If you do choose to drive in Costa Rica we strongly recommend that you rent a Sports
Utility Vehicle (SUV) . If you require a rental car we would be happy to assist you.
Go to services.
From San José take new highway Route 27 to the port town of Puntarenas, about 1.5
hours. In Puntarenas take the ferry to Paquera which is located on the southern
tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. The ferry schedule varies based on the season. Usually
ferries leave Puntarenas every two hours during the high season and the ride across
the Gulf of Nicoya is a scenic 1 hour trip (click here for ferry schedule).
When you arrive in Paquera, take the road to Tambor, continue straight on to Cobano
and from Cobano drive to Montezuma. After Cobano the road is not paved. Right before
arriving in Montezuma the road is paved again. First, you will see the Three Monkeys
Guest House to your left, then you will take the second entrance to your right. Drive
down the the dirt round keeping to your left until you see Casa Frangipani on your
right hand side. Driving from Paquera to Montezuma takes about 1 hour and is about
50 kms in distance.
You have two choices of airlines with daily flights to Montezuma/Tambor from San
José : Sansa Air or Nature Air. It costs about $90 per person for a one-way ticket
and takes about 30 minutes of flying time.
Sansa is located in the Domestic Terminal at Juan Santamaria (SJO) International
Airport in San Jose.
Nature Air is located in Tobias Bolanos Airport in Pavas, San Jose. The airport is
about 5 miles west of downtown San Jose and about 10 miles (a 30 minutes drive) from
the international airport.
The airport nearest Montezuma is Tambor Airport. Tambor is halfway between Paquera
and Montezuma. It will take 30 minutes to drive from the airport to Montezuma. Car
rentals are available at the airport. We can arrange to have a taxi pick you up at
the airport or reserve you a rental car. We highly recommend car rental as it is
very difficult to find public transportation. It is about a 30 minute cab ride to
Montezuma and costs approximately $30 dollars.
Most of the major American airlines fly into Costa Rica. You can also try TACA, which
is the Costa Rican national airline. From Europe there's Iberia who flies out of
Madrid, and Martin Air from Amsterdam. Most flights arrive into the capital city
of Costa Rica, San Jose, at the Juan Santamaria (SJO) International Airport.
American Airlines Flying into Costa Rica
Delta Air Lines
By Shuttle Bus
We can assist in arranging this service for you, all that we require is your name
and the hotel you're staying in San José.
From San Jose it costs $50 and takes about 5.5 hours. The bus will pick you up at
your hotel in San José between 7:30 am and 8:30 am. All the buses have A/C and they
will make a stop allowing you to eat something on the way.