WHERE WE ARE...


Casa Juliana is located in the town of Playa Junquillal on northwest Pacific coast of Costa Rica, a part of the country called the Nicoya Peninsula. The villa is approximately 18 miles (27 kilometers) south of the Tamarindo Airport (40 minutes) and approximately 47 miles (79 kilometers) south of the Liberia International Airport (1 hour and 5 minutes).
 
Directions: (Utilize map below for your convenience)


By Car from San Jose:
Take the Pan-American Highway north, following signs to Liberia. After the village of Limonal, make a left at the Shell gas station, following signs to the Tempisque or Amistad Bridge. After crossing the bridge, follow the road until it dead ends and turn right towards Nicoya. Follow the signs to Santa Cruz. After the traffic light on the outskirts of the City of Santa Cruz, you will pass a metal bridge. Turn left immediately after the bridge on Highway 160. Follow the road for 18km. After passing another small bridge, turn left toward Playa Junquillal. After approximately 200 meters on this gravel road, turn right, again following signs to Playa Junquillal. Follow the road through the town of Rio Seco and into the town of Paraiso. After the soccer field in Paraiso, turn left at the T in the road. Go approximately 4 km into the town of Playa Junquillal. Look for the sign/road for the Hotel Guacamaya or Guacamaya Lodge (on the left). Pass that road and make the next left in approximately 100 meters (just before Hotel Tatanka). Drive up the small hill approximately 50 meters and the driveway for Casa Juliana is well-marked on the left side of the road. 

From Liberia Airport:

 Exit the airport entry road and make a right going south on Highway 21 (away from the City of Liberia). Stay on Highway 21 for about 35 kilometers, passing towns of Filadelphia and Belen. Just before the bridge leading into the town of Santa Cruz make a right on to Highway 160, following signs to Playa Junquillal. Stay on Highway 160 for approximately 18 km. Just after you pass a small bridge on the road, make a left, following signs to Playa Junquillal. After approximately 200 meters on this gravel road, turn right, again following signs to Playa Junquillal. Follow the road through the town of Rio Seco and into the town of Paraiso. At the soccer field in Paraiso, turn left at the T in the road. Go approximately 4 km into the town of Playa Junquillal. Look for the sign/road for the Hotel Guacamaya or Guacamaya Lodge (on the left). Pass that road and make the next left in approximately 100 meters (just before Hotel Tatanka). Drive up a small hill approximately 50 meters and the driveway for Casa Juliana is well-marked on the left side of the road.

Alfaro (Bus):
Two local bus lines leave San Jose to Santa Cruz throughout the day(Tralapa and Alfaro). The fare is about $5-10 and it takes approximately 5 hours. There is one Tralapa bus at 2pm with a connection in Santa Cruz to Playa Junquillal. Alternatively, a taxi can bring you to Casa Juliana from Santa Cruz for approximately $30-40 in 30 minutes driving time.A web site for bus schedules in Costa Rica and phone numbers for the bus lines are listed below:
 
http://www.liberiacostaricainfo.com/BusScheduleCostaRica.html


(506) 2222 2750 or (506) 2223 8229

Tralapa (Bus):

(506) 2221 7202


Regional Airlines:
Costa Rica has a number of regional airlines that travel to and from the local Tamarindo airport located approximately 40 minutes north of Playa Junquillal. Following is the contact information for two regional airlines.

Sansa
(506)-2290-4100
(877)-767-2672
www.flysansa.com
 
NatureAir
http://www.natureair.com/flights-in-costa-rica.aspx
(800)-235-9272
(506)-2299-6000

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