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Getting from San Jose to Coco Beach??

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Getting from San Jose to Coco Beach??

I land in SJO at 4.30am (eugh!) on the 26th September this year and need to make my way to Coco Beach or Liberia that day. Any suggestions of the best (and ideally cheapest) way to do this?

Thank you all in advance!!

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1. Re: Getting from San Jose to Coco Beach??

The cheapest way is by public bus.

You can look here: www.thebusschedule.com/cr/

There is a bus station near the airport known as "La Radial." It's a couple of miles from the airport and the buses going north stop here to pick up more passengers. (Note that the airport is not actually in San Jose, but in Alajuela which is where La Radial bus station is located.)

Look at thebusschedule.com for the bus from San Jose to Liberia. It will arrive at La Radial about 1/2 an hour later. You will pay the driver in colones. You can get colones from an ATM before you exit the airport terminal. Just take a taxi to La Radial - it shouldn't be more than $5 (should be less......)

Once in Liberia, you can transfer for the bus to Playas del Coco.

The bus to Liberia will make one rest stop about half way. They usually stop at a "complex" on the highway that has restaurant, convenience store and nice bathrooms.

Don't put anything in the overhead bin. You can put your luggage in the storage compartment underneath the bus but put your valuables in a day pack and keep it with you all the time.

So look on the busschedule.com for buses from San Jose to Liberia. They will be pretty frequent. T

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2. Re: Getting from San Jose to Coco Beach??

Agreed with HAttie...public bus is the cheapest way...and most of the time good buses...

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3. Re: Getting from San Jose to Coco Beach??

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