July 25, 2020

How to get to Nosara, Costa Rica



Playa Guiones is a charming little beach community that belongs to the town of Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. It is renowned for its laid-back, healthy lifestyle, consistent surf in its beautiful sandy beaches, amazing yoga instructors, and the sense of being away from it all.

You can fly direct from many cities in North America and Europe to Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose (SJO), in the center of Costa Rica or Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport in Liberia (LIR), in Guanacaste province, closer to the Pacific Ocean.

Liberia Airport is the nearest international airport to Olas Verdes Hotel; and it is a scenic 2.5-hour drive to Nosara and Playa Guiones. The journey from San Jose airport takes about 5-hours, and it is a great way to see many parts of Costa Rica.

There are several options when traveling from San Jose or Liberia airport to Nosara:

Airport Shuttle to Nosara.  Airport van services to Nosara are the most used. They are comfortable, reliable, and can run at any time of the day or night. Many hotels in Nosara offer private transfer services from any airport or destination in Costa Rica. Rates will vary, but as an example, Olas Verdes Hotel charges $135 for a one-way shuttle service from Liberia airport to Nosara. The price for a one-way transfer from San Jose airport to Nosara is $240. All shuttle and transfer fees are per trip and for up to four people; there is an additional cost for extra travelers. We will be glad to quote your airport shuttle.

Car Rental. Some visitors choose to rent a car at the airport and drive to Nosara. If you decide to do so, we recommend asking for driving directions to your Nosara hotel before you start your journey. The roads are in good condition and should not present many challenges, except for the last 20 miles, which can be tricky, especially if driving at night or on rainy days. Having a map handy or using apps like Waze or Google Maps is advised. If you plan to stay only in Playa Guiones and the Nosara area, you might not need a car. Most hotels are a short walk to restaurants, beaches, and shopping areas. Also, many hotels rent or provide free bicycles to get around town. You can rent ATV’s, golf carts, and even cars if you prefer to explore other places around Nosara. Car rental companies such as Alamo and Enterprise have offices in town.

Domestic flights to Nosara. Nosara Airport is just 15 minutes away from Playa Guiones. SANSA Airlines (www.flysansa.com) offers daily flights to/from Nosara airport to both Liberia and San Jose airports. Charter flights and helicopters to Nosara airport are also available upon request. Flying is a fantastic way to get the most out of your time during your vacation while enjoying the incredible scenery of the coast, mountains, and jungle. The best hotels in Nosara, like Olas Verdes Hotel, offer complimentary airport shuttles from Nosara Airport to the hotel in Playa Guiones, and often have promotional rates for domestic flights in Costa Rica.

Whatever your preferred method of transportation, getting to Nosara is an adventure.

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