Santa Teresa, Costa Rica Aerial View

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

While it might take a bit more time to reach this beautiful beach lined by wild jungle on the Nicoya Peninsula than other beaches in Costa Rica, it is a tropical paradise worth the journey. We’re here to help make your arrival in Santa Teresa as smooth as possible.

Book your plane ticket to the international airport in San José (SJO), Costa Rica’s capital city, or to Liberia (LIR) in the northwest of the country. If you plan to arrive on Sunday, the first day of the Costa Rica retreat, your flight arrival time should be by early afternoon to allow time to transfer to our retreat location in Santa Teresa, by Malpais, that day. Optionally, you may arrive on Saturday, spend the night in San José or Liberia and transfer on Sunday. Contact Us for hotel recommendations near the airport.

Please review the domestic transfer options below to coordinate with your international flight arrival and departure times. This information is subject to change until a reservation is confirmed.

Traveling from/to San José or Liberia by Air

Taking a domestic flight to Santa Teresa is the fastest and easiest travel option. The airstrip closest to Santa Teresa is Cobano and direct flights from/to San José or Liberia take about 25 minutes. Book your flight directly with Sansa airlines or Green Air. Green Air only offers flights from San José. Domestic flights can fill up and we recommend that you make your reservation early! (Note for return guests: Tambor is no longer the airstrip for Santa Teresa.)

From Cobano, it is a 20-minute drive to Santa Teresa. We will arrange for a driver to meet you upon arrival and bring you to the retreat. Return transfers can also be arrange. Transfers are not included in the retreat package. Cost is about $40 USD per trip and divided by passengers. If you arrive at the same time as other guests we will arrange for you to share the ride and cost.

Traveling from/to San José by Land

Shuttle services (8 -12 seater minibuses) depart 1 – 2 times daily between San José and Santa Teresa and Liberia and Santa Teresa. Approximate travel time from San José is five hours including a 70 minute ferry ride across the Gulf of Nicoya. We can help connect you with a shuttle service in San José or Liberia.

Public buses depart San José daily at 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and return to San José the same times from Santa Teresa. Approximate travel time is five hours. You will need to take a taxi to the terminal in San José (25 minutes from the airport) and be picked up at the Santa Teresa stop (10 minutes from the hotel).