Travel Procedure
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Ground Transportation between San Jose and La Selva
June 1st Bus will take us from Hotel Irazu to La Selva, leaving the hotel at 8am.  
June 12th Bus will take us from La Selva back to airport, leaving La Selva at TBA.

If you decide to take a taxi from San José to La Selva, the cost is around $70-80. Travel time is approximately 2 hours.

The buses leave San José from the Caribbean Terminal. It is important that you specify that you want to go to “Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí por la pista”. If you just say “Puerto Viejo”, you will end up in Puerto Viejo de Limón on the Caribbean coast. Their tentative schedules are: 6:30 am, 7:30, 10:00, 11:30, 1:30 pm, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, and 6:00. These schedules can vary; for more information about their scheduling, please call 011-506-2-221-2596. Once you arrive in Sarapiquí, you have two options: 1) Go to Puerto Viejo and take a taxi to the OTS, the approximate cost is $2-3; or 2) Get off the bus at OTS’s bus stop, and walk about 1 km.

Meals are served according to the following schedule: Breakfast 6:00-7:30 am, Lunch 11:30 am - 1:00 pm and, Dinner 6:00-7:00 pm. You need to present a ticket for each meal. Most researchers memorize their assigned number so they don’t have to carry the ticket. When you finish your meal, please take your dish to the kitchen’s window.

To request a box lunch for the field, please fill out one of the forms available in the entrance of the kitchen the day before. If you ask for breakfast or lunch for the field, and then get a dining hall meal, you must pay for an extra meal.  If you have food allergies or are vegetarian, please indicate this in your reservation and/or in Reception. If you are arriving late to the station, please let Reservations (Ana Carter) know and they will pass the word to the kitchen to save you a meal.