The Travel Guide to the Peninsula de Nicoya, Costa Rica, with detailed Maps, Hotels and Tourist Information
Transportes Cóbano, Tel. 2642 1112 and 2519 9973 / Cost: $ 14 / Duration: 5.5 hrs
The bus ticket also includes the ferry (70 min across the Gulf of Nicoya).
Bus Terminal in San José: Nueva Megaterminal, Avenida 7, Calle 10, contiguo al Cine Líbano
Reservations: La Terminal Online Tickets (plus $3 reservation fee)
|Mal Pais/St Teresa||San José||6:00 / 14:00|
|Montezuma||San José||6:20 / 14:20|
|Cobano||San José||7:00 / 15:00|
|San José||Mal Pais/St Teresa||6:00 / 14:00|
|San José||Cobano/Montezuma||6:00 / 14:00|
To/From the Airport (SJO):
When coming from the airport take a taxi to the bridge of Villa Bonita in Alajuela, where the bus stops at around 6:20 am and 2:20 pm. On your return journey, to the airport of San Jose, the bus stops right in front of the SJO airport roughly around 12:30 am and 8:30 pm.
If the direct bus schedules do not suit you, you can also take the regular Bus from San José to Puntarenas which departs every 40 min from the bus terminal at Avd 12, Calle 16. Once in Puntarenas take the » Ferry to Paquera. In Paquera continue by bus to Cobano, and on to Montezuma, Santa Teresa or Malpais. The last bus from Paquera is at 6:30 pm for the 5 pm ferry from Puntarenas.Local Buses:
|Cobano to Santa Teresa / Mal Pais:||6:50, 10:40, 11:50*, 14:40, 17:00, 19:40*|
|Santa Teresa / Mal Pais to Cobano:||5:50, 6:20*, 7:55, 11:55, 14:00*, 16:00|
|* connects to the direct bus to/from San Jose|
|Cobano to Montezuma: 5:00, 7:30, 9:30, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30, 16:30, 19:30|
|Montezuma to Cobano: 5:30, 8:00, 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 17:00, 20:00|
Empresas Alfaro, Tel. 2222 2666 / Cost: approx $ 13 / Duration: 4:45 hrs
The bus drives via Puntarenas, Tempisque Bridge, Nicoya to Samara.
|Samara||San José||4:30 (not Sun) / 21:00|
|San José||Samara||12:00 / 17:00|
These are the direct buses to Samara. More travel options are available if you change buses in the town of Nicoya. » Costa Rica Bus Schedules
Empresas Arsa, Tel. 2650 0179 / Cost: approx $ 12 / Duration: 6 hrs
Via Puntarenas, Tempisque Bridge to Jicaral. From Jicaral you continue with a smaller bus to San Francisco de Coyote and on to San Miguel and Bejuco/Pueblo Nuevo.
|Bejuco||2:15 / 12:30|
|San Miguel||San José||2:40 / 12:45|
|S.F. de Coyote||3:30 / 13:15|
|San José||S.F. de Coyote
|6:00 / 15:30|