San Jose, go west past the airport on Highway 1, heading towards
San Ramon. After 14 kilometers, take the Atenas exit and go left.
This will take you through Atenas and the mountains. In Orotina,
follow signs for Jaco/Quepos-don't worry, the road becomes much
better and straighter here! When you get to Quepos, take the road
to Manuel Antonio all the way to the beach. Go left at Restaurant
Marlin (see sign for the Farmacia) and go 100 meters to Hotel Villabosque,
where you go right. La Posada is at the end of this road on the
left, next to the entrance of the national park.
on the La Posada Logo to maximize map
San Jose offers numerous rental car companies (Avis,
Budget, Thrifty, etc.) with either 4 x 4's or cars.
Most of these are manual transmission. There are quite a few of these companies
within a very short distance to the
airport. There are no companies in the airport, but you can get shuttled to and from the rental company. Most of the staff at the rental car
companies are very friendly, helpful and
English speaking, and will gladly provide you with directions for driving to Quepos/Manuel Antonio. The drive from San Jose to Quepos/Manuel
Antonio takes you along curvy,
mountainous roads to the coast, where then the roads are straight and
easy. This drive takes a good 3 ˝. In the high season, it
is best to reserve a car in advance.
If you are on a budget, then this is the best way to
get here. The buses are clean,
comfortable and efficient. There are eight buses a day that leave the
Coca Cola Bus Station in downtown San José to
Quepos. These buses begin and 6:00am in the morning and run until 7:30pm. There are direct (directo) and an indirect (collectivo) buses. The direct buses are at 6:00am, 9:30am,
2:30pm, and 5:00 pm, cost about $6.00
and take approximately 3 ˝ hours to Quepos.
The indirect buses are at
10:00am, 2:00pm and 4:00pm, cost about $4.60 and take approximately 5 hours to Quepos. It is best to get to the Coca Cola Bus
Station 2-3 hours in advance to buy a ticket, especially
in the high season. Once you get to the Quepos bus station, you can easily
catch the bus to Manuel Antonio. These buses leave the Quepos bus station
every half hour, cost about 40 cents and take about 15 minutes. There are also many
buses that return to San José from Quepos daily. Again, purchase this
ticket in advance.
From anywhere in San José, you can get a taxi (red
cars with yellow triangles on the doors) to drive you to Quepos/Manuel Antonio.
For the taxi (up to 4 people), it will cost around $125. There are also van services
for more people with lots of luggage.
This runs about $150.
We are happy to arrange this for you!!!
This, of course, is the fastest way to get here. There are two commuter airlines (Sansa and
Travel Air) who fly to and
from Quepos several times a day. Both
airlines provide shuttle service. The costs are approximately $70.00 per
person (one way) and the flight takes about 25 minutes. From the Quepos airport
you can get a taxi to Manuel Antonio, which is about a 15 minute ride. There are also charter flights available,
which can accommodate up to 6 passengers. For four or more passengers, the
rates are compatible with those of the commuter airlines and no waiting.