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RideCR, La Fortuna de San Carlos: Hours, Address, RideCR Reviews: 4.5/5

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Ride Costa Rica it’s a Company built on high customer service standards offering not only private but shared transportation to the most important touristic destinations nationwide in Costa Rica. Founded in 2009 based upon our CEO’s vision who saw the opportunity to make the transportation not a service but an experience, always based on excellent and truly relationships with our customers, always exceeding their expectations. Thanks to the trust of our customers in our excellent service, is why we expanded routes and logistics ways to operate, becoming one of the greatest transportation companies, awarded in 2016 with the prestigious “Luxury Travel Guide Global Award” and “Certificate of Excellence” in 2017 and 2018 by Trip Advisor.
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Tara H
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I would 100% recommend RideCR to others traveling Costa Rica. I didn't want to deal with renting a car in another country, so my group used their transporting service five times over two weeks traveling between San Jose, Monteverde, La Fortuna, Tamarindo, and Manuel Antonio. Every driver we had was punctual and professional. On the longer trips, they even had food stops planned at roadside restaurants, most with an amazing view to enjoy while eating lunch. If you have a larger group (3+ people), I would particularly recommend booking a private shuttle because it allowed us to be on our own schedule as far as stops were concerned.

We weren't sure how well sight seeing in Costa Rica without a car would work, but we never felt the need for one. Between tours that provide transportation, taxis, shuttles, and Uber, we were able to do and see everything we wanted to without a car (and didn't have to worry about finding parking at popular attractions). Additionally, the roads in Costa Rica can be in poor condition in places, so we were glad to relax and let the RideCR drivers navigate. Definitely would travel with them again and recommend RideCR to others traveling Costa Rica.
Written July 31, 2022
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lizandkeyton
Ottawa, Canada4 contributions
Family
We used RideCR for several transfers on our Costa Rica vacation- most recently Ronny drove us from Manuel Antonio to the airport in San Jose. He was there right on time at the crack of dawn to pick us up, was very knowledgeable and fun to chat with, was very patient with the kids, bathroom stops, etc., and was a great driver. I would definitely recommend RideCR! Our previous transfers with Charlie and Andres were also excellent.
Written April 18, 2022
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Arlene C
Victoria, Canada2 contributions
On a recent trip to Costa Rica my daughter and I traveled with RideCR from Alajuela to Manuel Antonio Park, from there to Monteverde, from Monteverde to La Fortuna, and finally from La Fortuna to Playa Hermosa in Guanacaste. We had excellent service from the friendly and efficient staff! Each driver picked us up on time from our hotel and dropped us off at our hotel in our new location....door to door service! Every trip was comfortable, reasonably-priced, and the drivers were all excellent, even stopping to point out animals or special sites along our route. Ride CR is the best!!
Written January 18, 2020
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Dear 787arlenec, We love knowing that the experience through the roads of Costa Rica has been so positive. It is a great pleasure to tell our fellow travelers the wonders of the country in which we live and that you can enjoy that magic is also our daily mission. We love what we do and we always work with a smile. We hope you choose us again in the future, RideCR
Written January 24, 2020
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Mary R
Pittsburgh, PA111 contributions
We had three transfers with RideCR, all of them arranged by Pacific Trade Winds. The first two were private transfers for 6, the last was a shared transfer for two, but the bus was full. If my rating was based on the first transfer it would have been a 5+. The driver, Charley (Carlos V) was amazing. He talked non-stop on the long transfer from San Jose airport to the Caribbean. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the county, the people, the economics - everything! He stopped at a restaurant for a rest stop and translated the menu and communicated with the waiter what we wanted. He was very professional and drove safely through the really bad traffic and construction along the way. We appreciated his input on restaurants near our destination as well. Our next driver was OK, in that he was on time and got us to where we needed to go. He did not talk much along the way, and when asked for a rest stop stopped at a gas station, whose ladies room had no toilet seats and the toilet paper was not in the stalls but mounted on the wall outside the stall. Maybe he didn't know that, but he surely didn't go out of his way. That ride was just OK. The last driver asked us where we were going and we told him the name of the resort and the beach. We told him the same info at least 3 times, even handing him our phone that had the name on it, our voucher also had the correct information. Another passenger, looked at his phone and found a hotel with a similar name on the beach that HE was going to. The driver took us to that hotel and really would have liked to leave us there, but I insisted that I verify it was the correct one. No one there spoke English. Once again I said that our reservation was at Playa Hermosa, there was some pointing and conversation in Spanish between a maid and the driver. The driver then apologized and took us to the right place. He got us there, but the idea that he would have left us in the wrong place was very unsettling. So, about RideCR, I would say that the vehicles were clean and safe but ultimately the experience is dependent on the driver. Charley was awesome!
Written March 6, 2020
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Dear Mary R, We appreciate the time taken to share your comments, we certainly learn to improve with each of the reviews of our travellers. Be sure we will send your positive feedback to Charley, we know that he always works hard to offer an excellent service. In addition, we are very sorry for the inconvenience suffered in the other two services, we are making all the necessary corrections so that all transfers, both private and collective, are always of quality and with the necessary attention for all our travelers. Best regards, RideCR
Written March 10, 2020
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Dketteri
Reading20 contributions
Couples
We used RideCR for 5 separate transfers in our two week stay in Costa Rica. We had a really mixed experience. The buses are comfortable enough and the drivers are generally safe and friendly. The pick ups were on time with the exception of one which was an hour late.

