How much does travelling cost?

San Jose

Transport

  • From Sixaola (Costa Rica border with Panama) = $10
  • Taxi from San Jose airport to centre = $25
  • Bus from airport to centre = $1
  • Coca cola bus station to central town = ~$5 (run on metre but say more or less price before getting in)
  • All city centre taxis, short rides = ~$5 (care with taxis as they love to over charge tourists here!)
  • Buses around the centre = $1
  • Bus to Cafe Britt = City centre to Herida = $2 Herida to Barva = $2 (tell both buses you want to go to Cafe Britt)
  • Bus to Jaco = $4
  • Bus to Nicaragua border, Peñas Blancas = $4

Accommodation

  • City centre average = $30 - $35 (double room shared bathroom)
  • Monkey's Tribe hostal (University area) = $25 (double room shared bathroom)
  • Average dorm bed = $13

Food and drink

  • Local food in market = $2-$4 (Soda restaurants sell cassadas - plate of meat, rice, beans, banana and salad)
  • Western plate = $8 - $15
  • Food courts available with all sorts of fast food = $5+
  • Chinese restaurant = $10 pp
  • Beer in a bar = $2
  • Spirit and mixer in a club = $5

Street food

  • Empanadillas - $1
  • Banana chips = $0.50

Activities

  • Walk around city center and markets = Free
  • National museum = $1
  • Mercado artesanal = Free (lots of good souvenirs!)
  • Britt Coffee tour = $22 (see transport for local option to get here)
  • Club vertigo = cover charge varies but amazing sound system