Makanas Beach Bungalows

Getting Here

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, you first need to fly into one of the two international airports in Costa Rica. There is the Juan Santamaría International Airport in San Jose or the Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia. From there, there are three main ways to get to Santa Teresa.

By Domestic Plane

There are domestic flights from either of the two international airports that will take you to Cobano, which is about a 30 minute drive from Makanas Beach Bungalows. The plane ride is only 25 minutes or so and the sights from above are incredible! The two companies that offer flights to Cobano are Costa Rica Green Airways and Sansa Airlines. Once you land in Cobano, you can get to Makanas by either taking a taxi or renting a car by the Cobano Airport.

By Shuttle

There are daily shuttles from either of the two international airports. The journey is about 4 hours from Liberia and 5 hours from San Jose (including the 90 minute ferry ride across the Golfo de Nicoya). The cost is around $55 USD per person. Please reach out to us for schedules, as they change with every season.

Renting a Car

***Please note that the driveway to the property is quite steep, and the roads around Makanas Beach Bungalows (and much of the surrounding area) are dirt roads, so we highly recommend a rental car with 4×4 drive.***

You can rent a car from either of the two international airports. From San Jose, you will drive to Puntarenas and take the ferry from there to Paquera. The ferry ride is about 90 minutes across the Golfo de Nicoya and offers beautiful sights, snacks/beverages for purchase, and a way to recharge before driving the final leg of the journey to Santa Teresa. Once you get off the ferry, 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 the road for about 5 kilometers (3 miles) until you get to Makanas Beach Bungalows. The journey from San Jose is about 5 hours, including the 90 minute ferry ride. From Liberia Airport, it is best to plug our location into the GPS. The journey to Makanas is about 4 hours.

Contact Us

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