Javilla, Coyote, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Phone : 00506-2655-8181
We can arrange ground transportation all over the country. Please contact us if you would like to be picked up at the airport or at any other location.
Getting to Laguna Mar: From Juan Santamaria Airport.
Getting to Laguna Mar takes approximately 5 hours and we recommend traveling during daytime. Leaving the airport take either highway 1 or 27 as long as you follow the signs indicating Puntarenas / Liberia. When you get the cross that takes to Puntarenas, there are two choices.
- Taking the ferryboat: Puntarenas Playa Naranjo.
The ferryboat takes 1.5 hours and when you reach Playa Naranjo turn right and continue to Jicaral. In the main intersection in Jicaral turn left heading direction Coyote; the paved road ends 5 minutes after this crossing, so follow the dirt road for the next 1.5 hours or 27 miles approximately to get to us.
Once you reach San Francisco de Coyote, there will be soccer field on your right side, turn right here and continue straight about 4 miles and follow the Laguna Mar signs. Below is the link for the ferry operator and their schedules.
- Puente de La Amistad ( Tempisque Bridge).
For this option you will not go to Puntarenas, you will keep on following the signs direction Liberia. Approximately 1 hour after passing the intersection from Puntarenas, you are going to follow the signs indicating Puente de la Amistad, there will be a large service station on your left where you will turn towards the bridge; stay on this road.
After the Tempisque Bridge you will arrive at a “T” cross, turn left heading to Carmona which is about 20- 25 minutes away. Once you have taken this road, there are 2 choices depending if you have a regular vehicle or a 4 wheel drive.
Continue direction Bejuco, you have to cross several mountains and the following towns: Vista de Mar, Zapotal (here turn left and in next intersection turn left again) continue to Río de Ora, La Soledad( here turn left) continue heading to San Gabriel, Colonia del Valle, Bejuco, Pueblo Nuevo y La Javilla)
After the Tempisque Bridge you will arrive at a “T” cross, turn left heading to Carmona and about 15- 20 minutes after the crossing you will face an intersection, turn left and continue to Jicaral / Playa Naranjo. Once in Jicaral there will be another intersection and a large Church on your right, turn right direction Coyote, the paved road ends 5 minutes after this crossing, so follow the dirt road for the next 1.5 hours or 27 miles approximately to get to us.
Once you reach San Francisco de Coyote, there will be soccer field on your right side, turn right here and continue straight about 4 miles and follow the Laguna Mar signs.
Local flight is a choice.
You can choose to take a quick flight on a small plane from San Jose into the Islita Airstrip. Also, you can arrange to have a rental car at the airport if you want to drive yourself to Laguna Mar ( we recommend to hire a car) or we can pick you up and bring to Laguna Mar. Please find below the link for the flight operator: