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How To Get From Monteverde to La Fortuna – All Possible Ways (Updated 2023)

Last updated on January 9th, 2023 at 07:17 pm

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How To Get From Monteverde to La Fortuna – You can go by bus, van, taxi and private transfer. The distance from Monteverde to La Fortuna is 121 kilometers. Click here to book online Costa Rica activities and Day Trips

The travel time by taxi from Monteverde to La Fortuna is around 2 hours and 30 minutes. The taxi fare from Monteverde to La Fortuna is around $150 USD. Read here how to get from La Fortuna to Monteverde the reverse way

What Is The Cheapest Way From Monteverde to La Fortuna?

The cheapest way from Monteverde to La Fortuna is by bus for $10 USD. If you go by bus the travel time will be around 9 hours from Monteverde to La Fortuna including the waiting time.

What Is The Best Way From Monteverde to La Fortuna?

The best way from Monteverde to La Fortuna is by shared van for $32 USD per person and 3 hours travel time and you can book online.

You can rent a car at Monteverde, Uber or private transportation is around $150 USD.

Read here how to get from Tamarindo to Monteverde, Monteverde to Montezuma Beach, Puerto Viejo to Monteverde and Manuel Antonio to Monteverde

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WHERE TO STAY IN LA FORTUNA

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 La Fortuna. 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 MONTEVERDE TO ARENAL LA FORTUNA

BUS SCHEDULE FROM MONTEVERDE TO LA FORTUNA (CHEAPEST WAY)

The cheapest way from Monteverde to La Fortuna is by bus. There is no direct bus from Monteverde to La Fortuna. First you will have to ride a local bus going from Monteverde to Tilaran.

The bus schedule from Monteverde to Tilaran is starting at 5 am, 7 am, 12 noon and 4 pm. The bus fare is around $5 USD and the travel time is around 4 hours.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM TILARAN TO LA FORTUNA

Once you are in Tilaran. You will have to take a second bus from Tilaran to La Fortuna. The bus schedule from Tilaran to La Fortuna starts at 7 am, 12 15 pm and 3 30 pm. It will take 2 hours travel time from Tilaran to La Fortuna and the bus fare is around $4 USD.

The total travel time from Monteverde to La Fortuna by bus is around 9 hours including the waiting time. We recommend you start your day at 7 am from Monteverde to get to La Fortuna around 2-3 pm. If you go in that schedule you will have buses connecting with not so long waiting time.

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LA FORTUNA TO MONTEVERDE

There is no direct bus from Monteverde to La Fortuna. If you get the bus from Monteverde to La Fortuna it will take around 8 hours. You will have to get the bus from Monteverde to Tilaran and later you will have to connect in Tilaran a bus to La Fortuna. The travel time is similar and prices will be around $10 USD for both buses.

Maybe you are able to join to a shuttle direct bus from Monteverde to La Fortuna for $32 USD and avoid the long day by bus. But you will have to pay an expensive price. So if you on a budget you will have an amazing local experience from Monteverde to La Fortuna.

SHARED VAN FROM MONTEVERDE TO LA FORTUNA (BEST WAY)

The best way from Monteverde to La Fortuna is by shared van direct to your hotel. The van travel time from Monteverde to La Fortuna is 3 hours.

The van fare from Monteverde to La Fortuna is $32 USD and you can book online.

TAXI FROM MONTEVERDE TO LA FORTUNA

If you go from Monteverde to La Fortuna by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Monteverde to La Fortuna is around 2 hours and 30 minutes.

The taxi fare from Monteverde to La Fortuna is around $150 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.

UBER FROM MONTEVERDE TO LA FORTUNA

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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 Monteverde to La Fortuna around $140-160 USD depending on the traffic or time of the day.

CAR RENTAL AT MONTEVERDE

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There are many options for renting a car in Monteverde. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in La Fortuna or if you would love to move around.

It will take you 2 hours and 30 minutes to get to La Fortuna from Monteverde 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 MONTEVERDE TO LA FORTUNA

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 $180 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $45 USD per person.

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BEST WAY FROM MONTEVERDE TO LA FORTUNA (MONTEVERDE TO ARENAL)

The best way from Monteverde to La Fortuna is by bus if you go on a budget for a total of 9 hours travel time since you have to take 2 buses. You will pay around $10 USD including the bus coming from Monteverde to Tilaran and the bus from Tilaran to La Fortuna.

The best way from Monteverde to La Fortuna is by van for $32 USD and you can book online if you prefer comfort and get directly to your hotel in 3 hours at the beach without any other transfer.

If you wish more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from Monteverde to La Fortuna is around $150 USD and 2 hours and 30 minutes travel time.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN LA FORTUNA

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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.

Click here if you want to find the best deals with Booking in La Fortuna.

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 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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