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Getting here from Monteverde

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Getting here from Monteverde


Wondering what the best route to travel to get here from Monteverde cloud forest. I can't afford a private charter, is it possible to hop on someone else's private charter?

I was thinking this I'm not sure if it's possible.

Monteverde -cab-San Jose flight- tortuga - boat to puerto viejo de talamanca ( is there a boat??)

If anyone can tell me a better way I would so appreciate it.

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1. Re: Getting here from Monteverde

So you're looking for the most direct route from Monteverde to Puerto Viejo?

Or are these the places you want to visit en-route?

I'd say get the bus from Monteverde to Arenal, stay there for a day or 2, then bus to Puerto Viejo.


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2. Re: Getting here from Monteverde

I recon Tortuga is short for Tortuguero. This make sense to get a cab to San Jose and fly to Tortuguer. From Tortuguero a boat will take you along the bi canal parallel to the coast to Moin, close to port town of Limon. Here you can have another cab to Puerto Viejo, or for less money, a shared shuttle service. For boat service contact Riverboat Francesca.

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3. Re: Getting here from Monteverde

The flights to Tortugeuro are all early morning so you will have to overnight in Alajuela or San Jose when coming from Monteverde and headed to Tortuguero.

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4. Re: Getting here from Monteverde

It's just not easy to get anywhere from Monteverde! Except maybe Arenal and that's 3-4 hours away.

To get to Puerto Viejo from Monteverde, you can try to find a shared van shuttle: www.anywherecostarica.com You might have to go to San Jose and get a shuttle from there.

From Arenal, there are regular shuttles to Puerto Viejo. If you want to go to Tortuguero, your best bet is to spend a couple of days in Arenal. It's easy to arrange a shuttle/boat to Tortuguero and then your lodging in Tortuguero can arrange a boat/shuttle to Puerto Viejo.

It's very difficult to get to get from Monteverde to Tortuguero.

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