By Plane: Nature Air ((tel) 800/235-9272 in the U.S. and Canada, or 2299-6000 in Costa Rica; www.natureair.com) has several flights daily to Nosara airport (airport code: NOB). Fares run between $94 and $144 each way.
It’s usually about a 5- to 10-minute drive from the airport to most hotels. Taxis wait for every arrival, and fares range between C3,500 and C6,000 to most hotels in Nosara.
By Car: Follow the directions for getting to Playa Sámara, but watch for a well-marked fork in the road a few kilometers before you reach that beach. The right-hand fork leads to Nosara over another 22km (14 miles) of rough dirt road.
By Bus: An Alfaro express bus ((tel) 2222-2666 in San José, or 2682-0064 in Nosara; www.empresaalfaro.com) leaves San José daily at 5:30am from Avenida 5 between calles 14 and 16. The trip’s duration is 5[bf]1/2 hours; the one-way fare is around C4,800.
You can also take an Alfaro bus from San José to Nicoya and then catch a second bus from Nicoya to Nosara. Alfaro buses leave San José nearly every hour between 7:30am and 5pm. The fare is C3,950. The trip can take between 4 and 5 1/2 hours, depending on whether the bus goes via Liberia or La Amistad Bridge. The latter route is much faster and much more frequent. Empresa Rojas buses ((tel) 2685-5352) leave Nicoya for Nosara daily at 4:45 and 10am, 12:30pm, and 3:30 and 5:30pm. The trip is about 2 hours, and the one-way fare is C1,870. Return buses leave Nosara for Nicoya at 5, 6, and 7am, noon and 3:30pm. A direct Alfaro bus from Nosara to San José leaves daily at 12:30pm. Buses to Nicoya leave Nosara daily at 4:45 and 10am, noon, and 3 and 5:30pm. Buses leave Nicoya for San José nearly every hour 3am to 5pm.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.