Guía Península de Nicoya Peninsula Costa Rica Travel Guide

TRANSPORTES/ TRANSPORTATION  PENINSULA DE NICOYA COSTA RICA:

RENT A CAR, TRANSFERS, TAXIPLAYA NARANJO, PAQUERA, PUNTARENAS, TAMBOR, COBANO, MONTEZUMA, MAL PAÍS, PLAYA CARMEN, SANTA TERESA, SAMARA, MONTEVERDE, JACO, MANUEL ANTONIOSAN JOSÉ, RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FERRY USE

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RENT A CAR:

 

 

 

 

 

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TOYOTA RENT A CAR: the most reliable way to drive Costa Rica, Our Fleet...cars less than 2 years old with fewer than 31.000 miles. Quality maintenance performed by specialized technicians using only original replacement parts. We guarantee our customers safety while reducing the enviromental impact. www.toyotarent.com sales@toyotarent.com Tel.: (506) 2668-1212

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TRANSFERS

 

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SHUTTLE + WATER TAXI :

SUNTRAILS: Santa Teresa & Montezuma San Jose & Monteverde door to door/puerta a puerta $75pp, the cheapest and fastest way to travel.

San Jose 9 am

Santa Teresa 8 am

Montezuma 8 am

Tambor 8:40 am

Reservations: (506) 2642-0808

www.suntrailstours.com

 

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TAXI:

TAXI Miguel TP 284             taximalpais@gmail.com    miguel3065@hotmail.es..............8819-9021

TAXI Güicho - Luis TP 227.................................................................2642-0453/ 8822-8895

TAXI Felo TP 418..............................................................................................8869-4941

TAXI Gilbert TP 519..........................................................................................8603-1799

TAXI Mario Steller TP 698     mstellerv@gmail.com................................................8740-7036

TAXI Marino TP 405..........................................................................................8815-9075

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PLAYA NARANJO 

FERRY: COONATRAMAR SAN LUCAS I Y II: Tel.2661-1069/ 9011

coonatramar@ice.co.cr www.coonatramar.com 

PUNTARENAS to NARANJO: 06:30 / 10:00 / 14:30 / 19:30

NARANJO to PUNTARENAS:08:00 / 12:30 / 17:30 / 21:00

BUS: ARSA Bus Tel.2650-0179 / 2650-0196

NARANJO to JICARAL: 08:00 / 11:30 / 15:30 / 20:30

NARANJO to COYOTE: 08:00 / 15:30

NARANJO to NANDAYURE to NICOYA: 08:00 / 11:30 / 15:30

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PAQUERA

FERRY: TAMBOR (TII Y TIII): 2661-2084/ 2220-2034

SALIDAS DE PUNTARENAS: 05:00 a.m. - 09:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m. -08:30 p.m

SALIDAS DE PAQUERA: 06:00 a.m. - 09:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m. -08:00 p.m


BUS: TRANSPORTES COBANO Tel.: 2642-0219PAQUERA to TAMBOR to COBANO to MONTEZUMA: 06:15 / 07:30 / 10:00 / 12:30 / 16:30 / 18:15

 

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PUNTARENAS

FERRY: TAMBOR (TII Y TIII): 2661-2084/ 2220-2034

SALIDAS DE PUNTARENAS: 05:00 a.m. - 09:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m. -08:30 p.m

SALIDAS DE PAQUERA: 06:00 a.m. - 09:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m. -08:00 p.m

 

 

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TAMBOR 

FLIGHTS: SANSA (506) 2221-9414 NATURE AIR (506) 2299-6000

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COBANO

BUS: TRANSPORTES COBANO Tel.: 2642-0219

ENCOMIENDAS BUS TRANSPORTES COBANO, terminal de buses donde fué la Coca Cola, San José, Costa Rica. Atención: 07:00 a.m. a 4:00 p.m Tel.: (506) 2221-7479

