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Looking far ahead - ride share this winter

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Looking far ahead - ride share this winter

This January my boyfriend and I are going on our first vacation together - flying into San Jose, we are looking for the most economical way possible to reach Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Anybody else looking for something similar...?

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1. Re: Looking far ahead - ride share this winter

There is a direct bus from San Jose to Puerto Viejo for less that $10 p/p

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2. Re: Looking far ahead - ride share this winter

And you can get the bus from the airport into San Jose if you want to save on the taxi fare too. Public transport should work out much cheaper than even sharing other transport. And if you are on a real shoestring, you can save a couple of dollars per person by catching a bus into Limon and changing there to PV, instead fo taking the direct bus.

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The bus for sure, check out http://www.puertoviejosatellite.com/ lots of good info on th area.

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4. Re: Looking far ahead - ride share this winter

Small correction... Direct bus to PV is now about $11.00

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5. Re: Looking far ahead - ride share this winter

Very good advise from all!. Also, keep in mind there is a shuttle service to the area, provided by Interbus www.interbusonline.com but it doesnt get any cheaper than the public bus!!! have a fun time

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6. Re: Looking far ahead - ride share this winter

Another great source for information is Gecko Trail Adventures. They have a point to point transport planner to give you an idea of the options available. I've used both the bus and shared shuttle to go from San Jose to Puerto Viejo. Both are equally as good. Just depends on when your flight comes in and the time you have available.

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7. Re: Looking far ahead - ride share this winter

So, the bus is direct from San Jose to PV? How do you get from the SJO airport to the bus depot in San Jose or is there a bus from the SJO airport to PV?

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8. Re: Looking far ahead - ride share this winter

Take taxi from SJO to the Mepe Bus terminal, called San Carlos, around $30, or you can take public bus outside of SJO to San Jose then a short taxi ride to terminal.

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