Santa Teresa is on the very southern point of the Nicoya Peninsula, just north of Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, and situated between two small fishing villages: Malpaís to the south and Manzanillo to the North. Batik is located on the northern side of town, towards Manzanillo, on the ocean side. From the Malpaís – Santa Teresa crossroad, take a right and continue through town. After about 10 minutes you will pass Flor Blanca, then Pranamar. Be sure to trend left when you get to the intersection (right goes up a hill). Once you go left you will pass Shaka Surf and Super Hermosa. We are on the left, at a wooden gate with white stucco modern columns. It takes roughly 15 minutes (6 km) from the crossroads to drive to Batik.
The fastest way to get here is by air. We recommend Nature Air which flies out of Pavas, not far from the international airport. You can check their schedules online to see if it fits your itinerary. If you have 4 or more in your group, chartering a plane becomes a very economical option. A private charter allows more luggage than the typical 30 pound limit per person imposed by the local public airlines. By contracting a private flight, you must fly into Tambor (25 minutes on average). From there, a taxi, or car rental can meet you for the hour drive to Batik.
The drive from San Jose to Batik is usually in the range of 4 to 5 hours. The recommended way is to drive to Puntarenas(1- 1.5 hours), where you will take a ferry across the Nicoya Gulf (1hr). There are 2 ferries that leave from Puntarenas. You want to take Ferry Tambor, which actually goes to Paquera port. You can check their schedule at http://www.navieratambor.com/horarios-y-tarifas. Snacks and beverages are available onboard.
Once you get to Paquera, follow the signs that say “Malpaís” or “Santa Teresa”. It is about 1 1/2 hours to the Malpaís – Santa Teresa crossroad. Take a right towards Santa Teresa and drive for about 6 km as described in the first paragraph above.