Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

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Come visit us

Otro Lado is just few steps away from the surf best beaches in Santa Teresa. Come visit us, you’ll find us 300 meters north of the soccer field.


By plane

From the International Airport in San José, you can connect with Sansa or Natur Air, book flights by Internet domestic flights to Tambor. From Tambor take a taxi to Santa Teresa, approximately 45 minutes. We’ll be glad to book the taxi for you, just let us know one day in advanced.

By bus

From barrio Mexico, San Carlos Bus Station in San José there’s a direct bus to Malpais and Santa Teresa twice a day, 6am and 2pm It also stops near the airport in Alajuela, Puente de Villa Bonita. The bus travels on the ferry, so you don’t have to worry about missing connections, although, when the ferry docks, you have to walk off the ferry and board the bus while it’s on land. The price for the bus is $ 15 per person, you buy the ticket on board, the ticket for the ferry is included. Departure times coincide with the ferry schedule and both are subject to change. Phone numbers: San José 2221-7479 – 2642 1112 – 2642 1117

By car rental

If you are planning to drive yourself, we recommend renting a car with four-wheel
drive, especially in the green season. Roads in Costa Rica can be quite challenging.
You should also be prepared for the fact that our roads are not well signalized.

From San José to Otro Lado

There are now two ways to drive to the ferry terminal in Puntarenas.


Caldera Highway, Route n.27
The whole trip should take about 4 hours, plus the time you wait for the ferry.

Caldera Highway, Route n.27


Interamericana Highway, Route n.1
This trip should take about five hours, not including any wait for the ferry.

Interamericana Highway, Route n.1


From Liberia to Otro Lado
This trip should take a little under five hours.

From Liberia

To help you visualize these long car trips, you can check
Guanacaste province and Puntarenas province for great detailed maps.

By Shuttle

These air-conditioned and comfortable tourist mini-buses will pick you up from your hotel in San José, and transport you directly to Otro Lado for a cost of $ 50 per person for a public shuttle (leaves at a set time twice daily in the high season, and once daily in the green season). A private shuttle that leaves whenever you want (dependent on ferry sailings) will cost $ 275 per trip, up to 4 passengers. There is also a $ 230 private shuttle option that drops you off at the ferry with your bags, and another van picks you up on the other side of the water. We’ll be glad to book the Shuttle for you, just let us know few days in advanced.