We are located close to the southern-most tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, just minutes away from Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve. The following are the most recommended ways to get here.
The easiest/fastest way to get here is by air. There are 2 companies in the country. Sansa Airlines flies from/to SJO international airport, and Nature Air flies from/to Pavas Airport, 20 minutes away from SJO Airport. You can check their schedules online to see if it fits your itinerary. our staff can also book any flight for you if needed. If their schedule does not fit your itinerary, another very good option is to charter a plane, which becomes monetarily convenient also when it is 4+ people. A private charter has more luggage allowance than the 30 pounds that are allowed per person by the local public airlines, plus we use Costa Rica's only U.S. FAA Part 129-approved airline. You have to fly into Tambor, and that flight takes only 25 minutes. From there, we will arrange a taxi for you, or you can have a car rental meet you and do the drive yourself. It is a 50 minute drive to Pranamar.
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 http://www.navieratambor.com/horarios-y-tarifas. 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!
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VIP ARRIVAL SERVICES
Getting here could not be easier – with Pranamar's help!
Thanks to our friends at the tourism organization, Canatur, our excellent personal attention to you can start the moment you step off the plane in San Jose’s Juan Santamaria International Airport.
Your VIP meet-and-greet service starts once you exit the Immigration Area. A Canatur representative will greet you, holding a sign with your name, as you enter the Baggage Claim/Customs area. They will assist you in getting your luggage and place a PRANAMAR sticker on your bags. From here on, there is nothing to worry about. Your Canatur guide will lead you to the airport exit where our driver will be waiting for you!
Let us make your arrival as smooth as possible; we can be there, every step of the way!
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