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Getting to Guanacaste: Bus & Flight Schedules

March 14, 2008

BUS

San José – Liberia

Pulmitán, 222-1650, Ca. 24, Av. 5/7, 4 hours, 30 minutes, ¢2,450 ($4.90). Leaving San José: Hourly, 6 a.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. (Fridays only), 8 p.m., direct 7 a.m., noon, 3 and 5 p.m. Leaving Liberia: Hourly, 3-10 a.m., then every two hours until 8 p.m.

 

San José – Santa Cruz

Alfaro-Tracopa, 222-2666, Ca. 14, Av. 5, 5 hours, 30 minutes, ¢2,260 ($4.50). Leaving San José: 6, 8, 9:45, 11 and 11:30 a.m., 2, 4:30 and 7 p.m. Leaving Santa Cruz: 9 a.m., 5:30 p.m. Tralapa, 223-5859, Av. 3/4, Ca. 20, via Tempisque Bridge, 3 hours, 40 minutes; via Liberia, 5 hours, ¢2,800 ($5.60). Leaving San José via TempisqueBridge: 10:30 a.m. Leaving Santa Cruz via TempisqueBridge: 9 a.m. Leaving San José via Liberia: 8 and 9 a.m., noon, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 p.m. Leaving Santa Cruz via Liberia: 3:30, 4:30, 6:30, 8:50 and 11:30 a.m., 2 and 5 p.m.

 

San José – Tilarán

Auto-Transportes Cañas-Tilarán, 258-5792, Ca. 14, Av. 1/3, 4 hours, ¢2,840 ($5.70). Leaving San José: 7:30 and 9:30 a.m., 12:45, 3:45 and 6:30 p.m. Leaving Tilarán: 5, 7 and 9:30 a.m., 2 and 5 p.m.

 

San José – Cañas

Auto-Transportes Cañas-Tilarán, 258-5792, Ca. 14,

Av. 1/3, 3 hours, ¢1,530 ($3). Leaving San José:

7:30 and 9:30 a.m., 12:45, 3:45 and 6:30 p.m.

Leaving Cañas: 5:30, 8:30 and 11:50 a.m., 12:20,

1:45, 3:30 and 5 p.m.

 

San José – La Cruz – Peñas Blancas (Nicaraguan border)

Transportes Deldú, 256-9072, Ca. 20, Av. 1, next to Hotel Cocorí, 5 hours, 30 minutes, ¢3,385 ($6.80) to Peñas Blancas, ¢2,800 ($5.60) to La Cruz. Leaving San José: Hourly, 3 a.m.-7 p.m. Leaving Peñas Blancas: Hourly, 4 a.m.-7 p.m.

 

San José – Tamarindo

Tracopa-Alfaro, 222-2666, Av. 5, Ca. 14, 6 hours, ¢3,200 ($6.40). Leaving San José: 8:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. Leaving Tamarindo: 3 and 5:45 a.m. Tralapa, 221-7202, Ca. 20, Av. 3/5, 6 hours, ¢2,920 ($5.80). Leaving San José: 4 a.m. Leaving Tamarindo: 6:30 a.m.

 

San José – Playas del Coco

Pulmitán, 222-1650, Ca. 24, Av. 5/7, 5 hours, ¢2,930 ($5.90). Leaving San José: 8 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Leaving Playas del Coco: 4 and 8 a.m., 2 p.m.

 

San José – Brasilito/Conchal –Flamingo

Tralapa, 221-7202, Ca. 20, Av. 3/5, 5 hours, ¢3,205 ($6.40). Leaving San José: 8 and 10:30 a.m., 3 p.m. Leaving Flamingo: 2:45 and 9 a.m., 2 p.m. Tralapa, 221-7202, Ca. 20, Av. 3/5, 5 hours, ¢2,780 ($5.60). Leaving San José: 3:25 p.m. Leaving Playa Panamá: 5 a.m.

Empresa Alfaro-Tracopa, 222-2666, Av. 3/5, Ca. 14, 4 hrs., ¢2,795 ($5.60). Leaving San José via TempisqueBridge: 5:30, 7:30 and 10 a.m., noon, 1, 3, 5 and 6:30 p.m. Leaving Nicoya: 3, 4:30, 7 (via Liberia) and 8 a.m., noon, 2:45, 3 (via Liberia) and 5 p.m.

 

San José – Sámara

Empresa Tracopa-Alfaro, 222-2666, Ca. 14, Av. 3/5, 5 hours, ¢2,585 ($5.20). Leaving San José: Noon, 6:30 p.m. Leaving Sámara: 4 and 8:45 a.m. San José – Nosara Empresa Alfaro, 222-2666, Ca. 14, Av. 3/5, 6 hours, ¢3,200 ($6.40). Leaving San José: 5:30 p.m. Leaving Nosara: Noon.

 

Nicoya – Sámara – Carrillo

Empresa Rojas, 685-5352, main station in Nicoya, 400 meters east of the southeast corner of the park, to Sámara, 45 minutes, ¢695 ($1.40), to Carrillo, 1 hour, 15 minutes, ¢925 ($1.90). Leaving Nicoya: 5, 5:45, 6 (Sundays only), 8, 10 and 11 a.m., noon, 1, 2, 3, 3:45 (except Sunday), 4:30, 6:30, 8 (Saturday and Sunday) and 9:45 (Monday to Friday). Leaving Sámara: 5, 5:30, 6:30, 8, 10 and 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, 3, 4, 5 and 6 p.m. Leaving Carrillo: 4, 5, 6:30, 8, 10 and 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, 3, 4:30, 5, 5:15 and 5:45 p.m.

 

Nicoya – Nosara – Garza – Guiones

Empresa Rojas, 686-9089, 400 meters east of Nicoya Park, to Nosara, 2 hours, 30 minutes, to Garza, 2 hours, to Guiones, 1 hour, 10 minutes, ¢995 ($2). Leaving Nicoya: 4:45 and 10 a.m., noon, 3 and 5:30 p.m. Leaving Guiones: Monday to Saturday, 4:30, 5 and 7 a.m., noon, 3 p.m., Sundays, 5 and 7 a.m.

 

AIRLINES SERVING LIBERIA

International

 

American (257-1266, www.aa.com), to and from Miami, seven days a week; to and from Dallas, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Continental Airlines (668-1186, www.continental.com), to and from Houston, seven days a week; to and from Newark, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Delta (257-4141, www.delta.com), to and from Atlanta, seven days a week; to and from New York, Wednesdays and Saturdays; to and from Los Angeles, Saturdays.

Liberia Travel (666-4772, www.liberiatravelcr.com), to and from Miami, Houston, New York and Atlanta, daily; to and from Los Angeles, Thursdays and Fridays; to and from Chicago, Saturdays; to and from Charlotte, Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays.

Sunwing, Sky Service, Air Canada(243-1860, www.aircanada.com), to and from Toronto, Mondays.

U.S. Airways (430-6690, www.usairways.com), to and from Charlotte, Saturdays.

United (234-3434, www.united.com), to and from Chicago, Saturdays and Sundays until April.

 

Domestic

 

Sansa Regional (290-4400, 668-1017, www.flysansa.com), to and from San José.

Nature Air (299-6000, www.natureair.com), to and from San José, Arenal, Fortuna, Bocas del Toro, Limón, Nosara, Palmar Sur, Puerto Jiménez, Punta Islita, Quepos, Tamarindo.

Aensa-Aerotour (232-1248, www.aerotourcr.com), charter.

Aerobell (290-0000, www.aerobell.com), charter.

 

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