Direct bus from San Jose leaves from the bus terminal 710. It will take you directly to Santa Teresa. After the first stop in Santa Teresa stay on the bus and tell the driver you want to go to Tranquilo Backpackers. It is the second stop and it is right in front of Tranquilo Backpackers.
If you come from anywhere else in Costa Rica than San Jose, get a bus first to Puntarenas and then follow instructions for local bus below.
First, get to Puntarenas. Then take the ferry to Paquera. There is another ferry going to Playa Naranjo. Don´t take this one. Then take the bus to Cobano and from there, the bus to Santa Teresa.
In almost all hostels you can book a transfer by minibus. It is more expensive but will bring you directly to our hostel.
Drive to Puntarenas. Take the ferry to Paquera. There is another ferry going to Playa Naranjo. Don´t take this one. Then follow road to Cobano and then to Santa Teresa.
Fly to Tambor airport and then take a taxi or the bus to Santa Teresa.
Sometimes taxi drivers say that we are closed, full or don’t exist anymore. Or maybe he says he never heard of Tranquilo. He just wants to bring you to the cabinas of his uncle somewhere out in the jungle where he gets a commission. Insist and tell him the direction is Spanish: “cuatrocientos metros al norte del cruce, despues del super Ronny’s numero uno al lado derecha.”
There you will see our sign and the entrance to the hostel to the right.