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Traveling from San Jose to Montezuma

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Traveling from San Jose to Montezuma

We are heading to Montezuma in a couple of weeks and are wondering what the best way is to get from San Jose to Montezuma? We're considering taking the ferry. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

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1. Re: Traveling from San Jose to Montezuma

Yep the ferry is the way...also you can fly to Tambor and take a taxi or rent a car from there...

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2. Re: Traveling from San Jose to Montezuma

Below are some very helpful map sites and trip route planner sites:

http://www.maptak.com/

yourtravelmap.com/costarica/…

http://www.costaricaroadmaps.com/

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3. Re: Traveling from San Jose to Montezuma

Sansa Regional, flew it last weekend, 20 minute flight to Tambor $400 return, Sansa is located right next to San Jose Airport a short easy two minute walk.

Taxi from Tambor to Montezuma about $35 dollars.

Shuttle or bus and ferry is 4 to 5 hours, (2 hour ferry ride) your are also heading into the start of the rainy season so the roads maybe a bit sketchy.

Pure Vida

4. Re: Traveling from San Jose to Montezuma

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Montezuma, Costa...
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5. Re: Traveling from San Jose to Montezuma

It really depends on your budget and time available.

1) There is the flight as the others have mentioned.

2) You can also take a shuttle for about $45. The shuttle will take you to the ferry and another van will pick you up again on the other side, so you do have to bring your luggage onboard. The price includes the ferry

3) There is also a direct bus (always my option - I did just yesterday for about my 50th time : ) ) This is the cheapest at about $13, including the ferry. I like this option because you can book luggage in the bus hold and the bus actually goes on the ferry, so you don't have to deal with your luggage on board. The downside is that it leaves from the Coca Cola bus station which is a bit dodgy, but okay so long as you watch your stuff - 6am and 2pm. The 6am will get you to Montezuma by about noon

4) You can shuttle or bus to Herradura (just outside Jaco) and take the speedboat taxi (Zuma Tours - about $35) direct to Montezuma

Let me know if you want more details on any of the options available.

Happy Travels

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6. Re: Traveling from San Jose to Montezuma

Back in January we did option #4. Spent a night in Jaco and then took the water taxi. Not the quickest way to Montezuma, but got to experience more of Costa Rica and would recommend it for anyone interested in adventure.

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7. Re: Traveling from San Jose to Montezuma

We rented a 4x4 and are hoping to get to Montezume from Arenal by car. Any estimates on how long that would take and what the quickest route would be? We are also heading there during the 'green' season...

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8. Re: Traveling from San Jose to Montezuma

Get to the Highway (Panamericana), head to Puntarenas. The crossroad where you turn off is at Barranca, turn there & stay on the main road into Puntarensa, and as soon as you get near town, the ferry is sign-posted. Be there at least a 1/2 before the ferry departure. Ferry times regularly change so it is advisable to check the current schedule - you can phone 2661 2048 .

I hope that helps

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