Costa Rica

Ways to travel around Costa Rica

There are various methods of getting around the country. Costa Rica has good infrastructure and transfers are efficient.

Getting around

There are four sensible options for getting about in Costa Rica:

Private guided touring

An English speaking guide, who will usually also be your driver, accompanies you between destinations and on excursions in each place. You can sit back and relax while you travel, gain some real local insight, and make the most of your time.

ŽPrivate transfers

An experienced local driver (not necessarily English-speaking) collects you from your hotel and transfers you to your next destination. There are no travel worries, it is a private service, and you have your independence in each location. Pick-up times can be adjusted to suit you.


This is the most cost effective option, making use of a well-developed minibus transfer network between popularlocations. A minibus seating about 12 people collects you from your hotel and drops you at the door of your next hotel. You share the journey with other visitors, not necessarily from the UK. Departure times are fixed and there may be some waiting. This option works well when travelling between the main tourist regions, but private transfers are required for the more remote destinations.


A hire car is a great way of enjoying Costa Rica. Distances are relatively short, but many minor roads are unpaved, so you will need a relaxed approach and a sense of adventure. SatNav/GPS is a great help.

Whatever your mode of transport, we can prebook your local excursions for you to help make best use of your time in an area


Start planning your trip to Costa Rica

Let us know what kind of trip to Costa Rica you are most interested in, and when you are thinking of travelling. Our travel experts know Costa Rica exceptionally well, and will be delighted to offer some initial ideas and advice, and to develop a more detailed design for your holiday as your ideas evolve. You can download a copy of our 48-page Costa Rica brochure here. It includes lots of helpful travel information and detailed outlines of many of the trips we have designed for Costa Rica.

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