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How To Get From Jaco to Manuel Antonio – All Possible Ways (Updated 2023)

Last updated on January 10th, 2023 at 10:40 am

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How To Get From Jaco to Manuel Antonio – You can go by bus, van, taxi, rent a car and private transfer. The distance from Jaco to Manuel Antonio is 73 kilometers. Click here to book online Manuel Antonio activities and Day Trips

The travel time by taxi from Jaco to Manuel Antonio is around 1 hour and 10 minutes. The taxi fare from Jaco to Manuel Antonio is around $80-100 USD. Read here how to get from Manuel Antonio to Jaco Beach the reverse way.

What Is The Cheapest Way From Jaco to Manuel Antonio?

The cheapest way from Jaco to Manuel Antonio is by bus for $3 USD. If you go by bus the travel time will be around 2 hours from Jaco to Manuel Antonio.

What Is The Best Way From Jaco to Manuel Antonio?

The best way from Jaco to Manuel Antonio is by shared van for $31 USD per person and less than 2 hours travel time and you can book online.

You can rent a car at Jaco, Uber or private transportation prices will be around $80-100 USD.

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WHERE TO STAY IN MANUEL ANTONIO

There are dormitory rooms where you can rent a bed for as low as $8-10 USD a night if you want the cheapest option in Manuel Antonio. 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 JACO TO MANUEL ANTONIO

BUS FROM JACO TO MANUEL ANTONIO (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Jaco to Manuel Antonio is by bus. There is no direct bus from Jaco to Manuel Antonio. First, you will have to ride a local bus Transportes Quepos Puntarenas from Jaco to Quepos will take 1 hour and 30 minutes and the bus fare is $2 USD. You will find the Bus stop near Jaco Beach.

There are a few buses coming from Puntarenas running during the day from Jaco Beach to Quepos every 1-2 hours. You can Check here the Transportes Quepos Puntarenas schedule, prices and route!

BUS FROM JACO TO QUEPOS AND BUS FROM QUEPOS TO MANUEL ANTONIO

The bus from Quepos to Manuel Antonio will take 15 minutes ride. The bus fare from Quepos to Manuel Antonio is around $1 USD

The total travel time from Jaco to Manuel Antonio with the waiting time is around 2 hours (could be longer depending on the waiting time). The total bus fare from Jaco to Manuel Antonio is around $3 USD.

SHARED VAN FROM JACO TO MANUEL ANTONIO (BEST WAY)

The best way from Jaco to Manuel Antonio is by shared van direct to your hotel. The van travel time from Jaco to Manuel Antonio is less than 2 hours.

The van fare from Jaco to Manuel Antonio is $31 USD and you can book online.

TAXI FROM JACO TO MANUEL ANTONIO

If you go from Jaco to Manuel Antonio by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Jaco to Manuel Antonio is around 1 hour and 10 minutes.

The taxi fare from Jaco to Manuel Antonio is around $80-100 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and will depend on traffic and your final destination.

UBER FROM JACO TO MANUEL ANTONIO

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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 Jaco to Manuel Antonio around $80-100 USD depending on the traffic or time of the day.

CAR RENTAL AT JACO

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

It will take you 1 hour and 10 minutes to get to Manuel Antonio from Jaco 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 FROM JACO TO MANUEL ANTONIO

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 $90 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $22 USD per person.

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BEST WAY FROM JACO TO MANUEL ANTONIO

BUS VS VAN PROS AND CONS

The best way from Jaco to Manuel Antonio is by bus if you go on a budget for a total of 2 hours travel time. You will pay around $3 USD including the bus coming from Jaco and Quepos to Manuel Antonio.

The best way from Jaco to Manuel Antonio is by van for $31 USD and you can book online if you prefer comfort and get directly to your hotel in less than 2 hours without any other transfer.

If you wish more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from Jaco to Manuel Antonio is around $80 USD and 1 hour and 10 minutes travel time.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN MANUEL ANTONIO

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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 Manuel Antonio.

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; 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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