Pura Veda Center for Ayurveda, Mindfulness and Archery feels secluded yet is easily accessible by car or bus.  Please click on the option that best suits your needs:

Please keep the following address for Pura Veda in an accesible place, you will be asked to note this on the entry form for Costa Rica:  Pura Veda, Calle Pura Veda, 20 metros oeste de cruce con Santa Cecilia, San Juanillo, Guanacaste

From Liberia Airport by Bus

From Liberia take the bus headed toward Nicoya or Santa Cruz.  Make sure the bus stops in Santa Cruz as this is where you are going to get off.  From Santa Cruz you will have to go the the other bus terminal and catch a bus to Ostional /Nosara.  The Ostional Nosara bus passes through and makes stops in San Juanillo.  One of the stops is conveniently located right in front of Pura Veda.  Tell the driver you want to get off at El Cruce a Santa Cecilia. 

 

Here are some timelines and landmarks to look out for

 

Once the bus from Santa Cruz turns off the paved road to a dirt (laster) road, San Juanillo is about 25 Km.   About 11 Km in you will pass a small fisherman's beach called Lagarto.  7 km later you will reach Marbella.  There, the bus will cross a bridge over a river.  Our center is about 6 kms away!  The bus will enter San Juanillo once it crosses the next bridge (not very big but noticeable).  You will see a blue building on the right hand side (small building) that says San Juanillo ASADA.  You will then pass over another small bridge.  The bus will go up the hill and soon after you should see a sign on the right hand side that says Chalet San Juanillo...about 100 meters there is a Road on the left (that is the crossing to Palmares / Santa Cecilia.  This is the bus stop there is no covered waiting area, bench or sign.  You just have to let the driver know you want to get off.  Once you get off cross the main road and follow the side road.  You will see a driveway on your right (there is a sign that reads Pura Veda and another that reads Archery).  That is the entrance to the property.  Follow the driveway up and then down.  

 

From San Jose Airport by Bus

 

Take a bus San Jose – Santa Cruz, which takes from 5 to 6 hours (Tralapa, +506 2221-7202/ +506 2680-0392), and then take a bus from Santa Cruz to Ostional, which takes about 2 hours, making the stop in San Juanillo (however, the bus can’t make the trip during heavy rains).

Once the bus from Santa Cruz turns off the paved road to a dirt (laster) road, San Juanillo is about 25 Km.   About 11 Km in you will pass a small fisherman's beach called Lagarto.  7 km later you will reach Marbella.  There, the bus will cross a bridge over a river.  Our center is about 6 kms away!  The bus will enter San Juanillo once it crosses the next bridge (not very big but noticeable).  You will see a blue building on the right hand side (small building) that says San Juanillo ASADA.  You will then pass over another small bridge.  The bus will go up the hill and soon after you should see a sign on the right hand side that says Chalet San Juanillo...about 100 meters there is a Road on the left (that is the crossing to Palmares / Santa Cecilia.  This is the bus stop there is no covered waiting area, bench or sign.  You just have to let the driver know you want to get off.  Once you get off cross the main road and follow the side road.  You will see a driveway on your right (there is a sign that reads Pura Veda and another that reads Archery).  That is the entrance to the property.  Follow the driveway up and then down.  

 

From San Jose by Plane

You can also take a flight from the Juan Santamaria Airport to the Nosara airport, either with Sansa or Aerobell Airlines every day.

 

Sansa Airline Contact:  (506) 2290-4100 / (506) 2290-3543. or  Website:   https://flysansa.com/en/

Aerobell Airline Contact:  https://www.aerobell.com

Once in Nosara you will have to take a taxi, Tut tut or bus to San Juanillo.  

 

From Liberia by Car

 

Head southbound on route 21 toward Santa Cruz / Nicoya.  If you are coming out of the airport you would make a right hand turn onto 21.  You will drive for approximately 42 Km.  Then you will have to make a right hand turn onto route 160 (there is no sign for 160 but if you enter Santa Cruz and see Subway Sandwich shop on your left and Banco Nacional and Maxi Pali on your right you have gone about 800 meters too far.  The turn off comes shortly after passing Universidad Latina.  

You will then drive about 16 km to El Fogon de Doña Luisa which is a small restaurant that you will see on your left.  Here you will make a left hand turn and follow the road for 800 meters then make the right hand turn.  You will follow the road for approximately 8 kilometers.  After the 8 km you will make another left hand turn onto a dirt road.  Follow that dirt road for about 24 km and you will arrive in San Juanillo.  

When in doubt continue to follow signs for Marbella, Lagarto and /or Ostional.  They are all popular beaches on the way or past San Juanillo. 

 

From San Jose by Car

Start off on Route 1 going toward Liberia, Guanacaste.  Continue to follow route 1 to Limonal.  This is about 130 Kilometers.  Here you will make a left hand turn onto route 18.  The landmarks are a popular restaurant called Mi Finca on the right and a Delta gas station on your left.  Follow route 18 for 49 km.  You will pass El Puente La Amistad de Taiwan (reasonably big bridge).  Continue following the road to the T which is Route 21.  Make a right on route 21.  Follow route 21 for approxmately 34 km heading toward Santa Cruz.  Once you reach Santa Cruz you will see a Banco Nacional and a Maxi Pali on your right.  Then you will see a gas station and a Subway Subs on your right. You will pass a small bridge and take that left hand turn.  

You will then drive about 16 km to El Fogon de Doña Luisa which is a small restaurant that you will see on your left.  Here you will make a left hand turn and follow the road for 800 meters then make the right hand turn.  You will follow the road for approximately 8 kilometers.  After the 8 km you will make another left hand turn onto a dirt road.  Follow that dirt road for about 24 km and you will arrive in San Juanillo.  

When in doubt continue to follow signs for Marbella, Lagarto and /or Ostional.  They are all popular beaches on the way to or past San Juanillo. 

 
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