How to get to Refugio Romelia

How to get to Romelia

You need to fly to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO-Juan Santa Maria Intl.)or Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.) Then you need to drive from there to the town of MONTEZUMA, on the Nicoya Peninsula. Once in Montezuma, you need to walk on the beach some 3 kilometers towards Tambor.

Here transportation information

(Schedules may vary, make sure to research on the services website before you plan your trip)

Public Transportation

Direct Service to Montezuma
Transportes Rodriguez, Tel. 2642 0219 and 2221 7479
Travel Time: 5 hrs. Cost: approx $ 12
The bus crosses the Gulf of Nicoya by ferry from Puntarenas to Paquera.
Bus Terminal in San José: La Coca Cola (Please read » Travel Safety)
Every day
San Jose to Montezuma/Cobano 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m
Montezuma to San Jose 6:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Non Direct Service to Montezuma
If the direct bus schedules do not suit you, you can also take the Bus from San José to
Puntarenas which departs every 40 min from the bus terminal at Avd 12, Calle 16.
Once in Puntarenas you take the Ferry to Paquera. In Paquera at the ferry terminal
there are busses to take you to Cobano and on to Montezuma. The last bus from
Paquera is at 6:30 p.m. It meets the ferry departing Puntarenas at 5:00 p.m. If you are
on a later ferry you must take a taxi to Montezuma or Malpais which might cost up to

Local Buses:
Cobano to Montezuma: 5:00, 7:30, 9:30, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30, 16:30, 19:30
Ferry to the Southern Region:
(Tambor, Monteuma, Mal Pais, Santa Teresa)
Puntarenas to Paquera


Private Transportation

Shuttle services
Montezuma Expeditions
Pick up from the San Jose Airport to Montezuma $45
You need to go to their site and make a reservation and they will give you the schedules
And from Liberia Airport
From Liberia Airport to Montezuma: Two kinds of serviceCollective Shuttle and
Private ShuttleCollective Shuttles:
Departure from Liberia at 9:00am arriving to Montezuma by 2:00pm
Departure from Liberia at 3:00pm arriving to Montezuma by 7:00pm
The collective shuttle is rated in $60 per person, per way.
Surfboard bag: $15
Pets not allowed on the collective shuttles (only if you reserve a private service)
Please always confirm pick up location (name of the hotel) and drop of location as well.
Private VIP Service:
This is a private service with your own driver and own vehicle door to door service. At
the time of your election the driver would be go directly to your hotel to pick you up, from
there you would be assisted. The rate for this service is $250 (per way, from 1 to 4
guests and $35 the extra guest after 4) Includes: Stops as you pleased for
sightseeing, bath, or restaurant + Your own private driver, own private minibus or large
Departure time is selected by the client.

By Plane
You need to fly to TAMBOR and from there take a cab to Montezuma, for
information on schedules and rates go to:
Fly SANSA Regional (departs form Juan Santa Maria Airport is more convenient)

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