Liberia

Public Bus to/from Playas del Coco and San Jose

Just this week I had to go to San Jose and could not drive my car so instead I rode with a friend to San Jose and then left myself without a ride back to Playas del Coco. After the failed attempts to convince my uncle and anyone else to take a trip to Guanacaste from the crowded streets of San Jose, I decided to manage my own transportation on the public bus system.

If you don't know much about the bus systems here in Costa Rica like me then you need to do a little research and hopefully this will help you in the future.

Playas del Coco has its main bus company that services to Liberia and San Jose called Pulmitan de Liberia. The main office in San Jose can be found by almost any cab driver as most of the bus stations are within 1 mile of each other and many on the same block. In Coco, the main location is on the main road about 1 km from the beach and can be found on the map here.

First things first. Where do you get a ticket? It is usually best to purchase your ticket ahead of time especially if it is over a busy Costa Rican holiday. If you do not have this luxury than get there early to secure your seat. I was lucky and happened to be near the bus station the day before so the purchase was quick, easy and CHEAP. It cost c4,095 (or about USD $8.20) to go all the way to Playas del Coco!

There are various times to depart from Both San Jose to Playas del Coco or vice-versa. I choose the 8am departure which actually left at about 8:05am. The bus was a nice double decker that seated about 85 people and was not very crowded on my trip.

Although this says that it is from SJ to PdC, there are about 10-12 stops in between that really don't take very long except for a 20 minute break where you can use the restroom and grab something at the convenient store located there and is about halfway through the trip. Keep in mind: No restrooms on the bus. So I was VERY HAPPY that we stopped there after having a coffee and big bottle of water!

All in all, Pulmitan was a very clean bus and made a rapid trip and arrived at 1:35pm, totaling 5 1/2 hours. Which is not too bad considering the seats were comfortable and it was only $8.20.

Now if you are going to/from Tamarindo and San Jose this would be another bus company called Alfaro. I have not taken them yet but did see there buses and they seem like nice buses as well.

Pulmitan de Liberia Bus Times

Pulmitan de Liberia Bus Times


COCO BEACH BRAWL 2 - MARCH 30

INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR MMA FIGHTS..

11 AMATEUR AND 2 PRO BOUTS

SATURDAY MARCH 30TH, COCO BULL RING STARTS AT 6:00PM

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT Z LOUNGE.

DONT MISS THE OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN PARTY FRIDAY MARCH 29TH AT PURE VIBES!

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The Howling Monkey Coupon & Map Book is coming!

Filled with coupons and a newly designed map with more features! Get your copies as they arrive on Monday, March 11. You can find copies at Super Luperons, Sea Hag Clothing, Major Hotels and right here for download, right now!

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If you are staying at Hotel RIU or RIU Palace, you will receive a copy upon arrival and don't forget to use the Free $10 Match Play at Casino Las Olas!


Battalla Por Liberia - MMA Fight

Liberia - Saturday, February 2:

Buy your tickets early for the event in Liberia that should be SOLD OUT as Joege Rivera Wesley (Nicaragua) takes on Oscar Ugarte Maltez Valente (Costa Rica) in the Main Event. Start time is 6pm for but early arrival is highly suggested.

Three types of ticket locations.

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Coco Beach Brawl Results


"Focus" at Hidden Garden Art Gallery

"Focus" is a selection of works from different periods of Otto Apuy’s career and includes paintings, works on paper, objects, videos and installation  effects, it represents a retrospective for exhibition in Guanacaste, and is a must-see for art lovers. For this exhibition, Apuy has also created an installation for display in the garden, called "Territorial Unit.” is composed of bull horns and other natural elements recalling the territorial unity of Guanacaste with an aesthetic and historical focus. Otto Apuy's exhibit opening is April 21, 2012 at 4 p.m. at Hidden Garden Art Gallery, just 5 kms. west of the Daniel Oduber International Airport. For more information call 8386-6872 or visit http://hiddengarden.thevanstonegroup.com

Otto Apuy muestra la apertura de 21 de abril 2012 a las 4 pm en la Galería de Arte Hidden Garden, sólo 5 kms. al oeste delAeropuerto Internacional Daniel Oduber. "Focus" es una selección de obras de distintos periodos que incluye pinturas, obra sobre papel,objetos, videos e instalaciones. Aunque puede observarse como una pequeña retrospectiva, es una oportunidad de aprovecharlo en Guanacaste. Esta es una visita obligada para los amantes del arte. En esta muestra, Apuy a elaborado una instalación para ser ubicada en el jardín, con el nombre “Unidad Territorial”, compuesta de cuernos o cachos de toros y elementos naturales. La obra hace alusión a la unidad territorial de Guanacaste, desde el punto de vista estético-histórico.  Para obtener más información, llame al 8386-6872 o visite http://hiddengarden.thevanstonegroup.com


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