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Transportation questions

Austin, Texas
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Transportation questions

Hey guys,

I'm about to travel to Costa rica, flying into San Jose then spending 9 days with 12 people in Playa Esterillos. January 2-10. I was wondering best transportation options available. We may want to get to manuel antonio somedays, or jaco, but we need to figure out if its possible ( and smart) to rent a 12 passenger van, or if taking a shuttle to esterillos and then, when we want to, just take taxi's when necessary to manuel antonio/jaco.

What is the smartest option for 12 people? Would love some help.

Edited: 06 December 2012, 17:20
Grecia, Costa Rica
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for Province of Alajuela
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1. Re: Transportation questions

Private transfer is the way to go. Here is a good place to start. Danny I hear has WiFi in the vehicles, Oscar and Tucan Limo get good reviews. Shop around and get the best price.

Odyssey Tours (Diego and Alvaro) - info@odysseytourscr.com

Oscar Chavarria - oscardrivercr@gmail.com

Willy - w_opciones@yahoo.com

Wilson - wilson_elsy@yahoo.com

Carlos Bogarin - encantados@ice.co.cr

Danny Jimenez - crdannytravels@yahoo.com

Leo Rodriguez - leratravelcr@yahoo.com

Juan Carlos and Rubier - tjtransfers@gmail.com

Tucan Limousines - rocio@tucanlimoservices.com

Cheers

Austin, Texas
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2. Re: Transportation questions

thanks Incabod! So once we are in Esterillos, whats the best way to travel for a day trip to Jaco, or Manuel antonio? Still private transfers? or Taxis?

jordan

Grecia, Costa Rica
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3. Re: Transportation questions

If you are going back and forth a lot you might want to grab a couple of rental cars. This will open things up, you can drive to Jaco, Manuel Antonio, Dominical, etc...

Taxis back and forth from Esterillos will add up to BIG money so I would consider the rental.

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4. Re: Transportation questions

In your case...it is and could be cheaper to hire a private van than any shuttle...now days with Android phones almost any car company offer WI...good advice by INCA as always!

roadadvisor

Cahuita, Costa Rica
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5. Re: Transportation questions

Good idea, Incabod! Having two cars will give you more flexibility too. With 12 people, it is unlikely you'll all want to do the same thing at the same time and 2 cars will be way easier to find than a bus - fewer companies seem to have them these days and they book up fast in high season.

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