need transportation from puerto caldera to jaco. what are the options?
The cheapest would be the official red cabs with yellow triangle you should find plenty around the port or the other one would be to contact a transportation company/Travel agency to do the transfer but it would be more expensive. Either of the options above should be cheaper than whatever transportation the cruise company offers
thank you, gracias, good info
Be sure that the red taxi have a yellow triangle at the front doors...a lot of what we call TAXIS PIRATAS ...around...the pirates are people that you have no idea who they may be...cheaper most of the time but like any service provided by people that are not following govermmnet rules and laws...anything can happened to you..and we love that our visitors keep coming back...we costaricans we are not here by accident...it is our country and we like to give the best to our friends!
We are planning a Panama Canal cruise (all "older" adults) that terminates in Puerto Caldera next January and we'd like to get in a little bit more beach time. Any recommendations for a nice beach resort in that area.
Or should we head up to the Tamarindo area....and if so, should we fly or take a taxi? Also need a beach resort recommendation there.
It depends on what you are looking for in a beach location. There is the Marriott Los Suenos which is not far from Caldera, but the beach (and the whole area) isn't very nice.
You could also visit one of the towns on the southern Nicoya Peninsula such as Santa Teresa.
To get to Tamarindo, you should probably just arrange private transportation. You can fly, but you will have to get to the SJO airport which is near San Jose, a couple of hours by land.
For more beach towns on the Nicoya Peninsula: www.nicoyapeninsula.com
Maybe nice to try to make it to Manuel Antonio National Park area...just 2 hours from Caldera...check...Buena Vista Villas and CAsas...Tulemar bungalows...Si Como No...Los Altos...Issimo suites...Mariposa...El Parador...SOUS:...
MAnuel Antonio ...offer a lot of wild life...nice beaches...good food ...nice places to stay and just 3 hours from SJO to fly back to your country!
Thanks for your message and site links, Hattie!
Roadadvisor, LOTS of good info to check out in your post.
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In contrast to Tamarindo which is a very busy beach toen eith lots of tourists, consider ending your trip with a few days on the beach in Montezuma. Beautiful beaches to wander, wildlife and a facinating beach spot at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort. Rates include breakfast and dinner. http://www.ylangylangbeachresort.com/ You can get there by water taxi from Jaco or hire a driver and take the ferry at Puntarenas.