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How To Get From La Fortuna to Puerto Viejo De Talamanca – All Possible Ways (Updated 2023)

Last updated on January 9th, 2023 at 03:01 pm

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How To Get From La Fortuna to Puerto Viejo De Talamanca – You can go by bus, van, taxi and private transfer. The distance from La Fortuna to Puerto Viejo is 270 kilometers.

The travel time from La Fortuna to Puerto Viejo is around 4 hours and 45 minutes by car. The taxi fare from La Fortuna to Puerto Viejo De Talamanca is around $300-350 USD. Read here how to get from Puerto Viejo to La Fortuna

What Is The Cheapest Way From La Fortuna to Puerto Viejo De Talamanca?

The cheapest way from La Fortuna to Puerto Viejo De Talamanca is by bus for $17 USD. If you go by bus the travel time will be around 8-9 hours from La Fortuna to Puerto Viejo.

What Is The Best Way From La Fortuna to Puerto Viejo?

The best way from La Fortuna to Puerto Viejo De Talamanca is by shared van for $67 USD per person and 6 hours travel time and you can book online.

You can rent a car at La Fortuna, Uber or private transportation prices will be around $300-350 USD.

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WHERE TO STAY IN PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA

There are dormitory rooms where you can rent the bed for as low as $8-10 USD a night if you want the cheapest option in Puerto Viejo. Double-room hostels 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 LA FORTUNA TO PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA

BUS FROM LA FORTUNA TO PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from La Fortuna to Puerto Viejo is by bus. First you will have to ride a local bus going from La Fortuna to San Jose Terminal MEPE where the buses are leaving to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

There are buses running from La Fortuna to San Jose starting at 9 am, 12 45 pm, 2 45 pm and 4 pm getting to Terminal 7-10 in San Jose Costa Rica. The bus travel time from La Fortuna to San Jose is around 4 hours and the bus fare is $6 USD.

But the schedule for direct buses from La Fortuna to San Jose isn’t fixed so make sure you check in advance since lately the only bus leaving is at 2 45 pm. In that case, you will get to San Jose at 6 45 pm and there are no buses running from San Jose to Puerto Viejo at that time.

BUS LA FORTUNA TO QUESADA

If there are no direct buses leaving from La Fortuna to San Jose early morning. The best option is getting the bus from La Fortuna to La Quesada starting at 5 am until 9 pm.

The travel time from La Fortuna to La Quesada is around 1 hour. The bus fare from La Fortuna to La Quesada is $3 USD.

BUS LA QUESADA TO SAN JOSE

There are buses running from La Quesada to San Jose starting at 4 30 am until 6 30 pm. The bus travel time from La Quesada to San Jose is around 3 hours.

The bus fare from La Quesada to San Jose is $3 USD. Once in San Jose you will have to go walking 5 minutes distance from Terminal 7-10 to MEPE Bus Terminal in San Jose City center.

BUS SAN JOSE TO PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA

The bus from San Jose to Puerto Viejo De Talamanca is leaving from San Jose Terminal MEPE. The buses are leaving every two hours starting from 6 am, 8 am,10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm and 6 pm. The bus fare is around $11 USD and the travel time from San Jose to Puerto Viejo is 4 hours and 30 minutes. Check here MEPE Bus schedule and route!

The bus from San Jose to Puerto Viejo will stop at Limon and Cahuita. Once in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca MEPE Bus Stop in you can go walking to most of the places for accommodation.

The total bus fare from La Fortuna to Puerto Viejo is $17 USD and the total travel time is around 8-9 hours including the waiting time.

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SHARED VAN FROM LA FORTUNA TO PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA (BEST WAY)

The best way from La Fortuna to Puerto Viejo De Talamanca is by shared van direct to your hotel. The van travel time from La Fortuna to Puerto Viejo is 6 hours.

The van fare from La Fortuna to Puerto Viejo De Talamanca is $67 USD and you can book online.

TAXI FROM LA FORTUNA TO PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA

If you go from La Fortuna to Puerto Viejo by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from La Fortuna to Puerto Viejo is around 4 hours and 45 minutes.

The taxi fare from La Fortuna to Puerto Viejo is around $300-350 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.

UBER FROM LA FORTUNA COSTA RICA TO PUERTO VIEJO

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Uber App can be useful for traveling around Costa Rica but they have similar fares to taxis. You can expect going from La Fortuna to Puerto Viejo around $300-350 USD depending on the traffic or time of the day.

CAR RENTAL AT LA FORTUNA

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There are many options for renting a car in La Fortuna. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Puerto Viejo or if you would love to move around. It will take you 4 hours and 45 minutes to get to Puerto Viejo from La Fortuna in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available for $30 USD per day.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION LA FORTUNA TO PUERTO VIEJO

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort. Prices are around $330 USD and you will be able to fit up to 6 people. It could be $55 USD per person.

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BEST WAY FROM LA FORTUNA TO PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA

BUS VS VAN PROS AND CONS

The best way from La Fortuna to Puerto Viejo De Talamanca is by bus if you go on a budget for a total of 8-9 hours travel time. You will pay around $16 USD including the bus coming from La Fortuna to San Jose Costa and to Puerto Viejo.

The best way from La Fortuna to Puerto Viejo De Talamanca is by van for $67 USD and you can book online if you prefer comfort and get directly to your hotel in 6 hours at the beach without any other transfer.

If you wish more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from San Jose to Puerto Viejo De Talamanca is around $330-350 USD and 4 hours and 45 minutes travel time.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA

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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.

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FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN COSTA RICA

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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 little 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. 

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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 RicaKnow real-time currency exchange here!

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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