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How To Get From Santa Teresa to La Fortuna – All Possible Ways

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We will tell you how to get from Santa Teresa to La Fortuna. The distance from Santa Teresa Beach to La Fortuna is 210 kilometers if you get the ferry and 280 kilometers if you avoid the ferry.

The travel time from Santa Teresa to La Fortuna is around 5 hour and 30 minutes by car. If you go by bus the travel time will be around 10 hours.

The cheapest way from Santa Teresa to La Fortuna is by bus $12 USD. If you go by taxi, Uber or private transportation prices will be around $350 USD. You can rent a car at Santa Teresa Beach. Read here how to get from La Fortuna to Santa Teresa Beach and Montezuma to La Fortuna

Read here how to get from San Jose airport to La FortunaLa Fortuna to Monteverde, Jaco to La FortunaMonteverde to Santa TeresaLa Fortuna to Liberia airportPuerto 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 LA FORTUNA

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 La Fortuna. 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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SANTA TERESA BEACH TO LA FORTUNA

BUS FROM SANTA TERESA TO LA FORTUNA (CHEAPEST WAY)

The cheapest way from Santa Teresa to La Fortuna is by bus. First you will have to ride a local bus going from Santa Teresa to Cobano and Cobano to Paquera Ferry Port, catch the ferry and the bus from Puntarenas to San Ramon and La Fortuna.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM SANTA TERESA TO COBANO

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

The bus travel time from Santa Teresa 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 4 am, 6 45 am, 10 30 am, 12 30 pm, 2 45 pm, 4:30 pm. The bus travel time 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 San Ramon. You will have to walk 20 minutes or get a taxi to the Bus Terminal in Puntarenas.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM PUNTARENAS TO SAN RAMON

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

BUS SCHEDULE FROM SAN RAMON TO LA FORTUNA

The bus schedule from San Ramon to La Fortuna is starting at 5 30 am, 9 am, 12 30 pm and 4 pm. The bus fare from San Ramon to La Fortuna is around $4 USD and the travel time is around 2 hours.

The total bus and boat fare from Santa Teresa to La Fortuna is $12 USD. The total travel time from Santa Teresa Beach to La Fortuna is around 10 hours and it can be longer depending on the waiting time.

TAXI FROM SANTA TERESA TO LA FORTUNA

If you go from Santa Teresa Beach to La Fortuna by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 5 hour and 30 minutes. The taxi fare from Santa Teresa to La Fortuna is around $350 USD.

UBER FROM SANTA TERESA BEACH TO LA FORTUNA

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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 Santa Teresa Beach to La Fortuna the fare is around $350 USD depending on the traffic or time of the day.

CAR RENTAL AT SANTA TERESA

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There are many options for renting a car in Santa Teresa. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in La Fortuna or you would love to move around. It will take you 5 hour and 30 minutes (with no ferry route option) to get to La Fortuna from Santa Teresa with a private car (included the ferry ride can be longer than 6 hours and you will have to pay $25 USD for the car). There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available for $30 USD per day.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION SANTA TERESA BEACH TO LA FORTUNA

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 $400 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be 100 USD per person.

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BEST WAY FROM SANTA TERESA TO LA FORTUNA

The best way from Santa Teresa to La Fortuna is by bus if you go on a budget for a total of 10 hours travel time. You will pay around $12 USD included the bus from Santa Teresa to Cobano and the ferry crossing Gulf of Nicoya from Paquera to Puntarenas. And the buses from Puntarenas to San Ramon and San Ramon to La Fortuna.

If you wish more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from Santa Teresa to La Fortuna is around $350 USD and 5 hour and 30 minutes travel time.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN LA FORTUNA

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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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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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