The easiest and fastest way to get here is by air. There is 1 domestic airline in the country: Green Airways email@example.com. This airline flies from/to San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) to Tambor Airport (TMU) . You can check their schedules and book your tickets in the booking engine of this page to get a discount if you are a Pranamar client.
If their schedule does not fit your itinerary, another very good option is to charter a plane, which becomes monetarily convenient when it is 4+ people. A private charter has more luggage allowance than the 30 pounds that are allowed per person by the local domestic airline. If interested in a charter flight, please let us know and we can send you rates.
Flying from Juan Santamaria international airport to Tambor takes only 25 minutes. From Tambor Airport it is only a 50 minute drive to Pranamar. The cost of a taxi from Tambor to Pranamar is $65 one-way for up to 4 people. You can also rent a car to pick you up at Tambor airport and do the drive yourself.
If you would prefer to travel by land it is also possible to rent a car, hire a private taxi (cost of a private taxi is about $320 one-way for up to 4 people) or take a shuttle – you can check www.interbus.com or https://tropicaltourshuttles.com/. Please note that any of the driving options from San Jose or Juan Santamaria airport takes minimum 5 hours and involves a ferry crossing.
We are happy to help you book any of these options – except for Sansa that requires personal information. Just let us know your preference via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The drive from San Jose will take from 4 to 5 hours. You first must drive to Puntarenas, which is where you will have to take a ferry. That drive is about 1- 1.5 hours from San Jose. The best thing to do is to ask your car rental company for the best way to get to Puntarenas, depending on where you are located in San Jose. Take the ferry that leaves from Puntarenas port to Paquera port. The ferry is called “Ferry Tambor,” but it does not go to Tambor; it is just called by that name because the ferry company is owned by a huge beach resort located in Tambor beach. Check the ferry schedule at Naviera Tambor. The ferry crossing takes about 1 hour and is very scenic, plus a good opportunity to stretch and rest from the drive.
Once you get to Paquera all you have to do is follow the other cars, and follow the signs that say “Malpaís” or “Santa Teresa”. The paved road will end in Cobano, and from there to us you will ride on a gravel road. A four wheel drive vehicle is strongly recommended.
It is about a 1 hour and 20 minute drive … you just drive in a straight line, don’t turn anywhere. Once you get to the famous “Malpaís and Santa Teresa” crossroad (you will notice our only “big” shopping center that we have) you must take a right toward Santa Teresa and drive for about 5 km (your car will mark the distances in km).
Pranamar will be on the left hand side (ocean side of course). You will see our sign. You will also know that you are getting close because after driving for about 4 km from the crossroad, you will see the ocean right next to you on the left side. There is only one stretch of about 400 meters in that road where you will literally be next to the waves. The hotel is just 200 meters past that ocean side part of the road.
We also offer private land transfers from San Jose to Santa Teresa. Our English-speaking driver will meet you at San Jose’s Juan Santamaria International Airport and will completely take care of you from the moment you set foot in Costa Rica until you set foot in your ocean front villa. Your complimentary welcome drinks await you!