We will tell you how to get from Jaco to Santa Teresa. The distance from Jaco Beach to Santa Teresa is 60 kilometers but you will have to get a longer path road plus ferry.
The travel time from Jaco to Santa Teresa is around 3 hour and 30 minutes by car plus ferry. If you go by bus the travel time will be around 6 hours.
The cheapest way from Jaco to Santa Teresa is by bus $11 USD. If you go by taxi, Uber or private transportation prices will be around $140-160 USD.
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WHERE TO STAY IN SANTA TERESA
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 Santa Teresa. A double room hostel 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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JACO TO SANTA TERESA
BUS FROM JACO TO SANTA TERESA (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Jaco to Santa Teresa is by bus. First you will have to ride a local bus going from Jaco to Puntarenas Ferry Port, the ferry and the bus from Paquera to Cobano and the final bus from Cobano to Santa Teresa.
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 Santa Teresa will stop at Puntarenas Ferry Port after 3 hours. You will cross by ferry from Puntarenas to Paquera in around 1 hour and 30 minutes.
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 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 Santa Teresa 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 Paquera to Cobano is around 1 hour and 15 minutes and the bus fare Paquera to Cobano is $2 USD.
BUS SCHEDULE COBANO TO SANTA TERESA
Once you are in Cobano you will have to take a bus from Cobano to Santa Teresa. The bus schedule from Cobano to Santa Teresa is starting at 7 am, 10 30 am, 11 30 am, 2 30 pm, 5 pm and 7 pm. The bus travel time from Cobano to Santa Teresa is around 25 minutes and the bus fare is $1 USD.
The total bus and ferry fare from Jaco to Santa Teresa is $11 USD included the bus coming from the airport and the ferry too. And the total travel time is around 6 hour and 30 minutes depending on the traffic and the waiting time.
TAXI FROM JACO TO SANTA TERESA
If you go from Jaco to Santa Teresa by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 1 hour and 15 minutes. The taxi fare from Jaco airport 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 getting another taxi ride from Paquera to Santa Teresa around 1 hour and 15 minutes drive around $80-90 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.
UBER FROM JACO COSTA RICA AIRPORT TO SANTA TERESA
Uber App can be useful for traveling around Costa Rica but they have similar fare than taxis. You can expect going from Jaco to Santa Teresa around $150 USD depending on the traffic or time of the day. You will have to follow the way by taxi getting the ferry to cross 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 Santa Teresa or you would love to move around. It will take you 3 hour and 30 minutes to get to Santa Teresa from Jaco Beach with a private car included the ferry ride ($25 USD per car and $1.50 USD per person). There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport for $30 USD per day.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION JACO TO SANTA TERESA
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 $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 SANTA TERESA
The best way from Jaco to Santa Teresa is by bus if you go on a budget for a total of 6 hour and 30 minutes travel time. You will pay around $11 USD included the bus coming from Jaco to Puntarenas and Santa Teresa with the ferry crossing Gulf of Nicoya.
If you wish more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from Jaco to Santa Teresa is around $160 USD and 3 hour and 30 minutes travel time.
ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN SANTA TERESA
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.
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 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.
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 Rica. Know real-time currency exchange here!
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