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DestinationSan Jose - Santa Cruz - Tamarindo (indirect)
CompanyTRALAPA
AddressCalle 20, Avenida 3
Telephone223 5859
Departure Schedule7:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 AM./ 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 PM.
Additional InfoThe final destination of this bus is Santa Cruz. From there you must take a local bus to Tamarindo. These local buses leave every hour from 7 AM to 2 PM. This bus departs from the same terminal. There is no direct service to Tamarindo. Another option is taking a taxi from Santa Cruz to Tamarindo. The price is about $50(US)

DestinationSan Jose - Santa Cruz - Playa Negra (indirect)
CompanyTRALAPA
AddressCalle 20, Avenida 3
Telephone223 5859
Departure Schedule7:00 AM.
Additional InfoThe final destination of this bus is Santa Cruz. From there you must take a local bus to Playa Junquillal, which departs only at 2:00 PM. from Santa Cruz in the same terminal. Get off the bus in the town called Paraiso and walk about 3-4 miles to Playa Negra. Another option is a taxi from Santa Cruz to Playa Negra. Price is about $50.00(US).

DestinationSan Jose - Playa Jaco (direct)
CompanyTransportes Jaco
AddressCalle16, Avenida 1
Telephone221 1109
Departure Schedule7:30, 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM.
Additional InfoThis is a direct bus to Jaco. From Jaco you can take a taxi to Playa Hermosa. Price is about $20(US). From Jaco you can travel to Playa Dominical.

DestinationSan Jose - Dominical ( alternative 1)
CompanyTransportes Morales
AddressCalle16, Avenida 1
Telephone223 5567
Departure ScheduleEvery day 3:00 PM. Weekends 5:30 AM and 3:00 PM.
Additional InfoThis bus passes close to the following beaches: Playa Jaco, Playa Hermosa, Playa Esterillos, Playa Mata Palo and Quepos. It is a long trip over bad roads. Also you can go through San Isidro del General and from there take a bus to Dominical.

DestinationSan Jose - San Isidro del General - Dominical ( alternative 2)
CompanyMUSOC
AddressCalle16, Avenida 1 y 3
Telephone222 2422
Departure Schedule5:30, 7:30, 10:30, 11:30 AM / 1:30, 2:30, 4:30 PM
Additional InfoOnce in San Isidro del General you have to take another bus to Dominical (Transportes Blanco, Tel.: 771 2550). Schedule 7:00, 8:00 AM, 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM. The terminal for Dominical is located 500 mts south of the MUSOC terminal in San Isidro. You must travel from San Jose to San Isidro on the morning bus in order to catch the afternoon bus to Dominical. Otherwise, youd have to spend the night in San Isidro. This route is more comfortable than traveling the coast from San Jose to Dominical by bus. Another option is taking a taxi to Dominical from San Isidro ($40 U.S.).

DestinationSan Jose - Golfito - Pavones (indirect)
CompanyTRACOPA
AddressCalle 2 y 4, Avenida 18
Telephone221-4214 - 775 0365
Departure Schedule7:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Saturday 6:00 AM, 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM.
Additional InfoThe final destination is Golfito. From there take a bus to Pavones, which leaves from Golfito at 2:00 PM only. To catch this bus to Pavones you must leave by 7:00 AM from San Jose. If not you can take a taxi Pavones ($50.00 U.S.) The Pavones bus departs 100 mts east of the TRACOPA terminal. Another option is getting off at Kilometro 14 at Rio Claro and catch the Pavones bus at the intersection. This option is only valid if you are on-time, before 2:00 PM at Kilometro 14. Make reservations one day ahead. You must personally go to the terminal and buy your ticket. The schedule of arrivals at Golfito is irregular, thus it is not recommended to travel on a tight schedule.

DestinationSan Jose - Puerto Jimenez - Matapalo (taxi)
CompanyTransportes Blanco
AddressCalle 12, Avenida 7 y 9.
Telephone257 4121 / 771 2550
Departure Schedule6:00 AM and 12:00 PM
Additional InfoThe final destination is Puerto Jimenez. From there you must take a taxi to Mata Palo.


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