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TRAVELING TO NOSARA, COSTA RICA
International Flights to Costa Rica’s Airports
The two international airports in Costa Rica are the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Alajuela, San Jose and Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR) in Liberia, Guanacaste.
Costa Rica Transportation to Nosara: Domestic Flights or Scenic Drive
From within Costa Rica, there are different options to get to Nosara for every budget.
Please consult directly with transportation companies to confirm pricing and scheduling:
• Domestic flights
• Shared Shuttles
• Private Taxi or Shuttle
• Public Bus
• Rental Car
Domestic flights to Nosara must be booked directly through the domestic airline website (Sansa or Aerobell).
If you are adventurous, the scenic drive is well worth it!
However the mostly unpaved, bumpy dirt road conditions in Guanacaste require a 4WD vehicle, especially in the rainy season (May - November) when you may have to cross a few rivers to get here.
Check the weather and road conditions
Check the weather and road conditions just to make sure you have a safe road trip.
• We recommend you use the Waze App for directions because Google Maps may take you on unwanted detours down dangerous secondary roads.
• For more information visit Trip Advisor
VOLUNTEER WITH US!
Get Involved: Become a Change Maker!
We require a 3-month minimum commitment from volunteers to ensure the sustainability of our program. We prioritize volunteers who are bilingual (English/Spanish), independent, self-motivated, and require minimal supervision. We cannot offer accommodations or other types of logistical support for volunteers, so you'll have to find a place to stay and cover your cost of living.
Volunteers are required to participate in an orientation, weekly check-ins, and exit meeting, at which time volunteers are expected to submit deliverables agreed upon in the orientation meeting. Participants receive training and guidance at the beginning of each project and intermittently, as needed. Activities are dependent on each participant’s interests, skill set, time constraints, and whether work is remote or in-person.
FLIGHTS TO COSTA RICA
Getting Here: Costa Rica
Flights to LIR are usually more expensive in comparison to SJO, but you’ll get straight to Guanacaste and be much closer to Nosara. However, SJO is a great starting point if you are exploring more of Costa Rica outside of the Guanacaste area.
TRAVELING TO NOSARA
Getting Here: Nosara
Domestic flights or bus/taxi transportation times and pricing from LIR/SJO to Nosara vary. Domestic flight times from LIR and SJO to Nosara are approximately 30 minutes. Bus/taxi transportation times and pricing from LIR and SJO to Nosara vary.
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HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Our work is made possible by generous donors. Donate to the cause and help us ensure a sustainable future for the Ostional Refuge.
Join us to make a difference through a individual or family membership or institutional partnership. Become a change maker now!
Donate with an in-kind donation from our amazon wishlist. Pack it in your suitcase. Contact us when you arrive. Donate locally too!
VISIT US VIRTUALLY
Visit Us with Google Earth
Visit the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge virtually. Visit local beaches and key locations surrounding the Refuge.