Getting Here

Getting to Rancho Pacifico is part of the adventure!  If you are coming by car, take your time and make some stops along the way. Stop at a fruit stand to taste some exotic fruit or get a snack at one of the roadside “sodas”.  Also be sure to stop at the Rio Tarcoles bridge to see the wild crocodiles!


If you take a local flight or helicopter, a scenic short trip is in store for you.


Most guests let us reserve a rental car or send a private driver for them.  These are the easiest and most reliable options.

Several options are available to get to Rancho Pacifico. Please contact us for additional information.

Option 1: Rental Car

The drive from the San Jose Airport to Rancho Pacifico is 3 to 3.5 hours on a scenic paved coastal road in good condition. A 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. We also recommend that you let us reserve your rental car for you so you can be sure you have the right car at the best rates. 

We suggest using Waze or Google Maps to find your way to us. You can simply type in Rancho Pacifico, and it will take you right to our door.

Contact us for printed driving directions or rental car reservations.

Option 2: Regional Flight

You can take a scenic 20-minute flight on Sansa or Costa Rica Green Airways from the San Jose Airport to Quepos/Manuel Antonio. 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 in San Jose. 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.costaricagreenair.com. From the Quepos/Manuel Antonio regional airport, we can arrange private ground transportation to Rancho Pacifico for $120 each way for up to 4 guests. Please keep in mind that regional flights can be affected by weather delays and schedule changes that would not affect ground transportation.

Option 3: Private Ground Transportation

This is our preferred option for speed, convenience, and reliability. The driver will meet you outside the airport (there is only 1 exit from the airport after baggage claim) and they will have a RP sign with your name on it. After meeting your driver, you will ride in a private air conditioned vehicle to Rancho Pacifico. Best of all, we can arrange for a rental car to be delivered to the hotel for your use during your stay.  Please note that we need at least 48 hours to schedule this transportation, and we will need your international flight itinerary. The price is $230 each way for up to 4 guests. Additional VIP ground transportation options such as in-vehicle food and beverages are available. Contact us at reservations@ranchopacifico.com for more information.

Option 4 - Private Charter Plane or Helicopter

We can help you book a private plane or helicopter. Although these options can be the fastest way to get to us if all goes well, please keep in mind that they are quite expensive and can be subject to weather delays that wouldn’t affect ground transportation. If you are interested, please contact us.

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