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How To Get to La Costa de Papito (Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica)

Free Transportation with Rafting

From your San Jose hotel to La Costa de Papito as part of the exciting wilderness adventure Pacuare River whitewater rafting trip ($99 per person) on your way down here or going back to San Jose. Pick up at your San Jose hotel is at 6:00-6:30am and your luggage is kept safe and secure by the rafting company, Exploradores Outdoors, so that you can relax and enjoy the trip. Includes breakfast and lunch.

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  • ($50 per person) shuttle service with A/C, door to door from your hotel in San Jose (Pickup 7:00am.) to La Costa de Papito in 4 hours.
  • Return Trip from La Costa de Papito to your San Jose hotel (departures 6:30am and 2:00pm).
  • $60 per person 6:00am Arenal to La Costa de Papito.
  • 9:40am La Costa de Papito to Arenal (La Fortuna).


Private Van with A/C

For $215 you can be met at the airport or picked up at your San Jose hotel and transported directly to La Costa de Papito.

Your driver Tony speaks English (a son of Puerto Viejo) and will make your trip interesting and informative

Your return trip to your hotel or the airport can also be arranged. Price is for up to six people. Additional persons are $15 extra.

La Costa de Papito Private Van

Map Route : San José Airport to Puerto Viejo


Rent A Car

Adobe Rent A Car

Adobe rent a car es recomendado por:
1.- Precio más económico que otras agencias
2.- Sucursal en Puerto Viejo y Limón
3.- Calidad de servicio
Modelo Recomendado: Tucson


Bus : San José Bus Station: "Atlántico Norte" (MEPE)

Terminal Atlántico Norte (B point on map)
New Address: Avenida 9, Calle 12, Barrio México

Map shows how to go from old bus station "Los Caribeños" (A) to the new bus station "Atlántico Norte" (B)

Schedule (San José - Puerto Viejo) Schedule (Puerto Viejo - San José)
  • 06:00 a.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 12:00 m.d.
  • 02:00 p.m.
  • 04:00 p.m.
  • 07:30 a.m.
  • 08:30 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 03:40 p.m.

Average Price: 4.575 colones (aprox: $ 9 USD | 7 Euros)

San José bus info: (+506) 2258-01-34 | Puerto Viejo bus info: (+506) 2750-00-23