The Baqueano
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Transportation solutions for single passengers, families, or groups. Private Transfers, Private Shuttles, Airport shuttle, Private car service, Executive transportation, available across all destinations in Costa Rica.
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  • John F
    1 contribution
    They saved our trip. Truly amazing service.
    The Baqueano are life savers. After missing our flight from Guatemala to Panamá City and the first leg of our cruise. They truly came to our rescue in Costa Rica. I had reached out to them to get us from Sam Jose to Limón to catch up with our cruise ship. We had booked a flight to Sam Jose the next morning. They got back to us immediately and made the booking process really simple. Even making suggestions on places to stay in Limón and places to visit. Their driver Rafeal was at the airport when we got there. He would tell you his English was not good but he did incredibly well and with the help of Google translate showed us the sights of Costa Rica. He was simply amazing and honestly on a trip that had gone horribly wrong, set us on track to have a great experience. He got us to Limón and helped get us to our hotel. Even doing some translation work for us there. If you are ever in Costa Rica and need a car service for the day or to get to a destinations there could be no one better. They truly saved our vacation.
    We are truly grateful for your heartfelt words and are so glad to have been able to assist you during a challenging time. Thank you for choosing The Baqueano and sharing your experience with us. We understand the stress of missed flights and disrupted travel plans, and we're thrilled that we could be of assistance in getting you from San Jose to Limón to catch up with your cruise ship. Your feedback about our booking process, as well as the suggestions for places to stay and visit, is greatly appreciated. Rafael, our driver, is a true asset to our team. We're delighted to hear that he went above and beyond to ensure you had a positive experience in Costa Rica. It's heartwarming to know that he played a key role in setting your trip back on track and making your overall experience enjoyable. We're honored to have been a part of saving your vacation, and we sincerely hope the rest of your journey was filled with wonderful moments. Thank you for trusting The Baqueano, and we wish you many more smooth and memorable travels in the future.
    Written November 12, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 23, 2023
  • Jocelyn R
    1 contribution
    5 stars
    5 STARS This was our first time visiting Costa Rica and John definitely made it the easiest, carefree, and safe welcoming experience We were very well taken care of by him and our driver JP, we did everything we wished for and more thanks to their recommendations. BEST drivers and tour guides I definitely recommend it's beautiful home and close to all activities. Thank you again for making my birthday an unforgettable one Pura Vida!
    Thank you so much for the fantastic 5-star review! We're thrilled to hear that your first visit to Costa Rica was made easy, carefree, and safe by John and our driver JP. It's heartening to know that they not only met but exceeded your expectations as drivers and tour guides. We're delighted that you were well taken care of and that their recommendations added extra joy to your experience. Making your birthday unforgettable is our pleasure, and we're honored to have been a part of such a special occasion. We truly appreciate your recommendation and kind words about our beautiful home and its proximity to activities. Providing a welcoming and enjoyable experience for our guests is our top priority, and we're thrilled to have achieved that for you. Thank you for choosing us, and we hope to welcome you back to Costa Rica for more Pura Vida moments in the future!
    Written November 12, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 10, 2023
  • DM J
    1 contribution
    Best service
    Returning to Costa Rica for the second time, our family of three opted for a six-day car and driver service, and it was an absolute game-changer! The great suggestions from our friendly driver made the experience truly tailored to our preferences. Highly recommend for families seeking a stress-free and customizable travel experience!"
    Our goal is to provide tailored and stress-free journeys. Your recommendation means the world to us. Looking forward to welcoming you back for more unforgettable adventures!
    Written November 29, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 16, 2023
  • Candice D
    1 contribution
    Excellent Excellent Excellent
    My experience was phenomenal! Charles was the driver for all 4 days. He was awesome and very punctual. The customer service was stellar, he routinely opened doors, provided water and other beverages. He doubled as our guide! We went on hikes, rode ATVS and we were able to explore and have a more authentic experience in Costa Rica because of Baqueano's drivers pride, knowledge and expertise. I cannot give this company enough stars! If you are looking for excellent service, kindness and to learn about all things Costa Rican use this company, you will not regret it.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your outstanding experience with TheBaqueano! We are delighted to hear that Charles provided you with a phenomenal 4-day journey filled with punctuality, kindness, and expertise. Your glowing review is a true testament to our team's dedication to excellent service. We appreciate your kind words and are thrilled to have contributed to your unforgettable Costa Rican adventure. If you ever plan to explore more of this beautiful country, we would be honored to have you journey with TheBaqueano once again. Thank you for choosing us, and we look forward to serving you in the future.
    Written December 17, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 12, 2023
  • Aileen G
    1 contribution
    The only shuttle service you want to use!
    We used their services 2 times during our stay in Costa Rica. Tamarindo to Manuel Antonio and then to San Jose. A big shout out to J.P. and "Michael" to making our transport so easy and enjoyable! Great conversations, learned so much about their beautiful country, and they showed us interesting sites along the way. Best team and highly recommend.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 4, 2024
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Anna C
1 contribution
Feb 2021 • Friends
Charles was incredibly professional, personable, and helpful. We received awesome local recommendations and honest tips for our destination city and in Costa Rica in general. We felt incredibly safe and got to our destination in a timely manner. Our trip with Charles was very enjoyable, and I would highly recommend using this service for any of your travel needs while in Costa Rica! Thanks Charles!
Written February 2, 2021
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Thank you for your comment. I am glad that our service has been to your liking.
Written March 31, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ZenRockGardener
Santa Barbara18 contributions
Jun 2021
Outstanding customer service. Fernando spoke perfect english, had a wealth of local knowledge, drove with relentless competence, and even indulged our request to find a very "local" tico lunch stop on the way past Liberia. This is the company you want to use for high quality driving and tour service.
Written July 3, 2021
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We appreciate it your nice review. Thank you!
Written March 31, 2022
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Blair B
4 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
A large group of family traveled to Costa Rica to celebrate my Mom's birthday in Hermosa Palms. The members traveling all said they had one bag. Of course when they arrived in San Jose, they ALL had way more than promised. This caused an issue with the vehicle, not the companies fault at all!!! On the fly, the driver arranged for another vehicle and it was ready in no time! They turned a bad situation into a non-issue in minutes. I can't say enough about the service and professionalism. We will recommend this company to all our friends and family, and if we come back, we know who to contact to get us around beautiful Costa Rica... The Baqueano!
Written January 27, 2021
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Thank you very much for the recommendation. I appreciate it.
Written March 31, 2022
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Sherm R
4 contributions
Jan 2023
We had contacted other companies for transfer requests and thought they were overpriced . I then learned about Baqueano for private transportation and contacted them. Spoke with Charles the owner and received a quote instantly at almost one half the other quotes, and accepted the offer. Charles was there for pickup three different times with a great smile. Charles has a lot of Valuable information to share on Costa Rica and where to go and experience.

