Directions from SJO Airport

Directions from SJO Airport

Santa Teresa and Mal Pais are a pair of towns facing the Pacific Ocean, nestled into the coastal mountains of the Nicoya Peninsula, touching the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve. Our hotel is only 200m away from 3 top surfing spots.


By Car – Driving from the San Jose Airport to Puntarenas takes approx. 2 hours. In Puntarenas you board the car ferry to Paquera (1/2 hour ride) across the Golf of Nicoya. From Paquera it takes about 1 hour to Mal Pais – Santa Teresa.

By Air – Mal Pais, Santa Teresa is 40 minutes away from the domestic airport of Tambor. There are daily flights from San Jose to/from Tambor.  The flight is about 35 minutes. Fly direct from San Jose to Tambor, than take a taxi to Mal Pais – Santa Teresa. You can make reservations prior to your arrival at Sansa or NatureAir.

Get a 10% discount if you reserve through the link below!

By shuttle – we can help to arrange direct transportation from San Jose (airport) to the lodge and back.

By bus – there is a direct bus from the downtown San Jose bus station. Bus schedule may change. Usually the bus leaves at 6am and 2 pm from the San Jose center.

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