ENCOMIENDAS JR&R: Servicio Puerta a Puerta, retiramos y entregamos a domicilio en todo San José y en la Península de Nicoya en Cóbano, Paquera, Tambor, Montezuma y Santa Teresa, Salidas de San José: Lu., Mier., y Vier., Salidas de Cóbano: Mar., Jue., y Sáb. Cóbano 200 m Norte del Banco Nacional: Tel.: (506) 2642-0958 San José, Pavas, 125 m. Sur Parroquia María Reina, Bodegas Morepark #52  Tel.: (506) 2296-5913

COBANO to PAQUERA:04:30 / 05:45 / 08:30 / 10:30 / 12:15 / 14:30 / 16:30

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MONTEZUMA 

BUS: TRANSPORTES COBANO.................2221-7479 2642-0740 8349-4349
MONTEZUMA to COBANO to PAQUERA:
05:30 /08:15 /10:00 /12:00 / 14:00/16:00

COCOZUMA TRANSFERS:  

TAXI BOAT: Jaco-Montezuma & vice versa (Cocozuma Traveler):
Only 1 hour!!!

 
Montezuma Departures:
6:30 am*, 9:30 a.m. & 2:00 pm*
 
Herradura Departures:
 7:45 am*, 11:00 a.m. & 3:30 pm*

* Minimum of 6 people
 
A fast and safe way to travel from Montezuma to Jacó and vice-versa, saving your
precious vacation time approximately 6 hours if you were to travel by land. The boat
leaves off the beach in Montezuma to Herradura beach, located only 5 minutes away
from the famous Jacó beach. This service includes a shuttle Jacó - Herradura and
vice-versa.
  
The best alternative, not only for those who travel to Jacó or Montezuma, but also
for those who travel to Playa Tambor, Mal País & Santa Teresa; and in the opposite
direction for those who travel to Manuel Antonio, San José, Dominical, Uvita, etc.
 
Kindly notice the Montezuma departure at 9:30 a.m. and the one from Herradura at
11:00 a.m., have no minimum required, they’re available everyday.
  
Bus-Boat Combo (speed boat - van combined transport):
A perfect combination of our speed boat to Jaco and air-conditioned minibus to reach
the following destinations from Montezuma, Mal País & Santa Teresa:
 
Montezuma, Mal País, Santa Teresa - San Jose (vice versa)
Montezuma, Mal País, Santa Teresa - Manuel Antonio (vice versa)Montezuma
Mal País, Santa Teresa - Dominical (vice versa)Montezuma
Mal País, Santa Teresa - Uvita (Viceversa)

Contact us now, we are your best choice:

+ (506) 2642-0911
+ (506) 8893-9422
+ (506) 2640-0673
www.cocozumacr.com
cocozuma2@yahoo.com
cocozumatraveler@gmail.com
www.cocozumacr.com
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TAXI BOAT SERVICES:

 

From/to Jacó-Herradura & Montezuma, with: ZumaTours.net 

 

Safe time and enjoy travelling the picturesque way in our taxi boats and save time as we take you from the shores of Montezuma to Jaco beach. Our boats depart daily from the center of Montezuma a 9:30am for the one-hour ride across to the mainland.

 

Departures leave from Herradura beach, just north of Jaco, at 11:00am for the return trip to Montezuma.

You’ll have the opportunity to see dolphins, whales, turtles, manta rays and other marine wildlife. We also have the transportation onward from Jacó to Manuel Antonio, Dominical or San José or from Montezuma to Malpais, SantaTeresa or Tambor if needed. It’s the fastest and most exciting way to travel.

 

Taxi Boat Regular Service Departure Times:

09:30 a.m. from Montezuma to Jaco

11:00 a.m. from Jaco to Montezuma

 

Taxi Boat Regular Service:

$40 per adult, per way. (10+ yrs old)

$30 per kid from 4 to 10 yrs old, per way.

$55 From to Jaco to Mal Pais/Santa Teresa

 

Important Notes:

 

-Reservations in advance are required.

- Children from 1 to 3: no charge.

- All the shuttles leave from Montezuma Beach and Herradura Beach.

- Surf Boards, have an extra charge of $10 per each.

