Bus from the terminal in San Jose to the mountain town of Monteverde. Costa Rica public bus system is leaps and bounds ahead of the rest of central america (no chickens here!). Tickets, seats, on time and comfortable. Of course, you pay for it but that’s Costa Rica. I picked up a ticket the day of but the bus was sold out so consider getting to the station early or buying a ticket the night before. Bus terminals often switch in San Jose so check with your hotel or hostel – they should have the updated info.