Last updated on February 26th, 2023 at 04:33 pm
How To Get From Santa Teresa to Dominical Best Way – You can go by car, shared van, bus plus ferry and private transfer.
What Is The Distance From Santa Teresa To Dominical?
The distance from Santa Teresa Beach to Dominical is 265 kilometers the most popular and easiest way but it can be longer if you go by ferry. Click here to book online Costa Rica activities and day trips
The travel time from Santa Teresa to Dominical is around 5 hours by car. Read here how to get from Dominical to Santa Teresa Beach.
What Is The Cheapest Way From Santa Teresa to Dominical?
The cheapest way from Santa Teresa to Dominical is by bus plus ferry for $16 USD. The bus travel time from Santa Teresa Beach to Dominical is around 8 hours. Read here Tamarindo vs Santa Teresa and Nosara vs Santa Teresa
What Is The Best Way From Santa Teresa to Dominical?
The best way from Santa Teresa to Dominical is by shared van plus ferry for $109 USD and you can book online. The shared van travel time from Santa Teresa to Dominical is around 5 hours.
You can get a private transfer for $500 USD up to 4 people or renting a car too if you like the adventure.
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WHERE TO STAY IN DOMINICAL
There are dormitory rooms where you can rent the bed for as low as $10-15 USD a night if you want the cheapest option in Dominical. A double-room hostel can cost up to $30-40 a night while mid-range hotels cost more or less $80 a night.
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HOW TO GET FROM SANTA TERESA BEACH TO DOMINICAL
SHARED VAN FROM SANTA TERESA TO DOMINICAL (BEST WAY)
The best way from Santa Teresa Beach to Dominical is by shared van direct to your hotel you can book online. The van travel time from Santa Teresa Beach to Dominical is 5 hours.
The van fare from Santa Teresa to Dominical is $109 USD and you can book online. The shared vans are leaving at 7 am early morning.
BUS FROM SANTA TERESA TO DOMINICAL (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Santa Teresa to Dominical is by bus plus ferry for $16 USD. First, you will have to ride a local bus going from Santa Teresa to Cobano. Once in Cobano a bus to Paquera Ferry Port, catch the ferry from Pauqera to Puntarenas. Once in Puntarenas, you will have to take the bus from Puntarenas to Jaco and from Jaco the bus going to Dominical.
BUS SCHEDULE FROM SANTA TERESA BEACH 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 from Santa Teresa Beach 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, 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. You will have to walk 20 minutes or get a taxi to the Bus Terminal in Puntarenas.
BUS SCHEDULE FROM PUNTARENAS TO JACO BEACH
Once in Puntarenas, you will have to ride the bus from Puntarenas to Jaco. The bus schedule from Puntarenas to Jaco is starting at 6 30 am, 9 30 am, 12 30 pm, 4 pm and 6 pm. It will take 1 hour and 30 minutes travel time from Puntarenas to Jaco Beach and the bus fare is $4 USD. Check the schedule Buses here!
BUS SCHEDULE FROM JACO TO DOMINICAL
The bus schedule from Jaco to Dominical is starting from 8 40 am to 8 40 pm leaving every 1-2 hours. Check Tracopa Bus schedule and route here!
The bus fare from Jaco to Dominical is around $7 USD. The bus travel time from Jaco to Dominical is around 1 hour and 45 minutes.
The total bus fare from Santa Teresa Beach to Dominical is around $16 USD. The total travel time from Santa Teresa Beach to Dominical is around 8 hours. Make sure you leave early morning!
CAR RENTAL AT SANTA TERESA
There are many options for renting a car in Santa Teresa. It’s the most convenient option if you would love to move around and travel with someone else and have an adventure.
It will take you 5 hours to get to Dominical from Santa Teresa Beach depending on how is the road and the stops that you do on the way.
A few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro are available for $30-40 USD daily. Click here to get the best deals renting a car in Costa Rica!
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM SANTA TERESA BEACH TO DOMINICAL
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 SANTA TERESA TO DOMINICAL
BUS VS SHARED VAN PROS AND CONS
The best way from Santa Teresa Beach to Dominical is by shared van for $109 USD and you can book online direct to your hotel and the travel time is around 5 hours. You will have to leave early morning at 7 am!
The best way from Santa Teresa Beach to Dominical is by bus for $16 USD if you go on a budget. It will take around 8 hours since you need to take a ferry, transfer buses and add some waiting time.
The best way from Santa Teresa to Dominical if you wish for more comfort or a more flexible schedule taxi or private transportation is around $500 USD and 4 hours of travel time for up to 4 people.
BEST TIME TO VISIT DOMINICAL
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 the best time to visit Dominical 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 Rica. Know real-time currency exchange here!
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