Playa del Coco Getting There
You can fly directly into the Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia, just 15 miles from Playa del Coco. Local flights from San Jose are also available - Nature Air and Sansa Air offer 40-minute daily flights from San Jose into Liberia.
Costa Rica's excellent public bus system will drop you off at Playa del Coco's downtown plaza. Buses depart San Jose three times daily (8:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.; check current schedules), and the 5.5-hour ride costs about $7. Buses from Liberia depart almost every hour during daylight, and the short one-hour trip costs less than $1. Bus schedules and prices change frequently, so please call ahead for more detailed information: 2222-1650 or 2245-9552.
Private transportation services are also available to Playa del Coco. Air-conditioned, comfortable vans will pick you up for the trip in many popular Costa Rican towns, including San Jose, Monteverde, Jaco, Manuel Antonio and Arenal. The journey costs approximately $45 per person each way, and 24-hour advance reservations are required.
From San Jose or the Juan Santamaria International Airport, take the Interamerican Highway (Route 1) to Liberia. Once in Liberia, follow signs past the Daniel Oduber International Airport, then go west toward the town of Communidad. You will arrive at an intersection with a gas station on your left and signs to Playa del Coco directing you to the right. Follow the road signs to Playa del Coco and, almost two miles later, you will arrive at Playa del Coco's main boulevard. The trip from San Jose will take approximately 5 hours, and the journey from Liberia will take just 35 minutes.