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GETTING TO EL TOLEDO
Whether you are arriving by car, public transportation (bus), or plane, there are plenty of options for getting to El Toledo to begin your coffee tour. Please see below for the appropriate directions, based on your mode of transportation, and have a look at the interactive map at the end of this page to see our exact location pinpointed on Google. Also, always feel free to call us at (506) 8711-1221 if you need additional help in advance or if you get lost on your way. We'll always be there to take your call and make sure that you arrive for your coffee tour safely!
Also, please feel free to call us or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like us to arrange transportation for you.
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ARRIVING BY CAR
DIRECTIONS FROM SAN JOSÉ From San José to Atenas Head out of the center of town on Paseo Colon. The road will dead-end into a park. At this point, turn left onto Route 1. Then, make the very first right onto Route 27. Continue on Route 27 for approximately 31km and get off at the exit labeled "Atenas." As you exit, make a right onto Route 3, and take this road directly into town.
From Atenas to El Toledo Coffee Plantation As you are approaching the town, take the first turn right to get off road 3d, then go straight about 4km until you find a bar at your right called "la fortuna." At this point, go right again, start coming down, cross two bridges and start going up. You will then have about mile and then you go right again. After another mile, you will see our sign out front on the left-hand side of the room.
Along the way described above, you will see signs labeled as follows, which you should follow whenever you see them: Palmares, B Fatima, B Mercedes, San Isidro, Los Altos. For example, the first sign, "Palmares," will be the one that directs you to make the first right to get off road 3d. Then look for the sign that says B Fatima, then B Mercedes, etc.
USING A GPS TO NAVIGATE TO EL TOLEDO We are located at GPS coordinates N09°59.817' W084°25.773'
If you decide to type the town name into your GPS, make sure to put in Rincon de San Isidro, Atenas. Our technical address is 250 mts sur de la escuela Nueva de los Altos, San Isidro, Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica. (There are no street names or numbers in Costa Rica!)
ARRIVING BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION (BUS)
From San José, you can catch buses nearly every hour from the Coca Cola Bus Station that will take you to the town of Atenas. The bus schedule can be found here. Just choose "San José-Atenas No 203" from the drop-down list.
From Atenas, you can take a taxi to El Toledo for approximately $8. (The taxis will now how to get here if you just tell them the name.) The other option is to take a local bus by going to the central market and getting on the bus #1245 to "Los Altos," and telling the driver you want to get off at El Toledo.
Regardless of how you choose to get to El Toledo, make sure to look for our sign on the left-hand side of the road, coming from Atenas!