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How to get from Monteverde to Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Tamarindo is well known for its beaches and as a hotspot for surfers. Check out our guide for the best options to travel from Monteverde to Tamarindo.

Tamarindo has developed into the most popular tourist destination in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica.

It is well known for its beautiful beaches and recognized as a hotspot for surfers from around the world.

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Check our guide for the best options to travel from Monteverde to Tamarindo. Here you can find more information about transportation in Costa Rica.

How far is Tamarindo from Monteverde?

The distance from Monteverde to Tamarindo is 101 miles or 162 kilometers.

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Transportation Options from Monteverde to Tamarindo

The following table outlines all transportation options from Monteverde to Tamarindo:

MethodTravel timePrice
Shared Shuttle from Monteverde to Tamarindo4 hours 30 minutesUSD 75
Shared Shuttle + Activity from Monteverde to Tamarindo8 hoursUSD 190
Private Transfer from Monteverde to Tamarindo3 hours 30 minutes
Taxi from Monteverde to Tamarindo3 hours 30 minutes
Rental Car from Monteverde to Tamarindo3 hours 30 minutes

Getting to Tamarindo from Monteverde

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1. Interbus Shuttle from Monteverde to Tamarindo

Journey Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

A shared shuttle is a great option when traveling on a budget.

The advantage of taking a shuttle over a bus is that you will be picked up and dropped off at your hotel.

You don’t have to organize your trip to and from the bus station, which can be tiring when traveling with a lot of luggage.

Interbus Shared Shuttle from Monteverde to Tamarindo

  • 09:00 AM to 01:30 PM: Shared shuttle to Tamarindo, Pick up and Drop off at your hotel.
    • Total price: USD 75

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2. Desafio Shuttle + Activity from Monteverde to Tamarindo

Journey Duration: 8 hours

There is a lot to see on the way to Tamarindo.

So why not combine your shuttle with an adventurous activity?

Monteverde to La Fortuna Arenal Shuttle + Rafting in Tenorio River Schedule: 07:10 AM to 03:10 PM: Shared shuttle to Tamarindo, including Rafting in Tenorio River.

Total price: USD 190

Monteverde to La Fortuna Arenal Shuttle + Safari float at Tenorio River Schedule: 07:00 AM to 03:30 PM: Shared shuttle to Tamarindo, including Safari float at Tenorio River.

Total price: USD 190

How To Get From Monteverde To Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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3. Private Transfer to Tamarindo

Journey Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

If you are traveling with your family or a group, we recommend booking a private transfer to Tamarindo. The driver will pick you up at your hotel at your preferred departure time and drop you off at your hotel in Tamarindo.

The van provided has room for up to 9 passengers. The journey takes about 3 hours and 30 minutes.

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On GuateGo, you can check all available transportation options from Monteverde to Tamarindo. It is a reliable and easy-to-use platform to compare prices & schedules and make a booking online.

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7. Driving with Rental Car

Journey Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Traveling by rental car is also an excellent choice since Tamarindo is only 101 miles or 162 kilometers away from Monteverde.

By renting a car, you can stop for lunch and visit places on the way, all without worrying about luggage limitations (as long as it fits in the vehicle).

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8. Uber or Taxi

Journey Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

You can also hire a taxi to get to Tamarindo. It is important to note that taxis in the Monteverde area do not use meters – a list of set prices (according to destination) is displayed in each vehicle, though you should negotiate the price when you get in.

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Best day tours in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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The following widget shows some of the best tours in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How far is it from Monteverde to Tamarindo?

The distance from Monteverde to Tamarindo is 101 miles or 162 kilometers.

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