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Costa Rica Drivers - Private Day Tour
Ranked #2 of 92 Tours in San Jose
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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.
United States
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143 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“They're Great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

I chose CRD based on TripAdvisor reviews, and I wasn't wrong. We were met by Karlay Blanco, and were quickly ensconsed in AC, and a nice comfy van. We traveled from the airport in San Jose to Manuel Antonio, and back, both trips with Karlay. He was courteous, punctual, and competent. He stopped for us to eat and get groceries, as well as to see the crocodiles. What a relief to not to have to battle the traffic! We always felt safe. Highly recommend.

Visited July 2014
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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“Excellent Service and trustworthy people= A Priceless experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

I chose Costa Rica Drivers based on the reviews posted in tripadvisor. I'm so glad I followed the forum advice. We arrived on July 8th, the day The Costa Rican Soccer team was due back. Needless to say, it was a mad house at the airport; but Costa Rica Drivers planned ahead and we only waited 10 min to be picked up and off we went, through back roads, avoiding traffic. It was fun to see the "Ticos" with their Flags, t-shirts and posters welcoming back their heroes. Alex was our driver that day and he was very amusing with jokes and sayings as he told us stories about the country and the Tico's customs.
The next day, Christian, Costa Rica Drivers' founder, picked us up and we went to "La Paz Waterfalls". A breathtaking place! We spent good 5 hours there and my daughter had a chance to hold and feed a toucan and play with a red-eyed tree frog. Having this beautiful and rare frog land on your face is definitely, priceless! ( see picture). Then we went to a local restaurant for a delicious, Costa Rican lunch. Christian is an excellent driver and a very laid back person so he never rushed us during our trip. We learned a lot about Costa Rica thriving economy and tourism thanks to Christian.
On the third day Christian took us to Arenal. He had drinks for us and we stopped at different places to take pictures of the beautiful scenery along the road. We also stopped at a super market at La fortuna to buy snacks and drinks to take with us as our resort is located in a very remote area and food is astronomically expensive! That saved us, at least, $100 for 2 breakfast for a family of 3. I'm Not kidding!
Christian had already set up the tours we were going to take in the Arenal area and everything went smoothly and according to plan. He assured us that the Canopy tour was a no miss attraction and it was very safe; and boy, was he right! We were thrilled with Sky Trek walk, tram and zip-lining. Even my 7 year old daughter went for it and we all conquered our fears to be gliding at 44 MPH so hight up (656ft, to be exact!). An unforgettable experience!
From Arenal to Manuel Antonio, a third driver picked us up, Jose Carlos. He was also on time and he was very friendly and courteous. We had a long drive, 7 hours, but time flew as we were enjoying the scenery, stopping for food, pictures and enjoying attractions, like the one in the Tarcoles bridge, where you can see tons of crocodiles along the river banks. What a sight!
We stayed at a very secluded and exclusive hotel, Arenas del Mar; and again, Christian had already set up attractions for us at a fraction of the cost that the hotel would have arranged for us.(For example: Manuel Antonio Park tour and horseback riding along the beach). So please, trust Christian's advice and go for it.
During our last day in Costa Rica, we went on a tour around San Jose and went to the Artisan Market. Again, Christian was very patient with us ( I love shopping and pretty much we stayed there until the market closed). After that, we went to another local joint for a quick bite to eat.

I can't say enough about the excellent and trustworthy service of Costa Rican Drivers. Look no further. Christian and his team are awesome and CRD has the best bang for your buck with superb service and best of all, there is always a friendly smile that makes you feel safe.
We fell in Love with Costa Rica and we are, definitely, going back and calling Christian for future adventures around Tortuguero, Guanacaste and the South pacific area. Thank You CRD!
Freddy and Maria Q

Visited July 2014
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Nederland, Texas
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3 reviews
“only way to go!!! Costa Rica Drivers are THE best!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Our driver Alex was the BEST! Very knowledgable about the history, areas, roads, traveling tips, best sites, gave us lengthy tour and samples of roadside fruit stand,very good English and provided us with cold drinks for the next day journey! Highly recomend him for your safe and enjoyable travels!!! Pura Vida!!!

Visited July 2014
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“Fantastic in every way!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

I can't say enough how satisfied my wife and I are with Costa Rica Drivers. Every part of our experience was easy and enjoyable. Planning our transportation was a snap, the car was on time and comfortable, the price was very reasonable, and the trips were pleasant. The best part of our experience was our driver, Christian. He was an excellent driver and we always felt safe. He was also very personable and accommodating as well. We learned more about Costa Rican culture and history in our trips with him than anywhere else.

A+ service all around!

Visited June 2014
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Northern CA
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143 reviews
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“Highly recommend this company!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Before leaving for our trip, I set-up and paid for Costa Rica Drivers to shuttle us from El Silencio del Campo to Manuel Antonio, and later, from M.A. to SJO. Alex was our driver both times. He is great! Very friendly and a very safe driver. We asked him to stop anywhere he thought we might find interesting, since we knew the drive from Silencio to M.A. was going to be a long one. He showed us fruit at the local stand & had us sample them...things we normally wouldn't think to try. They were great! We stopped at the bridge with the crocodiles and bought batidos at the local fruit stand near the bridge. Delicious! He told us a lot about Costa Rica, its people, and its vegetation. Really interesting for our family. Our girls are 10 & 14, and not the best at long car rides, but they loved having Alex as our driver. He is fluent in English, too. His van was very clean and he had snacks & waters in an ice chest for us. When we arrived in M.A., he passed our condo (with our permission, of course!) and drove all the way down to the beach, giving us a little tour of the area before going back up to the condo.

I highly recommend using Costa Rica Drivers (especially Alex!) for your driver! I was overwhelmed with the amount of drivers to choose from when planning our trip, and am SO thankful I booked with CRD. :)

Visited June 2014
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