The Travel Guide to the Peninsula de Nicoya, Costa Rica, with detailed Maps, Hotels and Tourist Information
The 65 minutes boat ride across the Gulf of Nicoya is a scenic and relaxing trip with great views of the peninsula. You will pass by small » islands in the gulf, only inhabited by colonies of maritime birds.
In Puntarenas the ferry dock is at the tip of Puntarenas, 2 km from the center » Map of Puntarenas
|Ferry to the Northern Region:
(Coyote, San Miguel, Samara, Nicoya, Nosara)
|Puntarenas to Naranjo||Naranjo to Puntarenas|
|Ferry to the Southern Region:
(Tambor, Montezuma, Malpais, Santa Teresa)
|Puntarenas to Paquera||Paquera to Puntarenas|
An adult ferry ticket costs around $ 1.70
With a Car on the Ferry:
A simple car with the driver included costs approx $ 24 one way. Only the driver may stay in the car when driving on the ferry. No reservations possible.
Driving Distances from the ferry in Paquera to
Tambor: 24 km (40 min)
Montezuma: 48 km (80 min)
Mal Pais and Santa Teresa: 58 km (90 min)
Samara: 80 min
Be prepared: The roads on the Southern Nicoya Peninsula, Province of Puntarenas, are probably the worst of whole Costa Rica. See: Driving with a Car
Attention Bus Travelers:
The 5:00 p.m. ferry from Puntarenas is the last one which connects to the public bus to Montezuma, Mal Pais and Santa Teresa. See also » Direct Buses from San José to Mal Pais, Santa Teresa, Montezuma, Samara, Coyote...