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The Flutterby House is in Bahia near Uvita, a town in the Costa Ballena region of Costa Rica, about 20km south of Dominical. The nearest airports are at Quepos and Palmar Norte, which will still require a bus or taxi to reach us. The most economical option is the public or semi-private bus from San Jose; the public bus takes about 6 hours and the semi-private Tracopa bus takes about 3-1/2 hours. You can also arrange for a private mini-bus that will take you directly to the Flutterby House for US$50 to US$75. The two companies offering this service are More Than Transfers and Easy Ride.
From the NORTH:
THE COASTENARA IS COMPLETE! The road is paved all the way from San Jose through Quepos to Panama!
Stay on the bus through Uvita! The bus will turn right onto a paved road heading toward Playa Uvita. Get off at the first stop at the 4-corners. Follow the signs to the Flutterby House.
Please note the bus time from Quepos is 2 hours. This time is incorrect in many guide books.
From San Jose via Jacó and Quepos: (Collectivo) ~US$10
Bus Station: Tracopa
Time: 6:00 and 15:00
Travel Time: about 6 hours
Follow the directions in bold above.
From San Jose: (Directo) US$15.
Bus Station: Tracopa
Time: 7:30am (David), 10:15am, 11:00am (Laurel), 12:00 (David), 15:30 (Golfito), 16:30 (Paso Canoas).
Travel Time: about 3½ to 5 hours
Get off at La Flor de Sabana in Uvita. The bus will stop there for a rest stop.
*This bus is a little more expensive, but makes no stops and is much faster! From Tracopa bus station you can catch a taxi by the BM for c2000 or about $4 or walk about 45min- 1 hour to the Flutterby House.
From the SOUTH / PANAMA
From Paso Canoas:
Bus Station: Tracopa
Time: 8am and 16:30 pm
Travel Time: 3-1/3 hours
Get off in BAHIA BALLENA at the first intersection.
For more detailed information from other destinations in Costa Rica check out:
- Costa Rica’s Bus Schedule: http://thebusschedule.com/EN/cr/
- Tracopa Bus Stations website: http://www.tracopacr.com/
From SAN JOSE Airport
Go South on CN 1 until you reach San Jose (about 15 minutes). You will pass the Crowne Plaza and Parque Sabana on your right. After you pass the park take a right before the McDonalds on to the CN 27 going west towards Jacó. Take the newly paved Costanera Sur that passes through Jacó and Quepos. After passing through Uvita take a right at the Playa Uvita sign and follow the Flutterby House signs.
Fom SAN ISIDRO
Going south on CN-2 take a right at McDonnald and follow the street that will end at the road to Dominical. After 37 km/ 23 miles (about 45 minutes driving time), the road ends and you will have two choices: right toward Manuel Antonio, or left toward Domincal. Take a LEFT towards Dominical on the Costenera Highway. From Dominical continue south on paved Costanera Sur highway until you pass through Uvita. Follow the Playa Uvita signs.
From Supermercado BM / Banco Costa Rica; UVITA
Head south on the Costenera. Go over the bridge and continue about 3 minutes. 150 meters south of Banco Nacional take a right, right before Cabinas Gato. There will be signs for Parque Nacional Marina Ballena and Playa Uvita.
Turn left at the first intersection where you will see the Flutterby House signs. Follow this road over a small bridge and around a corner until your first right (about a 10 minute walk). The Flutterby House is the first building on your left.
From the SOUTH/PANAMA
Get on the Costenera going north. Before getting into the town of Uvita you will pass Soda Kem Vari on the right. Turn left onto a paved road toward Playa Uvita. Make a left at the first intersection and follow the signs to the Flutterby House.
*Private land transportation and shuttle services are available in the area.