from Orotina to tamarindo
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Mar 7, 2012 9:03 PM Last Post By: dalepr2004
Mar 6, 2012 7:06 PM
from Orotina to tamarindoHi I am wondering if anyone has done this? I am wondering if you can do it one day and how long it would take about by ferry and then bus. So can you go on ferry from Puntarenas and board a bus from Playa Naranjo to tamarindo?
Also, can anyone let me know if buses are running from thursday to saturday before Easter Sunday and if so, what kind of availability. I will want to return from Tamarindo to Alajuela. thanks
Mar 6, 2012 7:11 PM
1i did it the other way, Tamagringo to Naranja. had to change buses (chicken) in Santa Cruz and Nicoya. Only 1 ferry per day, just before sunset. this was about 10 yr ago. took all day.
Mar 6, 2012 7:59 PM
2If time is a issue, I am sure there is shuttle from Quepos or Jaco to Tamarindo.
Mar 6, 2012 10:02 PM
3I can't tell you exact bus times, but whenever I went from ferry from puntarenas, there is a bus you can board which leads you to other beaches. if you are a good traveller, seriously just get on it and keep asking where to go, always ask the older people working in the shops around the ferries though as they usually know what they are talking about. the ticos are nice - they'll help you figure it out.
Mar 7, 2012 5:13 AM
4wait - orotina is not on the nicoya peninsula so no ferry involved. you take the bus from orotina to liberia or santa cruz or nicoya (via the panamerican highway) and another bus from there to tamarindo. look here for more information http://www.thebusschedule.com/cr/ take a look at the map of costa rica........
(i suppose you could go to puntarenas and take the ferry and plan on going up the peninsula to tamarindo -- but the roads are so bad (river crossings, etc) that no buses go that way. it's just not the way to go.)
Mar 7, 2012 5:28 AM
Mar 7, 2012 5:38 AM
6you would have to look at a map that shows the puntarenas area close up, probably. it's not far from puntarenas, on the new highway.
i am sure you didn't hallucinate your travel experience, eddy, but the point i was trying to make is that you can cross on the ferry to playa naranjo and go north that way - but there aren't any buses that go that way. and yes, the road is much better than going the coastal route.
if you look at the bus schedule, you will see that all the buses from playa naranja go to puntarenas and north on the panamerican highway. if you are in orotina, you are on the puntarenas side anyway so no need to take the ferry.
Mar 7, 2012 5:50 AM
7no - wait -- i did find it on the map. look at esparza and then southeast on rt 131 and you will see san mateo and orotina.
of course, another possibility for bus travel is to take the bus for esparza and pick up any bus going north to tamarindo, santa cruz, nicoya or liberia. just depends on how someone feels about being at a bus stop on the highway versus going to a bus station in puntarenas. there would be more possibilities at the bus stop on the highway.
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