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How To Get From La Fortuna to Jaco Beach – All Possible Ways

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We will tell you how to get from La Fortuna to Jaco Beach. The distance from La Fortuna to Jaco is 150 kilometers. The travel time from La Fortuna to Jaco Beach is around 3 hour and 30 minutes by car. If you go by bus the travel time will be around 5-6 hours.

The cheapest way from La Fortuna to Jaco is by bus $9 USD. If you go by taxi, Uber or private transportation prices will be around $170 USD. You can rent a car at La Fortuna too. Read here how to get from Jaco to La Fortuna

Read here how to get from San Jose airport to La FortunaLa Fortuna to Monteverde, La Fortuna to TortugueroMonteverde to Santa TeresaLa Fortuna to Liberia airport, La Fortuna to Santa Teresa BeachPuerto Viejo to La FortunaLa Fortuna to TamarindoSanta Teresa to Jaco BeachLa Fortuna to Montezuma Beach and La Fortuna to Manuel Antonio

Read how to get from Liberia airport to La FortunaSan Jose airport to city centerLa Fortuna to Puerto ViejoSan Jose airport to TamarindoSan Jose airport to Manuel AntonioSan Jose airport to Santa TeresaSan Jose airport to TortugueroSan Jose airport to Jaco BeachSan Jose airport to MonteverdeSan Jose airport to MontezumaManuel Antonio to San Jose airportTamarindo to San Jose airportPuerto Viejo to San Jose airport and San Jose airport to Puerto Viejo De Talamanca

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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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LA FORTUNA TO JACO

BUS FROM LA FORTUNA TO JACO BEACH (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from La Fortuna to Jaco Beach is by bus. You will have to get a bus from La Fortuna to San Ramon, Puntarenas and to Jaco Beach. Keep reading below!

BUS SCHEDULE FROM LA FORTUNA TO SAN RAMON

The bus schedule from La Fortuna to San Ramon is starting at 4 30 am, 5 30 am, 9 am, 1 pm and 4 pm. The bus fare from La Fortuna to San Ramon is around $4 USD and the travel time is around 2 hours.

BUS SCHEDULE SAN RAMON TO PUNTARENAS

Once you are in San Ramon. You will have to take a second bus from San Ramon to Puntarenas. The bus schedule from San Ramon to Puntarenas is leaving every hour. It will take 1 hour and 30 minutes travel time from San Ramon to Puntarenas and the bus fare is around $3 USD.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM PUNTARENAS TO JACO

The bus schedule from Puntarenas to Jaco is starting at 6 30 am, 9 30 am, 12 30 pm, 4 pm and 6 pm. The travel time from Puntarenas to Jaco Beach is around 1 hour and 30 minutes. The bus fare (Transportes Quepos Puntarenas) from Puntarenas to Jaco Beach is $2 USD.

The total bus fare from La Fortuna to Jaco Beach is $9 USD and the total travel time is around 5 hours and it can be longer.

TAXI FROM LA FORTUNA TO JACO

If you go from La Fortuna to Jaco by taxi 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 La Fortuna to Jaco Beach is around $150-170 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.

UBER FROM LA FORTUNA 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 La Fortuna to Jaco Beach around $160 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 Jaco or you would love to move around. It will take you 3 hour and 30 minutes to get to Jaco Beach from La Fortuna with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available for $30 USD per day.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION LA FORTUNA TO JACO

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 $190 USD and you will be able to fit up to 6 people. It could be $30 USD per person.

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BEST WAY FROM LA FORTUNA TO JACO

The best way from La Fortuna to Jaco Beach is by bus if you go on a budget for a total of 5-6 hours travel time. You will pay around $8 USD.

If you wish more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from La Fortuna to Jaco Beach is around $150-170 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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