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 route_cuenca_riosavegreSan 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 20 m Pavas_AirportTobias Bolanos Local Airport
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 1.15 hrs Municipalidad_CoronadoCoronado town
San Isidro 1.25 hrs
Basilica de Coronado (Church) 1.15 hrs Basilica_CoronadoBasilica de Coronado (Church)
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 1.45 hrs Atenas_CityAtenas city

Atenas_HouseAtenas House

Atenas_Monumento_BoyerosAtenas Monumento Boyeros

Atenas_RoadAtenas Road

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 2 hrs Orotina_CityOrotina city
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 1.55 hrs Poas_Volcano_CraterPoas Volcano

Poas_Volcano_Crater_ViewPoas Volcano

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
Arenal Volcano 3.45 hrs Arenal_VolcanoArenal Volcano

route_arenalvolcanoArenal Volcano Route

Arenal Lake 4.15 hrs
San Mateo:

Desmonte, Jesús María, San Mateo

San Mateo 4.15 hrs Road_San_MateoSan Mateo Road

San_Mateo_ViewSan Mateo

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 1.45 hrs Bella_Vista_Hotel_ViewBella Vista Hotel

Cataratas_River_San_RamonCataratas River San Ramon

San_Ramon_ViewSan Ramon

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 Jose
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 1.30 hrs Ruinas_CartagoLas Ruinas Cartago
Irazu Volcano National Park 2.35 hrs Irazu_Volcano_CraterIrazu Volcano National Park

route_irazuvolcanoIrazu Volcano Route

Basilica nuestra Señora de Los Angeles 1.45 hrs Basilica_CartagoBasilica

Cartago_Basilica_ViewBasilica

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 3 hrs CachiCachí
Tapanti National Park 3.15 hrs
Turrialba:

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

Turrialba Volcano 3.50 hrs route_turrialbavolcanoTurrialba Volcano
Heredia Province and its cantons Main cities, towns, districts, volcanoes and places of interest in Heredia. Driving time from San Jose
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 1.15 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 Jose
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 Friendship_Bridge_NicoyaNicoya

Nicoya_Green_MountainsNicoya Green Mountains

Nicoya_Monument_Colonial_ChurchMonument Colonial Church

Tempisque_River_NicoyaTempisque River

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 Jose
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
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 2.50 hrs Jaco_BeachJaco beach
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
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 Jose
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 Moin_Atracadero_TortugueroMoin Atracadero Tortuguero

Moin_Tourism_BoatMoin_Tourism

Rental_Car_Service_Puerto_MoinPuerto Moin

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 Braulio_Carrillo_National_ParkBraulio Carrillo National Park

Rio_Danta_Restaurant_GuapilesRio Danta Restaurant

Road_Braulio_CarrilloBraulio Carrillo Road

Siquirres:

Alegría, Cairo, Florida, Germania, Pacuarito, Siquirres

Siquirres city 2.45 hrs
Talamanaca:

Bratsi, Cahuita, Sixaola

Cahuita beach 5.30 hrs Cahuitabeach_carribeancoastCahuita beach

route_cahuitaCahuita Route

Puerto Viejo de Limon 6 hrs
Mansanillo 6.45 hrs
Sixaola 8 hrs

COSTA RICA MAP, MAIN CITIES AND TOWNS:

Jaco, Quepos, Liberia, Nicoya, Arenal, Guapiles, Limon, Golfito, Puerto Viejo, Puntarenas, San Jose, Alajuela etc.

COSTA RICA BEACHES AND CITIES MAP.