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Costa Rica Surf Institute
(Across from Hotel ZullyMar)
Playa Tamarindo, Guanacaste
*In Costa Rica we don't use street numbers like in North America or Europe. Instead we use points of references. Sound strange? Its just part of the pura vida attitude here!
Directions in Tamarindo
CR Surf Institute is located in the heart of Tamarindo, right on the beach. If taking a taxi, use the point of reference 'Across from Hotel ZullyMar'. Just follow the main Tamarindo road (152) into town, and CRSI will be on your right, just before the roundabout at the end of the road.
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There are two international airports in Costa Rica; Oduber Intenational Airport, in Liberia (Guanacaste) is just 62 km away from Tamarindo and Juan Santamaria International Airport, in Alajuaela, close to San Jose is approximately 300 km to Tamarindo.
Getting to CRSI from Liberia
There are three options to get to Tamarindo. First, you can take a taxi, which costs approximately US $100, and travel time is one hour. Second, you could take the public bus for approximately US $2. The bus ride lasts about 2 hours. Finally, students can book a shuttle for around $60 US at Interbus (www.interbusonline.com).
Getting to CRSI from San Jose
Students can take either a bus, or an Interbus shuttle. The ALFARO bus company offers daily service from San Jose to Playa Tamarindo at 3:30 p.m. for about $6 US The ALFARO bus station is at Barrio Coca Cola, on calle 14, between avenida 3 - 5. The bus ride to Tamarindo takes about six hours. CRSI students need to get off at the last bus stop, in the heart of Tamarindo.
Students can also book a shuttle for around $150 US at Interbus.