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Transportation from San Jose to Montezuma

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Transportation from San Jose to Montezuma

Our family of four will be staying in Montezuma in August. Our flight arrives in San Jose very early in the morning. While the idea of bus to ferry to bus sounds like a great way to see the countryside, it also sounds somewhat exhausting, which would not be the best way to start off a family trip. I am considering all options, from hiring a private driver to taking the bus/ferry or bus/high speed boat to flying. (Based on the pricing I've done so far, it seems that it is only $20 more for a 30 minute flight - very tempting!) Regardless of how we get there, we will need a rental car. Can we pick one up in Montezuma, or will we need to go to Tambor?

I look forward to hearing from the Nicoya Peninsula specialists out there!

Orange, California
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1. Re: Transportation from San Jose to Montezuma

Forget the bus, to long of a ride and a little uncomfortable, as you arrive early better take the car at the airport.

Check this companies, make sure they give you your quotes with the mandatory insurance included and get a GPS

www.natcar.com

www.alamo.com

www.costaricancarrentals.com

www.wild-rider.com

www.adobecar.com

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2. Re: Transportation from San Jose to Montezuma

As you are planning to use the car while in Montezuma, then just get it at arrival. Driving to Puntarenas, either by the way of Caldera (faster) or PanAm (scenic) is easy. To the above list check out also Vamos. There is also a CostaRica Discount Card that offers savings on rental cars and acivities.

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3. Re: Transportation from San Jose to Montezuma

After driver from Tucan Limo picked us up at airport, we took the water taxi in Herradura to Montezuna en route to our stay in Cabuya. Great fun for our 2 boys. We were without a car for 5 days and then had a car delivered by budget. Did day trip to Santa Theresa. We then drove to Paquera caught ferry to Puntarenas and spent a few days in Atenas before flying out.

Best trip ever. Planning return trip as we speak :)

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4. Re: Transportation from San Jose to Montezuma

That is a great alternative ...from Jaco to Montezum by water taxi...was a pleasure to drive you guys..

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5. Re: Transportation from San Jose to Montezuma

I agree with xelas. Get a car when you arrive, drive to Puntarenas, enjoy the ferry ride, and then drive to Montezuma.

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