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Lodging in San Jose

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Lodging in San José, or near the airport

If you need lodging in San José or near the airport, we recommend these options:

Hotel Holiday Inn Aurola (in San José Downtown)

Holiday Inn Aurola offers:

  • Discount for Papito´s customers
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Pool, gym, restaurant
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The special rate for guests of La Costa de Papito is $ 85 + 13% tax (total = $ 96), single or double standard room. This rate includes buffet breakfast, local and wireless internet calls. The additional person pays $ 25 + 13% tax (includes breakfast buffet). The regular rate is $ 130 + taxes. Reservations may be applied by email at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This is the only way to apply this rate. If guests book through the hotel website, they receive chain rates that are different. It is important that the customer is identified as a guest of "La Costa de Papito" hotel to give you this special rate.

Hotel Adventure Inn (near the airport)

Adventure Inn offers:

  • 10% discount for Papito´s customers
  • Free airport shuttles
  • Complimentary complete breakfast
  • Pool, jacuzzi and gym
Visit: http://www.adventure-inn.com/promo/costadepapito

If you need a hotel near the international SJO airport for a late arrival or early departure, we suggest you consider staying at the 3.5 star Adventure Inn.
They offer free airport shuttles before and after international flights, they'll arrange your transfer to and from La Costa de Papito Hotel, or will help you with a low cost car rental.
They have spacious fully equipped rooms, a complimentary buffet and hot served breakfast, a great little restaurant and bar, a pool and Jacuzzi, a gym, four guest computers, free international phone calls, and they are the # 1 hotel on TripAdvisor in their area.
As an added bonus, right now they are offering a 10% discount to La Costa de Papito Hotel guests on top of any other discounts. Simply click on http://www.adventure-inn.com/promo/costadepapito to make your reservation.

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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.

Click here for details about the different rafting options



  • ($49 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).
  • $59 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 $195 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