Public bus is scheduled daily from San José’s Los Sancarleños Bus Station to Puerto Viejo at 6, 10, 12, 14 and 16. Cost is about US10 and about 5 hours.
There are 5 km (3 miles) from Puerto Viejo to Playa Chiquita and best option is taking a taxi at the bus stop, about US8 and 10 minutes up to La Kukula Lodge.
Private shared transportation
Hotel to hotel private shared transportation in an 8-passenger Mini-van picking you up in your hotel in San Jose about 8 am and dropping you off in La Kukula Lodge at noon. US49 per person.
Airport Xpress Shuttle daily at 15.30, US55 per person. Must request availability in advance.
Both options can be booked in La Kukula Lodge Official Web Site.
Available on request when booking directly with us. Cost one way from US190 for 2 people up to US240 for 8 people.
Transportation from Playa Chiquita to Puerto Viejo or Manzanillo
La Kukula Lodge is very well located to get to know all the Caribbean coast from Puerto Viejo to Manzanillo without a private car. The healthiest option is by bicycle, available for renting at El Duende Gourmet Shop or at Ride on Me Rent-a-bike, next to Pura Gula Restaurant.
Bikes are a perfect option during daytime and at night, if willing to have a drink or meal in Puerto Viejo, we will be calling a taxi for you. Cost for a cab ride from Playa Chiquita to Puerto Viejo is 4.000 colones (about US8-). All hotels and restaurants are very helpful when requesting for a cab driver. At La Kukula Lodge we normally call our friends Harry, Martin and Danny, all them very well know in Puerto Viejo.
Local bus is also under operation from Manzanillo to Cahuita, stopping in Puerto Viejo. It is better to request for an update schedule when in La Kukula Lodge since timetable tends to change frequently.