You have several choices on transportation.
If you prefer not to fly, you can take a private shuttle to the Whale Resort in about 5 hours from Santa Maria International. We can arrange for your private shuttle by van down the coast.
We can also help arrange your domestic flights. There are two domestic carriers, Sansa Airlines, and Skyway. If you choose to fly, we can assist you with these arrangements, so please let us know how we can help. Both airlines have several daily flights into Puerto Jimenez which is about 15 minutes from The Whale Resort.
If you plan on flying into Puerto Jimenez verses driving, we do recommend that you schedule flights with early arrival times in to Costa Rica, then catch your scheduled flight down the coastline. This will help insure that you’re poolside well before sunset. If you have a later international arrival time we recommend spending the night in San Jose, then taking a flight or shuttle the following morning. We can also help arrange for your hotel stay in San Jose.
There is a third option as well. We can help arrange your own private chartered flight. It all depends on what level of convenience and time savings you desire, and what your budget is.
We are available almost 24/7 to advise you on all of your options. You can send an email and we will always reply promptly, or feel free to call us at 614 206 4422.
Once you are at the Whale Resort we can also offer optional unlimited in-house transportation from our 24/7 concierge. The cost of this option is about the same as renting your own car, but we suggest leaving the driving to us. There is plenty of sightseeing to see and do and we’ll make sure you don’t miss a thing. We will transport you to and from any tours and excursions you might want to do, which our concierge will also arrange for you. If you want to dine out, we can take you into Puerto Jimenez, where there are a few restaurants that we can recommend with confidence.
We also offer excellent chef services for $55 pp per day which includes breakfast and dinner. Your average cost per meal will be less than the cost on dining out, and our chef is guaranteed to make for a much better and unrushed dining experience! Our food is always fresh, and our fruits and vegetables are straight from the local gardens. If you prefer to cook for yourselves, our kitchen is fully equipped with everything you would expect to have in your own kitchen.