How To Get To El Sabanero

Costa Rica has two International Airports which are San Jose (SJO, 4 hours driving time) and Liberia (LIR). Liberia International Airport is closer to us (1 hour driving time).

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GPS MAP COORDINATES 10.2644, -85.7661

We will be happy to make arrangements for you if you would like to be picked up at either of these Airports by a private pickup or if you would prefer to take a Bus.

SHUTTLE PICKUP: We can arrange a private car to pick you up from San Jose at a cost of U$ 200 one way from 1 to 4 persons for the same price.

We offer pickup from Liberia airport U$ 35.00 one way per person minimum of 2 people

Please contact us at info@elsabanero.com so we can arrange a private pick up for you.

If you do not wish to have a private pick-up please choose from one of the following:

Self Drive (San Jose)Self Drive (Liberia)Bus from San Jose

Self Drive (San Jose)

From San Jose take the Pan American Highway (ROUTE 1) west towards Liberia and after about 130 Km you will come to a small village called Limonal.

Turn Left (ROUTE 18) in Limonal heading towards Nicoya and stay on this road till it ends (49.3 km) and make a right turn (ROUTE 21) towards Nicoya and then Santa Cruz (34.2km).

Once you are at the second Gas Station in Santa Cruz hang a left (route 160) just past the small bridge towards Tamarindo.

Follow the paved road to a small town called “27 de Abril” (16 km) where the paved road splits. Follow the right hand road which was recently paved towards Tamarindo.

Take the road for about (6.4km) and the El Sabanero property will be on your left hand side on a hill on a small intersection with a bus station (called Caña Fistula).

driving san jose to el sabanero part 1

driving san jose to el sabanero part 2

Self Drive (Liberia)

Drive from the airport to the main road via the access road and turn right (2.6 kM).

Go straight all the way (Hwy 21 approx. 47km) till you get to just before Santa Cruz.

Take a right turn just before Santa Cruz in direction Tamarindo. (Do not take Tamarindo turn off in Belen which is 20 km before Santa Cruz)

Follow the paved road to a small town called “27 de Abril” (16 km) where the paved road splits. Follow the right hand road (which was recently paved) towards Tamarindo.

Take the road for about (6.4km) and the El Sabanero property will be on your left hand side on a hill on a small intersection with a bus station (called Caña Fistula).

driving from liberia to el sabanero

Bus from San Jose

Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) provides a pdf bus schedule with an exact Bus station map from San Jose.

Itinerario de Buses – Bus schedule

Nearby Bus Stations to the Lodge: Tamarindo or Santa Cruz

Shared Ride Shuttles

Several companies, Interbus being the best known, offer air-conditioned minibus service with door-to-door pickup between hotels in major tourist areas and El Sabanero.

Prices range from $29 to $49 per person and schedules are available between here and Arenal, Jaco, Mal Pais, Manuel Antonio, Montezuma and San Jose. Click here to view schedules, rates and reserve.

Bus from Liberia

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