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stay along the way from Liberia to Puntarenas ferry?

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Niagara Falls...
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stay along the way from Liberia to Puntarenas ferry?

Hi! My hubby and I will be arriving in Liberia late afternoon- going to Montezuma area. Where should we stay on our drive down to the ferry? Should we stay near the airport, then drive the trans america highway in the morning? Or would you recommend we get closer to Puntarenas? (the hotels there sound a little dodgy) Thanks!

Toronto
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1. Re: stay along the way from Liberia to Puntarenas ferry?

Why take the ferry? It's faster (and much less hassle) to just drive straight there. Lots of places to stay on the way whenever you feel like stopping for the night.

Playa Conchal...
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reviews: 53
2. Re: stay along the way from Liberia to Puntarenas ferry?

Agree with the above, if you arrive late afternoon you could start driving south on the 21 for around an hour, to the Nicoya area. There are a few hotels around here, I like El Regalo which also has a restaurant on site. The next morning continue your journey down the peninsula to Paquera, Tambor and Montezuma. Whatever route you take I'd recommend a 4x4. Have a great trip!

http://hotelelregalo.com/

San Jose, Costa Rica
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3. Re: stay along the way from Liberia to Puntarenas ferry?

If you arrive late...stay in Liberia or even Santa Cruz or Nicoya...and then next day keep going to Montezuma...

By the way...you do not have to take any ferry if you are driving from LIR to Montezuma...in your case that will be a total waste of driving time and fuel..

Roadadvisor

Niagara Falls...
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reviews: 5
4. Re: stay along the way from Liberia to Puntarenas ferry?

Thanks so much! Very helpful advice.

Sisters, Oregon
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5. Re: stay along the way from Liberia to Puntarenas ferry?

the locals in Montezuma are suggesting to take the ferry when coming from Liberia. I have driven in CR several times before and don't mind the roads. We will be there in December - how long would you say the drive from LIR to Montezuma is?

Santa Teresa, Costa...
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for Mal Pais, Santa Teresa
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6. Re: stay along the way from Liberia to Puntarenas ferry?

cRoss55:

see the following site:

yourtravelmap.com/costarica/…

I came up with just under 5 hrs. but I think I could drive the route in 4. Don't take the ferry, it adds a couple of hrs. to your time, you are just north of the peninsula, why add more stress of getting in line, waiting and buy tickets, getting on the ferry, all the protocol for the 'ferry dance'....it is much easier to drive!!!

Playa Conchal...
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reviews: 53
7. Re: stay along the way from Liberia to Puntarenas ferry?

Yep, 4 to 5 hours drive. Longer journey if you take the ferry.

Virginia
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reviews: 2
8. Re: stay along the way from Liberia to Puntarenas ferry?

There are hotels in Puntarenas that are not "dodgy". Check out

Hotel Praiamar, Hotel Alamar, Hotel Las Brisas, Michael's Surfside Hotel.

Niagara Falls...
posts: 22
reviews: 5
9. Re: stay along the way from Liberia to Puntarenas ferry?

Thanks everyone! We are on our way! (Going to drive down the peninsula from Canas to Limonal, Naranjo, Paquera, Santa Teresa).

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