There are two intl airports in Costa Rica, the Liberia and San Jose. The Liberia Airport is closer to Nosara. It takes 2 1/2/ hours by car and is a relatively easy drive. Most major airlines now have direct flights to Liberia. There are usually lower rates and more flights to San Jose but the time saving and convenience to Liberia is worth it. Plus you are more likely to have to stay over night in San Jose, which eliminates some of the cost savings you might get going into San Jose.
If you are coming from Liberia
Rent a car- If you plan on renting a car during your stay it makes sense to drive yourself from the airport. Use the Coconut Harrys promotion code and save 15% with National Rental car. See website link for prices,models,availability. Also, click on this link for driving directions from Liberia.
Take a van shuttle– I can arrange a pick up for you for $130 one way, good for 4-6 people. If you ask nicely the driver will probably stop for a six pack of Imperial. Send me an e-mail with your itinerary and I’ll take care of the rest.
If you are coming from San Jose
Staying overnight- You may decide to stay overnight in San Jose either when you first arrive or before you leave. If so I would recommend a couple of good value hotels. The Hotel Aeropuerto and the Garden Court are close to the Intl airport. They both offer free transportation to the airport and breakfast is included in the price. The other hotel is near the Nature air airport about 30 min. from the Intl airport. It’s called Casa Roland. They have an awesome breakfast included in the price and there are taxis available to get you where you need to go. Check there web sites for current prices and availability. If you want to stay downtown San Jose and take in the local charm I would recommend either the El Presidente or the Balmoral Hotel. Both are in the heart of the action.
Rent a Car– The drive from San Jose to Nosara is 4-5 hours. It’s relatively easy but I would not recommend driving at night. Click here for the directions from San Jose and don’t forget to use the Coconutharrys promo code to save $$.
Take a van shuttle– The shuttle is $240 from San Jose to Nosara. Let me know if you want me to arrange this.
Take a puddle jumper– The two airlines that fly from San Jose to Nosara are Sansa & Nature Air. The airport for Sansa is directly across the street from the Intl airport which makes it easier for making connecting flights. The Nature airport is about a 30-40 min. drive from the intl airport so if you have enough time between flights you can give them a try. The rates are $70-110 one way and they usually do not let you carry on boards. If you are not traveling with boards and the connections work this is a great way to go. You can rent a car when you arrive in Nosara.