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How to get from Tamarindo to Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

A visit to the Manuel Antonio national park is a must during your visit to Costa Rica. Check out our guide for the best options to travel from Tamarindo to Manuel Antonio.

The Manuel Antonio national park is one of the most biodiverse places on earth and a popular tourist destination in Costa Rica.

While exploring the park independently, we recommend joining a tour for the best experience. For our untrained eyes, it is challenging to spot birds, sloths, toucans, and other wildlife.

Universal Traveller recommends the following websites to plan & book your trip

  • Get Your Guide helps you find the best tours wherever you are heading to.

Furthermore, your guide will tell you many interesting stories and facts about the national park.

Tip: You can make a reservation for the Manuel Antonio National Park Tour online in advance.

Check our guide for the best options to travel from Tamarindo to Manuel Antonio, and here you can find more information about getting around in Costa Rica.

How far is Manuel Antonio from Tamarindo?

The distance from Tamarindo to Manuel Antonio is 188 miles or 302 kilometers.

Transportation Options from Tamarindo to Manuel Antonio

The following table outlines all transportation options from Tamarindo to Manuel Antonio:

MethodTravel timePrice
Private transfer from Tamarindo to Manuel Antonio6 hoursUSD 405
Public bus from Tamarindo to Manuel Antonio10+ hours
Shared shuttle from Tamarindo to Manuel Antonio6 hoursUSD 75
Taxi from Tamarindo to Manuel Antonio6 hours
Rental Car from Tamarindo to Manuel Antonio6 hours

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

Tamarindo To Manuel Antonio

Getting to Manuel Antonio from Tamarindo

1. Private transfer from Tamarindo to Manuel Antonio

Journey Duration: 6 hours

A private transfer is the most convenient and fastest way to travel to Manuel Antonio from Tamarindo.

The driver will pick you up at your preferred time at your hotel and will drop you off right in front of your accommodation in Manuel Antonio.

We recommend this travel option, especially for families and groups.

A private transfer to Manuel Antonio for nine people costs USD 405. Depending on the size of your travel group, the costs per person are very similar to a shared shuttle.

The advantages of taking a private transfer are:

  • You are independent of fixed bus or shuttle departure times
  • You can take more luggage (as long as t fits in the car)
  • You can make stops along the way
  • More privacy!
How To Get From Tamarindo To Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

2. Public Bus from Tamarindo to Manuel Antonio

Journey Duration: 10+ hours

There is no direct public bus from Tamarindo to Manuel Antonio. You can choose between two routes if you still want to travel by bus.

One stops in Terminal 7-10 in San Jose, where you can change the bus to Quepos. The second route stops in Liberia and Puntarenas.

As both options take more than ten hours, we recommend choosing one of the other travel options.

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3. Shared Van Shuttle from Tamarindo to Manuel Antonio

Journey Duration: 6 hours

Easy Ride offers a daily shared shuttle to Manuel Antonio. Their vehicles are equipped with air-conditioning and wifi on board.

The driver will pick you up at your hotel in Tamarindo and drop you off at your accommodation in Manuel Antonio.

The price for a one-way ticket starts at USD 75.

GuateGo

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

How To Get To Manuel Antonio

4. Driving with Rental Car from Tamarindo to Manuel Antonio

Journey Duration: 6 hours

It is also possible to drive to Manuel Antonio with a rental car since the distance between Tamarindo and Manuel Antonio is only 188 miles or 302 kilometers.

You can stop for lunch, visit places along the way, and do not have to worry about luggage restrictions.

How To Get From Tamarindo To Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

5. Uber or Taxi from Tamarindo to Manuel Antonio

Journey Duration: 6 hours

You can also take a taxi from Tamarindo to Manuel Antonio. Make sure to agree on a fixed price before getting in the cab.

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Best day tours in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Get Your Guide helps you find the best tours wherever you are heading to. It’s usually the first website I check when I plan a trip to a new place.

Here you can find some of the best tours in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.

How To Get From Tamarindo To Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Manuel Antonio from Tamarindo?

The distance from Tamarindo to Manuel Antonio is 188 miles or 302 kilometers.

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