Last updated on January 10th, 2023 at 10:38 pm
How To Get From Jaco To Montezuma – You can go by bus, van, taxi and private transfer plus ferry. The distance from Jaco Beach to Montezuma is 50 kilometers but you will have to get a longer path road plus ferry. Click here to book online Costa Rica activities and Day Trips
The travel time from Jaco to Montezuma is around 3 hours and 30 minutes by car plus ferry. Read here how to get from Montezuma to Jaco Beach the reverse way.
The cheapest way from Jaco to Montezuma is by bus for $11 USD. If you go by bus the travel time will be around 6 hours.
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WHERE TO STAY IN MONTEZUMA
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 Montezuma. 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 BEACH TO MONTEZUMA BEACH
BUS FROM JACO TO MONTEZUMA (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Jaco to Montezuma is by bus. First you will have to ride a local bus from Jaco to Puntarenas Ferry Port, catch the ferry and the bus from Paquera to Cobano. Finally the bus going from Cobano to Montezuma Beach.
BUS SCHEDULE FROM JACO TO PUNTARENAS
The bus schedule from Jaco to Puntarenas is starting at 6 am, 9 am, 12 pm and 4 30 pm. Check the schedule Buses here. The bus travel time from Jaco Beach to Puntarenas is 3 hours. The bus fare from Jaco to Puntarenas is around $6 USD.
FERRY SCHEDULE BOAT PUNTARENAS TO PAQUERA
The bus from Jaco to Montezuma will stop at Puntarenas Ferry Port after 3 hours. You will cross by ferry from Puntarenas to Paquera around 1 hour and 30 minutes travel time.
The ferry schedule from Puntarenas Ferry Port to Paquera is starting at 5 am, 9 am, 11 am, 2 pm, 5 pm and 8 pm. The ferry fare from Puntarenas to Paquera is only $1.50 USD and $25 USD for a car.
BUS SCHEDULE FROM PAQUERA TO COBANO
Once you cross by ferry from Paquera Port you will ride two buses for a total 1 hour and 45 minutes ride from Paquera to Montezuma Beach. The bus schedule from Paquera Port to Cobano is starting 6 15 am, 8 15 am, 10 30 am, 12 30 pm, 3 30 pm, 4 15 pm and 6 15 pm.
The bus travel time from Paquera to Cobano is around 1 hour and 15 minutes and the bus fare from Paquera to Cobano is $2 USD.
BUS SCHEDULE COBANO TO MONTEZUMA
Once you are in Cobano you will have to take a bus from Cobano to Montezuma. The bus schedule from Cobano to Montezuma is starting at 5 30 am, 7 30 am, 9 30 am, 11 30 am, 1 30 pm, 3 30 pm, 5 pm and 7 30 pm. The bus travel time from Cobano to Montezuma is around 25 minutes and the bus fare from Cobano to Montezuma is $1 USD.
The total bus and ferry fare from Jaco to Montezuma Beach is $11 USD including the bus coming from Jaco and the ferry too. And the total travel time is around 6 hours and 30 minutes depending on the traffic and the waiting time.
TAXI FROM JACO TO MONTEZUMA
If you go from Jaco to Montezuma by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 3 hours and 30 minutes. The taxi fare from Jaco to Puntarenas Ferry Port is around $70-80 USD for 1 hour and 20 minutes ride.
You will have to get the ferry crossing the Gulf of Nicoya. And later get another taxi ride from Paquera to Montezuma around 1 hour and 15 minutes drive around $80-90 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
UBER FROM JACO BEACH TO MONTEZUMA
Uber App can be useful for traveling around Costa Rica but they have similar fares to taxis. You can expect to go from Jaco to Montezuma for around $150 USD depending on the traffic or time of the day. You will have to follow the way by taxi to get the ferry to cross the Gulf of Nicoya.
CAR RENTAL AT JACO BEACH
There are many options for renting a car in Jaco Beach. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Montezuma or you would love to move around. It will take you 3 hours and 30 minutes to get to Montezuma from Jaco Beach with a private car including the ferry ride ($25 USD per car and $1.50 USD per person). A few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro are available for $30 USD daily.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM JACO TO MONTEZUMA
Hotel transfers are also straightforward 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 $260 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be 65 USD per person.
BEST WAY FROM JACO TO MONTEZUMA BEACH
The best way from Jaco to Montezuma is by bus if you go on a budget for a total of 6 hours and 30 minutes travel time. You will pay around $11 USD including the bus coming from Jaco to Puntarenas and Montezuma with the ferry crossing Gulf of Nicoya.
If you wish more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from Jaco to Montezuma is around $160 USD and 3 hours and 30 minutes travel time.
ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN MONTEZUMA
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.
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN COSTA RICA
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.
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 Rica. Know real-time currency exchange here!
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