International flights arrive in Costa Rica at the JuanSantamaria International
Airport (considered San Jose Airport, or SJO),
which is actually
located about 20 minutes outside the city of San Jose.
The best and fastest way to get to Montezuma is by plane, it's a 20 min.
flight to Tambor then a 30 min.
taxi ride from there.
Sansa flights leave in the morning...Natures Air leaves in the afternoon. The ticket office and departure area is right next door to the
international airport. You just go outside of the main airport to the
street and turn left. It’s about a 5 minute walk. Be sure to arrive at
least ½ before your flight for check in.
very important !! A good idea as your leaving the airplane and are on
your way to immigration...there are shops that will allow you to pick up
water. Also...have some snacks from your initial flight to tide you
over. Water and snacks are available also on the
beautiful way to experience Costa Rica is from the air. From San Jose
it's only a 20 minute on the Sansa Airlines
flight to Tambor, our local airport. This costs $75-$105 (each way).
There, we will arrange to have a taxi waiting for you. Then to Viktoras'
retreat center it's about a 30 minute scenic ride. Let us know when
you are arriving and we will have a taxi waiting
for you. Tell the taxi that you are going to Montezuma and it's agua
vista street (by The 3 Monkeys Motel) and the home of Viktoras.
The alternative land trip is a very good way of getting acquainted with the Costa Rican landscape...the people and
an opportunity to doing some photography.
In all the years I have traveled...as I've always taken precautions i've never gad any issues. However such occurrences
are common...even among the veteran travelers.
must emphasize...just as and other foreign country...you should always
be aware of ...you are a target for opportunistic
thieves. Keep always a very clear view of your baggage as well as your
most important documents. It should be handled with the most
scrutiny...passport, wallet, cash etc.
bus service from San Jose to Montezuma. This bus leaves every day from
the Coca Cola bus station in downtown
San Jose at 6:00am and 2:00pm. The cost is $12.00 US. The CocaCola bus
station is a 20 min., $20 Taxi ride from the international airport. The
bus trip takes about 5.5 hours total. There is one rest stop between
San Jose and Puntarenas. In Puntarenas you must
get off the bus and the driver will hand you a ferry ticket and a
laminated card that you need to get back on the bus. Follow the bus
crowd onto the ferry for a beautiful one and a half hour ferry ride.
Upon crossing the gulf you will disembark in Paquera.
Follow the passengers to the other side of the ferry terminal to
re-board the bus and continue the journey to Cobano. In Cobano all
passengers going to Montezuma switch to another bus, which takes you the
final 20-30 minutes to downtown Montezuma. Please let
us know your arrival time, we will have a taxi pick you up at the bus
stop in Montezuma ($5-6).
Travel Package Shuttle to Montezuma
that arrive later in the afternoon can spend the night at Hotel Las
Volcanes located about 10 minutes from
the airport. This is a beautiful old hotel that offerers an excellent
travel pack. The cost is $65/per person and it includes accommodations,
breakfast, and the shuttle to Montezuma. Do not worry if you have to
choose this option. Guests arriving late will
have all the time needed to acclimate and catch up.