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Getting around Tamarindo and other sections of Costa Rica.

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Getting around Tamarindo and other sections of Costa Rica.

We will be staying at the Hotel Tamarindo and interested in the types of transportation available besides renting a car and taxi. I believe there is a bus system but what sections of Costa Rica do they travel to? Also what is the cost? how frequent do buses run?

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1. Re: Getting around Tamarindo and other sections of Costa Rica.

Public buses are very inexpensive and they go just about everywhere. This is a good resource for schedule information: www.thebusschedule.com/cr/

To give you some ideas -- from San Jose to Tamarindo is a bit over $10 per person. From San Jose to Liberia, around $8 per person. From Liberia to Playas del Coco - about $1.50

This is the (very) long list of bus fares: Tarifas Transporte Autobus del 02 de agosto del 2014

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2. Re: Getting around Tamarindo and other sections of Costa Rica.

Hattie likes the link for buses she uses... I like this one

visitcostarica.com/ict/paginas/LEYES/pdf/Iti… this doesn't have the fare info but it does have the phone # for each bus system.

both are good tools to find the right bus countrywide.

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3. Re: Getting around Tamarindo and other sections of Costa Rica.

thebusschedule.com doesn't have fare information -- that's at the ARESEP website.

But thebusschedule.com does have phone information for the various companies that provide bus service.

Between these three resources, a lot of questions can be answered. However -- no bus schedule is truly up to date or complete and local knowledge (ask people once you are here) is always king.

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4. Re: Getting around Tamarindo and other sections of Costa Rica.

For longer distances there is also the Grayline or Interbus shuttles. It's more of a "gringo" way to travel with air conditioning and WiFi.

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5. Re: Getting around Tamarindo and other sections of Costa Rica.

Ok Thanks for the replies.

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6. Re: Getting around Tamarindo and other sections of Costa Rica.

The more famous companies to travel around Guanacaste and to go to San Jose is transportes la PAMPA (They go from Tamarindo to Liberia and also go untill Playa Flamingo, and Brasilito, and they charge around 3$ per person depends on where you go) The other one is Transportes Alfaro and they leave from Tamarindo at 3.45 am and 6 am.

But if you need more exact informatioN, when you arrive to your hotel you can ask to the recepcionist to help you with the schedules and the companies, Is more sure and depends on where you go there is more bus companiesre and depends on where you go there is more bus companies.

GOOD LUCK

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7. Re: Getting around Tamarindo and other sections of Costa Rica.

Also ALFARO is a great public company…with services at most towns in Guanacaste…great buses…well stablished company for many years!

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