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HOW TO REACH CAZA OLAS

BY AIR:

YOU CAN FLY TO GOLFITO WITH SANSA FROM SAN JOSE INT'L AIRPORT (SEPARATE TERMINAL) OR WITH NATURE AIR FROM PAVAS AIRPORT. THE FLIGHT TO GOLFITO TAKES JUST UNDER 1 HOUR AND THE CURRENT PRICE IS US$115 EACH WAY. ALWAYS CHECK WITH THE AIRLINES PRIOR DEPARTURE FOR ANY SCHEDULE CHANGES AND AMENDMENTS FROM GOLFITO YOU CAN EITHER TAKE A TAXI TO PAVONES FOR APPROX. US$80 AND 90 MINS DRIVE, OR YOU CAN CATCH A BUS AT 10AM OR 3PM FOR US$4 AND 120MINS DRIVE.

SANSA AIRLINES - NATURE AIR

BY BUS:

AT THE SAN JOSE TRACOPA TERMINAL THERE IS A BUS AT 7AM TO GOLFITO AND THE TICKET IS US$15 AND A 5 HOURS DRIVE. WE STRONGLY RECCOMEND TO MAKE A RESERVATION AT LEAST ONE DAY IN ADVANCE TO SECURE A SEAT. AT THE SAME TERMINAL THERE IS A 7,30AM BUS TO PASO CANOAS (THE BORDER WITH PANAMA) WHERE YOU CAN CATCH A TAXI TO PAVONES FOR APPROX. US$60 AND A 1,5 HOUR DRIVE. FROM PASO CANOAS YOU CAN ALSO HIRE A COLECTIVO ( SHARED TAXI) FOR US$2 TO LAUREL THEN TAKE A BUS TO CONTE AND ANOTHER BUS IN CONTE TO PAVONES.ASK THE BUS DRIVER TO DROP YOU OFF IN RIO CLARO DE PAVONES AT THE MAIN BUS STOP JUST 100MT SOUTH OF THE SUPERMARKET BEFORE THE BRIDGE. AT THE BUS STOP TAKE A SMALL NARROW UNPAVED ROAD ON THE RIGHT AND 30MT ON YOU RIGHT YOU WILL FIND CAZA OLAS.

TRACOPA

BY CAR:

DRIVE SOUTH OF SAN JOSE TO JACO AND TAKE THE COSTANERA (THE COASTAL ROAD) DIRECTION QUEPOS THEN DOMINICAL UNTIL PALMAR NORTE WHERE YOU JOIN AGAIN THE PANAMERICAN HIGHWAY. DRIVE TO RIO CLARO WHERE YOU HAVE 2 OPTIONS. 1ST TURN RIGHT DIRECTION GOLFITO AND DRIVE FOR APPROX. 12 KM TO EL RODEO BAR WHERE YOU HAVE TO TAKE A LEFT DIRECTION CONTE, ONCE IN CONTE TURN RIGHT AT THE MAIN SUPERMARKET AND DRIVE FOR ANOTHER 3KM TO A V JUNCTION, TAKE THE LEFT AND DRIVE TO PAVONES. THE ROAD BETWEEN CONTE AND PAVONES IS NOT PAVED YET BUT IN DECENT CONDITIONS DURING THE DRY SEASON. 2ND OPTION IN RIO CLARO IS TO STAY ON THE PANAMERICAN HIGHWAY (INTERAMERICANA) AND DRIVE ALL THE WAY TO PASO CANOAS. ONCE YOU REACH THE BORDER CROSSING (A BIG BUILDING THAT LOOKS LIKE AN AIRPORT HANGAR) TURN RIGHT AND FOLLOW THE ROAD TO LA CUESTA-LAUREL THEN CONTE. IN CONTE TURN LEFT AT THE MAIN SUPERMARKET THEN DRIVE TO THE V JUNCTION, STAY ON THE LEFT THEN DRIVE ALL THE WAY TO PAVONES, APPROX. JOURNEY TIME FROM PASO CANOAS TO PAVONES IS 2,5 HOURS SLIGHTLY LONGER THAN VIA GOLFITO BUT DEFINITELY A BETTER CHOICE