How do I get from San Jose Costa Rica to Tamarindo?

How do I get from San Jose Costa Rica to Tamarindo?

Two bus companies run routes to Tamarindo: Alfaro from San José (via Liberia), and La Pampa from Liberia. Alfaro runs two buses per day from San José: 11:30 a.m. (stopping in Liberia) and 3:30 p.m. (via Caldera). The cost is around $10 per person and the trip takes around 5.5 hours. Bags must be stowed under the bus.

How long is the bus ride from San Jose to Tamarindo?

Public Bus from San Jose to Tamarindo The trip takes between five and seven hours and costs 10USD.

Can you fly from San Jose to Tamarindo?

Currently, there is only one airline operating non-stop flights from San José SJO to Tamarindo TNO, which is Sansa. This section gives an overview of the flight schedules and timetables of every airline with direct flights for this route.

Is Tamarindo worth visiting?

Tamarindo is known for its gorgeous white sand beaches that are a hotspot for surfers, families, and tourists from all over the globe. It’s definitely worth visiting if you’re looking to soak up the Costa Rican sunshine or try surfing for the first time.

Do you need a car in Tamarindo?

Honestly, once you get to Tamarindo you don’t really need a car, so I wouldn’t recommend going this route unless you have plans to go to another area later. If you do rent a car and are only going to Tamarindo, you do not need a 4×4 vehicle if you take the correct route.

What airport do you fly into for Tamarindo Costa Rica?

Daniel Oduber Airport
The closest international airport to Tamarindo is the Daniel Oduber Airport in Liberia (LIR). It has connections to many international cities such as Toronto, Houston, Miami, Atlanta, Panama and New York. The airport is located about 45 minutes out of Tamarindo.

How much is a taxi from Liberia to Tamarindo?

The quickest way to get from Liberia to Tamarindo is to taxi which costs $85 – $110 and takes 1h 28m.

Can you drive from San Jose to La Fortuna?

The San Jose to La Fortuna road conditions are in good shape. You’ll start off on the highway and then it goes through several small towns with all paved roads. It does get a bit curvy at one point though so I do recommend going slow.

Is Jaco or Tamarindo better?

Sand quality is better in Tamarindo so the beach is prettier. Jaco has a dark, fine brown sand that makes the beach look dirty. However, if you get your focus off the sand and take in the whole scene, Jaco is quite beautiful – it’s a large bay flanked by rainforests on both ends and surrounded by mountains.

Can you swim in Tamarindo Beach?

Tamarindo Beach is one of Costa Rica’s (and Latin America’s) most popular beaches. It is the biggest beach town in the area, and it’s an ideal beach for surfing, swimming and people watching. There is not much shade, or dry spots to put a towel in the sand, so it’s not great for sunbathing.

What are the coldest months in Tamarindo Costa Rica?

The coldest month in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, is September, with an average high-temperature of 30°C (86°F) and an average low-temperature of 23°C (73.4°F).

What side of Costa Rica is better?

Most travelers visiting Costa Rica think the Pacific side of the country is the better coast to visit. The remote Osa Peninsula, the monkey-filled area of Manuel Antonio, the surfing near Santa Theres, and the touristy Nicoya coast make it the superior choice.