Getting There

Once you arrive in Costa Rica, you can travel directly to Hotel Oasis by shuttle, plane, car, or bus.


If you do not want to drive, a good door-to-door option is to take a shuttle. Rates for a shuttle to and from a destination in northern Costa Rica is approximately $50/person. More info at Montezuma Expeditions


Both Nature Air and Sansa domestic airlines provide daily charter flights direct to the Tambor Airport from San Jose’s Juan Santamaria International Airport, as well as from the smaller airports in Samara, Punta Islita, Nosara, and Tamarindo. From Tambor airport, you can either arrange to pick-up your rental car, or hire a taxi to take you to Hotel Oasis in Mal Pais. A taxi will cost approximately $55. More info Fly Sansa and Nature Air


A direct public bus leaves twice a day at 6am and 2PM in San José from the San Carlos bus station and will take you all the way to Malpais. It will stop at the Cruce in Playa Carmen. We are located 300 meters South from the Cruce in Malpais. Approximate bus fare is $14 per person.


Before you leave, always verify ferry schedules, map your routes and bring Colones for payment at the tollbooths. From San Jose to the ferry to Paquera: Drive the Pan American (interamerican) Highway or the highway 27 Autopista del Sol (toll highway) to Puntarenas (120 km) and take the ferry to Paquera. After you disembark the ferry in Paquera, drive to the main town intersection. From the Paquera intersection, turn left to drive 40 km along Highway 160 to the Playa Carmen intersection, otherwise known as the “Cruce”. From the Cruce, turn left to go to Mal Pais. (Turn right to go to Santa Teresa.) More info at Naviera Tambor

“3 nights was not enough…had I known I would have stayed many more” – Ken

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