You can just flag down any old bus to Nicoya right where the airport road meets the main road. Just about all buses that travel southbound on that road will be buses toward Nicoya.
There are two companies that go to Nicoya, one stops across from the SuperCompro grocery store, the other stops on the other end of town, which is the main terminal. If you end up at the SuperCompro station, you'll have to walk along main street - which will take you about ten minutes or so - to the other bus stop. You can also take a cab if you have too much luggage.
From there, you can get a bus that goes directly to Nosara.
Probably best to take a taxi for the short ride to the main highway (Rt 21) to pick up the bus. It's about a mile and you can walk it, of course, but it will be hot. There is regular bus service from the airport terminal to Liberia, so you could hop on that and get off at the main highway.
Just look for any bus that says "Nicoya" on it. You will pay the driver in colones so get some colones from the ATM in the airport before you leave.
Then do the transfer as Framptonian described.
For the record, I would NOT go all the way to Liberia only to catch the same bus that goes right by the airport anyway. Doing so will only accomplish two things:
1.) You'll have to pay for the taxi to Liberia.
2.) You'll add at least 30 minutes to your trip.
There's no point to either one...
And yes, I would take a taxi to the main road, too.
Agree with Framptonian. If you go to the bus station in Liberia, you will get on the bus and then ride right by..... the airport -- and the bus stop there. So really no need to do that.
I would prefer to hop on a bus at the airport. Im sure a cab is cheap to get to the main highway (Rt 21). Is it obvious where the bus stop is on Rt 21 (I'm sure the cab drivers must know)?
Also, how much is the bus fare?
At the intersection where the road from the airport meets the highway, the bus stop will be to your right. It's obvious -- there's a little kiosk or roof and bench there. When you see the bus that says "Nicoya" on the front, just stand up and move forward and he will stop for you. Just get out of the taxi at the intersection and you can walk the few meters to the bus stop. No need for the taxi driver to take you right to the kiosk. Then, it will be easy for him to make a U-turn and return to the airport.
The bus fare will be something like 1500 colones -- probably less. Don't worry about exact change. Just hand over a 5,000 colon note and say "Nicoya" and the driver will give you the correct change. You say "Nicoya" because people will be getting off the bus at various places along the route before the bus gets to Nicoya. Get some colones from an ATM at the airport -- I would start with 25,000 and that way, you would have that 5,000 note to give the driver.Edited: 14 December 2014, 01:01
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