Biotrans Tours & Transportation Experts
Private transport service offers a safe, convenient, and flexible way to travel anywhere within Costa Rica. Private transport can be scheduled anytime you wish and from any airport, hotel, private home or identifiable landmark in Costa Rica. All the vehicles used for private transportation are air conditioned, well-maintained minibuses (passenger vans) driven by reliable and punctual Costa Rican professionals, who are eager to help your group move safely about the country.
Many visitors to Costa Rica make the mistake of underestimating driving distances, driving conditions, and the amount of patience and perseverance required to navigate between destinations. Private transport removes the hassle and stress of navigating on your own, while still being flexible with your travel schedule. The service can be customized to fit whatever your travel needs may be. It also allows more opportunities to enjoy the beautiful scenery and stretch out in the roomy interior, while letting your driver plot the best course.
Another nice feature of private transport is that it allows one hour of free wait time for the journey, giving your group opportunities to pose for photographs, take bathroom breaks, or enjoy a meal. Additionally, with private transport we can customize a scenic adventure for your group to attractions between the travel destinations, such as a short hike in a national park, a visit to a coffee plantation, shopping in a traditional Costa Rican town, or admiring a waterfall. If you are interested in making such an excursion, we would be happy to give you options and pricing information based on your travel route. For unscheduled stops that exceed 1 hour, please keep your local ambassador/driver happy with a $10 payment for each additional hour.
For travelers who prefer independence and flexibility or simply better access to hidden beaches, a rental car may be a good option for either the whole trip or just part of it. In general, rental cars are only a good option for adventure-minded travelers, who do not mind a few challenges along the way. Rental cars are generally not recommended for first time visitors to Costa Rica, because Costa Rica driving conditions can be intimidating and directional road signs are often missing. Never the less, with a positive, resilient, and adventurous outlook, as well as a good road map/GPS, first time visitors can successfully navigate the country
Shuttle service is a shared transportation option in an air-conditioned minibus (or coaster) between popular destinations. Shuttle routes operate daily, and in some cases there are multiple departure times throughout the day. However, shuttles are by no means a public bus. They are subject to availability and must be reserved in advance.
For group sizes of one, two, and sometimes three people, shuttle service is a convenient and economical way to travel. However, depending on group size, private transport may offer a better price per person and a more flexible departure time.
For nearly all the shuttle transportation routes, there is at least one stop along the way where passengers can stretch, use the facilities, and get a snack. In most cases, shuttle transport provides door-to-door service, picking passengers up at hotels in the starting destination and dropping them off at hotels in the final destination. However, sometimes a particular hotel is located outside the area’s main hotel zone, and the shuttle will not provide this
door-to-door service. In these cases, a taxi can take you and your group to the shuttle pick-up or your final hotel stop.
Costa Rica is about the size of West Virginia, but ground transportation can take many hours on its rough, windy, and mountainous roads. Depending on your travel route, domestic flights may be the most convenient and sensible option. Traveling between some destinations can take up to 8 hours by ground, while a domestic flight can cut that travel time to 35 minutes- a major time saver, especially if you have only a short time in Costa Rica.