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Transportation Options

Costa Rica Wildlife Trails has carefully selected the best collective service providers, which offer daily departures every day of the year, offering coverage in most of the country’s tourist destinations. You will travel with other tourists who prefer this same mode of travel. Your transportation will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the hotel door of your next destination.

The trip with land transportation is one of the safest ways to travel in Costa Rica, since you can enjoy all the scenic beauty that Costa Rica has to offer you.

Below, we detail the 3 different types of land transportation that Costa Rica Wildlife Trails offers you:

Ground transportation with bilingual driver-guide:

This type of transportation with a private bilingual guide specialized in Costa Rica, who will drive your vehicle at the same time, is the most flexible and relaxed way to travel around Costa Rica, where you can take strategic breaks to take pictures, eat at a restaurant on route , use health services or buy souvenirs, all in a private air-conditioned mobile and a guide that will provides you with important details of the flora, fauna, history and culture of Costa Rica, as well as recommending the best and safest places for your visit.

Private transportation:

In this type, a private driver will pick you up at the time you decide at your hotel, to take you to your next tourist destination. With this type of transport, you can take breaks to use the health service, take a picture or buy a souvenir. You can change the transfer time 24 hours in advance without any problem or extra fee.

Shuttle Transfers:

Collective / semi-private transportation is an economical way to travel around Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Wildlife Trails has carefully selected the best collective service providers, which offer daily departures every day of the year, offering coverage in most of the country’s tourist destinations. You will travel internationally with other tourists who prefer this same mode of travel. Your transportation will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the hotel door of your next destination.

Domestic Flights

We offer local flights with daily departures to the most important tourist destinations of Costa Rica, we work with Nature Air who is a local airline, serious, safe, punctual and very efficient.

By booking local flights, you will have much more time to enjoy your next destination, avoiding long land transfers.

Important information to consider when booking local flights between destinations:

• You must check in with at least 45 minutes in advance.

• There is a baggage restriction, please request the terms and conditions from our agents when booking your flight.

• All flights are subject to cancellations in case of adverse weather conditions, so we recommend that you do not book a domestic flight on the day of your international flight departure.

• On the day of the flight, present your passport in case you are a foreigner and the identity card for Costa Rican citizens, without your identification you will not be able to take the flight.

Car rental

In Costa Rica Wildlife Trails, we promote suppliers that offer high quality car rental services at a very affordable price, all our suppliers have great experience in customer service, flexibility in delivery schedules and a very efficient road assistance.

Riding Costa Rica in a rental car is the most flexible and independent way to travel, as you handle your own travel times, you can make strategic stops to take pictures, pause to use the toilet, buy a souvenir, or some exotic season fruit.

We efficiently organize the delivery of your vehicle in the main tourist destinations of Costa Rica, our agents will recommend the ideal car according to your travel itinerary and the number of passengers that accompany you.

Requirements to rent a car in Costa Rica:

• Driver’s license and passport (valid for at least 6 months).

• Credit card (AMEX, VISA, MASTER CARD) with sufficient credit to cover the security deposit ($ 1000.00) which is returned at the end of the rental. Only the amount is blocked.

• Be over 23 years of age.

• Exclusive use in Costa Rica, border crossing with rental cars is not allowed. If you require a rental car in Panama or Nicaragua, we can gladly coordinate the reservation and delivery of your rental car in those countries.

Insurance and coverages:

In Costa Rica, it is mandatory to take the basic insurance when renting a car, where rent, guarantee and deposit conditions vary from one rental company to another, when you book a car through Costa Rica Wildlife Trails, you will be receiving a complete document including all details of rent, insurance, coverages and guarantees are indicated.

Please consider:

  • In Costa Rica, there are roads that are not in optimal conditions, there are also people who do not respect the rules of traffic, so we recommend you to drive on the defensive and very carefully.
  • Respect always the speed limits.
  • When leaving your car, be sure to close all doors and windows, as well as not leaving valuables inside the car and in sight.
  • Look for safe places to park your car.
  • Report immediately to the traffic police and INS insurance company (emergency number 911) in case of an accident. Abandoning the scene of the accident is considered in Costa Rica as an admission of guilt.