We will tell you how to get from Santa Teresa to Manuel Antonio. The distance from Santa Teresa Beach to Manuel Antonio is 225 kilometers but you will have to get a ferry.
The travel time from Santa Teresa to Manuel Antonio is around 5 hour 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 Santa Teresa to Manuel Antonio is by bus $11 USD. If you go by taxi, Uber or private transportation prices will be around $220 USD. You can rent a car at Santa Teresa. Read here how to get from Manuel Antonio to Santa Teresa Beach
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WHERE TO STAY IN MANUEL ANTONIO
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 Manuel Antonio. Double room hostels can costs up to $30-40 USD a night while mid-range hotels cost more or less $80 USD a night.
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SANTA TERESA BEACH TO MANUEL ANTONIO
BUS FROM SANTA TERESA TO MANUEL ANTONIO (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Santa Teresa to Manuel Antonio 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 Quepos and Manuel Antonio.
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 USD. Check 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
The ferry boat schedule from Paquera to Puntarenas Ferry Port is starting at 5 30 am, 9 am, noon, 3 pm, 6 pm and 8 30 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 5 30 am, 6 30 am, 7 30 am, 9 30 am, 11 am, 2 30 pm, 3 30 pm, 4 30 pm and 6 pm.
The travel time from Puntarenas to Quepos is around 3 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 Santa Teresa to Manuel Antonio is $11 USD including the bus and the ferry too. And the total travel time is around 8 hours depending on the traffic and the waiting time.
TAXI FROM SANTA TERESA TO MANUEL ANTONIO
If you go from Santa Teresa Beach to Manuel Antonio 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 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 Santa Teresa to Paquera is around 1 hour and 15 minutes drive around $80-90 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
UBER FROM SANTA TERESA TO MANUEL ANTONIO
Uber App can be useful for traveling around Costa Rica but they have similar fare than taxis. You can expect going from Santa Teresa 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 getting the ferry to cross Gulf of Nicoya.
CAR RENTAL AT SANTA TERESA
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 Manuel Antonio or you would love to move around.
It will take you 5 hour and 30 minutes to get to Manuel Antonio from Santa Teresa with a private car included 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 SANTA TERESA 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 SANTA TERESA TO MANUEL ANTONIO
The best way from Santa Teresa Beach 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 Santa Teresa, Cobano, Puntarenas, Quepos and Manuel Antonio with the ferry crossing Gulf of Nicoya.
If you wish for more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from Santa Teresa Beach to Manuel Antonio is around $220 USD and 5 hour and 30 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 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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