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Private Transportation in Costa Rica

Looking for private transportation or custom bus services in Costa Rica? Tropical Tours Shuttles got you covered. We have small and spacious medium buses all equipped with air-conditioning, comfortable seats and all permits up to date.

All you need to move around Costa Rica fast and safe with your family or friends, and if you are traveling with school groups, we can arrange you a special package if you need a transportation service for several days.

How this service works?

With our private transportation deals, the flexibility is in your hands, pick the departing place and time and we’ll do the rest for you.

Don’t forget to check our daily shuttle service and learn more.

How to reserve a private shuttle?

In our inquiry form, tab on “private”, and you will access all our departures & destinations. For prices, just enter the departing place and destination and it’ll show right under the form. Or, you can reach us by phone or social media options, see the “Contact us” box for more information. Remember you can also visit us at our office in Santa Teresa Costa Rica for further questions.

Every transportation inquiry you send us will be processed before approval, this because we ensure the best option available according to your needs. As soon as we approve your inquiry, a PayPal link will be send to your email in order to proceed with the payment, once the payment is done your reservation is ready.

Bus-inside-Tambor-FerryPhoto by Ken Lane

Ferry details and instructions

Some of our destinations require ferry transfer approval, these are marked with an “F” at the end In our inquiry form. Here you have 2 options, you can select “No, only transfer” which means that you will be taken through the ferry, but not the vehicle. In this case another vehicle will be waiting for you at the other side on ferry arrival.

The second option is: “Yes, bus in the ferry | add $100”, this means you are paying for the vehicle’s fee to go in the ferry.

Our recommendation

Ferry approval is frequently asked if you are traveling to the pacific coast coming from the central area of Costa Rica, for example, if you book a transportation service from San José to Santa Teresa or vice versa, you will find the letter “F” in our form. Again, is optional not required. We recommend that if you are traveling with a lot of luggage you can think in adding those $100 because moving heavy luggage inside the ferry is not an easy task, specially if its raining.

In short words it takes away the relaxing part of the private transportation.

All vehicles include


Air conditioning

Comfortable seats

transportation permits

Most popular private shuttles


San Jose to Santa Teresa 5 hrs Ferry (optional)


San Jose to Tamarindo 4 hrs


San Jose to Montezuma 5 hrs Ferry (optional)


Liberia Airport to Santa Teresa 5 hrs


Liberia Airport to Tamarindo 2 hrs


Liberia Airport to Samara 2 1/2 hrs


Liberia Airport to Montezuma 5 hrs


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