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Need lodging and transportation advice

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Need lodging and transportation advice

We are arriving San Jose airport on May 16.We are staying from 5/16 to 5/23 at the Condovac La Costa resort in Playa Hermosa. We need to find a decent reasonably priced hotel for 5/23 thru 5/26. Our return flight is at noon on May 26th. The Liberia airport is closer to the resort, but the flights are a $1000.00 more for us then flying into San Jose.

We would prefer not to rent a car but it seems like that may be our cheapest way to go. I checked a couple of transportation companies and they charge $125 to $150 each way for the 2 of us from the resort to the airport. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. How difficult are the roads from the airport to the resort? Do they drive on the left or right side of the road?

Thanks for anyones help. We are really excited about our trip.


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1. Re: Need lodging and transportation advice

The price is about correct...gasoline price is about the same as USA...and the drive from SJO to Liberia/Condovac area about 5 hours...a lot of fuel!!

We drive in Costa Rica as you guys in USA!!-The only difference...better roads...and better drivers some times!!

Easy drive between airports..good roads all the way...

R.A Luis.

Just buckle up and enjoy the ride in paadise!!

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At first I thought.. no way can it be that much different... but did a search on expedia and you are right! $400 as opposed to $1200. WOW what a difference.

That said, the transfer to Playa Hermosa is say $150 for 2 people. You are still way ahead.

Transfer to Liberia will be MUCH less... $30 - 60 depending on how you go (taxi or tour company)

Condovac is an older resort and I would describe it as average. It does have nice pools and the staff are friendly. Rooms are basic but adequate.

Whilst you are there, there are lots of boutique hotels in Playa Hermosa. El Velero, Hotel Playa Hermosa(Bosque del mar) Hotel Acacia, Villas del sueno. All are similarly priced (About 70-85 per day) At that time of year they will have vacancies, as it is after the "high" season

Good luck and Pura Vida


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