How to get to Santa Teresa from San José

by Ben Levy
by Ben Levy

Looking to make your way from the capital to the tropical beach wonderland of Santa Teresa? We’ve got you covered! Here are the best methods of transportation to get from Jan José to Santa Teresa:

The swiftest way to reach the sandy beaches of Santa Teresa from San José is through the air on a domestic flight.

The Fast Way: Domestic Flight


If you value speed over savings, you’ll want to take a Domestic Flight from San Jose to Tambor, followed by a Taxi from Tambor to Santa Teresa. This way will cost you around $185 in total. The breakdown goes as follows:

Part 1 : Domestic flight
Book a domestic flight by Costa Rica Green Airways. They are reliable, have great customer service, plus they offer free beer and water upon boarding.

Duration: 25 minutes

Cost: $135

Part 2: Taxi from Tambor to Santa Teresa
You’ll also want to book a taxi from Tambor to Santa Teresa. Once you’ve arrived at the Tambor Airport, the Taxi driver will wait for you as you arrive. I rely on Pantera Transportation, they’ve never let me down.

Duration: 45 minutes

Cost: $60

The Cheap Way: Shuttle

If time isn’t an issue, and you’re looking to save some of your cash for all the amazing experiences in Santa Teresa, then a shuttle is the way to go. There are plenty of options online to book a shuttle from San Jose to Santa Teresa. All shuttles to Santa Teresa will board a ferry to get there, the duration of which will be a little over an hour. The shuttle will drop you off at your accommodation in Santa Teresa.

Duration: 4-5 hours
Cost: $50

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Our concierge services are always available and more than happy to help you book transportation to Santa Teresa, whether it be via the air on a domestic flight or via a shuttle. Ask us anything!

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