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getting to montezuma from san jose or liberia airports?

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ohio
posts: 61
getting to montezuma from san jose or liberia airports?

thinking of whether to get into san jose or liberia airport and how to go to montezuma, this will be my first time in costa rica, and have friends in montezuma, saw some posts but they were not very recent, and maybe options, road conditions have changed some? maybe could fly into one airport out of the other...thanks, virginia

Grecia, Costa Rica
Destination Expert
for Province of Alajuela
posts: 6,387
reviews: 36
1. Re: getting to montezuma from san jose or liberia airports?

Quickest way would be to fly from one of the major airports into Tambor. This is a quick flight on a small plane. Check with Nature Air. Aside from that there are shuttle options or private transfers. Here is a list.

Shuttles

http://www.interbusonline.com

http://www.graylinecostarica.com/

http://www.costaricashuttle.com/

http://www.easyridecr.com/

PRIVATE DRIVERS

Odyssey Tours (Diego and Alvaro) - info@odysseytourscr.com

Oscar Chavarria - oscardrivercr@gmail.com

Tucan Limousines - rocio@tucanlimoservices.com

Willy - w_opciones@yahoo.com

Wilson - wilson_elsy@yahoo.com

Carlos Bogarin - encantados@ice.co.cr

Danny Jimenez - crdannytravels@yahoo.com

Leo Rodriguez - leratravelcr@yahoo.com

Juan Carlos and Rubier - tjtransfers@gmail.com

Alexander - alajuelatours@gmail.com

Dearborn, Michigan
posts: 475
reviews: 9
2. Re: getting to montezuma from san jose or liberia airports?

Be sure to check the luggage weight limits on the local planes. I hear they're pretty low. I think there might be one for number of bags too.

Gary

ohio
posts: 61
3. Re: getting to montezuma from san jose or liberia airports?

thanks for the above posts...I saw something about montezuma shuttle somewhere, that takes you to a hotel in alajuela the first evening, and then on to montezuma, onto the ferry and then to montezuma, is that still running, seem like a good option, has anyone taken that recently? probably will not fly or take a private transfer, as am thinking the expense may be higher...also saw some mention of a new bridge, avoiding the ferry,...also wondering just is the airport and shuttle or whatever experience much different from liberia?

Toronto, Canada
posts: 118
reviews: 8
4. Re: getting to montezuma from san jose or liberia airports?

I will be in Montezuma in three weeks and booked a shuttle with Montezuma Expeditions to get us back to the B&B we are staying at in Alejuela. Actually, our hotel in Montezuma booked it for us. It was so easy. You can do it in reverse, too. It is $50 per person. Check their website.

Chicago, Illinois
Destination Expert
for Costa Rica
posts: 5,177
reviews: 20
5. Re: getting to montezuma from san jose or liberia airports?

Flights from SJO to Tambor start a $44/ one way but the cheap loco fare limits you to 1 checked bag at 15 lbs. and 1 carry on at 10 lbs. If you can make the weight limit this is a great deal because you shave hours off your travel time. From Tambor you take a taxi to Montezuma (40 minutes) or get your friends to pick you up if they have a vehicle.

ohio
posts: 61
6. Re: getting to montezuma from san jose or liberia airports?

thanks for these very helpful suggestions, virginia

ohio
posts: 61
7. Re: getting to montezuma from san jose or liberia airports?

thanks, heather, that sounds easy, where did you stay in alajuela?

Dearborn, Michigan
posts: 475
reviews: 9
8. Re: getting to montezuma from san jose or liberia airports?

I stay at Casa Tago in Alajuela. Cheap, great staff and they make a great breakfast and they've been wonderful to me the 3 or 4 times I've stayed there. Montezuma Expeditions will pick you up there. They do the packages with them to. If they aren't on the list, I insist and pay the 5-10 dollars more. (They have optional A/C too).

Gary

Toronto, Canada
posts: 118
reviews: 8
9. Re: getting to montezuma from san jose or liberia airports?

Virginia, we are staying at Hotel Rose de America. The proprietors have been very helpful.

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