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There are 4 ways to get from Rivas to Tamarindo by bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Peñas Blancas to Liberia Peñas Blancas
  2. Take the bus from Liberia to Tamarindo Liberia / ...

$5 - $7

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Drive  •  3h 6m

  1. Drive from Rivas to Tamarindo 117.9 miles

$17 - $26

Fly, bus  •  4h 21m

  1. Fly from Rivas (ECI) to Liberia (LIR) ECI - LIR
  2. Take the bus from Liberia to Tamarindo

$26 - $210

Shuttle, bus  •  6h 21m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from San Juan del Sur to Liberia
  2. Take the bus from Liberia to Tamarindo Liberia / ...

$28 - $31

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The cheapest way to get from Rivas to Tamarindo is to bus which costs $4 - $7 and takes 5h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Rivas to Tamarindo is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rivas to Tamarindo. However, there are services departing from Rivas and arriving at Tamarindo via Peñas Blancas and Liberia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 2m.

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The distance between Rivas and Tamarindo is 127 km. The road distance is 188.7 km.

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The best way to get from Rivas to Tamarindo without a car is to bus which takes 5h 2m and costs $4 - $7.

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It takes approximately 5h 2m to get from Rivas to Tamarindo, including transfers.

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Rivas to Tamarindo bus services, operated by Grupo Tranbasa, depart from Peñas Blancas station.

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The quickest flight from Rivas Airport to Liberia Airport is the direct flight which takes 30m.

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Rivas to Tamarindo bus services, operated by Transportes La Pampa, arrive at Tamarindo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rivas to Tamarindo is 189 km. It takes approximately 3h 6m to drive from Rivas to Tamarindo.

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  • Distance: 79.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 2m

What companies run services between Rivas, Nicaragua and Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica?

You can take a bus from Rivas to Tamarindo via Peñas Blancas and Liberia in around 5h 2m.

Airlines
SANSA
Website
flysansa.com
Flights from Rivas to Liberia
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
Bus operators
Grupo Tranbasa
Bus from Peñas Blancas to Liberia
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
grupotranbasa.com
Transportes La Pampa
Empresa Alfaro
Phone
+506 2222 2666
Website
empresaalfaro.com
Bus from Liberia to Tamarindo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
empresaalfaro.com

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SANSA offers flights from Rivas Airport to Liberia Airport.

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There are 561+ hotels available in Tamarindo. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rivas to Rivas Airport is to taxi which takes 51m and costs $6 - $8.

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