Driving from the Liberia Airport to Playa Grande typically takes around 1 hour.
Upon leaving the airport, turn right onto the main road (Route 21). You will stay on Route 21 for 28 kilometers.
At about the 25 kilometer mark, you will see an archway on your left for a town called Filadelfia. Stay to the right on the main highway and keep going for 3 more kilometers where you’ll see a big bull statue on your right.
Soon after the bull, you will turn right onto Route 155. There will be signs pointing this way for Tamarindo, Flamingo, and Playa Danta.
After about 20 minutes, you will pass a gas station on your left called Oasis. Continue going straight along this road, which will take you up over a mountain, and then back down the other side. Once you come down the mountain, you will see a left turn with signs pointing towards Tamarindo. Do not take this left turn! Staying straight, you will see a supermarket called Super Compro on your right, about 200 meters past the Tamarindo turnoff. Continue going straight on this road. You’ll soon pass a turnoff on the right for Flamingo and Conchal. Do not take this right turn!
Still continuing straight, you will soon come to a small town called Matapalo. After passing the soccer field on your right and Charlie’s Bar on your left, you will come to a t-intersection. Turn left at this intersection. Soon after turning left, you will pass over a one-lane bridge, so please use caution.
Continue on this road for another 10 minutes. This road will take you over another winded mountain road. After coming down off the mountain, you will pass by a blue supermarket on your left called Wil-Mart. Soon after this, you will begin to see apartments, hotels, and restaurants which are all part of Playa Grande. You’ll pass by Mato’s Surf Shop on your right, then Kike’s Place restaurant on your left; soon after this, follow the road around left, and you’ll pass Frijoles Locos surf shop on your left.
Continue down this road for just a few seconds until you see a big billboard on your left. Turn left at this billboard.
Follow the road for a few seconds until the paved roads ends and turn right. BP Surf Hotel is the first hotel on your right.