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How to get from San Jose to Manzanillo on the Caribean Coast

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How to get from San Jose to Manzanillo on the Caribean Coast

We are going to be needing to get from San Jose to Manzanillo and then return a week later. Eight years ago we went from San Jose to Tamarindo via a shuttle service that was excellent. Is there a similar service available to Manzanillo? What is the cost? Is there a public transportaion available for this trip? Thank you in advance.

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1. Re: How to get from San Jose to Manzanillo on the Caribean Coast

Take a look here: www.puertoviejosatellite.com There is a lot of transportation information there.

Also -- for shuttles -- www.anywherecostarica.com (click on transportation) or www.shuttlebus.co.cr

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2. Re: How to get from San Jose to Manzanillo on the Caribean Coast

You can even ride the public bus...great affordable way...you can go to Puerto Viejo and then a taxi to Manzanillo...

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3. Re: How to get from San Jose to Manzanillo on the Caribean Coast

roadadvisor, is the public bus a "local" (stopping many times along the way to pick up/drop off passengers) or an express to the area, then making stops. Thanks for your input. Glenn

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4. Re: How to get from San Jose to Manzanillo on the Caribean Coast

"Local" bus in this case is an "express" service, takes about 4.5 hours. There is one that goes all the way to Manzanillo and please remember busses go from the Terminal Atlantico, which many taxi drivers do not know yet.

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5. Re: How to get from San Jose to Manzanillo on the Caribean Coast

The "public bus" that we rode from Puerto Viejo to San Jose was more like an express bus. As I remember we stopped only in Limon for much needed break. It was quick and convenient.

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6. Re: How to get from San Jose to Manzanillo on the Caribean Coast

Make sure you notify the taxi driver its a new terminal- see here.

www.puertoviejosatellite.com/transport.php

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7. Re: How to get from San Jose to Manzanillo on the Caribean Coast

Thank you all for sharing your inputs, very helpful.

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8. Re: How to get from San Jose to Manzanillo on the Caribean Coast

Glenn...thanks God you have a set of great answers...please feel free to ask any question any time...in Spanish and in some cases we call the Epress buses DIRECTO bus...I hope I do not get in trouble with that person about my mention of a Spanish word...!

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