Bus facts

It is estimated that there are 15,200 buses in Costa Rica, of which 31% are public transport and 69% of student transportation and special services. In its entirety, the buses are responsible for 14% of CO emissions. Source






The buses in Costa Rica range from old, recycled US school buses to modern, comfortable, air-conditioned coaches.  I have a collection of bus photos on Facebook (see the link below).  I particularly like the vintage photos below that show what people had to do to get to the Caribbean not so long ago and the effort the bus companies went to to get them there.

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Collection of bus pictures

For people who love the buses, here are some blogs which capture, identify, and categorize the actual buses used in Costa Rica.





Palmares, Alajuela

Getting to Palmares

Here is a map with all the destinations the buses in Palmares go.

Google Maps link to map below


There is one bus station and two bus stops.  The main station is modern and clean and is where the local buses leave from.  Across the street from the main bus station is the bus stop where the bus to Atenas departs.  Finally, on the west side of Palmares is where the local traveling to Buenos Aires departs.


Bus routes in Palmares (linked to schedules)

Palmares – San Ramon

San Jose – Palmares Autotransportes

Palmares – San Jose Autotransportes

Cocaleca – Palmares

Palmares – Esquipulas

Esquipulas – Palmares

Palmares – La Granja

La Granja – Palmares

Alajuela – Palmares

Athens – Palmares

San Ramon – Palmares

Palmares – Santiago

Palmares – Athens

Naranjo – Palmares

Santiago – Palmares

Palmares – Naranjo

Palmares – Cocoleca

Palmares – Hacienda Los Pinos

Hacienda Los Pinos – Palmares

Palmares – Calle Vargas

Vargas street – Palmares

Palmares – Calle Ramirez

Ramirez Street – Palmares

Palmares – Rincón de Zaragoza – Quebradas

Rincón de Zaragoza – Quebradas – Palmares

San Jose – Palmares Transp Palmareños

Palmares – San Jose Transp Palmareños

San Ramon – Naranjo

Naranjo – San Ramon

Photos of Palmares

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