They are not always good at communicating about the journey and the stops. Our journey from La Fortuna to Manuel Antonio we were told was four hours but actually took eight. Two hours of which spent driving around in La Fortuna collecting other passengers before we even departed La Fortuna. For planning our trip it would have been helpful to know this in advance to account for the lost time. I accept that the journeys can be long because of the traffic and road conditions but that is quite a difference!

One of the drivers we had was constantly on WhatsApp while driving which was concerning especially given many of the roads in Monteverde are steep and winding.

Please also be aware that some of the more mountainous rides can make you feel a bit queasy!

We made it to all our destinations in one piece and met some nice people on the way so overall a decent experience.
Written March 28, 2022
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Christian T
Malmö, Sweden18 contributions
We used RideCR for various private transportation needs during our Costa Rica trip. The communication was mostly clear. A few confusions, that were cleared up by excellent and dedicated Ride CR employee Luis Campos.

The driver always showed up on time and the quality of vans and 4 x 4 were very good, Fairly new and clean vehicles.

I highly recommend using RideCR when in Costa Rica.
Written January 13, 2022
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Jennifer P
Decatur, GA9 contributions
We used Ride CR many times throughout our trip, and each journey was wonderful.
All of the drivers treated us like friends and pointed out many interesting things along the way. Miguel Vargas was our driver from Samara to Manuel Antonio which is a LONG drive. He took us to see macaws and crocodiles, and then stopped along the road and got us Costa Rican fruits to try along the way (after explaining to us how to eat them!)

I feel like each time we transferred to somewhere new, it was like getting a bonus tour. Thank you Ride CR!
Written July 20, 2021
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Audrey G
Charleston, SC4 contributions
Couples
We shuttled from La Fortuna to Manuel Antonio. It’s a long drive and the first hour and a half is very windy. Our driver, Mauricio, was an excellent driver and I felt very safe. He was very attentive to the group, asking if we needed air or bathroom breaks. He was kind enough to offer tips on my Spanish and we practiced speaking on the ride. Additionally he helped us book an additional ride from Manuel Antonio to San Jose.

Nothing but the best from this company, highly recommend!!

Gracias, Mauricio!! Nos vemos de nuevo cuando regrese a Costa Rica!
Written December 6, 2021
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toppmark
Selah, WA19 contributions
Drivers Greivin Rios was a great driver, stopped for pictures of Holler Monkeys and his favorite restaurant for coffee. He was an excellent tour guide and welcomed us to Costa Rica.
Jimmy Diaz was very friendly and gave us a nice glimpse of life in Costa Rica.
Written February 3, 2020
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Dear toppmark, Thank you very much for your words, we are proud to know that it has been such a positive experience but even more so motivating comments about your experience. We try to offer the most professional service possible and that our clients enjoy and know more about our country. We hope you choose us again, we are sure you will have a fun and first class experience. RideCR
Written February 7, 2020
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todd b
Austin, TX18 contributions
Used them for all group transport in la Fortuna. To and from the airport for the 3 hour drive, and to the top of the mountain at Dona Luisa. Amazing service, always early, and safe driving. All groups on our trip were able to have stress free transit because of them
Written July 23, 2022
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