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Costa Rica Distances
Official list of cantons and its districts of each province in Costa Rica.

Find here distances in minutes and kilometers between main Cities, Beaches and Towns of Costa Rica. This chart shows an estimated time for driving distances by car from San Jose city to the main cities, districts, towns, beaches, volcanoes and tourism places of interest for each canton of Costa Rica. The distance information listed on this page it is estimated and was calculated based in our recent experience made by our chauffeurs staff driving by car around Costa Rica's territory. In addition you have to consider some areas with off roads, local weather and traffic conditions for each place to visit in Costa Rica. In Costa Rica Service Car Rental Team supports the Ecotourism.

San José Province and its cantons

Main cities, districts, towns and places of interest in San Jose

Driving time from San José

Acosta:
Cangregal, Guatil, Palmichal, Sabanillas, San Ignacio de Acosta

San Ignacio de Acosta

1.55 hrs

Alajuelita:
Alajuelita, Concepción, San Antonio, San Felipe, San Josecito

Alajuelita

25 m

Aserrí:
Aserrí, Legua, Monterrey, Salitrillos, San Gabriel, Tarbaca, Vuelta de Jorco

Aserrí

1.25 hrs

Curridabat:
Curridabat, Granadilla, Sánchez, Tirrases

Curridabat

30 m

Desamparados:
Damas, Desamparados, Frailes, Gravilias, Patarrá, Rosario, San Antonio, San Cristóbal, San Juan de Dios, San Miguel, San Rafael Abajo, San Rafael Arriba

Desamparados

35 m

Patarrá

 1.15 hrs

Dota:
Copey, Jardín, Santa María

Santa Maria de Dota

1.50 hrs

San Gerardo de Dota, road map

 2.15 hrs

Zona de Los Santos, San Gerardo de Dota Road Map

Savegre River, Cuenca

2.45 hrs

Escazú:
(Escazú), San Antonio, San Rafael

Escazu

40 m

San Rafael

 30 m

Goicoechea:
Calle Blancos, Guadalupe, Ipís, Mata de Plátano, Purral, Rancho Redondo, San Francisco

Guadalupe

45 m

Rancho Redondo

 1.15 hrs

León Cortes:
Llano Bonito, San Andrés
San Antonio, San Isidro, San Pablo, Santa Cruz

San Pablo

1.30 hrs

San Antonio

 1.50 hrs

Montes de Oca:
Mercedes, Sabanilla, San Rafael, San Pedro

San Pedro

25 m

Sabanilla

 45 m

Mora:
Colón ciudad, Guayabo, Picagres, Piedras Negras, Tabarcia

Ciudad Colon

50 m

Moravia:
La Trinidad, San Jerónimo, San Vicente

Moravia

35 m

 La Trinidad

 45 m

Pérez Zeledón:
Barú, Cajón, Daniel Flores, General, Páramo, Pejiballes, Platanares, Río Nuevo, Rivas, San Isidro de El General, San Pedro

San Isidro del General

3.30 hrs

Puriscal:
Barbacoas, Candelaria, Chirres, Desamparados, Grifo Alto, Mercedes Sur, San Antonio, San Rafael, Santiago

Puriscal city

1.50 hrs

San José (Capital):
Carmen, Catedral, Hatillo, Hospital, Mata Redonda, Merced, Pavas, San Francisco de Dos Ríos, San Jose, San Sebastián, Uruca, Zapote

San Jose city downtown,
National Theater, Museo Nacional

0 m

Tobias Bolanos Local Airport
Pavas Local Domestic Airport - Tobias Bolaños Airport

20 m

Santa Ana:
Brasil, Piedades, Pozos, Salitral, Santa Ana, Uruca

Santa Ana

35 m

Piedades

 50 m

Tarrazú:
San Carlos, San Lorenzo, San Marcos

San Marcos

1.45 m

Tibás:
Anselmo Llorente, Cinco Esquinas, Colima, León XIII, San Juan

Tibas

25 m

Turrubares:
San Juan de Mata, San Luis, San Pablo, San Pedro

San Pablo

1.30 hrs

Vázquez de Coronado:
Cascajal, Dulce Nombre de Jesús, Patalillo, San Isidro, San Rafael

Coronado town
Municipalidad de Coronado - Old Building in Coronado

1.15 hrs

 San Isidro

 1.25 hrs

Basilica de Coronado, Church in Coronado City Costa Rica
Basilica de Coronado (Church)
 

 
1.15 hrs

 

 

Alajuela Province and its cantons

Main districts, cities, towns, volcanoes and places of interest in Alajuela.

