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

Last updated on January 11th, 2023 at 11:58 am

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How To Get From La Fortuna to Tamarindo – You can go by bus, van, taxi and private transfer. The distance from La Fortuna to Tamarindo is 208 kilometers. Click here to book online La Fortuna activities and day trips

The travel time by taxi from La Fortuna to Tamarindo is around 3 hours and 30 minutes. The taxi fare from La Fortuna to Tamarindo is around $200 USD. Read here how to get from Tamarindo to La Fortuna the reverse way.

What Is The Cheapest Way From La Fortuna to Tamarindo?

The cheapest way from La Fortuna to Tamarindo is by bus for $11 USD. If you go by bus the travel time will be around 8 hours from La Fortuna to Tamarindo.

What Is The Best Way From La Fortuna to Tamarindo?

The best way from San Jose airport to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca by shared van for $53 USD per person and 5 hours travel time and you can book online.

You can rent a car at La Fortuna or private transportation prices will be around $200 USD.

Read here how to get from Liberia airport to La Fortuna, Tamarindo to Monteverde, Tamarindo to Puerto Viejo, Tortuguero to Tamarindo, La Fortuna to Santa Teresa and La Fortuna to Tortuguero,

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WHERE TO STAY IN TAMARINDO

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 Tamarindo. 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 TAMARINDO

BUS FROM LA FORTUNA TO TAMARINDO (CHEAPEST WAY)

The cheapest way from La Fortuna to Tamarindo is by bus. First you will have to ride a local bus going from La Fortuna to Tilaran, Cañas and Liberia to Tamarindo.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM LA FORTUNA TO TILARAN

The bus schedule from La Fortuna to Tilaran is starting at 7 30 am, 12 30 pm and 5 pm. The bus travel time from La Fortuna to Tilaran is 2 hours and the bus fare from Fortuna to Tilaran is $4 USD.

There are only 3 buses so make sure you get the first one if you are planning to get to Liberia in the same day.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM TILARAN TO CAÑAS

Once in Tilaran you will have to ride the bus from Tilaran to Cañas. The bus schedule from Tilaran to Cañas is leaving every hour starting from 5 am to 7 30 pm.

The bus travel time from Tilaran to Cañas is less than an hour and the bus fare is $1 USD.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM CAÑAS TO LIBERIA

Once in Cañas you will have to ride the bus from Cañas to Liberia. The bus schedule from Cañas to Liberia is leaving every hour starting from 5 am to 7 30 pm.

The bus travel time from Cañas to Liberia is around 1 hour and the bus fare is $3 USD. You will arrive to Liberia city center where you will have to get a local bus going to Tamarindo.

LIBERIA TO TAMARINDO

The buses (Autobuses La Pampa) going from Liberia to Tamarindo are leaving from Plaza Liberia Shopping Mall in Liberia city center.

The buses are running almost every hour starting from 3 50 am to 6 10 pm from Liberia to Tamarindo. The bus fare from Liberia to Tamarindo is $3 USD. The travel time from Liberia to Tamarindo is around 2 hours and it can be longer.

The total travel time from La Fortuna to Tamarindo is around 8 hours. The total bus fare from La Fortuna to Tamarindo by public buses is around $11 USD. Apart from the bus ride you will have to add the waiting time every time that you transfer the buses.

We recommend you start your day around 7 30 am from La Fortuna with the first bus to get to Tamarindo around 3 pm.

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SHARED VAN FROM LA FORTUNA TO TAMARINDO (BEST WAY)

The best way from La Fortuna to Tamarindo is by shared van direct to your hotel. The van travel time from La Fortuna to Tamarindo is 5 hours.

The van fare from La Fortuna to Tamarindo is $53 USD and you can book online.

TAXI FROM LA FORTUNA TO TAMARINDO

If you go from La Fortuna to Tamarindo by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from La Fortuna to Tamarindo is around 3 hours and 30 minutes.

The taxi fare from La Fortuna to Tamarindo is around $200 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.

UBER FROM LA FORTUNA TO TAMARINDO

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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 Tamarindo is around $200 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 Tamarindo or if you would love to move around. It will take you 3 hours and 30 minutes to get to Tamarindo from La Fortuna in a private car. A few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro are available for $30 USD daily.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM LA FORTUNA TO TAMARINDO

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 $220 USD and you will be able to fit up to 5 people. It could be 45 USD per person.

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BEST WAY FROM LA FORTUNA TO TAMARINDO

BUS VS VAN PROS AND CONS

The best way from La Fortuna to Tamarindo is by bus if you go on a budget for a total of 8 hours travel time since you have to take 4 buses. You will pay around $11 USD including all the buses.

The best way from La Fortuna to Tamarindo is by van for $54 USD and you can book online if you prefer comfort and get directly to your hotel in 5 hours without any other transfer.

If you wish for more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from La Fortuna to Tamarindo is around $200 USD and 3 hours and 30 minutes travel time.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN TAMARINDO

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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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