Last updated on January 11th, 2023 at 01:41 pm
How To Get From Monteverde to Puerto Viejo De Talamanca – You can go by bus, van, taxi and private transfer. The distance from Monteverde to Puerto Viejo is 353 kilometers. Click here to book online Monteverde activities and day trips
The travel time from Monteverde to Puerto Viejo is around 6 hours and 30 minutes by car. Read here how to get from Puerto Viejo to Monteverde the reverse way.
What Is The Cheapest Way From Monteverde to Puerto Viejo De Talamanca?
The cheapest way from Monteverde to Puerto Viejo De Talamanca 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.
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WHERE TO STAY IN PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA
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 Puerto Viejo. 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 MONTEVERDE TO PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA
BUS SCHEDULE FROM MONTEVERDE TO PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Monteverde to Puerto Viejo is by bus. First you will have to ride a local bus going from Monteverde to San Jose where the buses are leaving from San Jose to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
BUS SCHEDULE FROM MONTEVERDE TO SAN JOSE
The TransMonteverde Bus is going from Monteverde to San Jose Costa Rica getting to Terminal 7-10 in city center. The bus schedule from Monteverde to San Jose is twice daily with TransMonteverde. The first bus is leaving from Monteverde to San Jose at 5 30 am and the second one at 2 30 pm.
The bus fare from Monteverde to San Jose Costa Rica is around $6 USD. And the travel time from Monteverde to San Jose is around 5 hours. Check here Transmonteverde Bus schedule and route. Obviously, if you want to get to Puerto Viejo on the same day you will have to ride the 5 30 am bus.
BUS SCHEDULE FROM SAN JOSE TO PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA
Once in San Jose you will have to go walking from Terminal 7-10 to San Jose Terminal MEPE. The buses are leaving every two hours starting from 6 am, 8 am,10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm and 6 pm.
The bus fare from San Jose to Puerto Viejo is around $11 USD and the travel time from San Jose to Puerto Viejo is 4 hours and 30 minutes. Check here MEPE Bus schedule and route!
The bus from San Jose to Puerto Viejo will stop at Limon and Cahuita. Once at Puerto Viejo MEPE Bus Stop in you can go walking to most of the places for accommodation.
The total bus fare from Monteverde to Puerto Viejo is $17 USD and the total travel time is around 10-12 hours including the transfer and waiting time.
TAXI FROM MONTEVERDE TO PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA
If you go from Monteverde to Puerto Viejo by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Monteverde to Puerto Viejo is around 6 hours and 30 minutes.
The taxi fare from Monteverde to Puerto Viejo is around $350 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
UBER FROM MONTEVERDE TO PUERTO VIEJO
Uber App can be useful for traveling around Costa Rica but they have similar fares to taxis. You can expect to go from Monteverde to Puerto Viejo for around $350 USD depending on the traffic or time of the day.
CAR RENTAL AT MONTEVERDE
There are many options for renting a car in Monteverde. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Puerto Viejo 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 MONTEVERDE TO PUERTO VIEJO
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are 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 MONTEVERDE TO PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA
The best way from Monteverde to Puerto Viejo De Talamanca is by bus if you go on a budget for a total of 10 hours travel time. You will pay around $17 USD including the bus coming from Monteverde to San Jose and going to Puerto Viejo De Talamanca.
If you wish more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from Monteverde to Puerto Viejo De Talamanca is around $330-350 USD and 6 hours and 30 minutes travel time.
ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA
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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