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Need 3 transfers and don't have much money!

Hi there... Need transfers from SJO to Arenal, ARenal to MA and MA to SJO.... don't have TOO much money but don't want to take a bus. Any suggestions? We're staying at Arenal Paraiso one night and then Arenal Observatory 2 nights and then heading to MA for 5 nights.... then back to Aeropuerto for noon flight! Help!

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1. Re: Need 3 transfers and don't have much money!

Take a shuttle for the 1st two legs. Check www.interbusonline.com. You'll need to take a 5 minute taxi ride to the Hampton to ctach the shuttle. In checking schedules put in Alajuela/Rio Segunda for the departure. Also google costa rica shuttle and grayline that have similar deals. To save $$s on the final leg its really pretty easy to take a publci bus from MA back to the airport. Buy your tickets in Quepos a couple of days in advance and ask the driver to let you off at the airport entrance.

Boston, MA
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2. Re: Need 3 transfers and don't have much money!

I'm noticing you can rent a car for around 200 for the week... do all of the rental places have that ridiculous security deposit? Avis doesn't mention it on their site? Would we be able to drive a compact from SJO to Arenal to MA?

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3. Re: Need 3 transfers and don't have much money!

www.renta4x4incostarica.com

Check out the above link. You can rent a car for $35.00 per day.. Many people do not take the extra insurance, especially if you have some thing going with your credit card regarding that. There is usually a $1,000. deductible on the higher end rentals.

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4. Re: Need 3 transfers and don't have much money!

Insurnace costs and taxes can nearly double the cost of a rental car. Some but not all required insurnace may be covered by your credit card company, but chances are you'll have to bring proof of coverage. Add on cost of recommended GPS and this may not be the least expensive way to get around the country.

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5. Re: Need 3 transfers and don't have much money!

Hello!!

I suggest you to rent a car with GPS, this way you can optimize the routes and travel time between one place to the next one. Try the next page: navsatcr.com, they have a list with different rent a car companies who rent GPS with great and useful maps, also.

MECM.

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