This is a good choice for your first trip to Costa Rica. It’s easy and stress free. I recommend Interbus. Myself, my Guide Service clients and my guests at Hidden Jungle Beach House have used them many times. They are prompt, professional and great to work with. The cost for one person is $54.00 (children under 12 years old – half price). LET ME BOOK YOUR RESERVATION to help make sure all goes as planned.
The shuttles leave twice daily – 7:00 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.. If your flight arrives by 1:00 p.m. you can take the 2:15 p.m. shuttle. If your flight arrives LATER THAN 1:00 p.m. you’ll need to stay over night in San Jose and take the early shuttle the next morning.
In that case, stay at my favorite B&B, Vida Tropical in Alajuela, near the airport. They charge $35 – 45.00 for a single person and include an excellent breakfast. You can enjoy a lovely evening at Vida Tropical, meeting expats and other travelers and exchanging travel info. Alejuela is a nice little town. You can take a walk in the afternoon and enjoy a pleasant dinner at my friend’s Jalepeños. This charming restaurant belongs to the owners of Vida Tropical. It has great food at very good prices.
The shuttle service will not pick you up at Vida Tropical. The Vida Tropical desk clerk will call you a taxi for the Interbus pickup location, which is 10 minutes away, across from the airport.
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The shuttle van will take you on a nice comfortable, air conditioned ride with a few more people, headed out to Puerto Viejo. You’ll stop to eat half way. Any time you need to stop for the bathroom or to take a picture, the bus driver will gladly accommodate you. These drivers are really nice, especially if you try to speak some Spanish. And when you arrive in Puerto Viejo they will take you right to our door at Hidden Jungle Beach House.