Last updated on January 11th, 2023 at 08:23 pm
How To Get From Montezuma To Manuel Antonio – You can go by bus, van, car and private transfer. The distance from Montezuma Beach to Manuel Antonio 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 Montezuma Beach to Manuel Antonio is around 5 hours and 15 minutes by car plus ferry. Read here how to get from Manuel Antonio to Montezuma Beach the reverse way.
What Is The Cheapest Way From Montezuma to Manuel Antonio?
The cheapest way from Montezuma to Manuel Antonio is by bus for $11 USD. If you go by bus the travel time will be around 8 hours.
What Is The Best Way From Montezuma to Manuel Antonio?
The best way from Montezuma to Manuel Antonio 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 MANUEL ANTONIO
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 Manuel Antonio. 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 MONTEZUMA BEACH TO MANUEL ANTONIO
BUS FROM MONTEZUMA TO MANUEL ANTONIO (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Montezuma to Manuel Antonio 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 Quepos and Manuel Antonio.
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 at 6 30 am, 8 am, 10 30 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 6 pm and 9 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 from Montezuma to Cobano is around $1 USD. Check here Transportes Cobano schedule and route!
BUS SCHEDULE FROM COBANO TO PAQUERA
The bus schedule from Cobano to Paquera is starting at 4 am, 6 45 am, 10 30 am, 12 30 pm, 2 45 pm, 4 30 pm. The bus travel time from Cobano to Paquera is around 1 hour and 15 minutes and the bus fare from Cobano to Paquera is $2 USD.
FERRY SCHEDULE BOAT PAQUERA TO PUNTARENAS
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 Quepos. You will have to walk 20 minutes or get a taxi to the Bus Terminal in Puntarenas.
BUS SCHEDULE FROM PUNTARENAS TO QUEPOS
Once you are in Puntarenas Bus Terminal you will get a bus from Puntarenas to Quepos. The bus schedule from Puntarenas to Quepos is starting at 4 30 am, 5 am, 7 am, 10 am, 12 pm, 3 30 pm, 4 30 pm and 5 30 pm.
The travel time from Puntarenas to Quepos is around 2 hours and 30 minutes. The bus fare (Transportes Quepos Puntarenas) from Puntarenas to Quepos is $5 USD. Check the schedule Buses here!
BUS SCHEDULE FROM QUEPOS TO MANUEL ANTONIO
The bus from Quepos to Manuel Antonio will take 15 minutes ride. From Quepos to Manuel Antonio the bus fare is around $1 USD.
The total bus and ferry fare from Montezuma to Manuel Antonio is $11 USD including the bus coming from Montezuma and the ferry too. And the total travel time is around 8 hours depending on the traffic and the waiting time.
SHARED VAN FROM MONTEZUMA TO MANUEL ANTONIO (BEST WAY)
The best way from Montezuma to Manuel Antonio is by shared van direct to your hotel. The van travel time from Montezuma to Manuel Antonio is 3 hours.
The van fare from Montezuma to Manuel Antonio is $87 USD and you can book online.
TAXI FROM MONTEZUMA TO MANUEL ANTONIO
If you go from Montezuma to Manuel Antonio by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Montezuma to Manuel Antonio is around 5 hours and 15 minutes. The taxi fare from Puntarenas Ferry Port to Manuel Antonio 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 getting another taxi ride from Montezuma to Paquera is 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 MONTEZUMA TO MANUEL ANTONIO
Uber App can be useful for traveling around Costa Rica but they have similar fares to taxis. You can expect going from Montezuma to Manuel Antonio is around $220 USD depending on the traffic or time of the day. You will have to follow the way by taxi to get the ferry to cross the Gulf of Nicoya.
CAR RENTAL AT MANUEL ANTONIO
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 Manuel Antonio or if you would love to move around.
It will take you 5 hours and 15 minutes to get to Manuel Antonio from Montezuma with a private car including the ferry ride ($25 USD per car and $1.50 USD per person). A few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro are available for $30 USD daily.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM MONTEZUMA BEACH TO MANUEL ANTONIO
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 MONTEZUMA TO MANUEL ANTONIO
BUS VS VAN PROS AND CONS
The best way from Montezuma to Manuel Antonio 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 Montezuma, Cobano, Paquera, Puntarenas to Quepos and the ferry crossing the Gulf of Nicoya.
The best way from Montezuma to Manuel Antonio 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 for more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from Montezuma Beach to Manuel Antonio is around $220 USD and 5 hours and 15 minutes travel time.
ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN MANUEL ANTONIO
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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