Last update: March 7 2019
Unfortunately, like many travel destinations, Tortuguero has its share of hawkers and touts trying to sell tours, lodging and transportation. We hope the information below helps you make informed decisions. Travel smart, check with other travelers to the area and seek out all available options so you can have a very enjoyable and incredible visit to one of the most fascinating places on earth.
If you have any questions, suggestions, require more detail, or help in communicating with one of the services listed below please contact
Whatsapp/Phone: +506 89281169.
How to get to Tortuguero
The following is a summary of the options available to the independent traveler who wants to find his/her own way to Tortuguero village. These are not ALL of the ways and means to travel to Tortuguero but are the ones that are generally considered free of package-oriented or commission-paying options. There are five ways an independent traveler can get to Tortuguero. Here they are in no particular order:
1. Express Transportation
2. Public Transportation
3. Rental Car
1. Express Services to/from Tortuguero and other destinations:
To book express transportation please contact
Whatsapp/phone: +50689281169 (Victor Barrantes)
Prices are set for each way and per person.
Moin-Tortuguero (10 am, Japdeva docks) & Tortuguero-Moin (10 am, Tortuguero Village Public Docks)
Price: $35 each way. Duration: 3.5 hrs
Tortuguero-Pacuare (10 am, Tortuguero Village Public Docks) & Moin-Pacuare (10 am, Japdeva docks)
Price: $35 each way. Duration: 2 hrs
Puerto Viejo-Tortuguero (8am, PV downtown) & Tortuguero-Puerto Viejo (10 am, Tortuguero Village Public docks).
Price: $65 each way. Duration: 5hrs
Puerto Viejo-Bocas del Toro
Price: $30. Duration: 4 hrs
Cahuita-Tortuguero (8:30 am, Cahuita downtown) & Tortuguero-Cahuita (10 am, Tortuguero Village Public docks).
Price: $55 each way. Duration: 4 hrs
San Jose-Tortuguero (6am, San Jose downtown-National Theatre) & Tortuguero-San Jose (8:30 am or 2pm, Tortuguero Village Public docks).
Price: $55 each way. Duration: 6 hrs.
Tortuguero-International Airport Juan Santamaria (5am or 8:30 am, Tortuguero Village public docks) & Int Airport Juan Santamaria-Tortuguero (no later than 1pm, Airport Arrivals Exit).
Price:$75 one way. Duration: 4 hrs Requires a minimum of two people.
La Fortuna-Tortuguero (7am, La Fortuna downtown) & Tortuguero-La Fortuna (8:30 am or 11 am, Tortuguero Village public docks).
Price: $60 each way. Duration: 5hrs