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How To Get From Tortuguero To Jaco – All Possible Ways

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We will tell you how to get from Tortuguero to Jaco Beach. The distance from Tortuguero to Jaco is 220 kilometers. The travel time from Tortuguero to Jaco Beach is around 4 hours and 15 minutes by car from La Pavona. If you go by bus the travel time will be around 8 hours included the ferry boat.

The cheapest way from Tortuguero to Jaco Beach is by bus $15 USD. If you go by taxi, Uber or private transportation prices will be around $250 USD. You can rent a car at La Pavona. Read here how to get from Jaco to Tortuguero

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WHERE TO STAY IN JACO

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 Jaco. A double room hostels can costs up to $30-40 USD a night while mid-range hotels costs more or less $80 USD a night.

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TORTUGUERO TO JACO

BOAT PLUS BUS FROM TORTUGUERO TO JACO (CHEAPEST WAY)

The cheapest way from Tortuguero to Jaco is by bus plus boat. First you will have to ride the boat from Tortuguero to La Pavona and later a few buses: La Pavona to Cariari and Cariari to San Jose and getting a bus to Jaco.

BOAT SCHEDULE FROM TORTUGUERO TO LA PAVONA

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The boat schedule from Tortuguero to La Pavona is starting at starting at 5 30 am, 9 am, 11 am and 2 45 pm. The boat fare from La Pavona to Tortuguero is around $5 USD and it includes a suitcase/backpack.

The boat ride from Tortuguero to La Pavona will take around 1 hour (it can be less or more). Outside these boats schedule (estimated time not fixed). There are also private boats (more expensive) going from Tortuguero to La Pavona.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM LA PAVONA TO CARIARI

There are only 4 daily buses leaving from La Pavona to Cariari. The bus schedule from La Pavona to Cariari is starting at 7 30 am, 10 30 am, 1 pm and 4 30 pm. The bus from La Pavona to Cariari travel time is around 2 hours and the bus fare is around $2 USD.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM CARIARI TO SAN JOSE

Once in Cariari you will have to take a bus from Cariari to San Jose. The bus schedule from Cariari to San Jose is running every 15 minutes. The bus travel time from Cariari to San Jose is around 2 hours and the bus fare is around $4 USD.

BUS SCHEDLE FROM SAN JOSE COSTA RICA TO JACO

Once you are in San Jose you will ride the final bus from San Jose Costa Rica to Jaco Beach. The bus schedule from San Jose to Jaco is leaving from  Bus Terminal 7-10.

The buses are leaving every 1-2 hours starting from 7 am to 7 pm. The bus fare is around $5 USD and the travel time from San Jose to Jaco Beach is 2 hours. Check here Transporte Jaco Bus schedule and route!

The total travel time from Tortuguero to Jaco Beach is around 8 hours by bus plus boat. The total bus and boat fare from Tortuguero to Jaco Beach is $15 USD.

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TAXI FROM TORTUGUERO TO JACO

If you go from Tortuguero to Jaco Beach by taxi is the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 4 hours and 15 minutes to La Pavona and 1 hour more the boat to Tortuguero.

The taxi fare from La Pavona to Jaco after getting the boat from Tortuguero is around $250 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.

UBER FROM TORTUGUERO TO JACO

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Uber App can be useful for traveling around Costa Rica but they have similar fare than taxis. You can expect going from Tortuguero to Jaco Beach starting from La Pavona is around $260-280 USD depending on the traffic or time of the day.

CAR RENTAL AT LA PAVONA

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There are many options for renting a car in La Pavona. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Jaco or you would love to move around. It will take you 4 hours and 15 minutes to get from La Pavona to Jaco with a private car plus the boat. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available for $30 USD per day.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION TORTUGUERO TO JACO BEACH

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 $280 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $70 USD per person.

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BEST WAY FROM TORTUGUERO TO JACO

The best way from Tortuguero to Jaco is by bus plus boat if you go on a budget for a total of 8 hours travel time. You will pay around $15 USD included the bus coming from La Pavona, Cariari, San Jose Costa Rica to Jaco and the boat from Tortuguero.

If you wish more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from Tortuguero to Jaco Beach is around $250 USD and 4 hours 15 minutes travel time.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN JACO

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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 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.

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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 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. 

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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 RicaKnow real-time currency exchange here!

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Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!