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Private or Shared Van

We can arrange to have an airconditioned van waiting for you as you walk out of the San Jose Airport (or Liberia Airport) and take you directly to our front door in Manuel Antonio.

The ride will take about 3 hours depending on traffic in San Jose, weather conditions, and road conditions. You can stop along the way to take pictures, eat lunch, or do a little souvineer shopping.

Please let us know if you would like private ground transportation so we can reserve your van well in advance.

From the villa, you might see monkeys, flocks of toucans, parrots and many spectacular lizards.
A visit to Manuel Antonio National Park is a must where you're likely to see countless animals in the lush natural environment they’ve enjoyed for hundreds of thousands of years.

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U.S.Telephone: (800) 815-6602 or (773) 477-3500

From the San Jose Airport:

Take the Pan-American Highway (Highway 1) going north. Stay in the center lane and follow the sign toward San Ramon. After about 12 kilometers take the exit toward Atenas.

At about the 42 kilometer mark. you'll see a sign that says Manuel Antonio 111 km. Soon after that sign the road will turn right. Do not go straight past the “No Hay Paso” sign (the road becomes a one-way road). Follow the turn to the right one block and turn left at the blue church.

At about the 49 kilometer mark, you’ll see a stop light in the town of Orotina. About five hundred meters past the stop light take the turn off on the right. Follow the sign toward Quepos / Manuel Antonio / Jaco.
Another 7 kilometers further you'll have another turn off. Continue to follow the signs toward Quepos / Manuel Antonio / Jaco. Jaco is about 92 kilometers from SJO Airport.

At about the 134 kilometer mark, you will pass through the town of Parrita. About 15 kilometers farther you’ll arrive in Quepos. When you come to the town you’ll drive over a small bridge and come to a fork in the road. Take the left fork (low road). When you see the sign Manuel Antonio Park 7 km turn left. Take this road about 5 kilometers just past Si Como No Hotel until you come to the front gate of Casa Tolteca on your right (La Plantacion hotel is just across the street).


Other than flying, the most popular way of getting to Manuel Antonio and around Costa Rica is by way of a rental car. There are a host of both international and national rental car companies operating here in Costa Rica.

Adobe: www.adobecar.com (506)-258-4242
Elegante/Payless: www.eleganterentacar.com (506 257-0026 phone)
Hertz: www.hertz@hertzcostarica.com (506 221-1818 phone)
Budget: www.budget.co.cr (506 223-3284 phone)
National: www.natcar.com (506 290-8787 phone)

You can get to Casa Tolteca from San Jose, by air or by chartered van.
The plane ride is only 18 minutes in the air to Quepos, then a quick 15 minute drive to Casa Tolteca.
The van ride is approximately 2.5 hours. We can help you arrange this transportation for you.

Air Transportation              San Jose to Quepos

Sansa Air
Nature Air
TACA Air                             

All airlines have similar pricing of about $55 each way per person (with discounts for children)
We can pick you up at the airport to take you to the house.

Van Transportation              San Jose to CasaTolteca

1 - 4 passengers............................................... $175 each way
5 - 8 passengers............................................... $200 each way
9-20 passengers............................................... $290 each way