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Tamarindo to Mal Pais?« on: February 28 2010 22:02:00 »
Hey... I am going to Costa Rica beginnings of March, and want to surf as much as I can in a 10 day trip to Guanacaste. I was planning in traveling all the way from Tamarindo to Mal Pais, but in the way staying a few nights at certain breaks such as Avellanas, Ostional, Nosara, etc. Is there any bus or public transportation available? I searched in the internet and found that the only way of getting to Mal Pais is through Santa Cruz or Nicoya I believe. Is there any way of going through the beach road by public transportation?
I am a low budget traveler/backpacker, and speak perfect spanish... is there anyone interested in maybe renting a car or sharing a ride? thnks!
RE: Tamarindo to Mal Pais?« Reply #1 on: March 09 2010 14:03:450 »
I have done that route a few times. Unfortunately, most of the transportation will take you through the interior of Guanacaste. And that's because the roads are better and it's quicker.
I have found that the easiest way to get around that area is to take the private shuttle buses, not the public buses. It's more expensive but it's going to save you alot of time and hassle. If you're only down there for 10 days, it will be worth it. I know that you can take one of those shuttles from Tamarindo to Nosara to Mal Pais/Santa Teresa. I forgot the name of the shuttle company but you'll be able to find plenty of info once you there. Hope that helps.