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Playa Hermosa Getting There

Air:

You can fly directly into the Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia, just 17 miles from Playa Hermosa. Local flights from San Jose are also available - Nature Air and Sansa Air offer 40-minute daily flights from San Jose into Liberia.

Bus:

Costa Rica’s public buses will drop you off directly in Playa Hermosa. Buses depart San Jose once daily (3:30 p.m.; departs from the intersection of Calle 20 and Avenidas 1/3), and the six-hour ride costs $9.50. Buses from Liberia depart almost every hour during daylight, and the short one-hour trip costs less than $2. Bus schedules and prices change frequently, so please call ahead for more detailed information: 2221-7202 or 2680-0392.

Private transportation services are also available to Playa Hermosa. Air-conditioned, comfortable vans will pick you up for the trip in many popular Costa Rican towns, including San Jose, Monteverde, Jaco, Manuel Antonio and Arenal. 

Car:

From San Jose or the Juan Santamaria International Airport, take the Interamerican Highway (Route 1) to Liberia. After you pass the entrance to the Daniel Oduber International Airport, continue one mile past the double bridges in Guardia. You will see a sign for Playas del Coco, Playa Panama and Playa Hermosa. Follow the sign, turning right, and continue about three miles. Follow the sign marked Playa Panama and Playa Hermosa, and drive another 1.5-2 miles into Playa Hermosa. This trip will take about 4-5 hours.

From the Daniel Oduber International Airport, exit to the main road and head south. After you pass the entrance to the Daniel Oduber International Airport, continue one mile past the double bridges in Guardia. You will see a sign for Playas del Coco, Playa Panama and Playa Hermosa. Follow the sign, turning right, and continue about three miles. Follow the sign marked Playa Panama and Playa Hermosa, and drive another 1.5-2 miles into Playa Hermosa. Driving time is roughly 25 minutes.

Playa Hermosa Travel Guide