Thanks so much Charles

Sherman & Cathy
Written January 30, 2023
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Thank you for choosing Baqueano for your private transportation needs, and we truly appreciate your kind words about your experience with us. We're delighted to have provided you with a cost-effective and reliable solution for your transfers. It's fantastic to hear that Charles, our owner, made a positive impression with his great smile and valuable information about Costa Rica. We strive to offer not only transportation but also insights that enhance your overall experience in this beautiful country. We understand the importance of providing competitive pricing without compromising on service quality, and we're thrilled that our quote was able to meet your expectations. Thank you for your trust and for being a part of the Baqueano experience. Safe travels and warm regards,
Written November 12, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Candice D
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Friends
My experience was phenomenal! Charles was the driver for all 4 days. He was awesome and very punctual. The customer service was stellar, he routinely opened doors, provided water and other beverages. He doubled as our guide! We went on hikes, rode ATVS and we were able to explore and have a more authentic experience in Costa Rica because of Baqueano's drivers pride, knowledge and expertise. I cannot give this company enough stars! If you are looking for excellent service, kindness and to learn about all things Costa Rican use this company, you will not regret it.
Written December 12, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your outstanding experience with TheBaqueano! We are delighted to hear that Charles provided you with a phenomenal 4-day journey filled with punctuality, kindness, and expertise. Your glowing review is a true testament to our team's dedication to excellent service. We appreciate your kind words and are thrilled to have contributed to your unforgettable Costa Rican adventure. If you ever plan to explore more of this beautiful country, we would be honored to have you journey with TheBaqueano once again. Thank you for choosing us, and we look forward to serving you in the future.
Written December 17, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

DM J
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Family
Returning to Costa Rica for the second time, our family of three opted for a six-day car and driver service, and it was an absolute game-changer!

The great suggestions from our friendly driver made the experience truly tailored to our preferences.

