HOW TO GET 

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Choose Your Own Adventure

By Automobile

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USE ONLY the WAZE GPS Navigation App!

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE ANY OTHER FORM OF NAVIGATION. 

Google Maps and your rental car's navigation may get you lost.

- Simply search Cascada Elysiana in Waze and follow the lovely robot voice.

- Once you arrive, park in our "Parqueo" and follow the signs to hike the last 120 meters/yards to Reception.

4WD is NOT required

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If modern technology fails you:

From Dominical

- From Route 34, go 12 km NE on highway 243 towards Platanillo.

- Turn left onto the gravel road before Platanillo (you will see our sign, and a sign for Eco Chontales)

- Follow our road signs 5 km down the unnamed gravel road to San Juan de Dios. Our driveway is on the left.

- Once you arrive, park in our "Parqueo" and follow the signs to hike the last 120 meters to Reception.

From San Isidro / Perez Zeledón

- From Route 2, go 22 km SW on route 243 towards Dominical to Platanillo.

- From Platanillo, turn right onto the dirt road where you see our sign, and an Eco Chontales sign.

- Follow our road signs 5 km down the unnamed gravel road to San Juan de Dios. Our driveway is on the left.

- Once you arrive, park in our "Parqueo" and follow the signs to hike the last 120 meters to Reception.

By Public Bus

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From SJO Airport in Alajuela

- From SJO take an Über or pirate taxi ($10) or an Official taxi ($30) to the MUSOC bus station in San José.

note: wifi @ SJO is fairly reliable and may be sufficient for an Über if you don't have service in Costa Rica.  

 

Pirate Taxis - SJO to MUSOC Bus Station - ₡10.000

(Use WhatsApp)
Erick (SP/EN, 1-3ppl) +506 8724 5349

- From the MUSOC terminal take the bus to San Isidro de El General in Perez Zeledon (3 hours). A bus leaves about every hour and costs around $8. Be sure to have cash as they don’t accept cards. Check here for bus schedule.

Pirate Taxis - Perez Zeledón/San Isidro to Cascada Elysiana - ₡15.000

(Use WhatsApp)
Alexander (SP/EN, 1-2ppl) +506 7110 6793

Fanny (SP only, 1-3ppl) +506 8687 3670

OR bus to Platanillo:

- From San Isidro MUSOC bus station walk 550 meters South East to terminal Transportes Blanco. Take the bus for Dominical but exit the bus in Platanillo at the large sign for Eco Chontales (40 mins). Here is the bus schedule from San Isidro to Dominical. From here you need to go 5k down the gravel road to find us on the left.

NOTE: The last bus to Dominical leaves San Isidro at 4:00 pm. If you arrive after 4:00, you can take a Pirate Taxi to Cascada Elysiana for 15,000 colones (1-3 ppl).

Pirate Taxis - Platanillo to Cascada Elysiana - ₡5.000

(Use WhatsApp)

Fanny (SP only, 1-3 ppl) +506 8687 3670

Adonay (SP only, 1-12 ppl) +506 8761 2244

From Dominical

- Once in Dominical, ask anyone to point you to the bus stop.

- Take the bus for San Isidro and get off in Platanillo a the large sign for Eco Chontales. Check the bus schedule from Dominical to San Isidro here.

- From Platanillo, you can follow our signs and hitchhike the 5kms down the San Juan de Dios road, or use a pirate taxi.

 

Pirate Taxis - Platanillo to Cascada Elysiana - ₡5.000

(Use WhatsApp)

Fanny (SP only, 1-3 ppl) +506 8687 3670

Adonay (SP only, 1-12 ppl) +506 8761 2244

From San Isidro / Perez Zeledón

- Take the bus towards Dominical from Terminal Transportes Blanco. - Take the bus for Dominical but get off the bus in Platanillo at the large sign for Eco Chontales. Here is the bus schedule from San Isidro to Dominical.

NOTE: The last bus to Dominical leaves San Isidro at 4:00 pm. If you arrive after 4:00, you can take a Pirate Taxi to Cascada Elysiana for 15,000 colones (1-3 ppl).

 

Pirate Taxis - Perez Zeledón to Cascada Elysiana - ₡15.000

(Use WhatsApp)

Alexander (SP/EN, 1-2ppl) +506 7110 6793

Fanny (SP only, 1-3ppl) +506 8687 3670

- From Platanillo, you can follow our signs and hitchhike the 5kms down the San Juan de Dios road, or you can use a pirate taxi.

 

Pirate Taxis - Platanillo to Cascada Elysiana - ₡5.000

(Use WhatsApp)

Fanny (SP only, 1-3 ppl) +506 8687 3670

Adonay (SP only, 1-12 ppl) +506 8761 2244

By Express Shuttle

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From San José Hotels or

SJO Airport in Alajuela

- You can book a Shared Express Shuttle directly from your hotel in San José or from SJO Airport to the tiny beach town of Dominical for around $50 (3.5 hours). Private Shuttles are also available. 

- Monkey Ride offers 1 Shared Shuttle per day from SJO to Dominical: 

- Easy Ride offers several Shared Shuttles per day from SJO and select hotels:

- Once in Dominical, you can arrange for a taxi directly to Cascada Elysiana (recommended) or you can follow the directions below to save yourself a few thousand colones.

Pirate Taxis - Dominical to Cascada Elysiana - ₡10.000

(Use WhatsApp)

Fanny (SP only, 1-3 ppl) +506 8687 3670

Adonay (SP only, 1-12 ppl) +506 8761 2244

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Bus From Dominical

- Once in Dominical, ask anyone to point you to the bus stop (it's a tiny town).

 

- Take the bus for San Isidro and get off at the first bus stop in Platanillo (15 mins) at the large sign for Eco Chontales. Check the bus schedule from Dominical to San Isidro here.

 

- From Platanillo, you can follow our signs and hitchhike the 5kms down the San Juan de Dios road or take a pirate taxi.

 

Pirate Taxis - Platanillo to Cascada Elysiana - ₡5.000

(Use WhatsApp)

Fanny (SP only, 1-3 ppl) +506 8687 3670

Adonay (SP only, 1-12 ppl) +506 8761 2244

Physical Address:

Cascada Elysiana

500 metros al sur del puente

San Juan de Dios de Barú

Perez Zeledón, Costa Rica

GPS Coordinates:

9.315833, -83.831945

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