The farm is located at 9°27’35.0″N 84°04’09.0″W
- Getting there from Quepos
- Getting to Quepos from San Jose
- Other bus schedules
DrivingAt PALI, go east, about 4 kms towards the Airport, do notturn on to the newly paved highway. Go straight on the dirt road, 10.5 kms, through a small town called Naranjito, keep right at the fork in the road, cross the London Bridge and go 150 meters, we are the first entrance on the right. Look for the holiday lights at night and our sign during the day.Click here for a mapBuses
The Londres buses leave at the Mercado, the fee is about 1 USD. You can pay on the bus, simply look for the longest line. The bus ride is about 40 minutes.The "official" bus stop is just after the bridge or in front of the mini-super. Walk another 150 meters and you'll see our sign on the right. If you have lots of luggage, you may ask the driver, they will generally let you off right at our gate if you simply tell them Finca Amanecer. From the road, follow our ginger lined path another 150 meters to the house and if you take the path to the right side it will bring you to "El patio".
Note: there is NO BUS SERVICE on the Friday before Easter, as in most of the country. TaxiA 20-25 minute taxi ride will cost you around $16-20.
* through Puriscal, the others go through AtenasThe Quepos buses leave from the Tracopa terminal (Calle 5 entre Avenida 16 y 18, cerca del tren del Pacifico). Directos will take about 3 hours to reach Quepos. They do not pick up passengers at the airport.The colectivos take 4 hours from San Jose to Quepos. They stop about 30 minutes after leaving San Jose outside the airport.
To go to the airport, you must take the colectivo. The colectivo leaves the terminal at the announced time. Figure 3.5 hours to the airport from Quepos. The directo leaves Manuel Antonio at the announced time and gets to Quepos about 15 minutes later.DrivingFrom the airport, follow the signs saying Santa Ana and Ciudad Colon, all the traffic will turn right, then you need to get in the left turn lane. On your left, you will see the Panasonic plant, follow the traffic to the left and this road (should) have an entrance to the new expressway (near a mall called Multiplaza). There will be several toll booths, and then exit in OROTINA.Follow the signs to Jaco and Quepos. Be alert for a cloverleaf, because one road will go to Puntarenas, and the other to Jaco. You want Jaco and Quepos. Tico Tico is a great place to eat in Tarcoles if you want to take a break. At the bridge if it is still day light you can look for the crocodiles. Be sure to lock your car!From Jaco, Quepos is an hour south. You will see the ocean on your right. Half an hour after Jaco, you will drive through Parrita, and then you’ll see a gas station on the right, you’ll cross the Rio Paquita, the second NEW bridge (you'll know it is a "new bridge" because they are more than 2 lanes wide) and then there is a fork in the road with nice new cement islands and it's recently paved, as the road forks. Right heads to Quepos.Keep left (to avoid Quepos) and go about 4 kms, until you see a new green sign saying Londres.Turn left at this 4 point intersection, take the dirt road (if you pass the hospital, you went too far, turn around) and take the dirt road exactly 10.5 Km. Go straight on the dirt road, 10.5 Km. through Naranjito (about 6 Km) keep right at the fork in the road (go about 4 km) cross the London Bridge and go 150 meters, we are the first entrance on the right. Look for the sign.You will swear I have you on the road from Hell to nowhere, but have faith and you will come to several signs PUENTE (bridge). What they fail to tell you is you have to make a 90 degree right turn to enter the bridge, and at night, be aware of the suspension cable in the middle of the road. Just after the bridge you will see the tall trees on the right. I am the first driveway on the right. There is a sign and I am back off the road. Keep to the left to park in the lighted field. Do NOT drive beyond the trees, as I have water lines in the path.Good luck. Let’s hear a big bravo for the adventurous travelers!PLEASE NOTE: The airport is actually in Alajuela, let me know if you'd like hostel recommendations in Alajuela, or a shuttle to Quepos (around $39/person). Buses from the airport to San Jose or Alajuela are 75 cents.Flying20 minute flights on Sansa. It costs $85 and $1 a POUND for luggage over 25 pounds!
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