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San Jose to Mal Pais

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San Jose to Mal Pais

what might be the fastest way to get from San Jose to Mal Pais? planning a short trip so commuting time is of the essence; no problem renting a car/ 4x4 or catching a commuter plane; whatever is clever and hopefully not too expensive.

Thanks

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1. Re: San Jose to Mal Pais

There are shared shuttles (vans), hotel to hotel, Interbus or Zuma Tours, approximate travel time from San José to MP is 4 hrs, Interbus is $64 pp one way (estimated: 8 am - 2 pm). See the Transport Planner: https://geckotrail.com/transportation/ .

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2. Re: San Jose to Mal Pais

Sansa flies from SJO to the Tambor airstrip. From Tambor you can either get a taxi or a rental car.

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3. Re: San Jose to Mal Pais

Your fastest option is Sansa. There are 6 flights each day from San Jose (SJO) to Tambor and 6-7 flights from Tambor back to SJO. Price varies from $90-93 US for Promo seats and $114 if you miss the Promo deals.

The sooner you book your flight, the cheaper it is.

As Seaturtlewoman suggested, car rental is available near the airstrip (Budget) and cabs and shuttles wait for arriving flights for other transport options.

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4. Re: San Jose to Mal Pais

We had booked a plane to Tambor but it was cancelled the day before. Which is how we discovered the shuttle bus which also takes the ferry. Easy and cheap. Also picks up at the airport

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5. Re: San Jose to Mal Pais

Happylittlefish, can you please share the shuttle bus company name and what time the shuttle picked you up at the airport? There are many shuttle buses and all have different pick up times from various locations. I was not aware of an airport pick up as most of the shuttles have pick up stops at hotels and B & Bs.

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