Driving time from San Jose

Alajuela (Main city):
Alajuela, Carrizal, Desamparados, Guácima, La Garita, Río Segundo, Sabanilla, San Antonio, San Isidro, San José, San Rafael, Sarapiquí, Tambor, Turrúcares

Alajuela city

45 m

Juan Santamaria International Airport

 25 m

Rio Segundo

 25 m

La Garita

 1.15 hrs

Alforo Ruiz:
Brisas, Guadalupe, Laguna, Palmira, Tapezco, Zapote, Zarcero

Zarcero

2.25 hrs

Atenas:
Atenas, Concepción, Jesús, Mercedes, San Isidro, San José, Santa Eulalia

Atenas city
Central Park in Atenas Costa Rica
House View in Atenas Costa Rica

1.45 hrs

Monumento al Boyero in Atenas Costa Rica
Route 3 from Alajuela or San Jose Airport to Atenas City

Grecia:
Bolívar, Grecia, Puente de Piedra, Río Cuarto, San Isidro, San José, San Roque, Tacares

Grecia city

1.25 hrs

Guatuso:
Buenavista, Cote, San Rafael

San Rafael

5 hrs

Los Chiles:
Caño Negro, El Amparo, Los Chiles, San Jorge

Los Chiles

6 hrs

Naranjo:
Cirrí Sur, Naranjo, Rosario, San Jerónimo, San José, San Juan, San Miguel

Naranjo city

1.30 hrs

Orotina:
Ceiba, Coyolar, Hacienda Vieja, Mastate, Orotina

Orotina city
Fruits Sale Point in Orotina City - Costa Rica

2 hrs

Palmares:
Buenos Aires, Candelaria, Esquipulas
Granja, Palmares, Santiago, Zaragoza

Palmares

1.45 hrs

Peñas Blancas:

Costa Rica's borber line with Nicaragua

6.45 hrs

Poas:
Carrillos, Sabana Redonda, San Juan, San Pedro del volcan Poas , San Rafael

Carillos de Poas

1.35 hrs


 Poas Volcano
Poas Volcano Crater View - Costa Rica
Beatiful Picture of Poas Volcano Crater in Alajuela Costa Rica

 1.55 hrs

San Carlos:
Aguas Zarcas, Buenavista, Cutris, Florencia, La Fortuna, Monterrey, Palmera, Pital, Pocosol, Ciudad Quesada, Tigra, Venado, Venecia

Ciudad Quesada city

2.45 hrs

La Fortuna city

3.30 hrs

La Fortuna Area Road Map

Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano View in La Fortuna Costa Rica

 

 3.45 hrs

Arenal Lake

 4.15 hrs

San Mateo:
Desmonte, Jesús María, San Mateo

San Mateo
San Mateo Mountains View
Road from San Mateo to Atenas

2 hrs

San Ramón:
Alfaro, Angeles, Concepción, Peñas Blancas, Piedades Norte, Piedades Sur, San Isidro, San Juan, San Rafael, San Ramón, Santiago, Volio, Zapotal

San Ramon city
San Ramon Cows and Mountains ViewSmall Church at Bella Vista Hotel in San Ramon Costa Rica

1.45 hrs

Upala:
Aguas Claras, Bijagua, Delicias, Dos Ríos, San José (Pizote), Upala, Yolillal

Upala

6 hrs

Aguas Claras

6.30 hrs

Tenorio Volcano and National Park

6.30 hrs

Valverde Vega:
Rodríguez, San Pedro, Sarchí Norte, Sarchí Sur, Toro Amarrillo

Sarchi

1.50 hrs

Cartago Province and its cantons

Main districts, cities, towns, volcanoes and places of interest in Cartago.

Driving time from San José

Alvarado:
Capellades, Cervantes, Pacayas

Pacayas

2.15 hrs

Cartago (Main city):
Aguacaliente (San Francisco), Carmen, Corralillo, Dulce Nombre, Granadilla, Guadalupe (Arenilla), Llano Grande, Occidental, Oriental,San Nicolás, Tierra Blanca


Cartago city
Old Basilic Ruins in Cartago - The First Capital of Costa Rica

1.30 hrs


Irazu Volcano National Park
Irazu Volcano Crater View in Cartago - Costa Rica

 2.35 hrs

Road Map to Irazu Volcano in Cartago


Basilica nuestra Señora de Los Angeles
Basilica de Cartago, Negrita Chuch in Cartago Costa Rica
A Weekend Day at Church in Cartago

