Nicoya Peninsula Costa Rica
The Travel Guide to the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, with detailed Maps, Hotels and Tourist Information

Ferry from Puntarenas to Paquera and Naranjo


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.

Ferry over the Gulf of Nicoya

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
 

6:30
10:00
14:20
19:30

8:00
12:30
17:30
21:00

Ferry to the Southern Region:
(Tambor, Montezuma, Malpais, Santa Teresa)
 Puntarenas to Paquera Paquera to Puntarenas

 

valid Oct 29, 2014 until ???

7:00
11:00
15:00
20:00

5:00
9:00
13:00
17:00

 

(Regular schedule:)

5:00
9:00
11:00
14:00
17:00
20:30

5:30
9:00
11:00
14:00
17:00
20:00

Ferry Puntarenas

Take the ferry at 5:00 p.m. for a scenic
sunset trip across the Gulf of Nicoya

 

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.

It is not possible to make a reservation.

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)

Be prepared: The roads on the Southern Nicoya Peninsula, Province of Puntarenas, are probably the worst of whole Costa Rica.

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...