Away from the tourist, Ostional remains a rural destination, the dirt coastal road that access the beach runs through different small towns with beautiful secluded beaches.
In the last few years coming to Ostional has become more accessible, during heavy rains (July to October) the recommended route is Santa Cruz -27th de abril. This route now has all the bridges that make accses possible.
The Nosara route is still missing a bridge that makes it difficult to access from the south.
Ostional is about 10 km from the Nosara´s local airport, making flying into the area very convenient . Sansa flies to Nosara once a day, but driving from Nosara to Ostional may be difficult under heavy rains July to Oct.
A) San Jose - Nosara.
Empresa Alfaro (506-22550775) leaves San Jose at 5:30 am and arrives in Nosara at 11:30 am. Then leaves Nosara at 12:00 noon, arriving back to San Jose at 6:00 pm. A taxi ride for two people Nosara-Ostional is about $30.
B) Santa Cruz- Ostional.
The Ostional bus runs twice a day from Santa Cruz main bus stop.
There is a bus that leaves Santa Cruz at 12:00 noon arriving into Ostional at 3:00 pm. Ostional Santa Cruz leaves at 7:00 am arriving to Santa Cruz around 10:00 am. .
Empresa Alfaro runs the San Jose-Santa Cruz bus service. (506-22550775).