Location and Directions
Makanas is located in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, at the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Though the journey getting here can be tough, the natural untouched beauty, rich with wildlife and vegetation is worth the trip!
To get to Santa Teresa, there are three ways:
By Domestic Plane
There are domestic flights from either San Jose or Liberia airport that will take you to Tambor, which is about 40 minutes away from Makanas Beach Bungalows. The plane ride is quick, only 20 minutes or so and the sights from above are incredible! There are two companies that offer flights to Tambor, Costa Rica Green Airways and Sansa Airlines.
There are shuttles from either of the two international airports, San Jose or Liberia. The journey is about 4 hours from Liberia and 5 hours from San Jose. The cost is around $55 USD per person. Please reach out to us for schedules, as they change with every season.
Renting a Car
You can rent a car from either of the two international airports, San Jose or Liberia. From San Jose, you will drive to Puntarenas and take the ferry from there to Paquera. Then you will follow the main road through the towns of Tambor and Cobano. Look for signs that point towards Santa Teresa. At the Mal Pais/Santa Teresa crossroads, take a right and follow down the path for about 3 kilometers until you get to Makanas Beach Bungalows. The journey from San Jose is about 5 hours, including the 90 minute ferry. From Liberia Airport, it is best to plug our GPS location in your phone. The journey to Makanas is about 4 hours.
For any questions on how to get to Makanas, we invite you to contact us via our web form today.