Manuel Antonio Driving Directions
Manuel Antonio is a 2 1/2 hour drive or a 25 minute flight from Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose. Private Transportation is available for up to four people for as little as $180 or adventurous drivers can rent a car with our directions.
Driving from San Jose: Approximately 2 1/2 hours.
From Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose, take Highway 1 west/northwest approximately 12 kilometers (6 miles). Exit Highway 1 to the right at the signs for Atenas and Orotina, and make a left turn and begin driving on the road over the mountains toward the town of Atenas. When reaching Atenas, continue on the same main road toward Orotina.
In Orotina, take the highway to Puntarenas and drive for approximately 10 kilometers. Just after the only gas station that you will see on your left, take the exit to Jaco. Stay on this road through Jaco and the town of Parrita to Quepos. After Quepos you are only 6 kilometers from Manuel Antonio.
By Domestic Flight
There are two domestic airlines that fly daily to Quepos. The rate is approximately $60 per passenger and there are multiple flights available depending on the season.
Airlines: http://www.flysansa.com and http://www.natureair.com
Private transportation service
We can assist you with the arrangements for a private van from San Jose.
The price for a private van and driver:
- 1 – 4 guests $180
- 5 – 9 guests $200
- 10 – 25 guests $350