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:
We strongly recommend a 4×4 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:
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 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. From San Jose to Puntarenas it will be a 2 hours driving depending on the traffic jam.
Ferry timetable can be check on the following official website : http://www.navieratambor.com/horarios-y-tarifas
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 400m north of the soccer field.
This is about a five-hour trip, not including any wait for the ferry.
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 400m north of the soccer field.
This is about a five-hour trip.
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).
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There are two different airlines that offer their services within :
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The flight takes about 25 minutes from San Jose to Tambor and then a taxi transfer takes around 45min driving from Tambor to Hotel Meli Melo. We can arrange a taxi transfer if needed just contact us with your flight details.
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 depending on your arrival time.
BY PUBLIC BUS:
In San Jose you will have to find the bus station named Terminal 7.10, there you will find the direct bus to Santa Teresa / Montezuma. Usually it s leaving twice a day at 6am and 2pm. The bus costs about 15 $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.