We are located in a little bay called Bahia Salinas on the Pacific Ocean in the northern point of Costa Rica. Part of the bay belongs to Nicaragua.

ROADS:

From S.Jose airport you have to take the Panamerican Highway (#1) and drive north towards Peñas Blancas (the name of the Costa Rica/Nicaragua border), you’ll pass Liberia (3 hour driving) and then you’ll get to La Cruz (40 minutes driving), the last town before the border. Take a left to Bahia Salinas (the only road the goes to the beaches): you’ll drive a couple of kms on a paved road and the last 9 on a unpaved road until the Blue Dream Hotel located on the left of the road (there are several signs on the way). There is also another way to get to us. From Liberia, once you get to the first police check, turn left towards Cuajiniquil, you’ll get there in 10 minutes and then follow the paved road towards Bahia Salinas; in about 10 minutes more you’ll get to the intersection with the unpaved road coming from La Cruz and you’ll be only 2 kms away from the Blue Dream. You’ll save 10/15 minutes driving compared to the road that take you to La Cruz from Liberia. We are 50 mts. before the entrance of playa Papaturro.

If you arrive from the Guanacaste beaches, you have to get to Liberia anyway and then north following the instructions written above. From playa del Coco is 1.5 hours driving and from Tamarindo area is 2 hours driving.

From Nicaragua: Once you cross Peñas Blancas border, you need to get to La Cruz (25 minutes by bus or car) and then follow the instructions written above

There is a local bus that travel between La Cruz and El Jobo (a little village in Bahia Salinas) that you can stop right in front of the Blue Dream after 40 minutes drive. This is the departure schedule from La Cruz: 5am, 8am, 11am, 2pm, 5pm. It costs $1.50. Eventually a taxi costs $16

AIRPORTS:

The main airport is located in S. Jose’ (actually located in Alajuela, 30 minutes driving away): from there you are 4.5 hours away by bus or 3.5 hours by car from Bahia Salinas. We highly recommend to land in Liberia (LIR), the closest and other international airport of Costa Rica: this is only 1 hour and 15 minutes driving away and we can easily pick up and drop off you with a private transportation for $95 each way. From Liberia airport you can also take a local bus but it takes time cause you need to change it in Liberia and then in La Cruz, so it’s cheap but you can waste 3-4 hours total.

Another option is flying directly to Liberia Airport from your home city. There are flights from main Cities in USA and Canada.

Flights from USA to LIBERIA (LIR)

There are direct flights connecting different USA cities and Liberia (Costa Rica).

Flights leave from Miami, Houston, Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Charlotte Douglas and Chicago.

Check it out:

  • MIAMI (MIA)

2 flights per day, everyday: 11:15h and 18:20h, duration 2H50.

Operated by: American AirlinesFinnair and British Airways.

  • HOUSTON (IAM)

3 flights per day, everyday: 8:57h, 10:35h and 15:42h, On weekends there is an extra flight at 11:27h. Duration 3H35.

Operated by United AirlinesLufthansa and Southwest.

  • LOS ANGELES (LAX).

1 flight per day, everyday. One extra flight on weekends: 23:57h and 8:40h. Duration 5H30.

Operated by Delta and Alaska.

  • NUEVA YORK (JFK / EWR).

There are direct fights everyday, except on Mondays. Saturdays there are up to 5 flights connecting the 2 cities. The departure time Tuesday to Friday and Sunday are: 8:45h and 9:43h. On Saturday we have the same than before (8:45h and 9:43) and 3 more flights: 7:00h, 11:30h and 16h. The flight duration is 5H20.

The airlines operating from New York to Liberia are: United AirlinesLufthansaDelta and JetBlue.

  • ATLANTA (ATL)

Direct flights everyday at 10:00h adding one more on Saturdays at 17:30h. Duration 4H

Delta is the only airline covering this route.

  • DALLAS (DFW).

Flights on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:45h, The flight duration is 3H55.

Operated by American Airlines and British Aiways.

  • CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS (CLT)

There is only one direct flight and it is on Sundays at 11:25h. The flight duration is 4H15

This route is operated by, American Airlines y British Aiways.

  • CHICAGO (ORD)

It just flies Saturday morning at 7:40, with an estimated flight duration of 5H15

3 flights per day, everyday: 8:57h, 10:35h and 15:42h, On weekends there is an extra flight at 11:27h. Duration 3H35.

Operated by United AirlinesLufthansa and Southwest.

  • LOS ANGELES (LAX).

1 flight per day, everyday. One extra flight on weekends: 23:57h and 8:40h. Duration 5H30.

Operated by Delta and Alaska.

  • NUEVA YORK (JFK / EWR).

There are direct fights everyday, except on Mondays. Saturdays there are up to 5 flights connecting the 2 cities. The departure time Tuesday to Friday and Sunday are: 8:45h and 9:43h. On Saturday we have the same than before (8:45h and 9:43) and 3 more flights: 7:00h, 11:30h and 16h. The flight duration is 5H20.

The airlines operating from New York to Liberia are: United AirlinesLufthansaDelta and JetBlue.

  • ATLANTA (ATL)

Direct flights everyday at 10:00h adding one more on Saturdays at 17:30h. Duration 4H

Delta is the only airline covering this route.

  • DALLAS (DFW).

Flights on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:45h, The flight duration is 3H55.

Operated by American Airlines and British Aiways.

  • CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS (CLT)

There is only one direct flight and it is on Sundays at 11:25h. The flight duration is 4H15

This route is operated by, American Airlines y British Aiways.

  • CHICAGO (ORD)

It just flies Saturday morning at 7:40, with an estimated flight duration of 5H15

Operated by United Airlines y Lufthansa.

BUS:

The bus station name in San José is called San Carlos.

You can also wait the bus in Alajuela at La Radial bus station. It arrives around 30/40 minutes after its departure from San José and you can put your kite gear underneath the bus.

This is the bus schedule between San Jose and La Cruz always through Liberia:

horarioHow to get to Playa Papaturro from S.Jose’: By Bus:

Take the bus to Penas Blanca, the Costarican/Nicaraguan border (aprox. price $5) with the bus company Del Du and drop off in La Cruz. 150 meters east, there is a park with the taxies. Or Take the bus to Liberia with Pulmitan and then to La Cruz. Buses run every hour.

You can get to the Blue Dream Resort (El Jobo) comfortably with a private shuttle with A/C that picks up you from your hotel in San Jose, Fortuna or Monteverde for $99 and drop off you at our resort . We can make the reservation for you.

Schedule:

Fortuna – El Jobo 8am                El Jobo – Fortuna 1:50pm
Monteverde – El Jobo 9:10 am    El Jobo – Monteverde 1:50 pm
San Jose – El Jobo 7:15 am        El Jobo – San Jose 1:50 pm