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Getting there / How to get here?


From San José:
We provide van shuttle service from San José to The Perfect Sunset School. Taxi service to/from Tambor and Paquera is also available.

By plane:
From San José you can take a 30 minute flight (around $70 low season and $100 high season one way) with Sansa (+506) 2290-4400 (www.flysansa.com) or Nature Air (www.natureair.com) (+506) 2299-6000 to Tambor airport. From Tambor, take a taxi to Playa Hermosa. It’s about1.5 hour drive. Let us know at what time you are coming and we can send a taxi to pick you up (about $50).  It’s a good option when you don’t have much time and want to avoid a long wait. Total travel time from San José to The Perfect Sunset School and Surf Camp is approximately 2 hours.


By car:
From San José you have a 3 hour ride to Puntarenas port. There, catch the ferry to Paquera (It has 8 daily frequencies, every two hours, starting 5am, about 1 ½ hour trip. More info: 2661-2084/ 2220-2034.
From Paquera, take the only road, drive to Cóbano and then follow the road to Mal País/Santa Teresa entrance, about 14 km from Cóbano.
Once at the entrance, turn right to Santa Teresa beach and follow the road about 5 km. From Paquera port  is about 2 more hours driving to get here. It’s a good option if you want to enjoy the ride through the Nicoya Peninsula and explore the area once here.
If you are renting a car, we strongly recommend Budget Rent a Car as they are the only agency with branch offices in the area. Let us know and we can send you a quote. 4 x4 vehicles are advisable. 

Daily Shuttle service:
The shuttle departs every day from San José at 5:30am and 1:30pm. They can pick you up at your hotel or at the airport. The shuttle is a very comfortable van with AC, and ferry tickets are included. It takes about 5 hours to get here, and it costs $50 per person. Any other time of the day, $180 up to 3 people.
Also we offer a Shuttle – Pack – Hotel, includes shuttle, 1 night Hotel in San José near to the International Airport, airport transfer). It is a comfortable way to come by land without worrying about driving.


By bus:
Catch the brand new bus service from the Coca Cola Market in San José, departing daily 6am or 1:30pm.
The service is provided by TRANSPORTES COBANO Bus Company and runs every day, twice a day, from San José to Montezuma and Mal País/ Santa Teresa. It costs $12 per person. Ferry tickets are included.
PHONE: 2221-7479 / 2642-0740 / 8349-4349.
It’s the cheapest option, although the longest one. The trip takes about 7 hours from San José to get here.
The Perfect Sunset School is located about 1.5 km away from Playa Santa Teresa’s downtown, at the only place where the roads meet the ocean.