When you’re planning your trip to the centre, one of the main things you need to consider is the timing of flights into San Jose, and onwards to Palmar Sur. There is only one daily flight from San Jose (SJO) to Pamlar Sur (PMZ), which is done by the local SANSA Air. More information on the flights here.
If you arrive to San Jose after the flight to Palmar Sur has left for the day, you’ll need to stay the night in San Jose. There are many options for accommodations and you’re welcome to research and pick a spot. Over the years of coming to Costa Rica ourselves we have developed a strong relationship with the lovely folks at the Adventure Inn, which is only a short distance from the airport. Whenever we stay in San Jose, we stay with these guys. They’ve created a beautiful and friendly environment for all travellers to stay. They’ve also offered you guys 10% off your stay if you follow this link, or use the coupon code: “navina” before completing your online reservation.
Airport shuttles are included, and you book them once you make your online room reservation (and receive a confirmation email with the shuttle booking link within the email). Also, they offer an additional 10% off if you pay in cash on your departure!