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How To Get From Manuel Antonio To Tamarindo – All Possible Ways (Updated 2023)

Last updated on January 11th, 2023 at 07:09 pm

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How To Get From Manuel Antonio To Tamarindo – You can go by bus, van, car and private transfer. The distance from Manuel Antonio to Tamarindo is 300 kilometers. Click here to book online Costa Rica activities and Day Trips

The travel time from Manuel Antonio to Tamarindo is around 4 hours and 45 minutes by car by car. Read here how to get from Tamarindo to Manuel Antonio the reverse way.

What Is The Cheapest Way From Manuel Antonio to Tamarindo?

The cheapest way from Manuel Antonio to Tamarindo is by bus for $15 USD. If you go by bus the travel time will be around 9 hours from Manuel Antonio to Tamarindo.

What Is The Best Way From Manuel Antonio to Tamarindo?

The best way from Manuel Antonio to Tamarindo by shared van for $60 USD per person and 6 hours travel time and you can book online.

You can rent a car at Manuel Antonio or private transportation prices will be around $250 USD.

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WHERE TO STAY IN TAMARINDO

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 Tamarindo. 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 MANUEL ANTONIO TO TAMARINDO

BUS FROM MANUEL ANTONIO TO TAMARINDO (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Manuel Antonio to Tamarindo is by bus. First you will have to ride a local bus going to Quepos, Puntarenas, Liberia and Tamarindo.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM MANUEL ANTONIO TO QUEPOS

The bus schedule from Manuel Antonio to Quepos is running every 30 minutes starting at 4 pm. The bus travel time from Manuel Antonio to Quepos is 15 minutes and the bus from Manuel Antonio to Quepos is $1 USDCheck the schedule Buses here!

BUS SCHEDULE FROM QUEPOS TO PUNTARENAS

The bus schedule from Quepos to Puntarenas is starting at 4 30 am, 5 30 am, 7 30 am, 11 pm, 2 pm, 3 30 pm 4 30 pm and 6 pm. The bus travel time from Quepos to Puntarenas is around 2 hours and 30 minutes.

The bus fare (Transportes Quepos Puntarenas) from Quepos to Puntarenas is around $5 USD. You can check here the Transportes Quepos Puntarenas schedule, prices and route!

BUS SCHEDULE FROM PUNTARENAS TO LIBERIA

Once in Puntarenas you will have to ride the bus from Puntarenas to Liberia. The bus schedule from Puntarenas to Liberia is starting at 4 50 am, 5 30 am, 7 am, 8 30 am, 9 50 am, 11 am, 12 15 pm, 3 pm, 5 30 pm and 8 30 pm.

The travel time from Puntarenas to Liberia is 2 hour and 30 minutes and the bus fare is $5 USD.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM LIBERIA TO TAMARINDO

Once in Liberia you will have to ride a bus from Liberia to Tamarindo. The buses (Autobuses La Pampa) going from Liberia to Tamarindo are leaving from Plaza Liberia Shopping Mall in Liberia city center. The bus schedule from Liberia to Tamarindo is running every 45-60 minutes starting from 3 50 am until 6 10 pm.

The bus fare from Liberia to Tamarindo is $3 USD. The travel time from Liberia to Tamarindo is around 2 hours and it can be longer.

The total travel time from Manuel Antonio to Tamarindo is around 9 hours. The total bus fare from Manuel Antonio to Tamarindo is around $15 USD. Make sure you ride the bus from Manuel Antonio to Quepos early morning to get on time to Tamarindo.

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SHARED VAN FROM MANUEL ANTONIO TO TAMARINDO (BEST WAY)

The best way from Manuel Antonio to Tamarindo is by shared van direct to your hotel. The van travel time from Manuel Antonio to Tamarindo is 6 hours.

The van fare from Manuel Antonio to Tamarindo is $60 USD and you can book online.

TAXI FROM MANUEL ANTONIO TO TAMARINDO

If you go from Manuel Antonio to Tamarindo by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Manuel Antonio to Tamarindo is around 4 hours and 45 minutes.

The taxi fare from Manuel Antonio to Tamarindo is around $250 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.

UBER FROM MANUEL ANTONIO TO TAMARINDO

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Uber App can be useful for traveling around Costa Rica but they have similar fares to taxis. You can expect going from Manuel Antonio to Tamarindo is around $250 USD depending on the traffic or time of the day.

CAR RENTAL AT MANUEL ANTONIO

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There are many options for renting a car in Manuel Antonio. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Tamarindo or if you would love to move around. It will take you 4 hours and 45 minutes to get to Tamarindo from Manuel Antonio in a private car. A few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro are available for $30 USD daily.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION MANUEL ANTONIO TO TAMARINDO

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 $60 USD per person.

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BEST WAY FROM MANUEL ANTONIO TO TAMARINDO

BUS VS VAN PROS AND CONS

The best way from Manuel Antonio to Tamarindo is by bus if you go on a budget for a total of 9 hours travel time. You will pay around $15 USD including the bus coming from Quepos, Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas, Liberia and Tamarindo.

The best way from Manuel Antonio to Tamarindo is by van for $60 USD and you can book online if you prefer comfort and get directly to your hotel in 6 hours without any other transfer.

If you wish more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from Manuel Antonio to Tamarindo is around $250 USD and 4 hours travel time.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN TAMARINDO

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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. 

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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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