Replies: 4 - Last Post: Oct 25, 2012 6:27 PM Last Post By: tropi
Oct 22, 2012 2:07 PM
We are 9 people going to Costa Rica in december.
First week we stay in Monteverde and then before christmas we travel from Monteverde to Cahuita.
We have checked shuttles, but they are about $6-700.
Does anybody know how much the local buses are and is it possible to do it in one day?
Looks like its the rainy season in Cahuita in december, how is it? very wet or still ok?
Oct 22, 2012 3:07 PM
1for buses - http://www.thebusschedule.com/cr/ if you take the bus, be sure someone goes very early and buys enough tickets for all. this is the only way to guarantee you will all get on the same bus. it's not that easy to get from monteverde to cahuita or puerto viejo. basically, you will have to return to san jose and get the bus from there to cahuita. it's an all-day thing, really.
i would check into renting a 12-passenger van. a LOT easier than riding the bus and gives you a lot of flexibility. for instance, you can rent a hi ace van from toyota (a very reputable rental car company in costa rica) for just over $100 a day. this van holds 12-15 passengers.
also - take a look here: http://www.anywherecostarica.com from them, you can get a private minibus for $360 for this part of your trip.
Oct 23, 2012 12:46 AM
2Like wiremu says...you can do it,but its an all day trip.
Early bus from Monteverde gets you to San Jose by lunchtime.Then you need to change terminal and take another bus to Cahuita...arrive there late afternoon/early evening.
Its cheap enough,if you have the time..and not difficult.Just a bit of a drag......
Oct 23, 2012 3:39 AM
Oct 25, 2012 6:27 PM
4For nine people definetely the best way to travel is either a minivan rental or hire a private transportation. I would say public bus will make you waste alot of vacation time and the price per person of the other options will not be that high.
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