There are 7 ways to get from Bocas Del Toro Airport (BOC) to Tamarindo by ferry, bus, car, plane or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Ferry, bus  •  13 h 46 min

  1. Take the ferry from Bocas del Toro to Almirante
  2. Take the bus from Sixaola to Limón
  3. Take the bus from Limón to San José
  4. Take the bus from San Jose Terminal 7-10 to Tamarindo

$5,656 - $5,657

Cheapest option

Ferry, bus #3  •  16 h 14 min

  1. Take the ferry from Bocas del Toro to Almirante
  2. Take the bus from Sixaola to San José
  3. Take the bus from San José to Tamarindo

$30 - $31

5 alternative options

Ferry, bus via Caldera  •  13 h 55 min

  1. Take the ferry from Bocas del Toro to Almirante
  2. Take the bus from Sixaola to Limón
  3. Take the bus from Limón to San José
  4. Take the bus from San Jose to Caldera
  5. Take the bus from Caldera to Tamarindo

Ferry, drive, bus  •  14 h 6 min

  1. Take the ferry from Bocas del Toro to Almirante
  2. Drive from Changuinola to Cahuita
  3. Take the bus from Cahuita to San Jose
  4. Take the bus from San Jose to Caldera
  5. Take the bus from Caldera to Tamarindo

Ferry, bus #2  •  16 h 7 min

  1. Take the ferry from Bocas del Toro to Almirante
  2. Take the bus from Sixaola to San José
  3. Take the bus from San Jose Terminal 7-10 to Tamarindo

$5,656 - $5,657

Fly to San Jose, shuttle  •  20 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Bocas Del Toro (BOC) to San Jose (SJO) BOC - SJO
  2. Take a shuttle bus from San Jose Intl Airport to JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort

$120 - $332

Fly to Tambor, bus  •  46 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Bocas Del Toro (BOC) to Tambor (TMU) BOC - TMU
  2. Take the bus from Caldera to Tamarindo

$97 - $466

Questions & Answers

The distance between Bocas Del Toro Airport (BOC) and Tamarindo is 408 km.

It takes approximately 13 h 46 min to get from Bocas Del Toro Airport (BOC) to Tamarindo, including transfers.

More details

There is no direct flight from Bocas Del Toro Airport to San Jose Airport. The quickest flight takes 14 h 50 min and has one stopover.

Search flights

Tamarindo is 1 h behind Bocas Del Toro Airport (BOC). It is currently 5:04 PM in Bocas Del Toro Airport (BOC) and 4:04 PM in Tamarindo.

Air Panama offers flights from Bocas Del Toro Airport to San Jose Airport.

Search flights

There are 542+ hotels available in Tamarindo. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Bocas Del Toro Airport (BOC) to Tamarindo.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 255.1 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 46 min

What companies run services between Bocas Del Toro Airport (BOC), Panama and Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica?

There is no direct connection from Bocas Del Toro Airport (BOC) to Tamarindo. However, you can take the ferry to Almirante, take the Local Bus to Changuinola, take the drive to Sixaola, take the bus to Limón, take the bus to San José, take the walk to San Jose Terminal 7-10, then take the bus to Tamarindo. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Bocas Del Toro Airport (BOC) to Tamarindo via Almirante, Sixaola, Limón, San José, San Jose, Caldera, and Caldera in around 13 h 55 min.

Airlines
Air Panama
Website
airpanama.com
Flights from Bocas Del Toro to San Jose via Panama City Marcos A Gelabert
Ave. Duration
18 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Avianca Costa Rica
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Bocas Del Toro to Tambor via Panama City Marcos A Gelabert, San Jose
Ave. Duration
42 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Bus operators
Autotransportes MEPE
Phone
2257-8129, 2758-1572
Website
mepecr.com
Bus from Sixaola to Limón
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
mepecr.com
Bus from Cahuita to San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
mepecr.com
Bus from Sixaola to San José
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
mepecr.com
Grupo Caribeños
Phone
(506) 2222-0610
Email
info@caribeños.com
Website
grupocaribenos.net
Bus from Limón to San José
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
grupocaribenos.net
Empresa Alfaro
Phone
+506 2222 2666
Website
empresaalfaro.com
Bus from San Jose Terminal 7-10 to Tamarindo
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5,635
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.com
Bus from San Jose to Caldera
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.com
Bus from Caldera to Tamarindo
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.com
TRALAPA Ltda
Phone
+506 2680 0392
Bus from San José to Tamarindo
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
facebook.com
Costa Rica Travel Group Inc.
Phone
(506) 8849 - 8969
Email
reservations@transportation-costarica.com
Website
transportation-costarica.com
Shuttle from San Jose Intl Airport to JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
interbus.rezdy.com
Ferry operators
Boteros Bocatoñeros Unidos
Phone
(507) 757-9760
Email
boterosubocas@yahoo.com
Website
boterosunidos.bocas.com
Ferry from Bocas del Toro to Almirante
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
boterosunidos.bocas.com
Book at
boterosunidos.bocas.com

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Slovenia: Getting from Ljubljana to Lake Bled, The London Underground: Essential tips to navigate the Tube and Need to know: Eurostar - to help you get the most out of your next trip.