 

Taxi Boat Private VIP Service:

 

$500 one way, from 1 to 5 people

 $600 one way, from 6 to 10 people

 *Rate per boat, private service.  

 

Taxi Boats capacity:

up to 22 persons per boat maximum.

Every Taxi Boat has a Canopy.

Brand new out board engines in every of our Taxi Boats

Professional Service, Bilingual Guide, Friendly Staff.

 

Web Reviews about the Taxi Boat:

 

-From Trip Advisor.  “Thumbs up! Zuma Tours is a reputable company!”

 

Our second experience with Zuma was taking them to Jaco on their "taxi boat." We hired Zuma to pick us up in Santa Teresa and drop us off at the airport in Quepos. The transfers from taxi to boat to taxi went without a hitch. On the way across the bay we stopped to see dolphins and mating sea turtles. I also like the fact that their boats have a sunshade to provide sun protection. I'd highly recommend Zuma Tours

 

-From Trip Advisor.  “Tour and transport in one FAB!” Reviewed 11 August 2012

 

We were picked up in Jaco and driven to the water taxi to Montezuma. Then were transfered to our apartment in Santa Teresa!

 

Water taxi was a highlight for myself and my daughter, one of the first things she talks about from our trip. The guys were fun and friendly, we stopped to watch the dolphins play around the boat, saw a water turtle swim with a bird on his back, watched the birds diving for fish, was just like planet Earth only live. It took us an hour and a bit to cross to Montezuma.

 

I highly recommend this transport across the peninsula, we travelled on a shoestring but treated ourselves to time off the bus and it was worth every dollar! Cant praise it enough, Thanks Zuma Tours!!

 

-So in a few minutes we're off to taxi a “Taxi Boat” up the coast to Montezuma, which is on the peninsula on the north pacific side of Costa Rica. I've wanted to go to this area for a while now! See the image on how we'll cut across the ocean to get there. The boat is an hour instead of the many (treacherous) hours driving up the coast and probably more scenic.

 

Contact: +(506) 8873-4692 (customer service) +(506) 2642-0024 / 2642-0516

 

reservations@zumatours.net  www.zumatours.net

 

 

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SHUTTLE: a San José, Fortuna, Monteverde, Jaco, Manuel Antonio, Dominical,
Samara, Tamarindo, Mal País, Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa. MONTEZUMA EXPEDITIONS 
2642-0919 Giras programadas y transporte privado a todo el país, chóferes bilingües 
www.montezumaexpeditions.com 
 

 

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MAL PAIS 

BUS: MAL PAIS to COBANO: 07:00

TOYOTA RENT A CAR: the most reliable way to drive Costa Rica, Our Fleet...cars less than 2 years old with fewer than 31.000 miles. Quality maintenance performed by specialized technicians using only original replacement parts. We guarantee our customers safety while reducing the enviromental impact. www.toyotarentacar.com sales@toyotarent.com Tel.: (506) 2668-1212

SHUTTLE: MONTEZUMA EXPEDITIONS: a Montezuma, Santa Teresa, Playa Carmen

2642-0919  Giras programadas y transporte privado a todo el país, chóferes bilingües

www.montezumaexpeditions.com 

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PLAYA CARMEN 

BUS: Bus TRANSPORTES COBANO 2221-7479

PLAYA CARMEN to COBANO: 07:00

PLAYA CARMEN to SAN JOSE : L-S 04:20 / 08:20 / 14:20 D 08:20/ 14:20 

 

TRANSFER: SAMARA TAMARINDO LIBERIAy SANTA CRUZ TROPICAL TOURS  www.tropicaltours-malpais.com ..........................................................2640-1900

 
SHUTTLE: MONTEZUMA EXPEDITIONS: a Montezuma, Mal País, Santa Teresa, 2642-0919  Giras programadas y transporte privado a todo el país, chóferes bilingües

www.montezumaexpeditions.com 

 

SHUTTLES: PLAYA CARMEN.NET..2640-0671

 

