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How To Get From Puerto Viejo to Tortuguero – All Possible Ways

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We will tell you how to get from Puerto Viejo to Tortuguero. The distance from Puerto Viejo De Talamanca to Tortuguero is 206 kilometers. The travel time from Puerto Viejo to Tortuguero is around 4 hour and 30 minutes by car (with the ferry included). If you go by bus the travel time will be around 9-10 hours.

The cheapest way from Puerto Viejo to Tortuguero is by bus $15 USD. If you go by taxi, Uber or private transportation prices will be around $250-350 USD depending the people that are joining. You can rent a car at Tortuguero too.

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WHERE TO STAY IN TORTUGUERO

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 Tortuguero. A double room hostels can costs up to $30-40 USD a night while mid-range hotels costs more or less $80 USD a night.

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PUERTO VIEJO TO TORTUGUERO

BUS FROM PUERTO VIEJO TO TORTUGUERO (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Puerto Viejo to Tortuguero is by bus plus boat. First you will have to ride the bus from Puerto Viejo De Talamanca to Limon, Guapiles, Cariari and La Pavona to ride boat to Tortuguero.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM PUERTO VIEJO TO LIMON

The bus schedule from Puerto Viejo to Limon is running every hour starting at 5 30 am to 6 30 pm. Check here bus schedule from Limon to Puerto Viejo!

The bus is going from Puerto Viejo to Limon travel time is around 1hour and 30 minutes. The bus fare from Puerto Viejo De Talamanca is $3 USD. The bus will stop at Cahuita (short stop). 

BUS SCHEDULE FROM LIMON TO GUAPILES

Once in Limon you will have to take a bus from Limon to Guapiles. The bus schedule from Limon to Guapiles is leaving every 2-3 hours. The bus travel time Limon to Guapiles is 2 hours and the bus fare is around $4 USD

BUS SCHEDULE FROM GUAPILES TO CARIARI

Once in Guapiles you will have to take a bus from Guapiles to Cariari. The bus schedule from Guapiles to Cariari is running every 15 minutes. The bus travel time from Guapiles to Cariari is around 45 minutes and the bus fare is $1 USD.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM CARIARI TO LA PAVONA

Once in Cariari you will have to take a bus Cariari to La Pavona where the boats are leaving to Tortuguero. The bus schedule from Cariari to La Pavona is only 4 daily buses starting from 6 am, 9 am, 11 30 am and 3 pm. The bus travel time from Cariari to La Pavona is around 2 hours and the bus fare is $2 USD.

BOAT SCHEDULE LA PAVONA TO TORTUGUERO

Once in La Pavona you will have to get a boat. You can buy the tickets in the restaurant and it will be a shared boat up to 20 people going from La Pavona to Tortuguero. The boat fare from La Pavona to Tortuguero is around $5 USD and it includes a suitcase/backpack.

The boat schedule from La Pavona to Tortuguero is starting at 6 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 3 pm and last one at 4 30 pm (when the bus from Cariari to La Pavona is arriving). The boat ride from La Pavona to Tortuguero will take around 1 hour (it can be less or more). Outside these boats schedule (estimated time not fixed) there are also private boats (more expensive) going from La Pavona to Tortuguero.

The total travel time from Puerto Viejo to Tortuguero is 9-10 hours included boat, buses and waiting time. The total fare from Puerto Viejo to Tortuguero is $15 USD boat plus public buses. You will have to ride the first bus at 5 30 am from Puerto Viejo if you want to make sure you arrive in the same day to Tortuguero.

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TAXI FROM PUERTO VIEJO TO TORTUGUERO

If you go from Puerto Viejo to Tortuguero by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 4 hour and 30 minutes included the boat to Pavona (you will have to get to Pavona on your own).

The taxi fare from Puerto Viejo to Tortuguero Viejo is around $250 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.

UBER FROM PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA TO TORTUGUERO

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Uber App can be useful for traveling around Costa Rica but they have similar fare than taxis. You can expect going from Puerto Viejo to Tortuguero is around $250 USD depending on the traffic or time of the day.

CAR RENTAL AT PUERTO VIEJO

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

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA TO TORTUGUERO

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. Prices are around $380 USD and you will be able to fit up to 9 people. It could be $45 USD per person.

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BEST WAY FROM PUERTO VIEJO TO TORTUGUERO

The best way from Puerto Viejo to Tortuguero is by bus if you go on a budget for a total of 9-10 hours included boat, bus and waiting time. You will pay around $15 USD included the boat and bus coming from Puerto Viejo.

If you wish more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from Puerto Viejo De Talamanca to Tortuguero is around $250 USD and 4 hour and 30 minutes travel time.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN TORTUGUERO

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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 are also available, mostly for about $20-25 USD a night. Double room hostels can costs up to $30-40 USD a night while mid-range hotels costs 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 then enough decent meals. Costa Rica is little bit pricey comparing to the 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), 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 ATM 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 a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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