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Puerto Viejo to SJO

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Puerto Viejo to SJO

If I have a 12:30pm flight out of SJO, would I be safe leaving Puerto Viejo on a 6am shuttle Van? If not, do you know the price for private transfer and what time I need to leave?

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1. Re: Puerto Viejo to SJO

No it would not be safe. It's a 5 hour straight drive in a car but shuttles pick up passengers en route & can easily take an hour longer. Airlines recommend that you arrive 3 hours before departure. Best and cheapest option is to take a late afternoon public bus direct back to San Jose the day before. See info on transport at www.puertoviejosatellite.com

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2. Re: Puerto Viejo to SJO

agree with crfan. Not to mention the fact that the route out there is often closed or blocked due to landslides. too much of a gamble IMO.

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3. Re: Puerto Viejo to SJO

About $ 200.00 USD for a private transfer…leaving any time you need…just be sure you deal with a reputable company…do not pay anything in advance…once in SJO go ahead and pay...

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Edited: 5:27 pm, August 12, 2017
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4. Re: Puerto Viejo to SJO

Better to leave the day before. Even with a private transfer you may have delays. Check also this link please:

ticotimes.net/2017/08/09/highway-limon-parti…

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5. Re: Puerto Viejo to SJO

Great advice Gecko …with the wearer and road condition mostly by possible slides….better to leave the day before…

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