Transportation in Costa Rica

While in Costa Rica, you can choose your favorite means of transportation.

For those adventure lovers, car rentals will be the best. Roads in Costa Rica can be sometimes challenging due to the lack of signs and some holes and dirty roads you will find on the way to your final destination.

As well, although Costa Rica is a small country, driving sometimes can take over 3-4 hours between destinations. If you prefer to maximize the time of your vacation, flying will be an excellent option!

On the other hand, if you prefer to be pampered, relax and enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Costa Rica..., you should look for private transfers! Shuttle services are a less expensive way to enjoy the country beauty.

Chartered flights and limousines are available for those who love to travel in another level and a VIP treatment is available for those with special skills...

Finally, if you come in a group, a bigger transportation option will be ideal to keep the party together through its adventure.

Just let us know your style and Costa Rica BTD will take care of your vacation experience!

Private Transfers

Costa Rica BTD works with the best companies, those that have years of experience and take care of the units they have and the staff selection.

We know that a private transfer can provide the comfort and relaxation necessary to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and the smallest details of your trip.

She is Ana Lucia, our best card!

She is one of the most efficient, jovial and knowledgeable freelance bilingual driver/guides in Costa Rica.

She has worked as a freelance guide since 1990. Providing private transportation services with unique service quality to you, since you arrive to Costa Rica, is the best welcoming and pamper you can have during your visit.

Her guests always praise her commitment to safety, reliability and friendly disposition. "Ana Lucia was the best. She helped in many ways and I could not think of any other person, who could have done as well!", is one of the most common feebacks we receive from her...


If you come with lots of friends, with your family or in a business group and you need bigger units for your private transfers... Just let us know!

We have transportation providers with headquarters in San Jose, Guanacaste, Manuel Antonio among other touristic destinations. These services include only the transportation between places and usually drivers are not bilingual. There is always the chance to hire a guide to be with you during the service providing information and assistance.

All the services are provided in air conditioned cars, and we have the following categories for you:

  • Toyota Hiaces for up to 8 people
  • Toyota Coaster for up to 18 people and
  • Buses for 26 to 50 people

Contact us to for quotes and information.

Car Rentals

The best car rental companies will be delighted to provide the best service, fleet and extra values to guarantee that your driving adventure in Costa Rica will be an unforgettable picture in your lifetime book.

These are our top companies:

Adobe Rent a Car

This car rental company has worked hard through the years, to become leader in the industry and to be recognized by its clients as the best option in transportation solutions.

Get a 20% discount on the season rate available with Adobe Car Rental...

Check rates here...

National Car Rental

National car rental give you the peace of mind of a well known company and great rates in Costa Rica for the best service.

Get a 10% discount on your rent by writing the word "cr-btd" on the promotional code space.

Check rates here. . .


  1. Passport.
  2. Valid driver license. A foreing driver license is valid in Costa Rica for 90 days.
  3. Minimum age for rental is between 21 and 25 years old.
  4. Major credit cards (AMEX, VISA, MASTER CARD) with credit enough to cover the deductible (extra charge) of the chosen insurance, plus the value of the rental.

Cancellation policy:

A cancelation notice is required at least 72 hours upon scheduled arrival in order to avoid one day charge penalty.

Rental: Terms and conditions

  1. Rental  period is 24 hours.
  2. You have 59 minutes grace time. After this period an hourly rate will be charge.
  3. Cars can not be taken out of Costa Rica.
  4. There is a cost for additional drivers, baby seats and GPS equipment.
  5. No debit cards or cash are accepted for the deposit.
  6. Complimentary delivery of the car to your hotel, in the places where a car rental office is attending.

Local Flights

In Costa Rica, we have two major companies for regular flights.

If you prefer to schedule your flight at your convenience, we can charter it and pamper you with the departing times.

Let us introduce you our partners:

Nature Air is world’s first certified carbon neutral airline, twin engines planes, and 74 daily flights to 17 exotic vacation spots in Costa Rica.

Nature Air offers domestic flights from San Jose to all the major Costa Rica vacation destinations. They also provide international flights to Bocas del Toro, Panama. In addition, Nature Air offers a travel magazine, airport shuttle, air Air Cargo service, charter flights in Costa Rica, and Central America, and much more.

Some of the values they offer:

  • Only all twin engine fleet in Costa Rica
  • Highest on-time performance
  • Largest private charter operator in Central America

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