Last updated on August 22nd, 2023 at 10:45 pm
How To Get From Tortuguero to Monteverde Best Way – You can go by bus, van, taxi and private transfer after taking the ferry.
What Is The Distance From Tortuguero to Monteverde?
The distance from Tortuguero to Monteverde is 260 kilometers. Click here to book online Costa Rica activities and Day Trips
The travel time from Tortuguero to Monteverde is around 5 hours and 45 minutes by car from La Pavona where you can get the boat coming from Tortuguero. Read here how to get from Monteverde to Tortuguero
What Is The Cheapest Way From Tortuguero to Monteverde?
The cheapest way from Tortuguero to Monteverde is by bus plus boat $16 USD. If you go by bus and boat the travel time will be around 12 hours.
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WHERE TO STAY IN MONTEVERDE
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 Monteverde. 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 TORTUGUERO TO MONTEVERDE
BOAT PLUS BUS FROM TORTUGUERO TO MONTEVERDE (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Tortuguero to Monteverde 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 get a bus to Monteverde.
BOAT SCHEDULE FROM TORTUGUERO TO LA PAVONA
The boat schedule from Tortuguero to La Pavona is 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 from La Pavona to Cariari 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 from Cariari to San Jose is around $4 USD.
BUS SCHEDULE FROM SAN JOSE COSTA RICA TO MONTEVERDE
The bus from San Jose to Monteverde is leaving from Bus Terminal 7-10. The bus schedule from San Jose to Monteverde is leaving twice daily first one at 6 30 am and the last one at 2 30 pm.
The bus fare from San Jose to Monteverde is around $6 USD and the travel time from San Jose to Monteverde is around 5 hours. Check here Transmonteverde Bus schedule and route!
The total bus fare from Tortuguero to Monteverde is $16 USD and the total travel time is around 12 hours and it can be longer with the waiting time connecting buses.
TAXI FROM TORTUGUERO TO MONTEVERDE
The travel time by taxi is around 5 hours and 45 minutes from La Pavona and the taxi fare from Tortuguero to Monteverde is around $300 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
UBER FROM TORTUGUERO TO MONTEVERDE
Uber App can be useful for traveling around Costa Rica but they have similar fares to taxis. You can expect to go from Tortuguero to Monteverde starting from La Pavona the fare is around $300 USD depending on the traffic or time of the day.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION TORTUGUERO TO MONTEVERDE
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 $400 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $100 USD per person.
BEST WAY FROM TORTUGUERO TO MONTEVERDE
The best way from Tortuguero to Monteverde is by bus plus boat if you go on a budget for a total of 12 hours travel time. You will pay around $16 USD including the bus coming from San Jose, Cariari, La Pavona to Monteverde and the boat from Tortuguero.
If you wish for more comfort taxi, Uber or private transportation from Tortuguero to Monteverde is around $300 USD and 5 hours and 45 minutes travel time to reach from La Pavona to Monteverde.
ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN MONTEVERDE
There are dormitory rooms that you can rent the bed for as low as $8 USD a night if you want the cheapest option. 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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