be careful if you are ARRIVING BY TICA BUS
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Aug 21, 2012 4:19 AM Last Post By: BOOMER1
Aug 20, 2012 2:30 PM
be careful if you are ARRIVING BY TICA BUShola amigos,
just lettn yous know that if you are arriving in SAN JOSE with TICA BUS, the TICA BUS TERMINAL HAS MOVED !
my bus arrived at 10.30pm and i decidied not to take a taxi since i had memorized the map in my lonely planet guide for Central America.
After walking for 15 minutes and asking a few people i realised that i was nowhere near where i shouldve been, lucky i found a random hostel which turned out to be pretty cheap and the staff were super friendly. The new Tica bus terminal is somewhere ? north west of the main hospital. Theres absolutely NO STREET SIGNS in San Jose so you maybe should take a taxi. After saying all that San Jose was awesome and i found it a very entertaining city for someone who dont like big cities, but then again i was only there for 1 day. Safe travels amigos, Dan
Aug 20, 2012 2:45 PM
1please, don't ever try to save a few bucks by walking anywhere in san jose at 10:30 at night. the small cost of a taxi to your destination is worth 1,000 more than the risk of being mugged/robbed/beaten up or shot.
you were just lucky when you got lost that you found some helpful people and not the other kind.
Aug 20, 2012 2:49 PM
2The Ticabus terminal has been at the new location since several years now.
Ticabus terminal location in San Jose:
200 metros al norte y 100 metros al oeste de Torre Mercedes, Paseo Colón, frente a la Funeraria del Magisterio Nacional
Aug 20, 2012 3:47 PM
Aug 20, 2012 4:43 PM
4i would not really rely on a guidebook for specific information as to bus schedules or where bus terminals are located, etc. things change all the time. plus, the information in a guide book is typically a year old the day it is published! for giving a general view of a country and how to get around, the currency, things to do, the culture, etc -- a guidebook is fine. but i would not depend on it for all kinds of information.
Aug 20, 2012 5:27 PM
5BTW OP I don't know where you were walking exactly,but there are plenty of street signs in the central area of San Jose for sure!
Aug 21, 2012 4:19 AM
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