Hotel OasisMal Pais - Playa Carmen
For traveling from San José to Mal Pais, you have different options:
If you plan your journey by car, we strongly recommend a 4x4 so you can travel worry-free on the Costa Rican roads. You will find that all the international rental car companies deserve Costa Rica.
Coming from San Jose, you take the Highway No. 1 / Interamericana and drive for about 2 hours direction Puntarenas. It is one of the bigger towns outside the Central Valley so you shouldn't have any problems finding it. From there you take a ferry to Paquera, which is situated on the Nicoya Peninsula. In high season, there is a ferry leaving for Paquera about every two hours. The ferry drive is about one hour and 15 minutes. Ferry schedule
From Paquera it takes another 1.5 hours until you get to Mal Pais. To get to your destination, you take the road to Playa Tambor, but continue straight to Cobano. From Cobano you follow the road until you get to Playa El Carmen. This is the intersection that divides Playas El Carmen and Santa Teresa in the north from Mal Pais in the south. To get to Oasis, you take a left turn at this intersection. We are situated at 250 meters from the intersection on your left hand side.
From the Liberia international airport go south driving to Nicoya, once there follow the road to Carmona, Lepanto, Jicaral, Naranjo, Paquera, Cobano and finally to Mal Pais.
There are two different airlines that offer their services within: Sansa and Nature Air. For timetables and prices you can visit their homepage. The flight takes about 25 minutes and we can arrange a taxi transfer to Oasis for you from the airstrip at Playa Tambor.
We also can arrange a shuttle transfer from San Jose or other destinations in Costa Rica. Please contact directly the agencies to check for prices and reservations: tropicaltours and montezumaexpeditions
By private Taxi:
We can send you a private taxi to pick you up in San José and drive you to Mal Pais (5 hours ferry included) for $260
By public bus:
There is daily bus transportation from San José to Mal Pais for $14 per person. For information call +506- 26420740/26420219/26420992 (5 hours ferry included). Departure twice a day from the San Carlos bus station.
Please regard the above mentioned prices only as a guidance; we cannot guarantee these prices, since they can always be subject to change.
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