BIKES: FOR RENT TROPICAL TOURS.................................................2640-1900


QUADS: RENTAL CENTER.................................................................2640-0178
 

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SANTA TERESA 

BUS: SANTA TERESA to COBANO: 07:00 / 11:30 / 15:30

SHUTTLE: a San José, Fortuna, Monteverde, Jaco, Manuel Antonio, Dominical, Montezuma, 
Samara, Tamarindo MONTEZUMA EXPEDITIONS 2640-0898 Giras programadas 
y transporte privado a todo el país, chóferes bilingües 
www.montezumaexpeditions.com 

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SAMARA

BUS: SAMARA to NICOYA: 05:30 / 07:00 / 08:45 / 11:30 / 13:30 / 16:30

SAMARA to SAN JOSE: 04:45 / 08:45 / D 13:00

SHUTTLE: a Montezuma, Mal País, Santa Teresa, Playa Carmen MONTEZUMA EXPEDITIONS
2642-0919 Giras programadas y transporte privado a todo el país, chóferes bilingües 
www.montezumaexpeditions.com 
 

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MONTEVERDE:

SHUTTLE: a San José, Montezuma, Mal País, Santa Teresa, Playa Carmen 
MONTEZUMA EXPEDITIONS 2642-0919 Giras programadas y transporte privado a todo el país, 
chóferes bilingües  www.montezumaexpeditions.com 

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JACO:
 

TAXI BOAT SERVICES:

 

From/to Jacó-Herradura & Montezuma, with: ZumaTours.net Safe time and enjoy travelling the picturesque way in our taxi boats and save time as we take you from the shores of Montezuma to Jaco beach. Our boats depart daily from the center of Montezuma a 9:30am for the one-hour ride across to the mainland.

Departures leave from Herradura beach, just north of Jaco, at 11:00am for the return trip to Montezuma. You’ll have the opportunity to see dolphins, whales, turtles, manta rays and other marine wildlife. We also have the transportation onward from Jacó to Manuel Antonio, Dominical or San José or from Montezuma to Malpais, SantaTeresa or Tambor if needed. It’s the fastest and most exciting way to travel.

Taxi Boat Regular Service Departure Times:

09:30 a.m. from Montezuma to Jaco 11:00 a.m. from Jaco to Montezuma

Taxi Boat Regular Service:

$40 per adult, per way. (10+ yrs old) $30 per kid from 4 to 10 yrs old, per way.

$55 From to Jaco to Mal Pais/Santa Teresa

Important Notes:

-Reservations in advance are required.

- Children from 1 to 3: no charge.

- All the shuttles leave from Montezuma Beach and Herradura Beach.

- Surf Boards, have an extra charge of $10 per each.

Taxi Boat Private VIP Service: $500 one way, from 1 to 5 people

$600 one way, from 6 to 10 people

*Rate per boat, private service.  

Taxi Boat Private Service Departure Times:

Since this is a private service you are able to select your departure time to your convenience. Our taxi boats cannot navigate at night due to this we cannot depart from Montezuma to Jaco later than 3:30 p.m. and from Jaco to Montezuma no later than 4:30 p.m.

Taxi Boats capacity: up to 22 persons per boat maximum. Every Taxi Boat has a Canopy. Brand new out board engines in every of our Taxi Boats Professional Service. Bilingual Guide. Friendly Staff.

Web Reviews about the Taxi Boat:

-From Trip Advisor.  “Thumbs up! Zuma Tours is a reputable company!”

Our second experience with Zuma was taking them to Jaco on their "taxi boat." We hired Zuma to pick us up in Santa Teresa and drop us off at the airport in Quepos. The transfers from taxi to boat to taxi went without a hitch. On the way across the bay we stopped to see dolphins and mating sea turtles. I also like the fact that their boats have a sunshade to provide sun protection. I'd highly recommend Zuma Tours

-From Trip Advisor.

