Puerto Viejo Getting There
Auto Transportes MEPE, a Costa Rican bus company, services San Jose, Bribri, Cahuita, Puerto Viejo, Sixaola and Manzanillo routes.
San Jose to Puerto Viejo: $9.50; 6:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.; 4.5 hours, daily. Departs Transportes Mepe in the San Carlos Terminal, located on Avenida 9 and Calle 12. Tel: 2257-8129.
Limon to Puerto Viejo: $2.75; every hour 5:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.; 2.5 hours. Departs from Puerto Viejo station located at the east corner of the Big Boy Baseball Stadium. Auto Transportes MEPE, 2758-0618.
Puerto Viejo to San Jose: $9.50; 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m.; 4.5 hours. Departs from main bus station, located across from Playa Chino. Auto Transportes MEPE, 2750-0023.
From San Jose, the 135-mile journey takes between three and a half and five hours, depending on traffic and road conditions. Take Route 32 out of San Jose, driving through Braulio Carrillo National Park. Follow the signs to Guapiles, Siquirres and Limon/Puerto Limon. In Limon, turn south on Route 36, veer south on Route 256 follow the signs to Puerto Viejo.
Greyhound and Interbus offer private, air-conditioned shuttles for hotel-to-hotel/airport transport. Tel. 4031-0888.
San Jose to Puerto Viejo, $49; Departs 7:50 a.m.; 4.5 hours.
Puerto Viejo to San Jose, $49; Departs 6:50 a.m., 2:15 p.m.; 3 to 4 hours.