By plane:  The airport most frequently used by travelers trying to reach the Playas del Coco region is the Daniel Oduber International Airport located in Liberia and known alternatively as the Liberia International Airport (   From the airport, travelers generally opt to take a taxi to get to the beaches of Playas del Coco.  Travelers can also opt to rent a car at the airport for travel to the region.  Car rental companies with offices at the airport include Toyota Rent-a-Car, Alamo and Budget.  See for additional car rental details.

By car:  Travelers who are coming from Liberia via car rental will take the western highway in the direction of Santa Cruz , following the signs appropriately.  Driving directions from various major locations in the area can be found online at Specific driving directions from other locations can be obtained from Google Maps ( or Mapquest (

By bus:   Travelers who are spending time traveling throughout Central America may find that the bus is a good way to reach the Playas del Coco area.   Travelers most frequently catch the bus from the large city of San Jose .   Buses travel between the two locations daily; the trip takes 3 to 5 hours and costs between $8 and $40 depending on bus line used from San Jose. Pulmitan de Liberia offers direct service between Coco and the San Jose airport at a cost of $8.  Gray Line offers service from the Holiday Inn Express 1 km from the San Jose airport to Coco.  The taxi ride from the San Jose airport to the Holiday Inn Express should cost no more than $2.00US, 1,000 colones.

Pulmitan de Liberia buses travel between Coco and Liberia on an almost-hourly basis during the day.  At the Liberia bus terminal, you can make connections to other locations such as north to the Nicaraguan border, south to Nicoya or beaches/resorts along the Nicoya penisula and San Jose.

 Every Tuesday and Friday there is a shuttle service that picks up from Tamarindo and brings riders to Playas del Coco for $20. This service is hosted by Pure Vibes (+506 2670 0273) that is based in Playas del Coco. They also offer $5 off accommodation at their resort if you ride the shuttle.