From the Airport
If you let us know your flight info we will arrange that a cab will meet you at the airport. Our cab driver charges $ 25.00 for a car for up to 2 person with an additional $5 per person after that. Please send particulars re service for 4 or more. (We charge a $15 fee for refunds). An official orange airport taxi to Casa 69 costs $35.
For the official orange airport taxis, buy your prepaid ticket by the car rental counters after you leave customs and before you enter the crowd of people trying to get you in their taxi. Have a printed copy of the directions below for the taxi driver, although most drivers should know the Nicaraguan Embassy which is just around the corner from us so that should be enough.
Take the highway to San Jose. At the city limits you follow SECTOR CENTRAL 2 km. You will make a left into Paseo Colon. Follow the main road and infront of Hospital San Juan the road makes a right turn and an immediate left. You are now on Avenida 2nd. Go always straight and you will see the Teatro Nacional to your left. After another 3 blocks you will see the Museo Nacional. Looks like an old fortress. After 400 meters you will see a dark red building with the sign INTACO. Turn left at INTACO, right at the next light and immediately another right into a small street. At the corner of that street is the Embajada de Nicaragua and the Pizza Hut is across the street. Come down that street, right side, yellow house, blue gates with house number 69
Directions for Taxi Drivers
LlEGADA DEL AEROPUERTO A CASA 69
Senores taxistas: Para llegar al CASA 69 ustedes tomen el Paseo Colon, Segunda Avenida y pasan el Museo Nacional. Calculen 400 metros despues el Museo y ustedes van a ver INTACO a su mano izquierda. En INTACO doblen a la izquierda y en el semaforo hagan una derecha e inmediatamente llegan a la Embajada de Nicaragua. Entre la Embajada y Fuji Film (enfrente de Pizza Hut) doblan a la derecha en una calle angosta. Nosotros estamos 80 metros sur de la esquina de la Embajada, muro amarillo con portones azules y el numero 69. Telefono 2256-8879 Gracias CASA 69
Transportation Around Costa Rica
Public bus schedules: you can find bus schedules for all Costa Rica buses here.
There is the option of booking a van with a private driver which will take you from anywhere in Costa Rica at your schedule. Rates start at $115 for up to 10 people. Click here to view point to point rates for this service.
A great option for getting to (or from) the Caribbean Coast or to Arenal is tobook a whitewater rafting trip with us. Costa Rica has some of the world's best whitewater rafting rivers and it's a great way to experience nature. These all-day trips are priced from $75 to $95 and they will pick you up in your choice of Puerto Viejo, San Jose or Arenal and drop you off in your choice! So it's kind of like getting your transportation for free! These trips run most days. Click here to get more information or make a river trip reservation.
Finally, there is a hotel-to-hotel shared and scheduled van service which runs to and from many major tourist points in Costa Rica. We don't generally recommend this service when you are coming to or from San Jose as the public bus is cheaper and often faster (if the van service is busy it takes time to pick people up and drop them off at various hotels) but it can be worth it if you're going from one destination to another and are bypassing San Jose or if you simply don't want the hassle of finding bus stations and tickets. Rates start at $29 per person. Click here to view rates and schedules.
Sure, in Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean, we love Hotel Banana Azul. It's beachfront and rooms start at just $69.
Casa 69 is a member of the Costa Rica Hotel Network. If you're looking for smaller properties with great reputations in other areas of the country such as Puerto Viejo, Monteverde or Arenal, check out their site which includes easy online booking for all member hotels.