Prices for vehicles are going up for the Puntarenas-Naranjo ferry. But the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes has not authorized an increase for passengers. The new fares are effective today.
The ministry said the increase was necessary to reestablish the financial equilibrium of the operation.
The concession holder is Coonatramar R.L. One-way fares for passenger cars goes from 7,500 colons (about $15) to 9,000 (about $18). Heavy trucks can pay up to 39,000 colons or about $78.
Adult walk-on passengers pay 810 colons and minors pay 485, fares that remain unchanged.
The ferry business has been affected by the opening of the Puente de la Amistad that shortened the motor route to the middle of the Nicoya Peninsula.