Wild Sun Rescue Center
Del Super Chicho
100m al Sur, 700m al Oeste
Cabuya, Puntarenas 60111
San Jose (SJO) and Liberia (LIR) are the two international airports in Costa Rica. Although Liberia seems closer on a map, it’s actually much more difficult (and more expensive) to reach us from there. It is almost always recommended to fly into SJO.
From San Jose:
Daily Shuttle – $65, 6 hours
You can take a shuttle any day of the week from San Jose, Alajuela or SJO airport to Cabuya / Wild Sun Rescue.
From approximately April 15 – Dec 15 there is one daily shuttle @ 8am. From Dec 15 – April 15
there are two shuttles @ 6am & 2pm.
If you’d like to come on the shuttle please contact us and we can arrange for your reservations.
Shuttle Pack – $115, overnight
If you arrive late at night, you may want to arrange a shuttle pack which combines transportation to a hotel near the airport, accommodation, breakfast the next morning and transportation to Wild Sun Rescue Center.
Domestic Flight – $80-$120, 1.5 hours
Sansa Air is currently the only domestic airline in Costa Rica. Be careful not to book with Nature Air, who are currently bankrupt, yet continue to take reservations and cancel flights. If this happens to you, you will not get a refund.
For Sansa Air flights, after you exit customs at SJO, there is a short walk outside to the Sansa Terminal. Flights are 25 minutes.
When you make your reservation, be sure to add on ground transportation to Wild Sun Rescue Center for only $27/person. If you are the only person going to Cabuya they will charge you an additional $20. Alternatively, you may grab a $60 taxi to the Wild Sun Rescue Center from the Tambor Airport (you can also call us to make a taxi reservation). This is the easiest and fastest way to get here and the flight is stunning!
Direct Bus to Montezuma – $15, 6 hours
This is not an easy way to travel but nonetheless cheap.
First buy your bus ticket here. Be sure to book from San Jose to Montezuma and choose Puente Villa Bonita as the departure pickup point (closest point from SJO airport).
After arrival at SJO airport, you’ll need to take a $6 taxi to Puente Villa Bonita.
The direct bus from Transportes Cobano has other stops in Santa Teresa, Mal País, Cobano and Tambor and passes Puente Villa Bonita twice a day – at 6:30 am, & at 2:30 pm.
About 45 minutes after the ferry you may have to change buses in Cobano for Montezuma so be on your toes.
From Montezuma, it’s recommended to hire a taxi ($14) to Wild Sun Rescue Center in Cabuya. If they have trouble understanding, ask for La Escuela Del Sol. We’re on the same campus.
If you take a bus from Montezuma to Cabuya instead, ask to get off at the first right after Super Chicho. Then follow signs to La Escuela Del Sol and Wild Sun Rescue Center. It’s a 700m hike, slightly uphill, so not the most fun with heavy luggage.