Most guests arriving to Costa Rica will fly into Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO) in San Jose. This international airport is a 4-7 hour scenic drive from Samasati or 90 minutes of travel via domestic flight to Limon airport with a shuttle ride to Samasati.
- 4 – 6 hour scenic drive with local food along the way
If you are in a road trip / exploration mood you can drive, take a private taxi or a shuttle service. The middle part of the drive is quite scenic as you will go through the mountains in a national park and you will get to stop over at spots serving local food. This drive duration will vary on traffic and how long you stop.
The shuttle ride is about $52 per person and the private taxi is $200. If there are more than 6 of you we would charter a private shuttle for you which would be more cost effective.
Please check https://www.caribeshuttle.com/ for the latest schedule for departures from San Jose Airport to Samasati ( enter Puerto Viejo as the destination to get the schedule). Caribe recommends that you land 90 – 120 mins before the departure of the shuttle as it could take time to go through customs and collect luggage. However, our guests have made it with an hour to spare if you want to take that chance.
- Local plane (https://flysansa.com/en/#.W80v4GhKj50)
If you would rather just land and get here as quickly as possible there are local flights available. The flight itself is about 30 mins to Limon airport. and we can arrange a shuttle for you to drive to our retreat which will take about 45 minutes. Again, Sansa recommends you land at least 90 minutes before the departure of the flight, but our guests have made it with an hour to spare if you want to take that chance. This option is totals about $110 per person.
Overnight Stay before heading to Samasasti
If you land too late to make the shuttle or the flight then a private taxi is the best option. Otherwise, you can stay overnight at our partner hotel https://www.adventure-inn.com/ – they will give you a discount if you mentioned Samasati Yoga & Wellness Retreat referred you.
For more information, sample pricing and help booking airport transfers please click here.