Arenal Volcano/Monteverde Transportation

Arenal Volcano/Monteverde Transportation

Airport

 

The Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose is approximately a 2 ½ hour drive from the Arenal and Monteverde areas. SJO was once the busiest airport in Central America. It’s still pretty busy and is the major hub for Costa Rica, serving 4 million passengers a year.

 

Immigration and Customs

 

The flight attendant on your flight will likely hand you a customs form that asks you declare what you’re bringing into the country. When you first get off the plane, you’ll go to immigration first and an officer will check your passport. You can then go to baggage claim, and after, the customs section.

 

Getting to Your Hotel


CheapCaribbean.com has partnered with AMSTAR as our premier transportation company in San Jose. They’ll provide you with safe, comfortable and professional transportation, from the airport to your hotel and back. They’ll also provide transportation to any excursions booked through our site that you’d like to take while you’re in your destination.

 

Once you arrive at the SJO International Airport, you will clear customs and pick up your luggage. Look for the Amstar representative wearing a tropical blue shirt will be waiting for you outside baggage claim and customs holding a sign with your name on it. For additional assistance, please contact Amstar Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm at (506) 2105 0650 or (506) 2105 0699 . After hours or in case of emergencies, please call (506) 8360 7107.

Getting Around in Arenal and Monteverde

The terrain outside of many of the resort areas is hilly and hard to drive on if you’re not used to it. Off-site excursions like hiking, horseback riding and ATV tours are available through Vacaciones Barcelo. The company even provides transportation to and from the resort so you've got a dependable ride to get you where you need to be. 

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