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How To Get From Montezuma to Monteverde – All Possible Ways (Updated 2023)

Last updated on January 11th, 2023 at 03:44 pm

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How To Get From Montezuma to Monteverde – You can go by van, bus, car and private transfer. The distance from Montezuma Beach to Monteverde is 140 kilometers if you get the ferry and 210 kilometers if you avoid the ferry which is faster. Click here to book online Costa Rica activities and Day Trips

The travel time from Montezuma Beach to Monteverde is around 4 hours by car plus ferry. Read here how to get from Monteverde to Montezuma Beach the reverse way.

What Is The Cheapest Way From Montezuma to Monteverde?

The cheapest way from Montezuma to Monteverde is by bus for $9 USD. If you go by bus the travel time will be around 6-7 hours from Montezuma Beach to Monteverde.

What Is The Best Way From Montezuma to Monteverde?

The best way from Montezuma to Monteverde by shared van for $57 USD per person and 4 hours travel time and you can book online.

If you go by taxi, Uber or private transportation prices will be around $220 USD. You can rent a car at Montezuma to move around Costa Rica.

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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. The 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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HOW TO GET FROM MONTEZUMA BEACH TO MONTEVERDE

BUS FROM MONTEZUMA TO MONTEVERDE (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Montezuma to Monteverde is by bus plus ferry. First you will have to ride a local bus from Montezuma Beach to Cobano and Cobano to Paquera Ferry Port, catch the ferry and the bus from Puntarenas to Monteverde.

From Puntarenas Ferry Terminal to Puntarenas Bus Terminal you will have to walk 20 minutes or get a taxi since there is 2 kilometers distance.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM MONTEZUMA TO COBANO

The Transportes Cobano Bus from Montezuma to Cobano is leaving a few times per day. The bus schedule from Montezuma to Cobano is starting from 6 20 am, 8 am, 10 am, 12 pm, 2 20 pm, 4 15 pm, 5 45 pm and 8 pm (not fixed schedule make sure you check it out in advance).

The bus travel time from Montezuma 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 at 4 am, 6 45 am, 10 30 am, 12 30 pm, 2 45 pm, and 4 30 pm. The bus travel time from Cobano to Paquera is around 1 hour and 15 minutes and the bus fare is $2 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 Monteverde. You will have to walk 20 minutes or get a taxi to the Bus Terminal in Puntarenas.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM PUNTARENAS TO MONTEVERDE

Once in Puntarenas you will have to ride the bus from Puntarenas to Monteverde. The bus schedule from Puntarenas to Monteverde is starting at 8 30 am, 12 30 pm and 2 15 pm. It will take 2 hours and 30 minutes travel time from Puntarenas to Monteverde and the bus fare is $4 USDCheck the schedule Buses here!

The total bus and ferry fare from Montezuma to Monteverde is $9 USD including the bus coming from Montezuma and the ferry too. And the total travel time is around 6 hours and 30 minutes depending on the traffic and the waiting time.

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SHARED VAN FROM MONTEZUMA TO MONTEVERDE (BEST WAY)

The best way from Montezuma to Monteverde is by shared van direct to your hotel. The van travel time from Montezuma to Monteverde is 4 hours.

The van fare from Montezuma to Monteverde is $57 USD and you can book online.

TAXI FROM MONTEZUMA TO MONTEVERDE

If you go from Montezuma to Monteverde by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 4 hours. The taxi fare from Montezuma Beach to Monteverde is around $220 USD.

UBER FROM MONTEZUMA BEACH TO MONTEVERDE

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Uber App can be useful for traveling around Costa Rica but they have similar fares to taxis. You can expect to go from Montezuma to Monteverde for around $220 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 MONTEZUMA

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There are many options for renting a car in Montezuma. 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 4 hours to get to Monteverde from Montezuma with a private car including 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 FROM MONTEZUMA BEACH 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 are 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 MONTEZUMA TO MONTEVERDE

BUS VS VAN PROS AND CONS

The best way from Montezuma to Monteverde is by bus if you go on a budget for a total of 6-7 hours of travel time. You will pay around $9 USD including the bus coming from Puntarenas and Montezuma Beach with the ferry crossing Gulf of Nicoya.

The best way from Montezuma to Monteverde is by van for $57 USD and you can book online if you prefer comfort and get directly to your hotel in 4 hours without any other transfer.

If you wish more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from Montezuma to Monteverde is around $220 USD and 4 hours of travel time.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN MONTEVERDE

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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 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.

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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 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. 

Click here to know more about the weather in Costa Rica!

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 RicaKnow real-time currency exchange here!

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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