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There are 7 ways to get from Tortuguero to Drake Bay by taxi, plane, bus, ferry or car

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Taxi, fly to San Jose, bus, ferry  •  16 h 48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tortuguero to Villahermosa
  2. Fly from Villahermosa (VSA) to San Jose (SJO) VSA - SJO
  3. Take the bus from San José Tracopa Terminal to Palmar Norte
  4. Take the ferry from Sierpe to Bahía Drake

$137 - $490

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Taxi, fly to David, Microbus, Private Water Taxi  •  17 h 30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tortuguero to Villahermosa
  2. Fly from Villahermosa (VSA) to David (DAV) VSA - DAV
  3. Take the Microbus from David to Paso Canoas
  4. Take the Private Water Taxi from Golfito to Puerto Jiménez
  5. Take the Private Water Taxi from Puerto Jiménez to Sirena
  6. Take the Private Water Taxi from Sirena to Bahía Drake

$933 - $1,662

Taxi, fly to Liberia, bus, ferry  •  25 h 3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tortuguero to Villahermosa
  2. Fly from Villahermosa (VSA) to Liberia (LIR) VSA - LIR
  3. Take the bus from Liberia Airport to San Jose Airport
  4. Take the bus from San José Tracopa Terminal to Palmar Norte
  5. Take the ferry from Sierpe to Bahía Drake

$347 - $965

Bus, taxi, drive via Tapachula  •  45 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Cárdenas to Raudales Malpaso
  2. Take a taxi from Raudales Malpaso to Cintalapa
  3. Take the bus from Cintalapa to Tapachula
  4. Drive from Tapachula to Retalhuleu
  5. Take the bus from Retalhuleu to San Salvador
  6. Take the bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10
  7. Take the bus from San José to Matapalo
  8. Drive from Matapalo to Drake Bay

Bus, ferry, drive  •  44 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Villa Tecolutilla to Cárdenas
  2. Take the bus from Cárdenas Terminal ADO to ADO Chetumal Ado
  3. Take the bus from Chetumal to Belize City
  4. Take the ferry from Belize City to Puerto Cortés
  5. Drive from Puerto Cortés to Sierpe
  6. Take the ferry from Sierpe to Bahía Drake

Bus, taxi, drive  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Villa Tecolutilla to Cárdenas
  2. Take the bus from Cárdenas to Tuxtla Gutiérrez
  3. Take a taxi from Tuxtla Gutiérrez to San Cristóbal de las Casas
  4. Take the bus from San Cristóbal de las Casas to Guatemala City
  5. Take the bus from Tica Bus Guatemala to San Salvador Tica Bus Terminal San Benito
  6. Take the bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10
  7. Take the bus from San José to Uvita
  8. Drive from Uvita to Drake Bay

Drive  •  33 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Tortuguero to Drake Bay 1378.6 miles

$200 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Tortuguero to Drake Bay is to drive which costs $4000 - $6000 and takes 33 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tortuguero to Drake Bay is to taxi and fly and bus and ferry which costs $2600 - $9500 and takes 16 h 48 min.

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The distance between Tortuguero and Drake Bay is 1503 km. The road distance is 2205.8 km.

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It takes approximately 16 h 48 min to get from Tortuguero to Drake Bay, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Villahermosa Airport to San Jose Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tortuguero to Drake Bay is 2206 km. It takes approximately 33 h 9 min to drive from Tortuguero to Drake Bay.

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Viva Aerobus, Skytrans, Aeroméxico and Interjet offer flights from Villahermosa Airport to San Jose Airport.

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There are 92+ hotels available in Drake Bay. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tortuguero to Drake Bay.
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  • Distance: 939.5 miles
  • Duration: 16 h 48 min

What companies run services between Tortuguero, Tabasco, Mexico and Drake Bay, Costa Rica?

