Bus: San José – Palmar Norte or Sierpe
With the early bus you reach Palmar Norte around 11am and have to take a taxi to Sierpe. You can call Taxi Marcos 8982-2518, he will pick you up the bus station and helps with your luggage too. The taxi price to Sierpe is $16 (with Marcos, others charge $20), often more people share it, so its $5 per person.
In Sierpe (from: Don Jorge restaurant) take the boat (Captain Dago), to Drake Bay at 11:30 am ($ 15p.p.) You pay directly to the captain. For boat reservations, call: +506 8720-0801 WhatsApp , 2775-1761 hotel, or +506 8320-5292, my personal number. From the beach in Drake, walk 300 m to our hostel. If you need a taxi, please let us know beforehand so the taxi will be waiting for you, it costs about 2 dollars.
After 5am busses from San José to Palmar Norte are leaving frequently direction to Canoas, Golfito, Ciudad Neilly, San Vito or Rio Claro. They all stop in Palmar Norte, where you have to get out.
There is a Tracopa bus service going directly to Sierpe ($14p.p.), every day at 8:30am along the coast. You will be in Sierpe around 1:30pm and can catch the boat at 3:30pm ($20p.p . From the beach in Drake, walk 300 m to our hostel. If you need a taxi, please let us know beforehand so that the taxi will be waiting for you, it costs about 2 dollars.
Taxi: Palmar Norte - Sierpe
Bus: Palmar Norte – Sierpe
Boat: Sierpe - Drake Bay
Car: San José – Drake
You can drive all the way to Drake Bay, but you need a 4x4. Please drive into Drake Bay towards the beach and after passing the supermarkets, around the corner at the left side you find Martina’s Place Hostel. From Sierpe there is a short cut, you cross the Sierpe River with a car ferry and follow the road towards Rincón or Progreso. That road you can only take in the dry season between December and April.
Car: Parking in Sierpe
Airplane: San José – Drake Bay
At Drake airport you always find taxis to bring you to our hostel, its 20 min. and usually they charge $10p.p.
Shuttle bus: San José, Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Dominical, Uvita - Sierpe
San José - Sierpe $70p.p. Pedro 8703-2121 and Manuel Antonio - Sierpe $45p.p. Alex 8344-6320. Please call them for reservation.
Bus: Manuel Antonio, Dominical or Uvita – Palmar Norte
Bus: Puerto Jimenez – Drake Bay