ARRIVAL at San Jose airport (SJO) Juan Santamaría International Airport
We recommend that you arrive in Costa Rica on Sunday one day prior to the start day of the camp which is Monday. The reason for this is that it takes around 6-7 hours to get to the camp from San Jose if. If you decide to arrive on Monday make sure you do so before 7.30 AM as this is the time the last transfer leaves San Jose in the morning and there are no afternoon transfers. For this, we offer a hostel + transfer package for an additional 80 EUR. The package includes an overnight stay in San Jose at Alajuela Backpackers.
At your arrival, there will be a transfer just outside of the airport which shuttles you directly to the hostel. The given shuttle is available until 22h00 PM. Arrivals after that must arrange the transfer to the hostel on their own. However, it is only a 5-minute taxi ride away. (Alajuela Backpackers: SJO Airport Ave, 4th Street, Alajuela, Costa Rica)
After you have gained a good night sleep at the hostel, our staff crew will pick you up directly from the reception at 8h00 AM on Monday morning. We will then head straight to the camp Villa in Santa Teresa which takes about a 6-hour drive. The transfer itself is super cool as you will also be taking a ferry ride to get across to the peninsula.
For the case that you would like to get picked up at the airport instead and do not need any accommodation in San Jose, you can simply book the transfer for 65 EUR. Our driver will meet you at the airport around 7h30 AM on Monday Morning.
You can choose to fly from San Jose to Tambour airport. This you will have to arrange yourself and is the most expensive way to get to the camp but works well if you are short on time. Flights are between 100-150 USD usually. We can arrange to pick you up from Tambour, it's a bit over an hour drive and costs 55 USD.
We have a shuttle leaving the camp on Monday around 9h00. As it is a 6-hours drive, you will be arriving at the airport in San Jose around 15h00. Please keep that in mind when booking your return flight, as we advise you to book an evening flight on Monday. The transfer back to the airport costs 65EUR/person.