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How To Get From Santa Teresa to Jaco Beach – All Possible Ways

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We will tell you how to get from Santa Teresa to Jaco Beach. The distance from Santa Teresa Beach to Jaco Beach is 60 kilometers but you will have to get a longer path road plus ferry.

The travel time from Santa Teresa Beach to Jaco 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 Santa Teresa to Jaco Beach is by bus $11 USD. If you go by taxi, Uber or private transportation prices will be around $150 USD. You can rent a car at Santa Teresa to move around Costa Rica. Read here how to get from Jaco to Santa Teresa

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WHERE TO STAY IN JACO

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 Jaco. 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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SANTA TERESA TO JACO BEACH

BUS FROM SANTA TERESA TO JACO (CHEAPEST WAY)

The cheapest way from Santa Teresa to Jaco Beach is by bus. First you will have to ride a local bus going from Santa Teresa to Cobano and Cobano to Paquera Ferry Port, catch the ferry and the bus from Puntarenas to Jaco Beach.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM SANTA TERESA TO COBANO

The Transportes Cobano Bus from Santa Teresa to Cobano is leaving a few times per day. The bus schedule from Santa Teresa to Cobano is starting from 6 am, 8 am, 12 pm, 2 pm and 4 pm (not fixed schedule make sure you check it out in advance).

The bus travel time from Santa Teresa Beach to Cobano is 25 minutes and the bus fare is around $1 USDCheck here Transportes Cobano schedule and route!

BUS SCHEDULE FROM COBANO TO PAQUERA

The bus schedule from Cobano to Paquera is starting 4 am, 6 45 am, 10 30 am, 12 30 pm, 2 45 pm, 4:30 pm. The bus travel time Cobano to Paquera is around 1 hour and 15 minutes and the bus fare is $2 USD.

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 Jaco to Puntarenas is around $6 USD.

FERRY SCHEDULE BOAT PAQUERA TO PUNTARENAS

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The ferry boat schedule from Paquera to Puntarenas Ferry Port is starting at 5 30 am, 9 am, 11 am, 2 pm, 5 pm and 8 pm. The ferry ride from Paquera to Puntarenas is 1 hour and 30 minutes and the ferry ticket is around $2 USD.

Once in Puntarenas Ferry Port if you want to get a public bus to Jaco Beach. You will have to walk 20 minutes or get a taxi to the Bus Terminal in Puntarenas.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM PUNTARENAS TO JACO BEACH

Once in Puntarenas you will have to ride the bus from Puntarenas to Jaco. The bus schedule from from Puntarenas to Jaco is starting at 6 30 am, 9 30 am, 12 30 pm, 4 pm and 6 pm. It will take 1 hour and 30 minutes travel time from Puntarenas to Jaco Beach and the bus fare is $4 USDCheck the schedule Buses here!

The total bus and ferry fare from Santa Teresa to Jaco Beach is $11 USD included the bus coming from Santa Teresa and the ferry too. And the total travel time is around 6 hour and 30 minutes depending on the traffic and the waiting time.

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TAXI FROM SANTA TERESA TO JACO BEACH

If you go from Santa Teresa Beach to Jaco by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 3 hour and 30 minutes. The taxi fare from Santa Teresa to Paquera Ferry Port is around $80 USD for 1 hour and 15 minutes ride.

You will have to get the ferry crossing the Gulf of Nicoya. And later getting another taxi ride from Puntarenas to Jaco around 1 hour and 30 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 SANTA TERESA BEACH TO JACO

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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 Santa Teresa to Jaco 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 SANTA TERESA BEACH

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There are many options for renting a car in Santa Teresa. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Jaco or you would love to move around. It will take you 3 hour and 30 minutes to get to Jaco Beach from Santa Teresa 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 for $30 USD per day.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION SANTA TERESA TO JACO BEACH

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.

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BEST WAY FROM SANTA TERESA TO JACO BEACH

The best way from Santa Teresa to Jaco 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 Puntarenas and Santa Teresa with the ferry crossing Gulf of Nicoya.

If you wish more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from Santa Teresa Beach to Jaco Beach is around $160 USD and 3 hour and 30 minutes travel time.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN JACO

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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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