Punta Dakota is located in a very remote part of Costa Rica, located on the Pacific Coast of the Nicoya Peninsula. Please note that we do not provide transportation to Costa Rica or in country. It is your responsibility to decide how you wish to arrive and depart as well as any transportation for your or your group while you are at the property. While we do have three restaurants and bars within walking distance of the property we are still 5.5 kilometers from the nearest town, San Francisco de Coyote where you can get groceries, wine, beer and liquor and visit several excellent restaurants and fun local bars.
Driving directions are located here: http://www.puntadakota.com/about_us_punta_dakota_directions.html
We highly suggest flying into Liberia International Airport (LIR) if at all possible. This is the closest international airport by car or tourist bus (approximately 2.5 – 3 hours). San Jose (SJO) is just as close, however you either need take the 2 hour ferry ride or drive around the Gulf of Nicoya. You can expect this trip to take about 5 hours.
Costa Rica is a very easy country to drive in, however we are on the coast and therefore you must take some very challenging mountainous roads to arrive at Punta Dakota. We highly suggest that if you are renting a vehicle that you choose a 4 Wheel Drive model. Size (and the number of vehicles) will be dependent upon the size of your group. WE DO NOT SUGGEST VISITING IN LATE OCTOBER TO MID-NOVEMBER unless you are 1) Very comfortable driving in adverse rainy weather 2) Are comfortable fording small streams in your vehicle 3) Have plenty of time because at some crossings you may have to wait from 30 minutes to two full days for the streams to go down in order to cross the stream safely. If you do come during the rainy season and are uncomfortable crossing a stream, please wait for a local friendly Tico to come along and follow their path through the stream – they know the way!
We are happy to assist you in arranging transportation and will provide quotations for both rental cars and tourist buses if you wish. Please just give us a few days to provide the quotes.