GETTING HERE

We are located 1 minute walk to the beach and main surf spot of Santa Teresa and few steps to groceries, restaurants and / or shops....Our GPS details are :
Latitude 9.642141
Longitude -85.165482


BY CAR

We strongly recommend a 4x4 so you can travel worry-free on the Costa Rican roads,especially in the green season. The roads in Costa Rica can be challenging. Also be prepared for an amazing lack of signage to help you along the way !

From San Jose:

There are now two ways to drive to the ferry terminal in Puntarenas.The new Caldera Highway is about an hour faster than the old route via the Interamericana Highway and will cost you about $4 in tolls along the way..

Caldera Highway : Once you leave the airport, follow the road straight, towards San Jose centro and then follow the signs to Escazu. You will eventually pass a Nissan dealership and the large LaSabana Park on your right hand side. Soon after you will get to the traffic-light intersection with a McDonalds on the far left corner and a Universal store on the right; you will take a right hand turn there. This is the new Autopista del Sol Caldera Highway (Highway #27). Stay on this highway, following signs for Caldera and Puntarenas. You will want to take the ferry to Paquera. As ferry times are constantly changing, it is always a good idea to call ahead at 2661-2084 to obtain the most up-to-date ferry times, or ask us to do so close to your travel date.

The “Tambor I” is the smaller 30-car ferry and the “Tambor II” is the larger 170-car ferry. If possible, aim for the Tambor II. Not only is it bigger, but much more comfortable. After the 1-hour and a half scenic ferry ride, you arrive in Paquera. From there you will drive west through Tambor and Cobano, then follow the signs to “Mal País/Santa Teresa”. In the crossroads of town (“Frank’s Place”) you will turn right and follow the main road until Meli Melo Hotel located around 500m north of the soccer field.
This is about a five-hour trip, not including any wait for the ferry.

Interamericana Way : You will drive northwest along the Interamericana Highway, about two hours until you come to the port town of Puntarenas. You will want to take the ferry to Paquera. As ferry times are constantly changing, it is always a good idea to call ahead at 2661-2084 to obtain the most up-to-date ferry times, or ask us to do so close to your travel date. The “Tambor I” is the smaller 30-car ferry and the “Tambor II” is the larger 170-car ferry. If possible, aim for the Tambor II. Not only is it bigger, but much more comfortable. After the 1-hour and a half scenic ferry ride, you arrive in Paquera. From there you will drive west through Tambor and Cobano, then follow the signs to “Mal País/Santa Teresa”. In the crossroads of town (“Frank’s Place”) you will turn right and follow the main road until Meli Melo Hotel located around 500m north of the soccer field.
This is about a six-hour trip, not including any wait for the ferry.

From Liberia:

You will drive south towards Guardia, then continue to Santa Cruz, Nicoya, towards Carmona, Jicaral, Lepanto, then Playa Naranjo. You will continue along the same road through Paquera, Tambor, then Cobano. Follow the signs to “Mal País/Santa Teresa”. In the crossroads of town (“Frank’s Place”) you will turn right and follow the main road until Meli Melo Hotel located around 500m north of the soccer field.
This is about a five-hour trip.

To help you visualize these long car trips, please check out: www.maptak.com/cr/gua/pro-gu.html and http://www.maptak.com/cr/pun/pro-pun.html for great detailed maps.

BY SHUTTLE:

If you would like transport arranged for you by ground, please ask and we will be happy to arrange a shuttle van. These air-conditioned and comfortable tourist mini-buses will pick you up from your hotel in San Jose, and transport you directly to Meli Melo Hotel for a cost around $45/person for a public shuttle (leaves at a set time twice daily in the high season, once daily in the green season).

If you'd like us to help us with the bookings, feel free to contact us at info@hotelmelimelo.com

BY PLANE:

There are two different airlines that offer their services within :

Sansa Airlines
+ (506) 2290-4100
www.flysansa.com

Nature Air

Toll Free USA/Canada (800)235-9272
Reservations +(506) 2299-6000
www.natureair.com

For timetables and prices you can go to their homepages or you can also contact us at the above mentioned email or phone number and we are happy to help you with your reservations. The flight takes about 25 minutes and we can arrange a taxi transfer to Meli Melo Hotel for you from the airstrip at Playa Tambor.

Be sure to leave enough time between your International and your local flight. You may have to spend a night in San Jose or Liberia. If you need hotel advice in San Jose please contact us at info@hotelmelimelo.com

BY PUBLIC BUS:

In San Jose you will have to find the bus station Terminal de bus de San Carlos, 400m al norte de la iglesia la Merced, San Jose, there you will find the direct bus to Santa Teresa / Montezuma. Usually it s leaving twice a day at 6am and 2pm, but please make sure of the timetables the day before calling the 2640 02 19 or contact us at info@hotelmelimelo.com . The bus costs about 12 usd until Meli Melo Hotel including ferry pass.

Please regard the above mentioned prices only as a guidance, we can not guarantee these prices, since they can always be subject to change.

 

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