Costa Rica Trip Guide
Costa Rica Trip Guide
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
About
Costa Rica Trip Guide stands as a privately-owned transportation service situated in Heredia, Costa Rica, catering to both San Jose and Liberia airports, as well as interconnecting destinations. Armed with over two decades of immersion in the realm of Costa Rican tourism, we extend our services encompassing transportation solutions, tailored excursions, and day-to-day tours across this captivating nation. Our commitment transcends mere point-to-point conveyance. We revel in the opportunity to introduce our patrons to the complete Costa Rican narrative, embracing not only its awe-inspiring natural splendors but also the warm and inviting ethos of its people.
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  • Laura
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Above and beyond
    We will have a hard time expressing our full gratitude for the drivers we were provided through this company. If 6+ stars were an option, they would get it in an instant. All drivers were amazing but Carlo and Ana got stuck with us twice, and saw us in our least fine moments in the country. Between motion sickness in the cloud forest and leaving our passport outside of Jaco, they managed every crisis with grace, kindness, patience, finesse, and skill. It was shocking how well they took care of us given the circumstances. They created calm in crisis and validated our experiences without making us feel bad for our rookie moves as travelers. I honestly and truly can say we do not know what we would have done without them. I would use this company again in heartbeat. You will be in great hands.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 7 March 2023
  • Sharon C
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    See all of Costa Rica and leave the driving to us.
    My family and I were fortunate to be transported all over Costa Rica by Costa Rica Trip Guide drivers, between different destinations throughout Costa Rica in our stay there: LaPavona to LaFortuna, LaFortuna to Dominical, and Dominical to Potrero with drivers Miguel, Marco and Ana, and Edwardo. All of them went above and beyond to make our trips safe and convenient while being friendly guides along the way. Miguel came to the shore to search us out when we arrived by boat in LaPavona. Marco took me to a mocha stand to start our trip. When one of our travelers inadvertently left his bag at our lunch stop, Marco stopped, contacted the restaurant, and waited while another driver delivered the bag to us. He then changed our route to get us off the curvy roads that were making my daughter carsick. All with humor and great patience. I was the lone traveler to Potrero, and Edwardo taught me history as well as information about the areas through which we traveled. As a non Spanish speaking traveler, I was very appreciative of the level of English all our drivers maintained. The rates are also very reasonable, especially for a group. For those who don't want to drive and prefer private transportation, I most highly recommend this company to get you wherever you want to travel.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 15 March 2023
  • Jenni A
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent and friendly
    Edgar was wonderful. I’ll admitI wasnt crazy about not being able to make it on a shared shuttle due to scheduling, but this transportation company turned out to be reliable, good communicators, and turned a 3 hour drive into a cultural experience! Edgar stopped to point out wildlife, stopped so i could take pictures, and even suggested stopping at a soda for a uniquely costa rican snack. I feel fully welcomed to costa rica:)
    hola Jenni Thank you for your comments. Departing from SJO Airport to any of the main destinations there nice places for the first local food experience. I am sure our staff will show you the best highlights of our culture and customs My best Erick
    Written 2 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 March 2023
  • sallyhood155
    Calvert City, Kentucky4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful
    I have been going to Costa Rica at least once a year for the last five years. Eric picked us up on our first trip and every trip since. He is such a sweet and considerate person. All his drivers are exceptional. We have become like family. At one rental we had some issues and he refused to leave us until everything was settled. He didn’t want us stranded. If you want someone that will always be on time treat you like family and protect you, this is your company.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 April 2023
  • Keith Doyle
    Collierville, Tennessee1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible Service!
    Erick and his team are incredible! We have used them on 3 trips to CR and couldn’t ask for better service. The team is friendly, courteous and professional. From arrival at San Jose Airport to departure returning home Erick and his team took great care of us. It is comforting to be so well taken care of. No worries about getting around in a foreign country with Erick taking care of us. If I could give a higher rating than 5 I would. Thanks for a job well done!
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 April 2023
  • Charlotte S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Friendly and reliable