Highly recommend for families seeking a stress-free and customizable travel experience!"
Written November 16, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Our goal is to provide tailored and stress-free journeys. Your recommendation means the world to us. Looking forward to welcoming you back for more unforgettable adventures!
Written November 29, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John F
1 contribution
Mar 2023
The Baqueano are life savers. After missing our flight from Guatemala to Panamá City and the first leg of our cruise. They truly came to our rescue in Costa Rica.

I had reached out to them to get us from Sam Jose to Limón to catch up with our cruise ship. We had booked a flight to Sam Jose the next morning. They got back to us immediately and made the booking process really simple. Even making suggestions on places to stay in Limón and places to visit.

Their driver Rafeal was at the airport when we got there. He would tell you his English was not good but he did incredibly well and with the help of Google translate showed us the sights of Costa Rica. He was simply amazing and honestly on a trip that had gone horribly wrong, set us on track to have a great experience. He got us to Limón and helped get us to our hotel. Even doing some translation work for us there.

If you are ever in Costa Rica and need a car service for the day or to get to a destinations there could be no one better. They truly saved our vacation.
Written March 23, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
We are truly grateful for your heartfelt words and are so glad to have been able to assist you during a challenging time. Thank you for choosing The Baqueano and sharing your experience with us. We understand the stress of missed flights and disrupted travel plans, and we're thrilled that we could be of assistance in getting you from San Jose to Limón to catch up with your cruise ship. Your feedback about our booking process, as well as the suggestions for places to stay and visit, is greatly appreciated. Rafael, our driver, is a true asset to our team. We're delighted to hear that he went above and beyond to ensure you had a positive experience in Costa Rica. It's heartwarming to know that he played a key role in setting your trip back on track and making your overall experience enjoyable. We're honored to have been a part of saving your vacation, and we sincerely hope the rest of your journey was filled with wonderful moments. Thank you for trusting The Baqueano, and we wish you many more smooth and memorable travels in the future.
Written November 12, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Stefanie K
8 contributions
Jan 2021 • Solo
There is no way to pic one out because every experience was just pura vida and absolutely awesome!
I‘ve never done such a great trip in my life, while i felt always so save, exzellent treated and appreciated.
I can just say it to everyone who wants to experience Costa Rica at the purest and really best way...do it with this guys and you‘ll have the memories saved for your lifetime!
Thank you so much for everything i will never forget that personal and unique trip!
I was picked up at the place i stayed and we arranged everything on the way just spontaneously what I want to see and how the weather is. We went into rainforest, saw some Waterfalls and went to the hotsprings for real in tje river. What a relaxing and beautiful experience.
The food was always sooo good in very well chosen restaurants.
Time just flew and after a beautiful sunset at the beach i was already infront of my door safe and totally happy back at my place here.
Written January 11, 2021
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Thank you very much for choosing us as part of your trip. It was my pleasure!
Written March 31, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anna Hridelova
Prague, Czech Republic6 contributions
Mar 2021
Charles is amazing person and he really knows what he is doing! I really appreciate how helpful he was. We had an incredible time in Costa Rica thank to him and amazing drivers, especially Raúl. Charles always replied to my messages even in the night! And he was always on time! He also created great atmosphere in van, he arranged everything before the journey and he helped with all unexpected situations. Thank you is not even enought for all his help. We can't wait for next adventure!
Written May 26, 2021
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Thank you very much. We will definitely wait for you!
Written March 31, 2022
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Jocelyn R
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Friends
5 STARS
This was our first time visiting Costa Rica and John definitely made it the easiest, carefree, and safe welcoming experience
We were very well taken care of by him and our driver JP, we did everything we wished for and more thanks to their recommendations. BEST drivers and tour guides
I definitely recommend it's beautiful home and close to all activities. Thank you again for making my birthday an unforgettable one Pura Vida!
Written November 10, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much for the fantastic 5-star review! We're thrilled to hear that your first visit to Costa Rica was made easy, carefree, and safe by John and our driver JP. It's heartening to know that they not only met but exceeded your expectations as drivers and tour guides. We're delighted that you were well taken care of and that their recommendations added extra joy to your experience. Making your birthday unforgettable is our pleasure, and we're honored to have been a part of such a special occasion. We truly appreciate your recommendation and kind words about our beautiful home and its proximity to activities. Providing a welcoming and enjoyable experience for our guests is our top priority, and we're thrilled to have achieved that for you. Thank you for choosing us, and we hope to welcome you back to Costa Rica for more Pura Vida moments in the future!
Written November 12, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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