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Car, Motorcycle and ATV Rentals

Rent a car, motorcycle or ATV and have a thrilling adventure as you independently explore all that the area has to offer. Take the jungle road to the funky neighboring village of Montezuma, crossing rivers and climbing mountains surrounded by lush forest. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the waterfalls and a cold beer at a beachside bar… or check out the secluded, picture-perfect tropical beaches of Hermosa and Manzanillo to the north. There’s unlimited opportunities for adventure!!

Local guides are also available for ATV tours to the Montezuma waterfalls, Cabo Blanco National Park and Montezuma town.

Please contact your concierge for more information and to book the activity.

Bicycle Rentals

One of the most popular and budget-friendly ways to get around town! ! ! Rent a bicycle just for the day or the entirety of your time in Mal Pais. ! !

Please contact your concierge for more information and to book the activity.

Transportation Options

Public Buss

A direct public bus leaves from Mal Pais to San Jose at 6am and 2pm every day. Catch the bus at the crossroads (“el cruce”), a 5 minute taxi ride from Havana Lodge. The bus costs about $15 and takes 6.5 hours to reach San Jose. The bus stops first at the airport and then continues on to downtown San Jose. The same bus also goes from San Jose to Mal Pais every day at 6am and 2pm.

Public bus daily departure times: Mal Pais to San Jose:
6am and 2pm

San Jose to Mal Pais:
6am and 2pm


If you have a rental car and want to reach San Jose, Jaco, Dominical and locations further south, you must take a ferry from Paquera across the Gulf of Nicoya to Puntarenas. The ferry journey is about 90 minutes, and costs approximately $2 per passenger. The cost to take a car on the ferry is about $25.<br>

Ferry daily departure times:

Paquera to Puntarenas: 5:30am

Puntarenas to Paquera:


Door to door shared buses leaving every day from our great variety of destinations around Costa Rica. Including the SJO International Airport in San Jose and the entire Guanacaste area like Tamarindo, Samara, Nosara, Mal Pais, Santa Teresa, Montezuma and Liberia Airport LIR as well as the most popular attractions you can find in this little piece of paradise. Check out our volcanoes, rain forests and national parks. We take you any and everywhere in Costa Rica, just name it and we will go for you.

Popular routes from Santa Teresa/Mal Pais!

Arenal/La Fortuna
Coco Beach
Liberia Airport and Hotels
Nicaragua border
Puerto Viejo
San Jose and SJO Airport

Please contact your concierge for more information and to book the activity.

Taxi Boat to Jaco!

Save time and enjoy traveling with us the scenic way as we take you from the shores of Montezuma to Jaco Beach on our water taxi boat, crossing the Gulf of Nicoya. The boat ride takes only one hour and is the fastest way to get from Montezuma to Jaco. ! ! ! On the picturesque ride you will have the chance to see marine wildlife like dolphins, manta rays, turtles, and if you are lucky, even whales (depending on the season). ! ! We will be glad to arrange your land transportation from Jaco to Manuel Antonio, Dominical, Uvita, Sierpe or San Jose. !

Departs daily from Montezuma at 8:30am.
Shuttle pickup from Mal Pais/Santa Teresa between 7am and 7:30am.

Please contact your concierge for more information and to book the activity.