How to get Sarapiqui Outdoor Center:
HOW TO GET TO SARAPIQUÍ, LA VIRGEN
Drive yourself: If you are traveling by car, you can find us very easily. We are conveniently located less than an hour from La Fortuna/Arenal Volcano, 2 hours from the Caribbean, and 2 hours from San Jose! Use the map below to get directions from your current location. You can also search “Sarapiqui Outdoor Center” in Google Maps or Waze.
Take the Bus from San José: Coming from San José, there are two bus routes you can take, both heading towards Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí – via the Vara Blanca (Route 126) or the Braulio Carrillo (Route 32).
- If you take the bus going via the Vara Blanca, you will get off the bus before Puerto Viejo, in the town of La Virgen. Tell the bus driver to drop you off at “Sombrilla” (our owner’s nickname, who is known all over Costa Rica). There is a bus stop right outside of our business, with a big blue sign (pictured above), shortly after entering the town of La Virgen.
- If you take the bus going via the Braulio Carrillo, get off in Puerto Viejo. Then take another bus to La Virgen de Sarapiquí (you can pay on the bus). You can ask the bus driver to drop you off at “Sombrilla.” There is a stop right outside of our business, which is about 1 km past the center of town.
Bus Times San José to Puerto Viejo:
Via Vara Blanca: 6:30 am, 1:00 pm, 5:30 pm
Via Braulio Carrillo: 6:30 am, 7:30 am, 10:00 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 6:00 pm