AM|
|12:20 AM||1:08 PM||1:20 PM||2:02 PM|
|2:20 PM||3:10 PM||3:20 PM||4:08 PM|
PALMAR SUR FLIGHT TIMES
|Depart San Jose||Arrive Palmar Sur||Depart Palmar Sur||Arrive San Jose|
|9:20 AM||10:07 AM||10:17 AM||11:00 AM|
Anywhere Costa Rica
Shuttle service to and from Sierpe, as well as other locations in Costa Rica. $67 per person for San Jose Sierpe route, 2 people minimum. If a shuttle is already going, 1 person can go for the same price of $67. If there is not already a shuttle going, they will open a new one for the one person, but the price would be $134. A private transfer service for the same route would be $415.00 total for up to 6 people and you can depart at any time you want.
Phone in Costa Rica: +506 22479-881
From US: 1-888-456-3212 or 1-888-576-9487
$79 per person for San Jose / Sierpe route, 2 people minimum. They often have a deal of half-price on your return if buying a round trip fare. If a shuttle is already going, 1 person can go for the same price of $79. If there is not already a shuttle going, they will open a new one for the one person, but the price would be $158. A private transfer service would be $ 290 for 1 to up to 5 passengers. If you have more than 5 passengers, contact them for the exact rate.
Phone in Costa Rica: +506 4033-7549 or +506 8426-9018 (24 hour line)
WhatsApp: +506 8812-4012 and From US: 1-202-448-2910
Whoever you reserve with, make sure you receive an email confirmation and we suggest re-confirming a few days before your pick up.
RENTING A CAR
Here’s a helpful blog entry from My Tan Feet Costa Rica Travel Blog on car rentals and tips. Also, Adobe Rent a Car has received many positive reviews.
Tracopa Bus Lines.
Phone: +506 2221-4214
Costa Rica Bus Schedule
Information on local busses and routes can be found here: http://thebusschedule.com/cr/index.php
DON JORGE RESTAURANT / BOAT DOCK in SIERPE
Telephone and WhatsApp: +506 8825-3326
Pedro with Trans Alvarez. Pedro is a local transportation provider in Sierpe; he speaks Spanish only. If you are flying in and out of Palmar Sur, we will coordinate with him for you. Telephone/WhatsApp: +506 8703-2121l Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DRAKE BAY TAXI
Once we know Drake Bay flight arrival or departure time, we will arrange your taxi pickup. Price is $50 for the car (2-4 people), with a discounted rate of $40 for 1 person, paid directly to taxi driver in cash.