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How To Get From Tamarindo to Puerto Viejo De Talamanca – All Possible Ways (Updated 2023)

Last updated on January 11th, 2023 at 09:40 pm

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How To Get From Tamarindo to Puerto Viejo De Talamanca – You can go by car, van, bus and private transfer. The distance from Tamarindo to Puerto Viejo is 474 kilometers. Click here to book online Costa Rica activities and Day Trips

The travel time from Tamarindo to Puerto Viejo is around 8 hours and 30 minutes by car. Read here how to get from Puerto Viejo to Tamarindo the reverse way.

The cheapest way from Tamarindo to Puerto Viejo De Talamanca is by bus for $21 USD. If you go by bus the travel time will be around 12 hours depending on the transfers and waiting time.

If you go by taxi, Uber or private transportation prices will be around $350 USD. You can rent a car at Tamarindo.

Read how to get from Tortuguero to Puerto ViejoSan Jose airport to city centerSan Jose airport to TamarindoSan Jose airport to La FortunaSan Jose airport to Santa TeresaSan Jose airport to TortugueroPuerto Viejo to San Jose airport and San Jose airport to Manuel Antonio

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WHERE TO STAY IN PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA

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 Puerto Viejo. 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 TAMARINDO TO PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA

BUS FROM TAMARINDO TO PUERTO VIEJO (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Tamarindo to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is by bus. First you will have to ride a local bus Empresa Alfaro going from Tamarindo to San Jose Costa Rica getting to Terminal 7-10 in city center. And later you will have to ride the bus from San Jose to Puerto Viejo.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM TAMARINDO TO SAN JOSE

The bus schedule from Tamarindo to San Jose Costa Rica with Empresa Alfaro is leaving a few times daily. The Alfaro Buses Tamarindo to San Jose is running every 2-3 hours starting from 3 am to 5 30 pm (a few buses are passing by Liberia a quick stop).

The bus fare from Tamarindo to San Jose is around $10 USD and the travel time from Tamarindo to San Jose is around 5-6 hours. Check here Alfaro Bus schedule and route!

BUS SCHEDULE FROM SAN JOSE TO PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA

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Once in San Jose you will have to go walking from Terminal 7-10 to San Jose Terminal MEPE. The buses are leaving every two hours starting from 6 am, 8 am,10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm and 6 pm. The bus fare is around $11 USD and the travel time from San Jose to Puerto Viejo is 4 hours and 30 minutes. Check here MEPE Bus schedule and route!

The bus from San Jose to Puerto Viejo will stop at Limon and Cahuita. Once in Puerto Viejo MEPE Bus Stop in you can go walking to most of the places for accommodation.

The total bus fare from Tamarindo to Puerto Viejo is $21 USD and the total travel time is around 12 hours including the transfer and waiting time.

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TAXI FROM TAMARINDO TO PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA

If you go from Tamarindo to Puerto Viejo by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Tamarindo to Puerto Viejo is around 8 hours and 30 minutes.

The taxi fare from Tamarindo to Puerto Viejo is around $450 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.

UBER FROM TAMARINDO TO PUERTO VIEJO

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Uber App can be useful for traveling around Costa Rica but they have similar fares to taxis. You can expect going from Tamarindo to Puerto Viejo around $450 USD depending on the traffic or time of the day.

CAR RENTAL AT TAMARINDO

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There are many options for renting a car in Tamarindo. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Puerto Viejo or if you would love to move around. It will take you 8 hours and 30 minutes to get to Puerto Viejo from Tamarindo in a private car. A few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro are available for $30 USD daily.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION TAMARINDO TO PUERTO VIEJO

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 $500 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $125 USD per person.

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BEST WAY FROM TAMARINDO TO PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA

The best way from Tamarindo to Puerto Viejo De Talamanca is by bus if you go on a budget for a total of 12 hours travel time. You will pay around $21 USD including the bus coming from Tamarindo to San Jose and going to Puerto Viejo De Talamanca.

If you wish more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from Tamarindo to Puerto Viejo De Talamanca is around $450 USD and 8 hours and 30 minutes travel time.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA

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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.

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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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