Most bus schedules can be found on this website: https://yoviajocr.com. Long-distance schedules can be seen and tickets purchased online on this website: https://mibus.cr. In Costa Rica, buses are a normal and safe way to travel. You do have to take goodcare of your belongings during the bus rides and at bus stations. Uber is a common way to travel in Costa Rica, especially in the cities. We recommend you to download the Uber application on your phone prior to your arrival. An Uber ride from Nicoya to the YWAM base is around c10,000. If you travel by taxi, make sure you always use the official red taxis and that the driver is using the meter. Nicoya Taxi phone number is +506 2685 5656. Below you will find information and links for the most common bus routes for our visitors.
Corral de Piedra - Nicoya- Corral de Piedra Price: ₡800 (cash only) 45 min - 1 hour Bus company: The bus has a sign saying Caballito/Corral de Piedra Monday to Saturday From Corral de Piedra to Nicoya: Bus stop: In front of the YWAM Base. 6:00a.m. 12:00 m.d. From Nicoya to Corral de Piedra: Bus stop: Bus station / Mercado de Nicoya, makes a stop in front of the hospital and by KFC. 10:50a.m. 14:50 p.m.
Nicoya- Sámara- Nicoya Price: ₡1500 - 2000 1 hour Bus Company: Traroc From Nicoya to Samara: Bus stop: Bus station / Mercado Municipal de Nicoya. 5:00a.m. (Not on Sundays) 8:00a.m. 10:00a.m. 12:30 p.m. 14:30 p.m 4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. From Sámara to Nicoya: Bus stop: Samara entrance 5:30a.m. 6:30a.m. 8:00a.m. (Not on Sundays) 10:00a.m. 12:30 p.m. 15:00 p.m. 16:30 p.m. 18:30 p.m.
Nicoya - Santa Cruz - Liberia - Nicoya Price: ₡1800 - 2200 1 hour 45 min Bus company: La Pampa From Nicoya to Liberia: Bus stop: Terminal in front of Super Compro, downtown Nicoya Mon - Fri: from 4am to 9 pm there isabus every 30 to 45 minutes. Saturdays from 4am to 9 pm every hour. Sundays from 5am to 8am every 30 minutes, from 8am to 4pm every two hours, from 4 to 7pm every hour. From Liberia to Nicoya: Bus stop: Liberia bus station / Terminal de buses Liberia Mon-Fri: from 4am to 9 pm there is a bus every 30 to 45 minutes. Saturdays from 4am to 9 pm every hour. Sundays from 5am to 8am every 30 minutes, from 8am to 4pm every two hours, from 4 to 7pm every hour.
Santa Cruz - Tamarindo - Santa Cruz Price: ₡1200 - 1600 1 hour Bus company: Transportes Cabo Velas S.A. https://yoviajocr.com/bus/santa-cruz-tamarindo Monday to Sunday: From Santa Cruz to Tamarindo: Bus stop: Bus terminal SantaCruz 04:10am 05:30am 06:15am 07:30am 09:00am 10:30am 12:00 pm 13:30 pm 15:30 pm 17:00 pm 19:20 pm From Tamarindo to Santa Cruz: Bus stop: somewhere downtown Tamarindo 05:45am 06:45am 09:10am 10:30am 12:00 pm 14:00 pm 15:30 pm 16:15 pm 17:15 pm 18:45 pm 20:00 pm
Nicoya- San José - Nicoya Price: ₡4000 - 7000 (cash or online by card) Bus company: Alfaro 4 hours (can be more if there is traffic, road work oraccidents) Online tickets can be purchased at: https://mibus.cr From Nicoya: Bus stop: Mercado Municipal 03:00a.m. (Bolsón, price₡1180and you can catch it by the entrance to Corral de Piedra https://goo.gl/maps/TENd4eEhjgo7KYHT8) 03:30am 05:00am 07:45am 10:00am 10:30am 12:30 pm 15:00 pm From San José: Bus stop: Terminal 7-10 in San Jose 06:30a.m. 9:00a.m. 11:00a.m. 13:30 p.m. (Bolsón, price₡1180and you can get off by the entrance to Corral de Piedra https://goo.gl/maps/TENd4eEhjgo7KYHT8) 14:00 p.m. 15:30 p.m. 17:00 p.m. You can get off / catch the San Jose buses in Quebrada Honda, which is the closest bus stop to the base. The location for the bus stop coming from San Jose is by the Full gas station in Quebrada Honda: https://goo.gl/maps/yNGy3w6r7ky3VHwk8. The location for the bus stop going to San Jose (be there 15 minafter the bus leaves from Nicoya): https://goo.gl/maps/sWJbyqAynQHuiKe67. If you are coming from San Jose and someone from the base is coming to pick you up from the Quebrada Honda bus stop, message or call them when you are in Limonal (https://goo.gl/maps/ds985JPe631uKXrbA) so they can estimate the correct arrival time. Private transportation option in the village: There is a man with a private medical transportation business. He does trips from the base to Nicoya, Liberia and San Jose for medical as well as for other purposes. A trip to Nicoya costs c15,000, San Jose c100,000. His name is Daniel and his number is +506 8629-5005.