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Transportation from San Jose airport.....

Ramer, Alabama
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Transportation from San Jose airport.....

to Playa Tambor, specifically Barcelo Tambor Beach. Looks like a bit of an adventure to get there. How long

from airport to ferry, ferry crossing and ferry landing to the hotel. I assume the best way would to get transfer from SJO to ferry, ride ferry then take cab from ferry to hotel. Correct?

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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San Jose to Paquera ferry terminal in Puntarenas about 1 hour and 40 minutes...

Ferry ride about 1 hour and twenty mintes...

From Ferry to Playa Tambor...about 40 minutes...maybe even less!!

If you make a good deal... will be better to hire the car from San Jose all the way to Tambor!!

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Just buckle up and enjoy the ride in paradise!!

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You also have the option of taking a small plane either with Sansa or Nature Air. You could do this one way too if you don't want to make the treck both ways. The ferry ride is enjoyable. They have snacks and beverages and the scenery is nice to take in.

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does anyone know what to expect to pay when taking the cab to the ferry and then the ferry ride...and the cab to the hotel??

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Atlanta, not sure about the cost of transfer from SJO to Tambor. It's about 4 1/2 to 5 hours so I would assume it's at least $150 each way. Depending on your flight arrival time at SJO you have to consider the ferry schedule also. After doing some research, we decided to spend the 1st and last nights near the airport and not get into a time crunch related tizzy.

We are going to rent a 4WD SUV for about $500 for 8 days and will then have a vehicle for our entire stay. I bought a good map and will get a GPS unit for the rental and this will give us a great deal of freedom and flexibility to explore the area.

The ferry is about $9 each way but has a reduced schedule during the green season.

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6. Re: Transportation from San Jose airport.....

We flew Sansa. Highly suggest it!

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