Travel to Cristal Azul Costa Rica


If you choose to take the half-day scenic drive on the famous roads of Costa Rica from San Jose, we can assist with vehicle rental reservations, private driver, air transfer as well as recommendations on where to spend the night and dine in the city if needed. Rental vehicles can be dropped off and picked up at LocosCocos if you decide to fly out to the beach. 

The drive from Liberia is three hours so depending on your time of arrival in the country, it is often possible to be at Cristal Azul in time for a late lunch on the beach. 

We will send detailed driving instructions prior to your arrival from wherever you are departing from within Costa Rica, plus tips on where to stop en route for a typical snack or meal and approximate drive times. The WAZE app is used often in Costa Rica with accuracy and reliability. Google maps is not quite there yet and often provides misguiding information.

4WD is required to reach Cristal Azul and the last hour of the drive to the beach is on unpaved roads.  Book with Alamo, Vamos or Adobe and we will pass our commission to give you for a 10% discount off of your daily rate.

Guests need to check in prior to 3pm.

“OK, the drive is a bit of a schlep… having said that, if you are booking Cristal Azul, then you want off the beaten track and you want authentic Costa Rica… and that`s what you get. The roads in Costa Rica are among the worst I have ever driven, but in San Miguel there truly is both a light at the end of the tunnel and a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Cristal Azul is PARADISE…”

B. Auld, Toronto Canada