    I have made several trips to Costa Rica over the past three years and have used this transportation service each time. I have been very fortunate to have met the owner and his son. They provide excellent reliable service to and from the San Jose airport. They treated me like family and went out of thieir way to make my rides comfortable each time . I highly recommend this company. You will be in good hands!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 April 2023
  • Beth M.
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exceptional Costa Rica Transportation & Guides
    Costa Rica Trip Guide helped us with multiple private transfers during our Costa Rica vacation. My husband and I flew into San Jose, traveled to Arenal, Playa Conchal, Monteverde, and back to San Jose. Erick and his team of trusted drivers provided a phenomenal experience each move of the trip. Their knowledge of the landscapes, animals, roads, restaurants, and stops made our travels enjoyable and fun and we learned so much from them along the way. They provide exceptional customer service, are reliable, and have deep knowledge of the country. We look forward to visiting and seeing them again and have already shared their names with multiple friends and family. Highly recommend them and their services!!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 May 2023
  • Natalie Devlin
    Somers, Connecticut12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent service
    We used this service to go from SJO to La Fortuna, from La Fortuna to Manuel Antonio, and Manuel Antonio to SJO. The drivers are SO friendly and genuinely want to inform you about Costa Rica. On the way to La Fortuna from the airport, our driver, Edgar, brought us to the one and only Starbucks located on a coffee farm. We were able to get some incredible coffee and see beautiful views. He also stopped for us to see La Paz waterfall. Further, the staff with this company is so incredibly responsive. Every time I email them with questions, they respond within an hour or so. They are so helpful and do everything they can to accommodate your schedule. So grateful for this much cheaper alternative to traveling through Costa Rica. This is definitely the best transportation company I’ve ever dealt with. So thankful!!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Robert S
    Arab, Alabama3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stress-free transportation in Costa Rica
    I was nervous about my first trip to Costa Rica. You shouldn’t just hop in the first cab or uber like you can in most airports in the US. My family told me about Erick and I’m glad they did. Erick took care of everything. While I was still at the Atlanta airport before the flight to Costa Rica, chatted via text with Erick and he immediately put me at ease. He told me where he would be at the airport, and what to look for. When I exited the baggage claim area, there he was, holding a sign with my name. On the drive, Erick told me about Costa Rica and about the history of my destination in Athenas. After a great visit in Costa Rica, Erick arranged for an early morning pickup to the SJO airport. They made sure I was at the airport in plenty of time. I even had time to relax and enjoy some coffee before my flight. This has been my easiest and most stress-free travel experience anywhere, thanks to my new friend Erick. I will definitely see Erick again on my next visit to Costa Rica.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 December 2023
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Elena M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I had an amazing experience with the company. Great communication, great Organisation, flexibility, very in time, very komfortable and super nice! Anytime again!
Written 9 February 2024
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CHEB15
United States51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We booked a shuttle from San Jose to the remote southern town of Pavones (a world-class surfing destination) and we were extremely happy and satisfied with this company's great service. My wife and I are in our 70's and are from New England so we really put ourselves in the company's hands. They were great--we made several changes to our plans and the owner, Erick, made the adjustments immediately without any pushback; we received on-time service; we greatly enjoyed traveling with very friendly and enjoyable driver (Geraldo). We probably will be back to Costa Rica and we know who to call when we decide to return.
Written 6 January 2024
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Robert S
Arab, AL3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
I was nervous about my first trip to Costa Rica. You shouldn’t just hop in the first cab or uber like you can in most airports in the US. My family told me about Erick and I’m glad they did. Erick took care of everything.
While I was still at the Atlanta airport before the flight to Costa Rica, chatted via text with Erick and he immediately put me at ease. He told me where he would be at the airport, and what to look for. When I exited the baggage claim area, there he was, holding a sign with my name.
On the drive, Erick told me about Costa Rica and about the history of my destination in Athenas.
After a great visit in Costa Rica, Erick arranged for an early morning pickup to the SJO airport. They made sure I was at the airport in plenty of time. I even had time to relax and enjoy some coffee before my flight.
This has been my easiest and most stress-free travel experience anywhere, thanks to my new friend Erick. I will definitely see Erick again on my next visit to Costa Rica.
Written 22 December 2023
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Walter S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
For the past 5 years we have used Erik’s Transportation Service

