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 email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 $25/person. If you fail to do so, you will instead 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.
Bus tickets are available here. Be sure to book from San Jose to Montezuma.
After arrival at SJO airport, you’ll need to take a $1 public bus or a taxi (~$25) the new bus terminal at Avenida 7 y Calle 8, contiguo al Cine Libano. Enter the mall and visit the ticket counter on the 3rd floor to make sure everything is in order. Then head back down and wait for the bus to be called.
The direct bus has other stops in Santa Teresa, Mal País, Cobano and Tambor and departs twice a day – at 6:00 am, & at 2:00 pm.
From Montezuma, you’ll have to hire a taxi ($14) to Wild Sun Rescue Center in Cabuya.
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.
If you take this trip with a taxi from the airport to the bus in San Jose, it will cost you $54, in which case it would have been comparable in price yet much easier to have taken the shuttle.