There are two airports located in Costa Rica:  San Jose International Airport (SJO) is located about 90 Minutes from Surf Inn Hermosa.  The major airlines serving San Jose airport are:  Air Canada, Delta Airlines, Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, Iberia, United, Condor, JetBlue and US Airways.  Liberia Costa Rica Airport (LIR) is located about 5 hours from Surf Inn Hermosa.  The major airlines serving Liberia Airport are:  AirBerlin, Air Canada, America Airlines, Copa Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, Nature Air, SANSA, Taca, United, US Airways, and West Jet.  Transportation to and from both airports can easily be arranged — All we need is your flight itinerary and a driver will come pick you up for an arranged fee.  If you do not want transportation arranged and you plan to drive:  Below you will find driving directions:

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Map of Costa RicaPlaya Hermosa Costa Rica is located in the Central Pacific Zone of the Puntarenas Province of Costa Rica


Surf Inn is conveniently located 90 minutes from San Jose on the Pacific Coastal Highway (Costanera). For those of you who use GPS our coordinates are: 9.57521, -84.60355.

Our physical address is as follows:
200 m. South of the Soccer Field, Playa Hermosa, Garabito, Puntarenas, Costa Rica 61101

Driving Directions from San Jose Airport (SJO) to Surf Inn Hermosa:

From the San Jose Airport (Juan Santa Maria) exit, turn right and go under the overpass. Turn right and go over the overpass to Alajuela. Do not go to Alajuela, but head north on highway 1 towards San Ramon. Travel approximately 8 miles (14 kilometers) along this highway, looking for a sign on the right that says “Marriott”. When you see this sign, exit the highway towards the right. The road will go uphill towards an overpass, you take a left and drive over the bridge.

There is now 2 ways to get to the beach:

The “New Road” – Autopista del SolAfter you pass the bridge, you will see a gas station and mini-super called Media Luna. You make a LEFT at a large blacktop intersection less than 5 minutes down this road.You will go downhill through a small area called “La Garita” and in just a few minutes you will arrive at the new highway.Getting on the new highway is actually kind of tricky, you drive up the overpass or drive under the overpass and take the next two lefts. The “Old Route” – Through Atenas** This way is marked in detail on our google map, shown at top of page ** Go over the overpass and follow the road thru the mountains. You will first pass through Atenas. There is a turn to watch out for in a town called San Mateo. You enter the town, but the 2 way part splits for a second as your lane veers to the right. At the next road, you make a left and drive by the city park which should be on your right hand side. Stay on the road as you begin to enter Orotina. Keep going, a few blocks later you will see a sign for Playa Jaco, follow the ramp to the right to merge with the highway.

Surf Inn Hermosa (as seen from highway)Take the exit towards Jaco Beach

Stay on the highway. You will pass by Orotina and several toll booths then eventually see an exit sign for Playa Jaco, take this exit. You follow this highway for about 30 minutes. You will know your heading in the right direction when you pass a long bridge that spans the Tarcoles River. After that, keep going until you start to pass through Playa Jaco. Stay on the highway. Hermosa is 5 minutes past Jaco. Once you are in Hermosa, the hotel is 500 yards past the soccer field on the right hand side. We have a big painting on the front of the building and the name SURF INN HERMOSA painted on the front. Our building has a giant mural shown here on the right, easily visible from the highway.

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