The drive from SJO International Airport to Rancho Pacifico is 3 to 3.5 hours on a scenic paved coastal road in good condition. We suggest renting from Thrifty, Budget, or Hertz. A mid-size or full-size 4×4 is a must because the last 1.5 miles consist of a steep gravel road. Without four-wheel drive, you will not be able to drive up the road. There are 3 tolls along the way from San José totaling about 2,000 colones (equivalent to about $4, but the toll collectors only accept colones). You can exchange money in the SJO airport or withdraw colones from the ATM in the baggage claim area.
We strongly suggest renting a GPS with your vehicle. You can simply type in Rancho Pacifico under “Points of Interest” and it will take you right to our door. Costa Rica does not use a formal address system, so don’t try to enter our street address into your GPS – use “Points of Interest” instead. You may also click here for printed directions.
You can take a scenic 20-minute flight on Sansa or NatureAir from the SJO International Airport to Quepos. Luggage weight is limited to 30 pounds per person not including a carry-on. Extra charges apply above 30 pounds. In order to take the regional flight, you will need to plan a 2-hour window from the time of arrival to the SJO International Airport. You must exit customs and the main terminal, and then walk to the regional terminal. You have to be at the regional terminal at least 45 minutes before the flight. For more information visit: www.flysansa.com or www.natureair.com. From Quepos/Manuel Antonio regional airport, we can arrange private ground transportation to Rancho Pacifico for $100 each way for up to 4 guests.
You will have a driver waiting for you outside of baggage claim. The driver will have a Rancho Pacifico sign with your name. Please note that we need at least 48 hours to schedule this transportation, and we will need your international flight itinerary. The price is $220 each way for up to 4 guests. Additional VIP ground transportation options such as in-vehicle food and beverages are available. Contact Natalia at email@example.com for more information.
We can book a private plane or helicopter for you. The starting price is $490. Please send us your international flight itinerary, and number of guests, so we can provide a charter quote. To schedule a private charter plane or helicopter, contact Natalia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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