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MA transfer with grocery store stop

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MA transfer with grocery store stop

Hi everyone,

Do you all know of any trustworthy drivers that will stop at a grocery store on the way with a SJO- MA transfer? We will be getting in late to our condo & don't want to go back out to hit the grocery store with our small kids.


Edited: 6:12 pm, September 23, 2012
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1. Re: MA transfer with grocery store stop

Most drivers will stop on request. There are many excellent drivers around. This article gives a list of some that have over time been recommended in the forums


I would suggest you contact a few of them to compare prices and see what they say about stops.

A good place for variety would be the Automercado on the highway at Herradura near Jaco. Or if you want to wait till you get closer to MA, you can try MaxiPali outside of Quepos, Pali in Quepos - less selection - or Supermas in Quepos across from the bus station.

pura vida


Edited: 8:56 pm, September 23, 2012
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2. Re: MA transfer with grocery store stop

Thank you very much for the reply.Exactly what I needed to know

Manuel Antonio
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3. Re: MA transfer with grocery store stop

Yes, all driver services should be willing to stop for you for no additional charge. All the markets Raquel mentions are excellent, but some only stay open until 7-8pm. There is also a great market in mid-Manuel Antonio called Super Joseth that is open until 9pm. It has everything you need, though it will be alot pricier than most of the other options mentioned, but sometimes it is just worth it for the convenience! Enjoy!

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4. Re: MA transfer with grocery store stop

The best is Auto Mercado...they close at 8PM...at what time are you flying IN??

Because...you can do the shopping by SJO at another Auto Mercado...same company than the one by Herradura...


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5. Re: MA transfer with grocery store stop

Thank you all again. We aren't arriving late by adult time- should get to Quepos by 6pm, but I will have hungry, tired kids after 12 hours of travel.

Thank you all again. I noticed a post already giving great detail into the different store options. Love this forum :)

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