After visiting Costa Rica for several years my Wife and I moved to Costa Rica ( full time) after retirement in 2021 ..

Erik and his crew try to to make your trip go smoothly.. he truly treats you like Family..and covers all the bases …

We have been all over Costa Rica with Family and Friends…( Poas Volcano…..Doka coffee plantation…La Paz Waterfall Garden… La Fortuna .. Jaco/Playa Hermosa.. Lake Arenal…Cigar Factory in Puriscal…..Playa Coco Guanacaste using Erik’s Transportation Service and we have had a five star experience each time

Wherever we go we always try to include the driver.. they are always pleasant… they have local knowledge of the area… they offer a tremendous amount of good information about Costa Rica and the different areas we have visited ..

I would highly recommend using his Transportation Service

Bart & Karla
Atenas Costa Rica

Written 21 December 2023
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Mackenzie D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I can’t tell you how pleased and impressed I was with Erick and this company as my transportation from San Jose to La Fortuna. I had some unexpected flight delays and Erick worked hard to make sure I got to my destination safely and quickly. He was a treasure to talk with on the ride and I ended up booking his company for my other two transports during my trip after that and all of my drivers were top tier, spoke English well and went above and beyond to teach me about their country. I wouldn’t give my money to any other transportation company in Costa Rica after working with Erick’s team.
Written 10 December 2023
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Gabriela F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Absolutely 1000% recommend!

Excellent customer service from Erick and team from the 1st day I what’s APP’d. I was able to set up reliable transportation to and from my resort. Our flight was delayed several hours and this was not a problem.

The vans were clean, air conditioned and spacious, and the drivers THE NICEST PEOPLE.

I will recommend your service to our family and friends. Pura Vida and we will be back.
Written 10 October 2023
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Xiani W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
First time to CR with my mom, I wanted her to have an easy time and not worry about transportation. Booking was very easy, very reasonable prices and Erick is very responsive to any questions.
Gerardo was our driver for 3 very long trips, he was always kind, professional and made us feel safe. On our first day, many roads were closed due to the weather which turned our 4 hour trip into 8 hours.Gerardo handled it great, he was patient and made sure we had what we needed. He was so kind and answered our million questions about CR.
He also made stops along the way so we could get what we needed, eat great food, etc. and made great recommendations for tours and helped us figure out which prices were fair and worth it.
The vans are clean and very comfortable.
I would 100% recommend this company and will use it again when I am back in CR.
Written 19 September 2023
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Natalie Devlin
Somers, CT12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We used this service to go from SJO to La Fortuna, from La Fortuna to Manuel Antonio, and Manuel Antonio to SJO. The drivers are SO friendly and genuinely want to inform you about Costa Rica. On the way to La Fortuna from the airport, our driver, Edgar, brought us to the one and only Starbucks located on a coffee farm. We were able to get some incredible coffee and see beautiful views. He also stopped for us to see La Paz waterfall. Further, the staff with this company is so incredibly responsive. Every time I email them with questions, they respond within an hour or so. They are so helpful and do everything they can to accommodate your schedule. So grateful for this much cheaper alternative to traveling through Costa Rica. This is definitely the best transportation company I’ve ever dealt with. So thankful!!
Written 31 July 2023
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Tiffany A
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We used this company for three private transfers. The website was so easy to use, confirmation and arrangements were easily confirmed and updated. We had a few unanticipated things happen, like changing hotels and early airport arrivals. Transportation in Costa Rica made it easy for us to make updates to our transports. Everyone we spoke with via phone, email and WhatsApp were quick and friendly with responses. We had this company take us from Liberia airport to Hacienda Pinilla (1.5 hours), from Fortuna to Manuel Antonio (almost 5 hours) and Manuel Anotion to SJO airport (2 hours). The middle drive was a long and difficult drive for the driver (we enjoyed the views and took a nap). He handled it with care, offering stops, and pointing out great sites. All of our vans were nice, well air-conditioned and a very smooth ride, thanks to each of the drivers. Each transport was exactly on time, I didn’t have to worry if they would be there, or run behind. Already recommended this company to others that I know visiting in a few months. We are also thinking about a return trip and will for sure use this company for all transport. We worked with two other transport companies while in-country and we will only use this one going forward. Loved all the staff and drivers. Thank you so much!
Written 7 July 2023
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Porten
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We were a family of 6 adults and wanted to avoid driving, which can be challenging in Costa Rica. We contacted "Costa Rica Trip Guide" and booked 5 different drives (of private shuttles) with them, including a shuttle for a whole day. In all 5 cases the driver arrived on time, was polite and attentive to our wishes and even adjusted the route if necessary. Communication with Eric and the company was easy (via WhatsApp) and it was possible to change the times and order another drive while on the trip.
The vehicles were spacious, clean and with air conditioning and overall we had an excellent experience
Written 27 June 2023
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