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Shuttle from San Jose to Sierpe

Toronto, Canada
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Shuttle from San Jose to Sierpe

Our family is having trouble getting seats on the Sansa flight to Drake Bay on December 23rd. I am looking at other options. Has anyone had experience with the overland Shuttle from San Jose to Sierpe, which connects with the boat to Drake Bay (I read about it on The Bug Lady's website?

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1. Re: Shuttle from San Jose to Sierpe

It is a long drive in a minibus, but there will be no other options, IMO. Or local bus yet this one is takes even longer.

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2. Re: Shuttle from San Jose to Sierpe

Buses are often not much slower than shuttles and are of course much cheaper. By shuttle it is 5 to 6.5 hours (depending on pick-up point). We went from Sierpe to San Jose by bus. First a bus (30 minutes) from Sierpe to Palmar Norte (but a taxi works too) and then a Tracopa bus (5 hours) from Palmar Norte to San Jose. So from San Jose a Tracopa bus to Palmar Norte and then a bus or taxi to Sierpe. But I see Tracopa also has one direct bus from San Jose to Sierpe at 8:30 am. The Bug Lady's website also mentions Tracopa, by the way.


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