Your options on how to get to the Costa Rican Kitesurfing:
Kitesurfing in Costa Rica is located in the very northern section of Costa Rica on the Pacific Ocean in a beautiful bay named Bahia Salinas. Half of the bay is Costa Rica while the other half is part of Nicaragua. Remember to bring your passport if you attempt to kite across the bay…
The fastest and most convenient method is to fly into the Liberia international airport (LIR) and arrange an airport pick-up through us. This private pickup costs $95 each way and reduces any stress of driving in a foreign country or having to worry about renting a car. The drive from the Liberia airport to the hotel is about 1-1/2 hours. Many international airlines service Liberia including Delta Airlines, Continental Airlines, American Airlines, Air Canada, United Air, North West, US Air, Grupo Taca and others from many USA and international cities.
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If you prefer to rent a car and drive yourself to the hotel, we are about 1-1/2 hours north. From the Liberia airport drive west to the famous Pan-American Highway (#1), turn left and drive north towards Peñas Blancas (the name of the town at the Costa Rica / Nicaragua border). Once you see signs for La Cruz (about 45 minutes driving), head to the center of La Cruz and take a left to Bahia Salinas (the only road that goes to the beaches). This left turn is made at the small park in the town’s center. The road immediately heads downhill into beautiful Costa Rican nature. You will drive on this paved, road for 13km after which the Blue Dream Hotel will be located on the left side of the road; don’t worry, there are signs letting you know you are almost there. If by chance you see a sign for Playa Papaturro, you have gone 50meters too far. Of if you reached the small village of El Jobo, you definitely have gone to far, so simply go back 5kms.
Google Maps from the Liberia airport directly to the Blue Dream Hotel:
A=Liberia international airport / B=Blue Dream Hotel
Flying into San Jose then renting a car or taking a bus
Another option is to fly into San Jose and either take a bus to La Cruz or rent a car and drive the 3-1/2hour drive to Bahia Salinas. If you are taking the bus, you need to use the ‘Del Du’ bus company (tel: 2256-9072 or 2677-0091). You catch this bus at their terminal 100 meters north of the Coca-Cola bus terminal in central San Jose. Departs San Jose: 5:00, 7:00*, 7:45, 10:45, 13:20, 16:10. Once you are in La Cruz, simply take a taxi to the Blue Dream Hotel which will cost you approximately $16.
San José – La Cruz / Peñas Blancas:
06:30 am Solo domingos y feriados
You can get to the Blue Dream Resort (El Jobo) comfortably with a private shuttle with A/C that picks up you from your hotel in San Jose, Fortuna or Monteverde for $99 and drop off you at our resort . We can make the reservation for you.
Fortuna – El Jobo 8am El Jobo – Fortuna 1:50pm
Monteverde – El Jobo 9:10 am El Jobo – Monteverde 1:50 pm
San Jose – El Jobo 7:15 am El Jobo – San Jose 1:50 pm