Transport buses areas of the Caribbean and San Jose

Transport buses areas of the Caribbean and San Jose

How to arrive and leave

By Plane

The landing strip is located 4 km to the south of the city, close to the coast.

Nature Air Ph (506) 2299 6000. E-mail: E-mail: – Free Call (USA/Canadá): 800 235 9272. Tobias Bolaños Airport in Pavas, flyer 520, departure 13:00 arrive 13:30, price 65 US$

By Bus  

Autotransportes Mepe Ph + (506) 2257-8129, Ph+ (506) 2798 – 0820, Ph + (506)2758-0618 / Ph + (506)2758-1572.

The bus services direct from San José to Limón leave every hour from the Carribean Terminal between 05:00 a.m and 06:30 p.m, and returning to San José from the Gran Terminal del Caribe on 2nd Avenue, close to the Limon football stadium. Prices are from 4 US$, and the journey lasts three hours. From the same terminal buses leave to Siquirres and Guápiles several times day. The vehicles that go south leave from the street that is on the north side of the market. Departures from Limón to Cahuita 0.80 US$ several times a day between 05:00 a.m and 06:00 p.m, and the buses continue to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 1.20 US$. Some then continue onto Bribri 1.40 US$ and Sixaola 2 US$, 3 hours, and others to Manzanillo. The services that go to San José from the south don’t pass through the center of Limón; they cover the journeys to Penshurst and Pandora in Valle de La Estrella several times a day.  From this last stop there is transportation to the Hitoy Cerere Biological Reserve.

By Car

The only gas station that is on the coastal road, to the south of Limón, is on the intersection. Inland there is another station in Pandora in Valle de la Estrella. A last resort would be the posts next to the road, close to some of the villages, where they also sell gas.

By Boat

Cruises and Cargo ships arrive at Moín, some 7 km to the west.  From here buses also leave for Tortuguero and other destinations in the north. The cruise ships sometimes stop at the port to the southeast of the center of Limón; nearby there are several souvenir stores.