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1-844-215-1143 General+506 8390-4088 for Ashley Grew+506 8378-5707 for Cindy Murillo

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Monday – Friday: 9AM – 5PMSaturday: 10AM – 12PMSunday: Closed

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CIRENAS is located within Hacienda Arío, just outside the town of Manzanillo, along the southwestern tip of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula.

By Air
From San Jose (SJO) to Tambor, flight time is 30 minutes with SANSA ( From Tambor, you can rent a car, hire a taxi or shared shuttle van transfer. From the Tambor airport, driving time to CIRENAS is 1 hour 45 minutes.

By Car
From San Jose, follow Highway 27 to Puntarenas. Arrive at least 1 hour prior to the scheduled ferry departure to Paquera, with Ferry Naviera Tambor (arrive much earlier during National Holidays). The ferry ride is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. From Paquera, follow directions to Cobano, and then to Manzanillo de Arío.

Before you travel, please notify us of your approximate time of arrival to the town of Manzanillo de Arío, so we can coordinate your entry to CIRENAS, as directions get complicated from there.
During the height of the rainy season (September & October) we do not recommend driving in from Manzanillo, as conditions become nearly impossible. During these months, we will arrange a pick-up for you or your group from Manzanillo.

Driving times
From San Jose to Manzanillo: Approximately 6 hours including the ferry transfer.
From Liberia to Manzanillo: Approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes.