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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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