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Monteverde to Montezuma

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Monteverde to Montezuma

I'm planning on going from Monteverde to Montezuma around Dec 20th, and was trying to avoid renting a car for my trip. Any recommendations on how best to make this trek, and cost/travel time?


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1. Re: Monteverde to Montezuma

Here is the public bus info (sorry no travel times or rates but probably less than $5/pp):

625 Leaves Monteverde (Santa Elena) For Puntarenas At 6:00 Am. Transmonteverde. Tel. 222-3854, 645-5644

Ferry Montezuma And Malpais Beaches (Cabo Blanco Natl. Park) From Puntarenas Docks By Boat -Departures every day At 6:00, 11:00, 15:15; Returns 7:30, 12:00, 17:00; 1:30 hours; Take The Bus Paquera-Montezuma That Is Waiting For The Boat; Returns 5:30, 10:00, 14:00. $US 1.79 ; To Malpaís From Cobano Departures 10:30, 14:30; Returns 7:00, 12:00.

Interbus has a tourist shuttle-van that leaves Monteverde at 8:30AM, probably goes on the same 11AM ferry and arrives in Montezuma at 2:45PM but that will set you back $39/pp (probably well worth it for the extra 2.5hrs sleep).

If you have 3 or more people then you're in the same price range or above as hiring a private driver.