Guests of our Green Coast villas have several transportation options for travel from San Jose (Juan Santamaria International Airport) to the Quepos/Manuel Antonio area. You may use your own rental car or take a short commuter or regional flight; and we will be happy to arrange a private van and driver for you. Even a taxi is an additional option.
There are several rental car companies from which to choose but we find that our guests have had the easiest transactions with either Adobe Car Rentals or Hertz. The drive from San Jose to the Quepos/ Manuel Antonio area takes about 2 1/2 hours and the roads are good. You do not need a 4 wheel drive vehicle. However, we do not recommend driving this route for the first time at night. The advantages to having a rental car are that you can stop and see the sights along your route at your own pace, including the Crocodile Bridge at the Tarcoles River, just outside of Jaco. Additionally, you can take a short day trip to nearby areas like Dominical, if you don’t have a day of tours planned. See Driving Directions below (San Jose to Manuel Antonio area).