Last updated on February 28th, 2023 at 12:47 pm
How To Get From San Jose To Playa Hermosa Puntarenas – You can go by bus, van, taxi and private transfer.
What is The Distance From San Jose Airport to Playa Hermosa?
The distance from San Jose to Playa Hermosa is 106 kilometers. Click here to book online Costa Rica activities and Day Trips
The travel time by taxi from San Jose to Playa Hermosa is around 2 hours. The taxi fare from San Jose airport to Playa Hermosa is around $150 USD. Read here how to get from Playa Hermosa to San Jose airport the reverse way.
What Is The Cheapest Way From San Jose To Playa Hermosa?
The cheapest way from San Jose to Playa Hermosa is by bus for $7 USD. The bus travel time from San Jose to Playa Hermosa will be around 2 hours and 30 minutes.
What Is The Best Way From San Jose To Playa Hermosa?
The best way from San Jose to Playa Hermosa is by shared van for $39 USD per person and 2 hours of travel time and you can book online.
You can rent a car at San Jose airport, Uber or private transportation prices will be around $180-260 USD and you will be able to fit 4-6 people.
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WHERE TO STAY IN PLAYA HERMOSA
There are dormitory rooms where you can rent the bed for as low as $10-15 USD a night if you want the cheapest option in Playa Hermosa. A double-room hostel can cost up to $30-40 a night while mid-range hotels cost more or less $80 a night.
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HOW TO GET FROM SAN JOSE AIRPORT TO PLAYA HERMOSA
BUS FROM SAN JOSE TO PLAYA HERMOSA (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from San Jose to Playa Hermosa is by bus. The buses from San Jose to Playa Hermosa are leaving from Tracopa Bus Terminal (check the location in Google Maps).
BUS SCHEDULE FROM SAN JOSE TO PLAYA HERMOSA
The bus schedule from San Jose to Playa Hermosa is starting from 5 30 am to 7 30 pm leaving almost every hour. Check Tracopa Bus schedule and route here!
The bus fare from San Jose to Playa Hermosa is around $7 USD. The bus travel time from San Jose to Playa Hermosa is around 2 hours and 15 minutes.
SAN JOSE AIRPORT TO TRACOPA BUS TERMINAL IN SAN JOSE CITY CENTER
There are two bus services running from San Jose airport to city TUASA (Red and white buses) and Station Wagon (Yellow and orange buses). The buses are running every 10 minutes starting from 4 am until 11 30 pm.
The total travel time from San José Juan Santamaría Airport to city is around 30-40 minutes. The bus fare is 675 CRC which is $1.10 USD for one way and you don’t have to pay extra for the luggage.
You will have to walk outside to get the buses leaving from the main road outside the airport. You can buy the ticket direct to the bus driver.
SHARED VAN FROM SAN JOSE TO PLAYA HERMOSA (BEST WAY)
The best way from San Jose to Playa Hermosa is by shared van direct to your hotel. The van travel time from San Jose to Playa Hermosa is 2 hours.
The van fare from San Jose airport to Playa Hermosa is $39 USD and you can book online.
TAXI FROM SAN JOSE AIRPORT TO PLAYA HERMOSA
If you go from San Jose airport to Playa Hermosa by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time from San Jose to Playa Hermosa by taxi is around 2 hours.
The taxi fare from San Jose airport to Playa Hermosa is around $150 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
UBER FROM SAN JOSE COSTA RICA TO PLAYA HERMOSA
Uber App can be useful for traveling around Costa Rica but they have similar fares to taxis. You can expect to go from San Jose airport to Playa Hermosa for around $150 USD depending on the traffic or time of the day.
CAR RENTAL AT SAN JOSE AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car at San Jose’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Playa Hermosa or if you would love to move around. It will take you 2 hours to get to Playa Hermosa from San Jose airport in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport for $30-40 USD per day.
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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM SAN JOSE AIRPORT TO PLAYA HERMOSA
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to San Jose. Prices are around $180-260 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4-6 people. It could be $40–50 USD per person.
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BEST WAY FROM SAN JOSE AIRPORT TO PLAYA HERMOSA (SAN JOSE TO PLAYA HERMOSA)
BUS VS VAN PROS AND CONS
The best way from San Jose to Playa Hermosa is by bus for $7 USD if you go on a budget for a total of 2 hours and 30 minutes travel time.
The best way from San Jose airport to Playa Hermosa is by van for $39 USD and you can book online if you prefer comfort and get directly to your hotel. After a long flight, you will be in 2 hours at the beach without any other transfer.
The best way from San Jose airport to Playa Hermosa is by taxi, Uber or private transportation if you wish more comfort for $150 USD and 2 hours travel time. A great option if you are traveling in a group or with so much luggage.
BEST TIME TO VISIT PLAYA HERMOSA
In Costa Rica their summer (December to April), there are fewer rains than normal. In their winter (May to November), the rains are almost non-stop. For most tourists, the best time to visit Playa Hermosa is from December to April because of easier transport.
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CASH AND ATMS IN COSTA RICA
The currency of Costa Rica is called Colòn and as of now, $1 USD is worth 600 Colòn. Do not exchange your currency at the airport because you’ll get less than what you’ll get with the city’s exchange. Anyway if you are bringing USD you can use them while traveling around Costa Rica no need to exchange them.
Bank or debit cards in an ATM are the recommended way to access your funds while traveling in Costa Rica. Know real-time currency exchange here!
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