Transportation

Shuttle in Mal País & Santa Teresa

Tropical Tours Shuttles

A reliable local company that operates year-round and specializes in air-conditioned transport around the Nicoya Peninsula, and also to the Nicaragua border and other touristic points of interest. On the main drag.
Scooter Hire in Playas del Coco

Coco Golf Carts

Why get jammed up in a fossil-fuel-guzzling behemoth when you can scoot in and around town on one of these funky electric golf carts? All you need is a valid driver's license and, naturally, a credit card.
Bus Station in San José

Terminal 7-10

This newer bus terminal is a base for routes to Nicoya, Nosara, Sámara, Santa Cruz, Tamarindo, Jacó, Monteverde, La Fortuna and a few other places. The four-story facility has a food court, shopping center and parki…
Airline in Puerto Jiménez

Alfa Romeo Aero Taxi

Light aircraft (for three and five passengers) for charter flights to Golfito, Carate, Drake Bay, Sirena, San Isidro and Limón. Prices depend on the number of passengers, so it’s best to try to organize a group if y…
Shuttle in Reserva Santa Elena

Reserva Santa Elena Shuttle

A private service that offers transportation to Reserva Santa Elena, with pickups at the hotels. Departures at 6:30am, 8:30am, 10:30am and 12:30pm. Return trips from the reserve at 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 4pm. You c…
Bus in San José

Autotransportes Caribeños

Buses to northeastern destinations including Puerto Limón, Guápiles, Cariari, Siquirres and Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí. The Caribeños group encompasses several smaller companies (including Empresarios Guapileños and …
Boat in Jacó

Zuma Tours

Runs speedboat transfers from Jacó to Montezuma (adult/child US$40/30, one hour), with shuttle pickup in Jacó between 10am and 10:30am, and 11am boat departures from Herradura. From Montezuma boats depart at 8:30am.…
Bus Station in Monteverde & Santa Elena

Bus Terminal

Most buses stop at the bus terminal in downtown Santa Elena, where most of the budget digs are, and do not continue into Monteverde. You’ll have to walk or take a taxi if that’s where you plan to stay. Right next to…
Bus Station in San José

Terminal Coca-Cola

A well-known landmark. Numerous buses leave from the terminal and the four-block radius around it to points all over Costa Rica, in particular the Central Valley and the Pacific coast. This is a labyrinthine station…
Boat in Playa Tamarindo

Boats to Playa Grande

You can hire boats to make the quick channel crossing to Playa Grande at the end of the beach in Tamarindo. It's a quick crossing and some are tempted to do it on their own, especially at low tide, but recent crocod…