Delta Airlines, Continental Airlines, American airlines, Air Canada, United Air, North West, US Air, Grupo Taca and other companies fly to Daniel Oduber airport, located in Liberia (just one hour driving from Bahia Salinas and the Blue Dream Hotel) from Atlanta, New York Toronto, Miami, Huston, Montreal, Minneapolis and other US cities.
Location Info - How to get to Playa Papaturro from S.Jose’:
Take the bus to Penas Blanca, the Costarican/Nicaraguan border (aprox. price $5) with the bus company Del Du (tel: 2256-9072 or 2677-0091) and drop off in La Cruz. 150 meters east, there is a park with the taxies.
Bus schedule from S.José (100 mts. north from Coca Cola bus terminal). DEP: 5:00, 7:00*, 7:45, 10:45, 13:20, 16:10
Bus schedule from Peñas Blanca (add about 20 minutes to know when the bus arrive to La Cruz). DEP: 5:15, 7:30, 9:30*, 10:45, 12:00, 14:00*, 15:30.
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Direct buses: *
Or Take the bus to Liberia and then to La Cruz.
Bus schedule S.José - Liberia (express bus from San José) - DEP. ev. day from A.1/3,C.14 at 6:00, 7:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 20:00; RET. 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00, 20:00; 217 km; 4:00 hrs. The 15:00 and 17:00 departing buses are direct; the 4:00 and 5:00 return buses are also direct. Pulmitan-Liberia company. Tel. 2222-1650
Bus schedule Liberia - La Cruz: DEP. ev. day 5:30, 8:30, 11:00, 14:00, 16:30. RET: 6:50, 10:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00. Arrieta Company.
Tel. 2666-8930 / 2666-0135
From La Cruz take a taxi to playa Papaturro (10 Kms) that costs aprox.$12
Bus schedule Liberia - La Cruz with Pulmitan bus company (tel: 2666-3818). Aprox. price $1:
DEP. every day: 5:30, 7:00, 9:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00, 18:30 RET: same as above
How to get to Playa Papaturro from S.Jose’ Liberia airport: airport is about 70kms away from Bahia Salinas. By bus you need to take the one to Liberia (15 min. $3), then to La Cruz (50 min. $4) and finally to Bahia Salinas/Blue Dream Hotel (30 min. $1). Before you get each of the 3 buses you’ve the chance to wait up to 2 hours, so the trip is cheap but it can be very slow. We can organize the pick up by taxi for $70 or you can rent a car outside the airport
When you leave the Liberia airport , or the S.Jose' airport, follow the road until Liberia and then until La Cruz,
going toward Nicaragua.
Once you arrive there, turn left and follow the sign to Bahia Salinas. Very soon it will start the unpaved road and after 10 Kms from La Cruz, you'll see the sign and the Hotel on your left. it's easy to find us.