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 can reserve your vehicle for you or you can reserve it yourself. 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 Skyway from the SJO International Airport to Quepos or Palmar Sur. 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. After exiting customs and the main terminal, the regional terminal is a short walk. You have to be at the regional terminal at least 45 minutes before the flight. For more information visit: www.flysansa.com or www.skywaycr.com. From the Quepos/Manuel Antonio or Palmar Sur regional airports, 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 us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We can book a private plane or helicopter for you. 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 us at email@example.com.