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Transport options to Monteverde - Manuel Antonio

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Transport options to Monteverde - Manuel Antonio

I need to get from Santa Elena to Manuel Antonio in a few days time. What are my options? I can only find public bus options that go via San Jose and take 8 hours! Do you know of other public bus options?

If I have to get a shuttle, are they all the same price or is there a good budget option?


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1. Re: Transport options to Monteverde - Manuel Antonio

There are no direct buses from Monteverde to Quepos/manuel antonio. So no matter how you slice it if you do the public bus on that route its is going to be a long haul. you basically have 2 choices. The route that you mention backtracks to San Jose. or else you can take the bus from Monteverde to Puntarenas and there transfer to a bus to Quepos...still about 8 hours because of connecting times etc..

As for shuttles, a good starting point to see what is available might be Anywhere Costa Rica's website.


Or if that doesn't work. http://tinyurl.com/mo5gfbv

But then ask around because some shuttles might have better reputations or there may actually be other options or people may know that a certain company is not as reliable etc....

Pura vida


Edited: 12:39 pm, March 11, 2014
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2. Re: Transport options to Monteverde - Manuel Antonio

Check with Interbus:


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3. Re: Transport options to Monteverde - Manuel Antonio

We're using Interbus and they were reasonably priced, about $50 I think. Their website is clear and easy to make reservations. They'll pick you up at your hotel and drop off at your next hotel. We're doing the same trip on Thursday.

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4. Re: Transport options to Monteverde - Manuel Antonio

We're going to be doing the same thing in a few months. Just wanted to know what you thought of Interbus, or did you use Grayline? Would love to hear about your experience. Thanks!

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5. Re: Transport options to Monteverde - Manuel Antonio


There is multiple companies that runs daily shuttle from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio and vise versa, In general is a door to door service and take only 4 hours. In shuttle service cost $49 per person, from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio departs at 8:00am. From Manuel Antonio to Monteverde at 14:00.

You can get a private service at any time you want for $180 approx. from 1 to 6 people.

Casa Batsu Tour desk has the possibility to book simply online and pay with card.

Booking is easy, relabel operators and if you have to cancel you get full refund until 24 hours before the trip. check this link casabatsu.org/shuttle-monteverde-manuel-anto…

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