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There are 4 ways to get from Puerto Carrillo to Tamarindo by bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Bus via Santa Cruz  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Carrillo to Nicoya
  2. Take the bus from Santa Cruz to Tamarindo

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Carrillo to Nicoya
  2. Take the bus from Santa Cruz to Playa Tamarindo, Calle Central, Tamarindo, Cantón Santa Cruz, Provincia Guanacaste, 50309, Costa Rica

$5

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take a taxi from Puerto Carrillo to Tamarindo 70 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Puerto Carrillo to Tamarindo 70 miles

$10 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Puerto Carrillo to Tamarindo is to bus which costs $6 and takes 4 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Carrillo to Tamarindo is to taxi which costs $140 - $170 and takes 2 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puerto Carrillo to Tamarindo. However, there are services departing from Puerto Carrillo and arriving at Tamarindo via Nicoya and Santa Cruz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 4 min.

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The distance between Puerto Carrillo and Tamarindo is 62 km. The road distance is 112 km.

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The best way to get from Puerto Carrillo to Tamarindo without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 4 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 4 min to get from Puerto Carrillo to Tamarindo, including transfers.

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Puerto Carrillo to Tamarindo bus services, operated by Empresa Traroc S.A., depart from Puerto Carrillo station.

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Puerto Carrillo to Tamarindo bus services, operated by TRALAPA Ltda, arrive at Tamarindo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Puerto Carrillo to Tamarindo is 112 km. It takes approximately 2 h 1 min to drive from Puerto Carrillo to Tamarindo.

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There are 542+ hotels available in Tamarindo. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Puerto Carrillo to Tamarindo.
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  • Distance: 39 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 4 min

What companies run services between Puerto Carrillo, Costa Rica and Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica?

You can take a bus from Puerto Carrillo to Tamarindo via Nicoya, Santa Cruz, and Santa Cruz in around 4 h 4 min.

Bus operators
Empresa Traroc S.A.
Phone
2685-5352
Email
informacion@traroc.com
Website
traroc.com
Bus from Puerto Carrillo to Nicoya
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
traroc.com
TRALAPA Ltda
Phone
+506 2680 0392
Bus from Santa Cruz to Tamarindo
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Transportes Cabo Velas
Bus from Santa Cruz to Playa Tamarindo, Calle Central, Tamarindo, Cantón Santa Cruz, Provincia Guanacaste, 50309, Costa Rica
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
sanjosecostarica.org
Other operators
Taxi from Puerto Carrillo to Tamarindo
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170

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