There is no direct connection from Tortuguero to Drake Bay. However, you can take the taxi to Villahermosa airport, fly to San Jose, take the walk to Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría, Autopista General Cañas, Invu Las Cañas Uno, Río Segundo, Cantón Alajuela, Provincia Alajuela, 200-4003, Costa Rica, take the shuttle to Cantón San José, Provincia San José, Costa Rica, take the walk to San José Tracopa Terminal, take the bus to Palmar Norte, take the bus to Sierpe, take the walk to Sierpe, then take the ferry to Drake Bay. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Villahermosa airport, fly to David, take the taxi to David, take the Microbus to Paso Canoas, take the bus to Golfito, take the walk to Golfito, take the Private Water Taxi to Puerto Jiménez, take the Private Water Taxi to Sirena, then take the Private Water Taxi to Drake Bay.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Villahermosa to San Jose via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Villahermosa to David via Mexico City, Panama City
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Villahermosa to David via Cancun, Panama City
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Villahermosa to Liberia via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Villahermosa to David via Mexico City, Panama City
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Villahermosa to David via Cancun, Panama City
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Villahermosa to David via Mexico City, San Jose, Panama City
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Villahermosa to Liberia via Mexico City, Houston
Ave. Duration
10 h 22 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Villahermosa to Liberia via Cancun, Houston
Ave. Duration
10 h 42 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Interjet
Website
interjet.com
Flights from Villahermosa to San Jose via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Villahermosa to Liberia via Mexico City, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
13 h 44 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,600
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from Villahermosa to San Jose via Cancun
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Bus operators
Tracopa
Phone
+506 2775 0365, Whatsapp: +506 7298-3342
Email
info@tracopacr.com
Bus from San José Tracopa Terminal to Palmar Norte
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
tracopacr.com
Terminales Panama David
Phone
+(507) 314 6228
Website
transporte10pa.es.tl
Bus from David to Paso Canoas
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
transporte10pa.es.tl
Agencia de Viajes Chule
Phone
+52 984 164 5441, +52 984 1837594, +52 229 119 0916
Bus from Cárdenas to Raudales Malpaso
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
AutobusesAexa
Phone
52 (961) 638-5018
Email
info@autobusesaexa.com
Website
autobusesaexa.com.mx
Bus from Cintalapa to Tapachula
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
autobusesaexa.com.mx
Transporte del SOL
Website
transportedelsol.com
Bus from San Salvador Hotel Sheraton Presidente to San José Terminal 7-10
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65
Schedules at
transportedelsol.com
Transportes Delio Morales
Phone
+506 89221705, 85495010
Website
facebook.com
Bus from San José to Matapalo
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
southerncostarica.biz
Bus from San José to Uvita
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
southerncostarica.biz
Tours Acosta
Phone
+52 984 1133258
Bus from Villa Tecolutilla to Cárdenas
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
facebook.com
ADO
Phone
+52 800 369 4652
Website
ado.com.mx
Bus from Cárdenas Terminal ADO to ADO Chetumal
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$35 - $50
Economy
$26 - $40
Bus from Cárdenas to Tuxtla Gutiérrez
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $29
Schedules at
ado.com.mx
First
$21 - $29
Economy
$10 - $16
San Juan Travel
Phone
+502 7926 0042 / 79248018 / 55542218 / 55541719
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Chetumal to Belize City
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
belizebus.wordpress.com
Transport Guatemala
Website
transportguatemala.com
Bus from San Cristóbal de las Casas to Guatemala City
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Schedules at
transportguatemala.com
Book at
transportguatemala.com
Tica Bus
Website
ticabus.com
Bus from Tica Bus Guatemala to San Salvador Tica Bus Terminal San Benito
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ticabus.com
Book at
ticabus.com
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Sierpe to Bahía Drake
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
toursdrakebay.com
Sol de Osa
Phone
506 8632-8150 (English), 506 2735-5719 (Español)
Email
reservations@soldeosa.com
Website
soldeosa.com
Ferry from Golfito to Puerto Jiménez
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
soldeosa.com
Ferry from Puerto Jiménez to Sirena
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$390
Schedules at
soldeosa.com
Ferry from Sirena to Bahía Drake
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$180
Schedules at
soldeosa.com
Starla International
Phone
+504 9545-9322
Email
starlaferry@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Ferry from Belize City to Puerto Cortés
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$150
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
travelmundomaya.com
Other operators
Taxi from Tortuguero to Villahermosa
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Estimated price
$18 - $22

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