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How To Get From Puerto Viejo to La Fortuna – All Possible Ways

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We will tell you how to get from Puerto Viejo to La Fortuna. The distance from Puerto Viejo De Talamanca to La Fortuna is 270 kilometers.

The travel time from Puerto Viejo to La Fortuna is around 4 hour and 45 minutes by car. If you go by bus the travel time will be around 9-10 hours.

The cheapest way from Puerto Viejo to La Fortuna is by bus $17 USD. If you go by taxi, Uber or private transportation prices will be around $300 USD. You can rent a car at La Fortuna too.

Read here how to get from La Fortuna to San Jose airport, La Fortuna to Puerto Viejo De Talamanca, Puerto Viejo to Monteverde, Puerto Viejo to Tortuguero, La Fortuna to Monteverde, Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna, La Fortuna to Montezuma Beach, La Fortuna to Jaco Beach, Santa Teresa to La Fortuna and La Fortuna to Manuel Antonio

Read how to get from San Jose airport to Puerto Viejo de TalamancaTortuguero to Puerto ViejoSan Jose airport to city centerSan Jose airport to TamarindoSan Jose airport to La FortunaSan Jose airport to Santa TeresaSan Jose airport to TortugueroPuerto Viejo to San Jose airport and San Jose airport to Manuel Antonio

Read here Costa Rica sim card for tourist and best restaurants in San Jose. Also read here Costa Rican foodBudget travel in Costa Rica and Backpacking Costa Rica!

WHERE TO STAY IN LA FORTUNA

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 La Fortuna. 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 DE TALAMANCA TO LA FORTUNA

BUS FROM PUERTO VIEJO TO LA FORTUNA (CHEAPEST WAY)


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The cheapest way from Puerto Viejo to La Fortuna is by bus. First you will have to ride a local bus going from Puerto Viejo to San Jose and later to La Fortuna.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM PUERTO VIEJO TO SAN JOSE

The bus schedule from Puerto Viejo to San Jose is leaving a few times per day. The buses from Puerto Viejo to San Jose are leaving every 2-3 hours starting from 4 50 am, 7 30 am, 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 4 pm. Check here MEPE Bus schedule and route!

The bus fare from Puerto Viejo to San Jose is around $11 USD. The travel time from Puerto Viejo to San Jose is 4 hour and 30 minutes. The bus from Puerto Viejo to San Jose will stop at Cahuita first short stop and longer stop at Puerto Limon around 10-15 minutes.

You can go walking distance between Bus Terminal in San Jose city center around 5-10 minutes! From MEPE Bus Terminal to Terminal 7-10 where buses are leaving from San Jose to La Fortuna or Quesada with Transporte San Carlos.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM SAN JOSE TO LA FORTUNA (DIRECT BUS)

The bus schedule from San Jose to La Fortuna is leaving at 6 15 am(only one direct bus from San Jose Costa Rica to La Fortuna) and getting to La Fortuna at 11 30 pm with Transportes San CarlosCheck here Transportes San Carlos Bus schedule and route!

If you are coming from Puerto Viejo to San Jose with the first bus leaving at 4 50 am. You will get to San Jose around 9 am which means you will not be able to get the direct bus San Jose to La Fortuna. The bus fare is around $6 USD and the travel time from San Jose to La Fortuna is 5 hours.

BUS SCHEDULE SAN JOSE TO QUESADA

You can also get a bus from San Jose to Quesada and transfer a bus from Quesada to La Fortuna if you aren’t able to get the direct bus San Jose to La Fortuna. The bus schedule from San Jose to Quesada is leaving every 30 minutes from Terminal 7-10 with Transportes San Carlos.

The bus fare from San Jose to Quesada is around $4 USD and the travel time is 2 hour and 30 minutes or longer depending on the stop in La Quesada how long it takes.

BUS SCHEDULE QUESADA TO LA FORTUNA

The bus schedule from Quesada to La Fortuna is leaving every hour starting at 5 am to 8 pm. The bus travel time from Quesada to La Fortuna is 1 hour and the bus fare is $3 USD. aorund 12 pm and getting to La Fortuna around 6 pm!

The total bus fare from Puerto Viejo to is $17 USD and the total travel time is around 9-10 hours included the waiting time depending if you get direct or indirect bus.

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TAXI FROM PUERTO VIEJO TO LA FORTUNA

If you go from Puerto Viejo to La Fortuna by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 4 hour and 45 minutes. The taxi fare from Puerto Viejo to La Fortuna is around $300 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.

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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 La Fortuna is around $300 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. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in La Fortuna or you would love to move around. It will take you 4 hour and 45 minutes to get to La Fortuna from Puerto Viejo with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available for $30 USD per day.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION PUERTO VIEJO 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 is 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 PUERTO VIEJO TO LA FORTUNA

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

If you wish more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from Puerto Viejo De Talamanca to La Fortuna is around $300 USD and 4 hour and 45 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 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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