Last updated on January 11th, 2023 at 01:27 pm
How To Get From Puerto Viejo to Monteverde – You can go by bus, van, taxi and private transfer. The distance from Puerto Viejo De Talamanca to Monteverde is 353 kilometers. Click here to book online Costa Rica activities and Day Trips
The travel time from Puerto Viejo to Monteverde is around 6 hours and 30 minutes by car. Read here how to get from Monteverde to Puerto Viejo the reverse way.
What Is The Cheapest Way From Puerto Viejo to Monteverde?
The cheapest way from Puerto Viejo to Monteverde is by bus for $17 USD. If you go by bus the travel time will be around 10-12 hours depending on the transfers and waiting time. If you go by taxi, Uber
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WHERE TO STAY IN MONTEVERDE
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 Monteverde. 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 PUERTO VIEJO TO MONTEVERDE
BUS FROM PUERTO VIEJO TO MONTEVERDE (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Puerto Viejo to Monteverde is by bus. You will have to ride two buses going from Puerto Viejo to San Jose Terminal MEPE and San Jose to Monteverde.
BUS SCHEDULE FROM PUERTO VIEJO TO SAN JOSE COSTA RICA
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 hours and 30 minutes. The bus from Puerto Viejo to San Jose will stop at Cahuita first shortstop and a longer stop at Puerto Limon.
BUS SAN JOSE TO MONTEVERDE
The bus from San Jose to Monteverde is leaving from Bus Terminal 7-10 just 5 minutes walking distance from MEPE Bus Terminal.
The buses are leaving twice daily first one at 6 30 am and the last one at 2 30 pm. The bus fare San Jose to Monteverde is around $6 USD. The travel time from San Jose to Monteverde is around 5 hours. Check here Transmonteverde Bus schedule and route!
The total bus fare from Puerto Viejo to Monteverde is $17 USD and the total travel time is around 10-12 hours and it can be longer. If you get the 2 30 pm bus from San Jose to Monteverde you will reach around 7 pm but you will have to get the 9 am bus to get on time to San Jose.
TAXI FROM PUERTO VIEJO TO MONTEVERDE
If you go from Puerto Viejo De Talamanca to Monteverde by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Puerto Viejo De Talamanca to Monteverde is around 6 hours and 30 minutes.
The taxi fare from Puerto Viejo to Monteverde is around $350 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and will depend on traffic and your final destination.
UBER FROM PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA TO MONTEVERDE
Uber App can be useful for traveling around Costa Rica but they have similar fares to taxis. You can expect going from Puerto Viejo De Talamanca to Monteverde around $350 USD depending on the traffic or time of the day.
CAR RENTAL AT PUERTO VIEJO
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 Monteverde or if you would love to move around.
It will take you 6 hours and 30 minutes to get to Puerto Viejo from Monteverde in a private car. A few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro are available for $30 USD daily.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA TO MONTEVERDE
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 $460 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $115 USD per person.
BEST WAY FROM PUERTO VIEJO TO MONTEVERDE
The best way from Puerto Viejo to Monteverde is by bus if you go on a budget for a total of 10-12 hours travel time. You will pay around $17 USD including the bus coming from Puerto Viejo to San Jose and Monteverde.
If you wish more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from Puerto Viejo De Talamanca to Monteverde is around $330-350 USD and 6 hours and 30 minutes travel time.
ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN MONTEVERDE
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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