Coming From San Jose You take the Highway No. 1 / Interamericana and drive northwest for about 2 hours in the direction of Puntarenas. From there you take a ferry to Paquera, which is situated on the Nicoya peninsula. From Paquera it takes another 1.5 hours until you get to Mal Pais. To get to your destination, you take the road to Playa Tambor, but continue straight to Cobano. From Cobano you follow the road until you get to Playa El Carmen. On the right hand side you will see a big sign saying Franks Place. This is the intersection that divides Playas El Carmen and Santa Teresa in the north from Mal Pais in the south. To get to Beija Flor, you take a left turn at this intersection and follow the road for a little more than 5 minutes until you see the Beija Flor entrance and coffee shop on your left hand side.