Central America - Costa Rica; assistance in getting around
Nov 21, 11, 2:29 pm
We need to visit Tamarindo(3 nights) and then Puntarenas(5 nights), flying into CR at SJO.
Is catching a flight on Nature Air the best way to get to Tamarindo? Would flying back to SJO from Tamarindo and using Puntarenas Doubletree's shuttle from SJO make sense?
I notice the departure for Nature Air is San Jose Pava, is that a different airport?
Nov 21, 11, 11:05 pm
Nature Air does not use SJO. It has its own small Tobias Bolaņos airport (SYQ), in the suburb of Pavas, a few km west of downtown.
The other domestic airline, Sansa, does use SJO and it also flies to Tamarindo. That would be an option.
Nov 22, 11, 6:10 am
Thanks, I will check Sensa.
Nov 22, 11, 2:46 pm
It's "Sansa." :)
In answer to your other question:
Would flying back to SJO from Tamarindo and using Puntarenas Doubletree's shuttle from SJO make sense
Yes. With the new highway to the coast, you can get to Puntarenas in about an hour these days. That's assuming the shuttle service uses the new highway.
Nov 22, 11, 5:56 pm
Spellcheck. I will remember SANSA.
I was told by the Doubletree Puntarenas that the shuttle will take the faster, better toll road. We are there for a conference so we will be going in groups from SJO by arrival time.