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

Last updated on January 11th, 2023 at 01:18 pm

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How To Get From Montezuma to La Fortuna – You can go by bus, van, taxi and private transfer. The distance from Montezuma Beach to La Fortuna is 200 kilometers if you get the ferry and 270 kilometers if you avoid the ferry. Click here to book online Costa Rica activities and Day Trips

The travel time by car from Montezuma to La Fortuna is around 5 hours and 15 minutes. Read here how to get from La Fortuna to Montezuma Beach the reverse way.

What Is The Cheapest Way From Montezuma to La Fortuna?

The cheapest way from Montezuma to La Fortuna is by bus for $12 USD. If you go by bus the travel time will be around 10 hours from Montezuma Beach to La Fortuna.

What Is The Best Way From Montezuma to La Fortuna?

The best way from Montezuma to La Fortuna by shared van for $67 USD per person and 6 hours travel time and you can book online.

You can rent a car at Montezuma Beach or private transportation prices will be around $350 USD.

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WHERE TO STAY IN LA FORTUNA

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 La Fortuna. A 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 LA FORTUNA

BUS FROM MONTEZUMA TO LA FORTUNA (CHEAPEST WAY)

The cheapest way from Montezuma to La Fortuna is by bus. First you will have to ride a local bus going from Montezuma 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 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 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 is 1 hour and 30 minutes and the bus fare from 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 from San Ramon to La Fortuna is around 2 hours.

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

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SHARED VAN FROM MONTEZUMA TO LA FORTUNA (BEST WAY)

The best way from Montezuma to La Fortuna is by shared van direct to your hotel. The van travel time from Montezuma to La Fortuna is 6 hours.

The van fare from Montezuma to La Fortuna is $67 USD and you can book online.

TAXI FROM MONTEZUMA TO LA FORTUNA

If you go from Montezuma Beach to La Fortuna by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Montezuma Beach to La Fortuna is around 5 hours and 15 minutes. The taxi fare from Montezuma to La Fortuna is around $350 USD.

UBER FROM MONTEZUMA BEACH TO LA FORTUNA

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

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 La Fortuna or if you would love to move around.

It will take you 5 hours and 15 minutes (with no ferry route option) to get to La Fortuna from Montezuma with a private car (including the ferry ride can be longer than 6 hours and you will have to pay $25 USD for the car). A few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro are available for $30 USD daily.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM MONTEZUMA 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 are 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 MONTEZUMA TO LA FORTUNA

BUS VS VAN PROS AND CONS

The best way from Montezuma 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 including the bus from Montezuma to Cobano and the ferry crossing the Gulf of Nicoya from Paquera to Puntarenas. And the buses from Puntarenas to San Ramon and San Ramon to La Fortuna.

The best way from Montezuma to La Fortuna is by van for $67 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 for more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from Montezuma Beach to La Fortuna is around $350 USD and 5 hours and 15 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 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.

Click here if you want to find the best deals with Booking in La Fortuna.

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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