We will tell you how to get from Manuel Antonio to Santa Teresa Beach. The distance from Manuel Antonio to Santa Teresa is 225 kilometers but you will have to get a longer path road plus ferry.
The travel time from Manuel Antonio to Santa Teresa is around 5 hours and 30 minutes by car plus ferry. If you go by bus the travel time will be around 8 hours. Click here to book online Costa Rica activities and Day Trips
The cheapest way from Manuel Antonio to Santa Teresa is by bus $11 USD. If you go by taxi, Uber or private transportation prices will be around $220 USD.
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WHERE TO STAY IN SANTA TERESA
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 Santa Teresa. 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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MANUEL ANTONIO TO SANTA TERESA BEACH
BUS FROM MANUEL ANTONIO TO SANTA TERESA BEACH (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Manuel Antonio to Santa Teresa Beach is by bus. First you will have to ride a local bus going from Manuel Antonio to, Quepos, Puntarenas Ferry Port, and catch the ferry and the bus from Paquera to Cobano. Finally the bus goes from Cobano to Santa Teresa Beach.
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 Manuel Antonio to Quepos is $1 USD. Check 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. You can check here the Transportes Quepos Puntarenas schedule, prices and route!
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.
FERRY SCHEDULE BOAT PUNTARENAS TO PAQUERA
Once in Puntarenas Ferry Port after 3-4 hours bus from Manuel Antonio and Quepos. You will cross by ferry from Puntarenas to Paquera around 1 hour and 30 minutes travel time.
The ferry schedule from Puntarenas Ferry Port to Paquera is starting at 5 am, 9 am, 11 am, 2 pm, 5 pm and 8 pm. The ferry fare Puntarenas to Paquera is only $1.50 USD and $25 USD for a car.
BUS SCHEDULE FROM PAQUERA TO COBANO
Once you cross by ferry from Paquera Port you will ride two buses for a total 1 hour and 45 minutes ride from Paquera to Santa Teresa Beach. The bus schedule from Paquera Port to Cobano is starting 6 15 am, 8 15 am, 10 30 am, 12 30 pm, 3 30 pm, 4 15 pm and 6 15 pm.
The bus travel time from Paquera to Cobano is around 1 hour and 15 minutes and the bus fare from Paquera to Cobano is $2 USD.
BUS SCHEDULE COBANO TO SANTA TERESA
Once you are in Cobano you will have to take a bus from Cobano to Santa Teresa. The bus schedule from Cobano to Santa Teresa is starting at 7 am, 10 30 am, 11 30 am, 2 30 pm, 5 pm and 7 pm. The bus travel time from Cobano to Santa Teresa is around 25 minutes and the bus fare is $1 USD.
The total bus and ferry fare from Manuel Antonio to Santa Teresa is $11 USD including the bus coming from the airport and the ferry too. And the total travel time is around 8 hours depending on the traffic and the waiting time.
TAXI FROM MANUEL ANTONIO TO SANTA TERESA
If you go from Manuel Antonio to Santa Teresa by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 5 hours and 30 minutes. The taxi fare from Manuel Antonio to Puntarenas Ferry Port is around $140 USD for 2 hour and 20 minutes ride.
You will have to get the ferry crossing the Gulf of Nicoya. And later getting another taxi ride from Paquera to Santa Teresa around 1 hour and 15 minutes drive around $80-90 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and will depend on traffic and your final destination.
UBER FROM MANUEL ANTONIO TO SANTA TERESA BEACH
Uber App can be useful for traveling around Costa Rica but they have similar fare than taxis. You can expect going from Manuel Antonio to Santa Teresa 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 MANUEL ANTONIO
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 Santa Teresa or you would love to move around.
It will take you 5 hours and 30 minutes to get to Santa Teresa from Manuel Antonio 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.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION MANUEL ANTONIO TO SANTA TERESA
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 $300 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $75 USD per person.
BEST WAY FROM MANUEL ANTONIO TO SANTA TERESA BEACH
The best way from Manuel Antonio to Santa Teresa Beach is by bus if you go on a budget for a total of 8 hours travel time. You will pay around $11 USD including the bus coming from Manuel Antonio to Quepos, Puntarenas and Santa Teresa with the ferry crossing Gulf of Nicoya.
If you wish more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from Manuel Antonio to Santa Teresa is around $220 USD and 5 hours and 30 minutes travel time.
ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN SANTA TERESA BEACH
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.
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 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.
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 Rica. Know real-time currency exchange here!
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