How to get to Santa Teresa.
It might be a little search in the beginning, but we promise you that once you have found Santa Teresa, you will never (want to) forget how to get here.
Below you can find a list of the different options to get to Santa Teresa. If you would have additional questions do not hesitate to ask us. We are happy to help!
From San Jose:
Take the taxi to the bus terminal in San José: Atlántico Norte (also called San Carlos) Calle 12, Av. 7 and 9. Coming from the airport, take a taxi to the busstop at the bridge of Villa Bonita. Every day there are 2 busses (6am and 2 pm) to Mal Pais/Santa Teresa. Ask to confirm the departure times at the busstation or call + (506) 2642 0219 (Spanish only)
Take a taxi to the bus terminal and take the bus to Puntarenas. Take the ferry in Puntarenas to Paquera and from Paquera take the public bus to Santa Teresa.
You don't want to wait for the bus? We can arrange a shuttle service that picks you up in San Jose, Liberia or every other destination and stops on his way at Villa Cacao. For more info and reservations, please contact us.
Rent a car:
Rent a car at the airport or any other destination to drive to Santa Teresa. Please keep in mind booking a car in advance during peak season. For more information, prices and bookings, please contact us or reserve your car by clicking on the 'Budget-logo'. You can also click on the 'National-logo' which will direct you to the reservation page. There you can get a 5% extra discount with your promotional code: 'villacacao'. We are very happy to help you to have your car ready upon arrival.
From San Jose Airport:
Take the Pan-American Highway (n°1) or the new Caldera Highway (n°27) to Puntarenas. Take the ferry from Puntarenas to Paquera. From Paquera follow the road through Tambor and Cobano. Three kms after Cobano, go left following the signs to Malpais/Santa Teresa.
From Liberia Airport:
Take the road (n°21) south to Nicoya. From Nicoya go to Carmona, Lepanto, Jicaral, Naranjo, Paquera and Cobano by following the signs. Three kms after Cobano, go left following the signs to Malpais/Santa Teresa.
From San Jose Airport, Liberia Airport and many other destinations you have daily short domestic flights to Tambor.
From Tambor to Santa Teresa you should take a taxi (35 minute drive).
For more information, prices and bookings, please contact us or book with Sansa Airlines (click "Fly with us") or Nature Air (click "Check flights") which will direct you to the reservation page.
Private transport or taxi:
Our driver picks you up in San Jose, Liberia or any other destination and brings you directly to Villa Cacao. A private travel in a very comfortable car and no stops in-between. For more information and reservations, please contact us.
How can you find Villa Cacao Boutique Hotel once you have arrived in Santa Teresa?
Once arrived at the main intersection, go right to Santa Teresa (left goes to Mal Pais). Follow the coastline and 400m after the second bridge you will see our streetsign (opposite restaurant Habanero). Go right and Villa Cacao is the first building to your right. You will see a red house with many palm trees, a sliding gate and bamboo in front. Ring the bell and we will open the gate as fast as possible.
Trouble locating us? Give us a call: +506 26 400 865 or +506 8400 3210. You can also find us on 'Waze' or just ask people in the street for 'Habanero'.