Your journey to Eagle's Nest
We want your journey to our front door to be as pain-free as possible, so we’re on hand to discuss the best ways for your group to reach us. As we prioritise preserving the environment and the peace and quiet of the area surrounding Eagle’s Nest, we want to minimise the amount of traffic coming in and out. We can either organise transport for your group for the duration of your stay in Costa Rica, including airport transfers, or walk you through the easiest, most cost effective, and environmentally-friendly way to reach the mountain.
Costa Rica has two international airports: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) in Liberia and Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaria (SJO) in San Jose. By road, Liberia is two hours and a half hours from Eagle’s Nest, and San Jose is around five hours. As a general rule, flights into San Jose tend to be cheaper than into Liberia.
Local airline SANSA runs two flights a day between Liberia and Nosara, and the flight time is 35 minutes. Aerobell Airlines operates two flights daily between San Jose and Nosara, and the flight time is 45 minutes.
Catch a bus to Nosara and we’ll swing by and pick you up from there. From either of Costa Rica’s international airports, getting to Nosara is easy by local bus. Both drives are very scenic, so keep your camera at the ready, and a bus ticket shouldn’t set you back much more than $5.
If you wish to hire a vehicle, always opt for a 4×4 as some roads, including those surrounding many of the national parks and Eagle’s Nest, will require four-wheel drive. Hire from a reputable company like Adobe, Alamo or Enterprise, all of which are located at both international airports. Make sure you take out insurance, roadside breakdown cover and have a sat nav system.
To hire a car, you will need a valid driver’s license, a passport and a credit card. It is possible to use a debit card to hire a car, but expect to pay a deposit to cover any additional costs that might crop up during your hire period.
Always keep some cash on you to pay the road tolls, which typically cost between 300-500 Costa Rican Colón ($0.50–0.85/ 40-65p) each time. Here is some further information about driving in Costa Rica.