How To Get From Dominical to Santa Teresa Best Way – You can go by car, shared van, bus plus ferry and private transfer.
What Is The Distance From Dominical to Santa Teresa Beach?
The distance from Dominical to Santa Teresa Beach 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 Dominical to Santa Teresa is around 5 hours by car. Read here how to get from Santa Teresa to Dominical the reverse way.
What Is The Cheapest Way From Dominical to Santa Teresa?
The cheapest way from Dominical to Santa Teresa is by bus plus ferry for $16 USD. The bus travel time from Dominical to Santa Teresa Beach is around 8 hours. Read here Tamarindo vs Santa Teresa and Nosara vs Santa Teresa
What Is The Best Way From Dominical to Santa Teresa?
The best way from Dominical to Santa Teresa is by shared van plus ferry for $109 USD and you can book online. The shared van travel time from Dominical to Santa Teresa 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 SANTA TERESA
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 Santa Teresa. 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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HOW TO GET FROM DOMINICAL TO SANTA TERESA BEACH
SHARED VAN FROM DOMINICAL TO SANTA TERESA (BEST WAY)
The best way from Dominical to Santa Teresa Beach is by shared van direct to your hotel you can book online. The van travel time from Dominical to Santa Teresa is 5 hours.
The van fare from Dominical to Santa Teresa Beach is $109 USD and you can book online. The shared vans are leaving at 7 am early morning.
BUS FROM DOMINICAL TO SANTA TERESA (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Dominical to Santa Teresa is by bus plus ferry for $16 USD. There is no direct bus from Dominical to Santa Teresa Beach.
First, you will have to ride a local bus going from Dominical to Jaco. Once in Jaco, you will have to take the bus from Jaco to Puntarenas to get the ferry from Puntarenas to Paquera. (you will have to walk 20 minutes or ride a taxi from Puntarenas Bus Terminal to the Ferry Terminal.
Once in Paquera Ferry Port a bus going from Paquera to Cobano and from Cobano a bus going from Cobano to Santa Teresa Beach.
BUS SCHEDULE FROM DOMINICAL TO JACO
The bus schedule from Dominical to Jaco 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 Dominical to Jaco is around $7 USD. The bus travel time from Dominical to Jaco is around 1 hour and 45 minutes.
BUS SCHEDULE FROM JACO TO PUNTARENAS
Once in Jaco, you will have to ride the bus from Jaco to Puntarenas. The bus schedule from Jaco to Puntarenas to Jaco is from 6 30 am to 6 pm every 1-3 hours. It will take 1 hour and 30 minutes travel time from Jaco to Puntarenas and the bus fare is $4 USD. Check the schedule Buses here!
FERRY BOAT PUNTARENAS TO PAQUERA
The ferry from Puntarenas to Paquera is around 1 hour and 30 minutes. The ferry schedule from Puntarenas Ferry Port to Paquera is starting at 5 am, 9 am, 11 am, 2 pm, 5 pm and 8 pm. The ferry fare from Puntarenas to Paquera is only $1.50 USD and $25 USD for a car.
BUS SCHEDULE FROM PAQUERA TO COBANO
Once you cross by ferry from Paquera Port,, you will ride two buses for 1 hour and 45 minutes from Paquera to Santa Teresa Beach.
The bus schedule from Paquera Port to Cobano is starting 6 15 am, 8 15 am, 10 30 am, 12 30 pm, 3 30 pm, 4 15 pm and 6 15 pm. Anytime that the ferry arrives you will have available buses leaving from Paquera to Cobano.
The bus travel time from Paquera to Cobano is around 1 hour and 15 minutes and the bus fare from Paquera to Cobano is $2 USD.
BUS SCHEDULE FROM COBANO TO SANTA TERESA
Once you are in Cobano you will have to take a bus from Cobano to Santa Teresa. The Mal Pais bus schedule from Cobano to Santa Teresa is running every hour starting at 6 am to 7 pm. Check here Mal Pais Bus schedule and route!
The bus travel time from Cobano to Santa Teresa is around 30 minutes. The Mal Pais bus fare from Santa Teresa to Cobano is $1 USD.
The total bus and ferry fare from Dominical to Santa Teresa Beach is around $16 USD. The total travel time by bus and ferry from Dominical to Santa Teresa is around 8 hours. Make sure you leave early morning!
CAR RENTAL AT DOMINICAL
There are many options for renting a car in Dominical. 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 Santa Teresa Beach from Dominical 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 DOMINICAL TO SANTA TERESA BEACH
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 DOMINICAL TO SANTA TERESA
BUS VS SHARED VAN PROS AND CONS
The best way from Dominical to Santa Teresa Beach 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 Dominical to Santa Teresa Beach 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 Dominical to Santa Teresa 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 SANTA TERESA
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 Santa Teresa 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 recommended to access your funds while traveling in Costa Rica. Know real-time currency exchange here!
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