Getting to Costa Rica has never been easier! With two international airports to choose from you can fly direct into San Jose (SJO) or Liberia (LIR). Hotel Bula Bula is a one hour drive from Liberia and a 4 hour drive from San Jose. If you are traveling from within Costa Rica both Sansa and Nature Air have several daily flights into Tamarindo.
On this page you will find all the resources you need to plan your trip to visit Hotel Bula Bula in Playa Grande. There is information on flight times from various cities, car rentals, buses and domestic airlines. For your convenience we have included driving directions that you can print out and a Frequently Asked Questions page that includes travel tips and helpful links. We hope this information makes your planning a little easier and we look forward to seeing you at Hotel Bula Bula!
If you are traveling to Playa Grande by bus or domestic airline your destination will be Playa Tamarindo. In Tamarindo you can rent a car or take a taxi to Playa Grande. The drive will take you about 25 to 30 minutes and in a taxi should cost around $25
Car Rental Agencies*
*Costa Rica is a very safe country to visit. As with any third world country there is some petty crime mostly aimed at tourism. When traveling in a rental car it is best not to leave anything in the vehicle unattended.
Bus Lines (To Tamarindo – both are air conditioned and very comfortable)
If you are flying or busing into Playa Tamarindo, we can make arrangements with the taxis to pick you up.
Domestic Airlines (From San Jose to Tamarindo)
Please ensure that your domestic flight or bus choice can accommodate surfboards. All have limitations on size and quantity at certain times of the year. We’ve had a few surfers (during high season) rent a taxi since the domestic airline and buses could not guarantee that they could accommodate surfboards. A taxi from the San Jose airport is about $150 and about $100 from Liberia. Of course, if you rent your own vehicle, the point is moot.