We were glad that during our final two nights in Costa Rica did not have any activities planned. Quite frankly I was exhausted, and in need of some serious vegging.
The interbus transfer from Arenal to Tamarindo certainly gave us a sense of what driving in Costa Rica is like. (Remember thus far we had been thoroughly spoilt by the safe, quick service of domestic air travel provided by Nature Air.) Our shuttle bus driver (spanish speaking) was polite and efficient and drove well. The bus was comfortable, had air conditioning and seat belts. I had read reviews of Interbus on TripAdvisor.
The one thing that one does miss from the air is that one doesn't get to really see the country (from the ground level!)
Views from the Interbus...
And then the countryside changed..
Tamarindo is a really small town, with a very youthful vibe.
Ocean views from the resort... (Tamarindo Diria Resort)
We used Xplore Costa Rica for our transit from the resort to the Liberia International Airport. We had a 7:55 am departure time. I had emailed the company prior to coming to Costa Rica, and had received some advice. We decided to visit their offices and book our transfer. We arranged to be collected outside of our Resort at 4:45am. I was very impressed with the service provided by Xplore Costa Rica. I can highly recommend their services.
In order to leave Costa Rica, you have to pay $29 departure tax per person prior to check in.
The Liberia International Airport is small, but modern.
Final thoughts about Costa Rica?
We had a fabulous time in Costa Rica. I was very impressed with Trip Masters. The entire trip went like clockwork. I was very impressed with Costa Rica. I definitely want to return. Costa Rica does tourism very well. Costa Rica has a lot to offer - honeymooners, nature lovers, families, adventure seekers!
(Photo above taken by Kevin at Osa Peninsula.) Scarlet Macaws.