Last updated on January 11th, 2023 at 08:33 pm
How To Get From Manuel Antonio To Montezuma Beach – You can go by bus, van, car and private transfer. The distance from Manuel Antonio to Montezuma is 215 kilometers but you will have to get a longer path road plus ferry. Click here to book online Costa Rica activities and Day Trips
The travel time from Manuel Antonio to Montezuma is around 5 hours and 15 minutes by car plus ferry. Read here how to get from Montezuma to Manuel Antonio the reverse way.
What Is The Cheapest Way From Manuel Antonio to Montezuma?
The cheapest way from Manuel Antonio to Montezuma is by bus for $11 USD. If you go by bus the travel time will be around 8 hours. The taxi fare from Manuel Antonio to Montezuma Beach, Uber
What Is The Best Way From Manuel Antonio to Montezuma?
The best way from Manuel Antonio to Montezuma by shared van for $87 USD per person and 3 hours travel time and you can book online.
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WHERE TO STAY IN MONTEZUMA
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 Montezuma. 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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HOW TO GET FROM MANUEL ANTONIO TO MONTEZUMA BEACH
BUS FROM MANUEL ANTONIO TO MONTEZUMA BEACH (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Manuel Antonio to Montezuma 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 Montezuma 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 from 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. 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!
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 from 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 of 1 hour and 45 minutes ride from Paquera to Montezuma 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 FROM COBANO TO MONTEZUMA
Once you are in Cobano you will have to take a bus from Cobano to Montezuma. The bus schedule from Cobano to Montezuma is starting at 5 30 am, 7 30 am, 9 30 am, 11 30 am, 1 30 pm, 3 30 pm, 5 pm and 7 30 pm. The bus travel time from Cobano to Montezuma is around 25 minutes and the bus fare is $1 USD.
The total bus and ferry fare from Manuel Antonio to Montezuma Beach is $11 USD including the bus coming from Quepos and the ferry too. And the total travel time is around 8 hours depending on the traffic and the waiting time.
SHARED VAN FROM MANUEL ANTONIO TO MONTEZUMA (BEST WAY)
The best way from Manuel Antonio to Montezuma is by shared van direct to your hotel. The van travel time from Manuel Antonio to Montezuma is 3 hours.
The van fare from Manuel Antonio to Montezuma is $87 USD and you can book online.
TAXI FROM MANUEL ANTONIO TO MONTEZUMA
If you go from Manuel Antonio to Montezuma by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Manuel Antonio to Montezuma Beach is around 5 hours and 15 minutes. The taxi fare from Manuel Antonio to Puntarenas Ferry Port is around $140 USD for 2 hours and 20 minutes ride.
You will have to get the ferry crossing the Gulf of Nicoya. And later get another taxi ride from Paquera to Montezuma 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 MONTEZUMA BEACH
Uber App can be useful for traveling around Costa Rica but they have similar fares to taxis. You can expect to go from Manuel Antonio to Montezuma 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 the 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 Montezuma or you would love to move around.
It will take you 5 hours and 15 minutes to get to Montezuma 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 MONTEZUMA
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 MONTEZUMA BEACH
BUS VS VAN PROS AND CONS
The best way from Manuel Antonio to Montezuma Beach is by bus if you go on a budget for a total of 8 hours travel time. You will pay around for $11 USD including the bus coming from Manuel Antonio to Quepos, Puntarenas and Montezuma with the ferry crossing the Gulf of Nicoya.
The best way from Manuel Antonio to Montezuma Beach is by van for $87 USD and you can book online if you prefer comfort and get directly to your hotel in 3 hours at the beach without any other transfer.
If you wish more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from Manuel Antonio to Montezuma is around $220 USD and 5 hours and 15 minutes travel time.
ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN MONTEZUMA 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 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.
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 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.
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 Rica. Know real-time currency exchange here!
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