 1.45 hrs

Tobosi Eco Museum

 1.45 hrs

El Guarco:
Patio de Agua, San Isidro, Tejar, Tobosi

Tejar del Guarco

1.45 hrs

Kurieti Idian's History Museum

 2.15 hrs

Jiménez:
Juan Viñas, Pejibaye, Tucurrique

Juan Viñas

2.20 hrs

Tucurrique

 3.15 hrs

La Unión:
Concepción, ,Dulce Nombre, Río Azul, San Diego, San Juan, San Rafael, San Ramón, Tres Ríos

Tres Rios

1 hrs

San Ramon de Tres Rios

 1.30 hrs

Oreamuno:
Cipreses, Cot, Potrero Cerrado, San Rafael, Santa Rosa

San Rafael

2.15 hrs

Paraiso:
Cachí, Orosi, Paraíso, Santiago

Paraiso

2.35 hrs

Valle de Orosi

2.50 hrs

Cachi
Power Station in Cachi Cartago

 3 hrs

Tapanti National Park

3.15 hrs

Turrialba:
La Suiza, Pavones, Peralta, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, Santa Teresita, Tayutic, Tres Equis, Tuis, Turrialba

Turrialba city

3 hrs

Turrialba Volcano

3.50 hrs

Road Map to Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica

Heredia Province and its cantons

Main cities, towns, districts, volcanoes and places of interest in Heredia.

Driving time from San José

Barva:
Barva, San José de la Montaña, San Pablo, San Pedro, San Roque, Santa Lucía

Barba city

1.40 hrs

San Jose de la Montaña

 2 hrs

Barva volcano

 2.25 hrs

Belén:
La Asunción, , La Ribera, San Antonio de Belen

Belen city

25 m

Flores:
Asunción, Ribera, San Joaquín de Flores

San Joaquin de Flores

30 m

Heredia (Main city):
Heredia, Mercedes, San Francisco, , Ulloa, Vara Blanca

Heredia city

50 m

San Isidro:
Concepción, San Francisco, San Isidro, San José

San Isidro

35 m

San Pablo:
San Pablo de Heredia

San Pablo

45 m

San Rafael:
Angeles, Concepción, San Josecito, San Rafael, Santiago

San Rafael

1.30 hrs

Santa Bárbara:
Jesús, Purabá, San Juan, San Pedro, Santa Bárbara, Santo Domingo

Santa Barbara

1.40 hrs

Santo Domingo:
Pará, Paracito, San Miguel, San Vicente, Santa Rosa, Santo Domingo, Santo Tomás, Tures

Santo Domingo

45 m

Sarapiquí:
Cureña, Horquetas, La Virgen, Llanuras de Gaspar, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui

Puerto Viejo

2.50 hrs

Guanacaste Province and its cantons

Main beaches, cities, districts, towns and volcanoes in Guanacaste.

Driving time from San José

Abangares:
Colorado, Juntas de Abangares, San Juan Sierra

Abangares city

2.50 hrs

Bagaces:
Bagaces, La Fortuna, Mogote, Río Narando

Bagaces city

3.30 hrs

Cañas:
Bebedero, Cañas, Palmira, Porozal, San Miguel

Cañas city

3 hrs

Carrillo:
Belén, Filadelfia, Palmira, Sardinal

Filadelfia

5.50 hrs

Hojancha:
Hojancha, Huacas, Monte Romo, Puerto Carrillo

Hojancha

5 hrs

La Cruz:
Garita, La Cruz, Santa Cecilia, Santa Elena

La Cruz

5.45 hrs

Santa Rosa National Park

6.30 hrs

Liberia (Main City):
Liberia, Cañas Dulces, Curubandé, Mayorga, Nacascolo

Liberia city

4.15 hrs

Daniel Oduber International Airport

4.40 hrs

Rincon de La Vieja Volcano and National Park

5.45 hrs

Nandayure:
Bejuco, Carmona, Porvenir, San Pablo, Santa Rita, Zapotal

Carmona

4.30 hrs

Nicoya:
Belén de Nosarita, Mansión, Nicoya, Nosara, Quebrada Honda, Sámara, San Antonio

Nicoya city
It is part of Guanacate Province located on the route to Samara and Nosara beach. If you are going from San Jose by the international route 1, continue driving straight ahead (2.25 hrs approximated). When you pass the intersection to Las Juntas Town, drive around 15 minutes more, then you must turn left and continue to the Friendship Bridge "Puente de La Amistad", it is an obligatory route over the Tempisque River.

