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“Wonderful Experience”

Costa Rica Drivers - Private Day Tour
Ranked #2 of 102 Tours in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Best transportation service door-to-door between most major destinations, day tours, airport-hotel transfers and multi day trips. Our friendly bilingual drivers will make your Costa Rica trip safe and simply the best. Families with kids, couples, small groups & students groups.
Reviewed 25 April 2014

We had a large group of 17 people. Thanks to Christian we had all organizational issues taken care of ahead and during our trip. The trip was a great success. Christian escorted us throughout our stay and also provided a lot of interesting information along the way. Thank you from everyone in our group for organizing a wonderful tour!!

Thank CAHEK-NYC
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

The nice lady Gitget at Costa Rica Drivers were so helpful in our trip planning for our costa rica 7 day 6 night vaction for a group of 14. The minibus picked us up at the airport, and drove us everywhere where we planned to go. The driver was experienced and polite. Hight recommended, much better than renting a car and drive by ourselves.

Thank Fan Z
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

We can't say enough about Christian and Costa Rica Drivers. We were totally impressed with our whole experience. Christian picked up my husband and myself at the airport and drove us to Hermosa Beach stopping along the way to show us some sights as well as the grocery store. He then picked up our girls and their partners a couple of days later and brought them to our rental home. He then became our most trusted tour guide and friend. Christian took us everywhere we wanted to go including the swinging bridges, 500 step waterfall, the Arenal National Park - you name it and he drove us. He was always on time, always courteous and safe. He didn't mind waiting around while we completed one more adventure. Christian joined us on the ziplining, at lunches and shopping. We have travelled extensively and this was the most enjoyable and reliable service we have ever received. He even went back to one of the shops we purchased rocking chairs from and personally mailed to us one of the missing pieces. Unbelievable. I booked this service online and from the first email to the package arriving in the mail we have been tremendously impressed. Thank you Christian for fantastic service.

Thank Annette M
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

This was our first trip to this beautiful country. Our driver was waiting right at the curb when we exited the airport. Our trip down to the resort in Puntarenas was great. "Rooster" pointed out various sites along the way. Our trip back to the airport was just as good. Danny was right on time at the resort, and we had a wonderful ride back. Both of our drivers were extremely professional; but still personable. I will definitely use their services the next time we visit; and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.

Thank Kevin L B
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

My wife and I just completed our first trip to Costa Rica. During the early stages of laying out the trip, we planned on renting a car and laid out our itinerary with that in mind. As we learned and read more about the road system in Costa Rica and some of the car rental "horror stories", we decided to use a private transportation service instead. The many outstanding reviews for Costa Rica Drivers, owned by Christian Martinez, compelled us to contact him.

Christian was a complete professional from start to finish. He was always prompt in his replies to our emails, and was very patient with our many adjustments to our itinerary during the planning process. He easily found us at the airport and was always there on-time for our pickups. He drove us from SJO airport to the Orosi Valley, from the Orosi Valley to Manuel Antonio, from Manuel Antonio to Arenal, and from Playa Samara to our final night's lodging near Heredia. He is probably the most patient and least aggressive driver either of us has ever ridden with, and we always arrived at our destination relaxed and eager to check out some of the many places he'd told us about.

The three most important considerations for us were: (1) safety; (2) fluency in English, as we know very little Spanish; and (3) knowledge of and passion for the natural and cultural history of the country. He exceeded our expectations in all aspects.

Christian was such a smooth driver that my wife, who normally gets car sick very easily, was sitting in the back seat of his van reading books through the windy roads of the Costa Rican countryside. This was a huge thing for her--and she sang Christian's praises after the end of each segment.

A bonus for us was the fact that he carried a cooler stocked with water and other fun beverages AND turned us into junkies for plantain chips and lemon-salted peanuts.

In summary, we would recommend Christian Martinez and Costa Rica Drivers without hesitation, and we look forward to seeing even more of this wonderful country with him on our next visit. Pura vida, Christian!!

Thank Jack N
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