All the ways to get to Blue Surf
There are two airlines that fly from San Jose to Tambor airport.
Sansa Airlines is probably the most convenient if you are connecting directly from the San Jose airport. Nature Air flies from an airport that is a 20 minute taxi ride away from San Jose airport, where you can easily walk to the Sansa terminal. If you are staying the night in San Jose then either is just as easy. Regardless, you must catch a taxi at the Tambor airport for a 45 minute drive to Blue Surf, but the actual time depends on the weather.
Both companies can only take surfboards up to 7’0" (or any extra baggage), on a space available basis, and for a fee (by the pound). Please be aware that many airlines will not even allow extra luggage on their flights to Costa Rica during high season.
Sit back and relax on your taxi ride, the roads can be rough. This is no 4 lane highway and the pot holes during certain times of the year can be rough, but nothing dangerous. Just enjoy the scenery and take in our piece of paradise.
Shared Shuttle to Mal Pais
Several shared Shuttles are available at certain times from specified locations.
One option is scheduled public shuttles with Montezuma Expeditions for budget travelers who travel light* (always a good idea!). The price includes taxi to/from airport and one night at hotel near San Jose’s international airport. *Riders must transfer vans at Puntarenas, carrying their own luggage aboard the ferry. Another van will meet you on the other side at Parquera.
Offering scheduled shuttles, the Costa Rica Shuttle is another option. They are happy to pick you up at the Airport, certain hotels, or anywhere in San Jose, and will drop you off right at Blue Surf. You can call (506/8849-8569) or even Skype them at "traveltocr."
Private Shuttle to Santa Teresa
Private shuttles are more expensive, but more flexible.
Private vans offer flexibilty (for example, if your flight arrives later in the day and you don’t want to stay overnight in San José).
Several companies offer private shuttles including Costa Rica Shuttle.
At 6am and 2 pm from downtown San José, public buses leave daily from the Coca-Cola Terminal and will stop at the driveway—ask for Zula Inn. Check this web site for schedules. Call the bus company, just in case the site has not been recently updated. Travel times vary depending on which bus you take–its approximately 7 hours travel time to Santa Teresa. The price is about $13 USD. You may have to spend the night in San José as departure times vary with the season (high/low). The Coca Cola bus station is about a 30-minute and $20 taxi ride away from the airport (the Juan Santa Maria International Airport is actually located in Alajuela, not San José). If you have a late afternoon or evening departure flight, you can save some time and money by asking the bus driver to stop at the airport.
We can also help you rent a car once you get here so you have freedom to explore!