Hotel Don Taco Monteverde

Traveling to Monteverde

There many options of transportation to get to Monteverde. Here you can choose the one fitting to your travel needs

By Car

There is a new road named #27 that will help to save time driving to Monteverde. This road goes from San Jose downtown straight to Puntarenas Province, crossing the central mountain range through the towns of Atenas and Orotina. It takes about 1.15 hours diving to get to Puntarenas and then you will be catching the Interamerican Highway #1.
About 20 kilometers more, past the turnoff for Puntarenas, there will be a marked turnoff for Sardinal, Santa Elena and Monteverde. From this turnoff, the road is paved almost as far as the tiny town of Guacimal. From here it´s another 17 kms to Santa Elena.  The final going is slow because the road into Santa Elena is rough, unpaved dirt-and-gravel affairs.

Drive carefuly because the last part of the road in under construction.

A great travel tool is the GPS. Every Car Rental in Costa Rica offers this service.

However, once you arrive, the roads in and around Santa Elena are paved, including all the way to Cerro Plano, and about halfway to the Cloud Forest Preserve

Don Taco Transportation Service

Hotel Don Taco offers private transportation services from anywhere in Costa Rica. We have 26 seats Bus and 15 seats minivan fully equipped for your comfort. If you need private transportation for your family, couples or large group of travelers feel free to contact us and get a quotation.

Private Transportation in Monteverde

Contact us to book and quote your transportation

Public Buses to Monteverde

The Bus station is located in San Jose downtown: Ave 7 and 9, St 12. Phone number is 2256 7710. The ticket is about $6.00 and the departure times from/to Monteverde are at: 6:30am and 2:30pm daily.


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Shared Shuttles

This is a very convenient door to door service. It goes from your hotel´s door in San Jose city or San Jose airport directly to Hotel Don Taco´s door. Price per person $49.00 and it takes about 4 hours driving. Departing times at 8:00am 2:00pm from San Jose downtown or 8:40am and 2:40pm from SJO Airport. .
Helpful Tip
Costa Rica is a very safe country but some travelers had experienced a lost of baggage while traveling through public transportation. Always keep an eye on your values and baggage. If your budget allows to hire a Private or Shared Service, it will be the best way to get to Monteverde!