Traveling to Costa Rica
Ranchitos Las Cotingas is located in Drake Bay, on the southern Pacific
coast of Costa Rica. Most international flights arrive in San Jose, the capital
and largest city in the country.
Traveling to Drake Bay
There are no paved roads into Agujitas. The
area can be reached by bus during the dry
season, but generally the easiest way to get
here is using the scheduled air service from
San Jose or by boat from Sierpe.
The two airlines serving the area, Nature Air
and Sansa, offer several daily flights to Drake
Bay. Nature Air flights depart from Pavas
Airport in San Jose, which is about 35 minutes
by shuttle from the International Airport and
about 20 minutes from downtown hotels.
Sansa Flights depart from the International
You can also go by road to Sierpe and connect
by boat to Drake Bay. Palmar Norte is on the
main highway and has scheduled bus service
from San Jose.
Flying to Drake Bay
If you choose to get here by
airplane, you will arrive at a small
airport located several miles to
the north of town.
A four wheel drive vehicle will
shuttle you from the Drake Bay
airport to Ranchitos Las Cotingas.
Total travel time from Pavas in
San Jose to Las Cotingas is a
little over an hour.
Boat Connections Via the Rio Sierpe
You can also get to Las Cotingas easily
using boat connections along the Rio Sierpe.
The Inter American Highway travels through
Palmar Norte and scheduled bus service is
available to get there.
It is a short taxi ride from Palmar to Sierpe
and a boat shuttle can be arranged to bring
you down river and across Drake Bay.
The boat ride lasts about an hour and
provides wonderful views of the mangrove
delta along the river.
How to Get to Drake Bay