Last updated on January 19th, 2023 at 09:33 pm
How To Get From Liberia Airport to Tamarindo – You can go by bus, van, taxi and private transfer. The distance from Liberia International Airport to Tamarindo is 67 kilometers. Click here to book online Tamarindo activities and Day Trips
The travel time from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Liberia Airport to Tamarindo is around 1 hour by car. The taxi fare from Liberia airport to Tamarindo is around $70-80 USD. Read here how to get from Tamarindo to Liberia airport the reverse way
What Is The Cheapest Way From Liberia Airport to Tamarindo?
The cheapest way from Liberia airport to Tamarindo is by bus for $3 USD. If you go by bus the travel time will be around 2 hours from Liberia to Tamarindo. Read here Tamarindo vs Santa Teresa
What Is The Best Way From Liberia to Tamarindo?
The best way from Liberia to Tamarindo is by shared van for $27 USD per person and 1 hour and 30 minutes travel time and you can book online.
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WHERE TO STAY IN TAMARINDO
There are dormitory rooms that you can rent the bed for as low as $8-10 USD a night if you want the cheapest option in Tamarindo. A double room hostel can cost up to $30-40 USD a night while mid-range hotels cost more or less $80 USD a night.
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HOW TO GET FROM LIBERIA TO TAMARINDO
BUS FROM LIBERIA AIRPORT TO TAMARINDO (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Liberia airport to Tamarindo is by bus. First you will have to walk outside the airport 15 minutes (or get a taxi 5 minutes) to Highway 21 since the buses aren’t always passing by the airport. You will have to ride a local bus Autobuses La Pampa going from Liberia to Tamarindo.
You can also get the bus coming from San Jose to Tamarindo with Empresa Alfaro passing by the Highway but Autobuses La Pampa has more daily buses. Any of them will ride you to Tamarindo.
BUS ROUTE FROM LIBERIA TO TAMARINDO
The buses (Autobuses La Pampa) going from Liberia to Tamarindo are leaving Plaza Liberia Shopping Mall in Liberia city center. You can get the bus at this bus stop if you are in Liberia but if you are at the airport no need to go to the Bus Terminal in Liberia city center.
The buses are running every 45-60 minutes starting from 3 50 am until 6 10 pm from Liberia to Tamarindo. You will have to add 15-20 minutes for the bus passing by at Liberia airport coming from Liberia city center since there are 15 kilometers distance. The bus fare from Liberia airport to Tamarindo is $3 USD and the travel time is around 2 hours and it can be longer.
Sometimes the buses are stopping by the Terminal at the airport but if they don’t just walk 15 minutes to Highway 21 where Autobuses La Pampa and Empresa Alfaro are passing by.
SHARED VAN FROM LIBERIA AIRPORT TO TAMARINDO (BEST WAY)
The best way from Liberia airport to Tamarindo is by shared van direct to your hotel. The van travel time from Liberia to Tamarindo is 1 hour and 30 minutes.
The van fare from Liberia airport to Tamarindo is $27 USD and you can book online.
TAXI FROM LIBERIA AIRPORT TO TAMARINDO
If you go from Liberia airport to Tamarindo by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Liberia airport to Tamarindo is around 1 hour.
The taxi fare from Liberia airport to Tamarindo is around $70-80 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
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UBER FROM LIBERIA COSTA RICA AIRPORT TO TAMARINDO
Uber App can be useful for traveling around Costa Rica but they have similar fares to taxis. You can expect to go from Liberia airport to Tamarindo around $70-90 USD depending on the traffic or time of the day.
CAR RENTAL AT LIBERIA AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car at Liberia’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Tamarindo or if you would love to move around. It will take you 1 hour to get to Tamarindo from Liberia airport in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport for $30 USD per day.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM LIBERIA AIRPORT TO TAMARINDO
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Liberia. Prices are around $80 USD and you will be able to fit up to 5 people. It could be 16 USD per person.
BEST WAY FROM LIBERIA AIRPORT TO TAMARINDO (LIBERIA TO TAMARINDO)
BUS VS VAN PROS AND CONS
The best way from Liberia airport to Tamarindo is by bus if you go on a budget for a total of 2 hours travel time. You will pay around $3 USD and walk outside the airport for 15 minutes to reach Highway 21 to get the bus coming from Liberia to Tamarindo.
The best way from Liberia airport to Tamarindo is by van for $27 USD and you can book online if you prefer comfort and faster than public transportation.
If you wish more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from Liberia to Tamarindo is around $70-80 USD and 1 hour travel time.
ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN TAMARINDO
There are dormitory rooms that you can rent the bed for as low as $8 USD a night if you want the cheapest option. AirBnb is also available, mostly for about $20-25 USD a night. Double-room hostels can cost up to $30-40 USD a night while mid-range hotels cost more or less $80 USD a night.
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN COSTA RICA
Breakfast will be the cheapest meal of the day and you can load up on Gallo Pinto, tortillas, eggs, fried plantains and some fresh fruit too for around $3-4 USD per person. At lunch you might want a chicken sandwich for $8-10 USD salad, burger and pizza with a fresh fruit drink for $3 USD.
You can have a budget of $15-20 USD a day and it can already get you more than enough decent meals. Costa Rica is a bit pricey compared to other countries like Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua in Central America.
BEST TIME TO VISIT COSTA RICA
In Costa Rica their summer (December to April), there are fewer rains than normal. In their winter (May to November), the rains are almost non-stop. For most tourists best time to visit Costa Rica is from December to April because of easier transport.
CASH AND ATMS IN COSTA RICA
The currency of Costa Rica is called Colòn and as of now, $1 USD is worth 600 Colòn. Do not exchange your currency at the airport because you’ll get less than what you’ll get with the city’s exchange. Anyway if you are bringing USD you can use them while traveling around Costa Rica no need to exchange them.
Bank or debit cards in an ATM are the recommended way to access your funds while traveling in Costa Rica. Know real-time currency exchange here!
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