I am planning a trip to Costa Rica in late January 2012.
Part of my plan involve spending some days in Montezuma or Mal Pais, then going to Samara Beach for a few days, before going back to San Jose to fly home.
Since I will be travelling alone, I will be relying on public shuttles for transportation. (Public buses on this route seem very inconvenient, and a taxi is too expensive.)
It appears that demand for this route (Montezuma or Mal Pais to Samara Beach) is not very high. Of the shuttle companies that I've checked, Interbus and Greyline do not operate this route, Montezumer Expedition and EasyRide require a minimum of 2 or 4 passengers to operate.
I do not want to risk being stuck in Montezuma or Mal Pais without any public shuttle running and being forced to use an expensive private shuttle, so I want to make sure before finalizing my itinery.
So, my questions are:
Are there any reliable shuttle companies that run this route without the minimum passenger requirement?
January being the high season, is the possibility of being the only passenger requesting this route on a particular day a realistic concern?