Puntarenas – Paquera Ferry

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The one key piece of information you need to know about the buses and the Puntarenas – Paquera Ferry is that if you are headed to Santa Teresa or Montezuma, the 5pm sailing is the last ferry that has a bus connecting all the way to these towns!

For information on how to get to  or from Montezuma or Santa Teresa, best to head to those pages for all the details.


The price of the ferry from Puntarenas to Paquera is 810₡. (May 2017).


Ferry Schedule

Puntarenas to Paquera

  • 05:00, 09:00, 11:00, 14:00, 17:00, 20:30*

(*no connecting bus heading all the way to Santa Teresa/Mal Pais, Montezuma)

Paquera to Puntarenas

  • 05:30, 09:00, 11:00, 14:00, 17:00, 20:00

***here is an extremely useful number = call tel: 26612084 (then press 4) and you can get the current ferry schedule.

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We do not 100% guarantee that all schedules, times and prices are exact. The information in this website is based on personal experience and by information submitted by other travellers. Information has been gathered from station schedules, station managers, bus drivers and driver helpers. We have done our best to get as much accurate up to date information as possible, but prices and times change. Also, remember that you are responsible for your own health and safety. Travel safe and travel smart - and have fun!



The schedule with vehicle rates

Photo taken: February 9, 2016

The schedule

Photo taken: February 9, 2016

Photo taken: February 9, 2016

The ticket office - right across from where the ferry departs

Photo taken: February 9, 2016

Puntarenas side

Photo taken 2015

Inside the Ferry (there is more than one ferry and yours may look a bit different)

Photo taken 2015

The Ferry

Photo taken 2015

Cars lining up on the Paquera side

Photo taken 2015

Location of bus station in relation to the ferry. A taxi will cost you 1500 colones


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