 

http://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowUserReviews-g309278-d655268-r136899732-ZumaTours-Montezuma_Province_of_Puntarenas.html#CHECK_RATES_CONT

 

 “Tour and transport in one FAB!” Descripción: 5 of 5 starsReviewed 11 August 2012

 

We were picked up in Jaco and driven to the water taxi to Montezuma. Then were transfered to our apartment in Santa Teresa! Water taxi was a highlight for myself and my daughter, one of the first

things she talks about from our trip. The guys were fun and friendly, we stopped to watch the dolphins play around the boat, saw a water turtle swim with a bird on his back, watched the birds diving for fish, was just like planet Earth only live. It took us an hour and a bit to cross to Montezuma.

I highly recommend this transport across the peninsula, we travelled on a shoestring but treated ourselves to time off the bus and it was worth every dollar! Cant praise it enough, Thanks Zuma Tours!!

 

-So in a few minutes we're off to taxi a “Taxi Boat” up the coast to Montezuma, which is on the peninsula on the north pacific side of Costa Rica. I've wanted to go to this area for a while now! See the image on how we'll cut across the ocean to get there. The boat is an hour instead of the many (treacherous) hours driving up the coast and probably more scenic.

 

Telephones:

 

+(506) 8873-4692 (customer service)

 +(506) 2642-0024 / 2642-0516 reservations@zumatours.net  www.zumatours.net

 

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MANUEL ANTONIO:
 

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SAN JOSE

BUS: TRANSPORTES COBANO Tel.: 2642-0740

SAN JOSE to COBANO to TAMBOR to MONTEZUMA to MAL PAIS: 06:00/ 14:00

SAN JOSE to NARANJO 06:00
S. JOSE to JICARAL to COYOTE to NICOYA: 06:00 / 15:30
SAN JOSE to NOSARA: 06:00
SAN JOSE to SAMARA to CARRILLO: 12:30/ 18:30

ENCOMIENDAS BUS TRANSPORTES COBANO, terminal de buses donde fué la Coca Cola, San José, Costa Rica. Atención: 07:00 a.m. a 4:00 p.m Tel.: (506) 2221-7479

ENCOMIENDAS JR&R: Servicio Puerta a Puerta, retiramos y entregamos a domicilio en todo San José y en la Península de Nicoya en Cóbano, Paquera, Tambor, Montezuma y Santa Teresa, Salidas de San José: Lu., Mier., y Vier., Salidas de Cóbano: Mar., Jue., y Sáb. San José, Pavas, 125 m. Sur Parroquia María Reina, Bodegas Morepark #52  Tel.: (506) 2296-5913  Cóbano 200 m Norte del Banco Nacional: Tel.: (506) 2642-0958

SHUTTLE: a Montezuma, Mal País, Santa Teresa, Fortuna, Monteverde, Jaco,
Manuel Antonio, MONTEZUMA EXPEDITIONS 2441-3394  

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FLIGHTS: SANSA (506) 2221-9414/ NATURE AIR (506) 2299-6000
 

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Recommendations for ferry use:  

When you arrive at the ferry port of Puntarenas, Paquera or Naranjo, you first must be sure your vehicle is in the line for the ferry of your destination. A ferry representative will distribute a token to the drivers of vehicles in the line. The driver must take this token and purchase a boarding ticket at the ticket office (boletería).

Vehicles have priority over foot passengers, so drivers can go directly to the head of the line. The driver can also purchase tickets for all of the passengers traveling in the vehicle at the same time. A ticket purchased for the vehicle includes the driver and note the price differences for adults and children. You should follow this process yourself and not allow any intermediaries loitering in the area to make the ticket purchase for you.

As you board, only the driver remains in the vehicle and the passengers must walk into the ferry. Ferry employees will tear off the stub of you ticket, direct you into the ferry and show you where to park your vehicle.

At night, please use only your parking lights or low beam so you do not blind the ferry employees. Put on your emergency brake and remember where your vehicle is parked. The motor must remain turned off until the ferry reaches the destination port.

The driver must return to the vehicle as it reaches port and is the only person allowed in the vehicle at disembarkation. Passengers walk off and meet the driver and vehicle beyond the terminal.