4 hrs

Colonial Monument in Nicoya Costa Rica
Green Mountains in Nicoya
Tempisque River in Nicoya
Friendship Bridge on the road to Nicoya

Samara beach

4.30 hrs

Nosara beach

5.15 hrs

Nosara Local Airport

5.30 hrs

Santa Cruz:
Bolsón, Cabo de Velas, Cartagena, Cuajiniquil, Diriá, Santa Cruz, Tamarindo, Tempate, Veintisiete de Abril

Santa Cruz city

4.30 hrs

Tamarindo local Airport

5.35 hrs

Tamarindo beach and city

5.50 hrs

Las Baulas National Park

5.45 hrs

Cabo Velas

5.45 hrs

Las Baulas beach

6 hrs

Playa Grande

6 hrs

Avellas beach

5.50 hrs

Tilarán:
Arenal, Libano, Quebrada Grande, Santa Rosa, Tierras Morenas, Tilarán, Tronadora

Tilaran

5 hrs

Arenal lake

 5.45 hrs

Puntarenas Province and its cantons

Main districts, cities, beaches, towns and places of interest in Puntarenas.

Driving time from San José

Aguirre:
Naranjito, Quepos, Savegre

Quepos city

4.35 hrs

Quepos Local Airport

5 hrs

Manuel Antonio beach

5.20 hrs

Manuel Antonio National Park

5.45 hrs

Buenos Aires:
Biolley, Boruca, Buenos Aires, Chánguena, Colinas, Pilas, Potrero Grande, Volcán,

Buenos Aires

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Cóbano

Cobano

5 hrs

Lepanto

 

5.30 hrs

Corredores:
Canoas, Corredor, La Cuesta, Laurel

Paso Canoas Costa Rica's border line with Panamá

7.50 hrs

Coto Brus:
Agua Buena, Limoncito, Pittier, Sabalito, San Vito

San Vito

6 hrs

Esparza:
Espíritu Santo, Macacona, San Jerónimo, San Juan Grande, San Rafael

Esparza city

1.50 hrs

Garabito:
Jacó, Tárcoles

Jaco beach
Jaco beach - Surf city Pacific Coast in Costa Rica

2.50 hrs

Herradura beach

2.20 hrs

Rio Tarcoles

2.20 hrs

Carara National Park

2.45 hrs

Playa Hermosa

 3.15 hrs

Golfito:
Golfito, Guycará, Pavón, Puerto Jiménez

Golfito city

8.45 hrs

Golfito Local Airport

8.55 hrs

Puerto Jimenez

9 hrs

Montes de Oro:
Miramar, San Isidro, Unión

Miramar

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Osa, Peninzula de Osa:
Bahía Ballena, Palmar, Piedras Blancas, Puerto Cortés, Sierpe,

Puerto Cortes

6.50

Dominical beach

6 hrs

Palmar Sur Local Airport

7.15 hrs

 Sierpe

 8 hrs

 Drake Bay

 9.15 hrs

Parrita:
Parrita

Parrita town

3 hrs

Puntarenas (Main city):
Acapulco, Barranca, Chacarita, Chira, Chomes, Cóbano, Guacinal, Lepanto, Manzanillo, Monteverde, Paquera, Pitahaya, Puntarenas

Puntarenas city

2.35 hrs

Ferry Station in Puntarenas city to Playa Naranjo and Paquera

2.45 hrs

Puerto Caldera

2.50 hrs

Barranca

2.15 hrs

Monteverde

4 hrs

Chomes

2.55 hrs

Paquera

4.30 hrs

Tambor local airport

5 hrs

 Tambor beach

 5.15 hrs

Cobano

5.25 hrs

Montezuma beach

5.45 hrs

Mal Pais beach

6.40 hrs

Limón Province and its cantons

Main cities, beaches, districts, towns and places of interest in Limón.

Driving time from San José

Guácimo:
Duacarí, Guácimo, Mercedes, Pocora, Río Jiménez

Guacimo city

2.20 hrs

Limón (Main city):
Limón, Matama, Río Blanco, Valle La Estrella

Limon city

4.25 hrs

 Puerto Moin

 3.45 hrs

In Puerto Moín is located the "Embarcadero" is a boat service station in Puerto Moin of Limon. From here many tourisms visit and return by boat from Tortuguero National Park. Also this embarcadero is a rental car point used by Service Car Rental.

