Vista Los Sueños Adventure Park lies 94 kilometers west of San José on the Gulf of Nicoya. The park is blanketed by verdant rain-forest with ocean views and offers a whole range of adventure sports and relaxation activities. Ride on horseback to serene waterfalls, indulge in a chocolate tour, and if you’re an adventure-junkie try extreme canyoning, zip-lining, or an ATV tour across a variety of terrains. Then treat yourself to a luxury condominium or oceanfront hotel in the vibrant resort of Jaco a few miles away. Whatever your preference, here’s how to visit Vista Los Sueños from San José.
Driving to Vista Los Sueños from San José
Although many travelers in Costa Rica are put off by stories of pot-holed winding roads, it’s not the case traveling from San José to Vista Los Sueños. It’s an easy 1.5 hours drive along a relatively new highway to reach the park. Simply take Route 27 out of the city and continue until you reach the small town of Coyolar, where you’ll join Route 34. Once on this road, follow the pacific coastline past Carara National Park until you reach Vista Los Sueños Adventure Park, close to the beautiful Playa Herradura and the lively surf and party resort of Jaco. The highway has a toll which costs the equivalent of $5 USD.
Private Shuttle to Vista Los Sueños from San José
If you’re longing for a day trip but don’t fancy driving on unfamiliar roads, it is possible to book a private shuttle transfer from San José International Airport. The journey takes around 2 hours and costs $110 USD, for the vehicle hire with a driver, for up to 4 passengers. Additional passengers pay $10 USD per person. The shuttles are fully air-conditioned for your comfort and allow you the opportunity to enjoy a stress-free journey to the park.
Bus to Vista Los Sueños from San José
There are regular bus services operating to nearby Jaco from Bus Terminal 7-10 in downtown San José. Buses operate from 7 am until 7 pm on weekdays and every 2 hours from 6 am at weekends. A single bus trip to Playa Jaco bus station costs around $5 – $10 USD for a single trip. Simply arrive 30-45 minutes prior to departure to purchase your ticket (earlier during peak season). If you are already in San José and wish to book tickets online, you can do so from the Transportes Jaco website. From Jaco it takes just 10 minutes to reach Los Sueños. You can hop in an Uber, which costs around $7 USD for a single journey. Keep in mind for the return that the last bus departs from Jaco to San José at 5 pm.
Taxi to Vista Los Sueños from San José
Taxis in Costa Rica can be as expensive as a private shuttle transfer. It’s important to find a reputable company and agree to the price in advance to avoid any surprises at your destination. Many visitors prefer traveling via Uber. Not only can they be marginally cheaper, but they also log details of the journey when you book, and the price is fixed. The cost of traveling to Vista Los Sueños from downtown San José generally costs between $70 and $90 USD.