Atenas Getting There
To Atenas: Direct buses depart the Coca Cola Terminal in San Jose for Atenas every hour, Monday through Sunday, usually from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. The trip lasts one hour and costs just over $1. Buses will stop at the international airport on request. For all Atenas bus inquiries call Coopetransatenas R.L. Tel: 2446-5767
Direct buses from Alajuela leave the El Pacifico station located one block south of the TUASA bus terminal roughly every hour from 6 a.m. until 10:30 p.m., Monday through Sunday. The trip takes 45 minutes and costs just over $1.
Take the Caldera highway that links San Jose to the central Pacific coast via Atenas. This route cuts travel time to just 25-35 minutes between the San Jose area ( Santa Ana and Escazu) and Atenas.
Alternatively, you can take Highway 1 from San Jose or the airport. On Route 1 follow signs to San Ramon, and continue straight for ten to fifteen minutes and take the exit for Jaco via Atenas. The road passes through the town of La Garita and crosses a bridge over the Rio Grande. A few winding miles after the bridge brings you to Atenas.