4.50 hr

Boats for Rent to visit Tortuguero National Park
Atracadero in Puerto Moin Boat Station
Tourist Renting a Car in Puerto Moin, Limon Costa Rica

Matina:
Batán, Carrandí, Matina

Matina city

3.10 hrs

Pococí:
Cariari, Colorado, Guápiles, Jiménez, Rita, Roxana

Guapiles city

On the road 32 from San Jose city to the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica you will see the Mountains of Braulio Carrillo National Park.

Rio Danta is a restaurant located in Guapiles city. This is a rent a car point used to drop off and pick up vehicles for customers of Service Car Rental.

1.30 hrs

Route 32 trugh Braulio Carrillo National Park from San Jose to Guapiles
Mountains View in Braulio Carrillo National Park Costa Rica
Rio Danta Restaurant in Guapiles Costa Rica

Siquirres:
Alegría, Cairo, Florida, Germania, Pacuarito, Siquirres

Siquirres city

2.45 hrs

Talamanaca:
Bratsi, Cahuita, Sixaola

Cahuita beach

5.30 hrs

Cahuita Beach in Puerto Viejo de Limon

Puerto Viejo de Limon

6 hrs

Road Map to Cahuita Area

Mansanillo

6.45 hrs

Sixaola

8 hrs

 

 

Provinces

Main Cities and Towns of Costa Rica distances chart (distances in kilometers).

 

San José

  San José

52

  Empalme

134 82

  San Isidro del General

 

Alajuela

17 69 153

  Alajuela

41 93 177 24

  Atenas

73 125 209 56 60

  Ciudad Quesada

81 133 217 64 68 8

  Florencia

 

Cartago

23 29 111 40 54 96 108

  Cartago

68 79 156 85 99 141 153 45

  Turrialba

 

Heredia

12 64 146 12 36 68 76 35 80

  Heredia

67 119 201 79 103 57 65 119 164 67

  Puerto Viejo

 

Limón

131 180 264 148 172 181 189 151 106 131 124

  Limón

47 96 180 64 88 97 105 70 70 47 57 84

  Guápiles

 

Puntarenas

115 167 249 98 79 108 116 138 183 103 170 246 162

  Puntarenas

99 151 233 82 58 95 103 113 158 94 161 225 141 21

  Caldera

117 169 251 100 76 144 152 131 176 112 179 243 159 75 54

  Jacó

192 244 326 175 151 119 227 182 227 187 254 333 239 150 129 75

  Quepos

162 110 28 179 199 235 243 139 187 174 241 290 219 187 172 118 43

  Dominical

201 149 67 218 242 274 282 178 223 213 280 329 348 288 267 213 138 95

  Buenos Aires

309 262 180 331 351 387 395 291 336 326 393 442 371 339 324 270 195 152 146

  Golfito

320 268 186 337 358 393 401 291 342 332 399 448 379 355 347 284 209 162 123 54

  Paso Canoas

332 285 203 354 374 410 418 314 359 349 416 465 394 362 347 293 218 175 169 127 159

  Puerto Jiménez

271 219 137 288 312 344 352 248 293 283 333 399 418 338 317 263 190 165 74 69 49 152

  San Vito

 

Guanacaste

217 269 351 200 176 185 187 240 285 205 272 348 264 132 127 191 263 309 433 461 471 454 486

  Liberia

149 201 283 132 108 131 159 172 217 137 204 280 196 65 59 123 198 241 365 393 403 416 398 68

 PuenteTenpisque

202 254 336 185 164 210 202 225 273 197 264 333 249 118 113 161 242 295 412 442 452 465 467 83 53

  Nicoya

253 305 387 236 212 221 213 276 314 238 305 384 300 169 164 218 293 336 453 483 493 506 500 36 104 75

  Playas del Coco

274 326 408 257 233 272 264 297 335 269 336 405 321 190 185 239 314 357 478 524 534 527 549 69 125 72 61

  Tamarindo

191 243 325 174 150 115 107 214 252 186 253 322 236 107 102 156 231 274 391 421 431 444 446 70 42 95 106 139

  Tilarán

304 346 428 277 253 223 215 317 355 289 383 425 341 210 205 259 334 377 494 524 534 547 549 77 171 160 113 146 173

  Peñas Blancas

   

Costa Rica Map, Main Cities and Towns:
Jaco, Quepos, Liberia, Nicoya, Arenal, Guapiles, Limon, Golfito, Puerto Viejo, Puntarenas, San Jose, Alajuela etc.

 
   


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