How to get here

Santa Teresa is easily accessible via land, ocean and air. Transportation services feature a wide range of prices, from shared scheduled transfers to private helicopter rides. The most popular ways to get to Nantipa are:

San José International Airport (SJO)

For guests arriving in San Jose (SJO), there are two main options: the fastest route would be connecting to the local 18-minute flight to Tambor, followed by a 30 minute drive to Santa Teresa, or the scenic route driving to Puntarenas, crossing the Gulf of Nicoya via ferry boat, followed by the 50 minute drive to town.

Paquera Pier

Daily ferry services connect Puntarenas to Paquera. Tickets must be purchased in advance to secure space for guests and car ( This is a picturesque and scenic way to enjoy the Gulf of Nicoya and the islands. The ride takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes and departs on schedule 4 times a day each way. We advise arriving to check in 30 minutes ahead of departure.

Liberia International Airport (LIR)

For guests arriving in Liberia (LIR), private transfers or driving are the best options. The total driving time is about 3 hours, including a stretch of the road from Naranjo Beach to Paquera that is not paved, but currently under contract for improvements.

Tambor Airport

The Tambor landing strip is located within a 35 minute drive from Nantipa. Two commercial airlines offer scheduled flights daily – Sansa and Aerobell – with 12 seat Caravan planes, and both depart from San José International Airport. Inter-regional flights from Arenal are under negotiations and charter flights can land from anywhere in Costa Rica.

If you want us to help you schedule your transportation to and from Nantipa please contact us.