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How To Get From Tortuguero To Manuel Antonio – All Possible Ways

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We will tell you how to get from Tortuguero to Manuel Antonio. The distance from Tortuguero to Manuel Antonio is 288 kilometers. The travel time from Tortuguero to Manuel Antonio is around 5 hours and 30 minutes by car. If you go by bus the travel time will be around 9-10 hours.

The cheapest way from Tortuguero to Manuel Antonio is by bus $19 USD. If you go by taxi, Uber or private transportation prices will be around $270 USD from La Pavona. You can rent a car at La Pavona.

Read here how to get from San Jose airport to Manuel AntonioManuel Antonio to Jaco Beach, Puerto Viejo to Manuel Antonio and San Jose airport to city center,

Read how to get from  San Jose airport to Tamarindo, Tamarindo to Tortuguero, Tortuguero to TamarindoSan Jose airport to La FortunaSan Jose airport to Santa TeresaSan Jose airport to TortugueroSan Jose airport to Jaco Beach, Tortuguero to JacoSan Jose airport to MonteverdeSan Jose airport to MontezumaMontezuma to San Jose airportTamarindo to San Jose airportJaco to Manuel AntonioPuerto Viejo to San Jose airport and San Jose airport to Puerto Viejo De Talamanca

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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. 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 MANUEL ANTONIO

BOAT PLUS BUS FROM TORTUGUERO TO MANUEL ANTONIO (CHEAPEST WAY)

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

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 FROM LA PAVONA TO CARIARI SCHEDULE AND FARE

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

BUS FROM CARIARI TO SAN JOSE SCHEDULE AND FARE

Once in Cariari you will have to take a bus from Cariari to San Jose 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 SCHEDULE FROM SAN JOSE TO MANUEL ANTONIO

Once in San Jose you will have to take the bus from San Jose to Manuel Antonio. The bus schedule from San Jose to Manuel Antonio is leaving from San Jose Tracopa.

The buses are leaving every hour starting from 6 am to 6 30 pm. The bus fare is around $9 USD and the travel time from San Jose to Manuel Antonio is 3 hours and 30 minutes. If you take the colectivo will take 2 hours more since is stopping and getting passangers the whole way. Check here Tracopa Bus schedule and route!

The total travel time from Tortuguero to Manuel Antonio is around 8-9 hours by bus plus boat. The total bus and boat fare from Tortuguero to Manuel Antonio is $19 USD.

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TAXI FROM TORTUGUERO TO MANUEL ANTONIO

If you go from Tortuguero 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 from La Pavona and 1 hour more the boat to Tortuguero.

The taxi fare from La Pavona to Manuel Antonio coming from Tortuguero by boat is around $270 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.

UBER FROM TORTUGUERO TO MANUEL ANTONIO

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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 Manuel Antonio reaching 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 Manuel Antonio or you would love to move around. It will take you 5 hours and 30 minutes to get from La Pavona to Manuel Antonio with a private car plus the boat 1 hour from Tortuguero. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available for $30 USD per day.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION TORTUGUERO 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.

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BEST WAY FROM TORTUGUERO TO MANUEL ANTONIO

The best way from Tortuguero to Manuel Antonio is by bus plus boat if you go on a budget for a total of 9-10 hours travel time. You will pay around $19 USD included the bus coming from La Pavona to Cariari, San Jose Costa Rica to Manuel Antonio and the boat to Tortuguero.

If you wish more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from Tortuguero to Manuel Antonio is around $270 USD and 5 hour 30 minutes travel time.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN MANUEL ANTONIO

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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!

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