Caribe Shuttle San Jose
Caribe Shuttle San Jose
4.5
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Friday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Caribe Shuttle is a semi-private transportation service that started in 2008 as a shuttle service on the Southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, with one route between Puerto Viejo and Bocas del Toro in Panama and Nicaragua. As of December 15th, 2015 this service will be running 3 times per day, 6 AM, 8 AM and then again at 12 PM. Check out our great reviews on our Puerto Viejo listing!
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Santa Ana, San Jose, Costa Rica City Place, Santa Ana, Torre B, Piso 3., San Jose 1004 Costa Rica
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Zurigo38 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We use Caribe Shuttle to get from Bocas de Toro in Panama to Manzanillo, Costa Rica, and we're very glad we did! Not only does the service cover the boat trip from Bocas, which is on an island, but they were flexible and creative when we ran into trouble at the border. With coronavirus just starting to spread in Central America, some kind of protesters blocked the road at the border. After a few phone calls, the guide told us we should get our luggage and follow her down a dirt road and through a banana field where we arrived at the pedestrian crossing. After emigration and immigration, another shuttle was waiting for us on the Costa Rican side. The driver told us the the bathroom, there's the supermarket with cold beer, meet at the bus. He really knew what we needed at that point!
The people of Caribe took a difficult situation and just made things work, saving us a lot of stress! Kudos! Thank you so much!
Written March 23, 2020
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Quakeup
Victoria, Canada220 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Our cross-border transfer from Liberia airport to San Juan del Sur (SJDS ) with Shuttle Caribe was the best spent (US$100 for two adults). Collected on time by our driver at the airport, we were whisked away to Peñas Blancas—the border town. With Caribe’s drivers and Nicaraguan fixer at the border, we were in great hands. Our affable Nica driver, Rudy, also knew the manager of our Airbnb in SJDS and delivered us right to his office. So, we were handed from one person to the next (including checks by at least eight Tico/Nica officials at the border) and yet barely lifted a finger to negotiate the mess of border traffic that stretched for miles. Yes, you can spend much less money to spend much more time to make this journey. We appreciated the air conditioned comfort in modern vehicles, and our door-to-door trip was completed in less than three hours. All staff were super friendly and made us feel safe and happy in what can be a less pleasant experience. Thanks guys!
Written December 15, 2022
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abiric
Cape Coral, FL55 contributions
Dec 2019
We took this shuttle both ways last week. Their website and any hotel/VRBO place will tell you it's a 3 1/2 - 4 hour trip. In translation that means 6 1/2 - 7 hours. It's not the drivers fault it's the roads. The main hwy over the mountains is being made into a 4 lane hwy with completion scheduled 4 years from now. This is a grueling long trip. Had I known you could fly San Jose/Limon for an extra $40 US, I would not have hesitated a bit.
Written December 12, 2019
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Amelia M
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Solo
Really lovely driver, was very competent on the road! Comfortable car, good aircon, plenty of stops to stretch and get a bit to eat :)
Written November 29, 2023
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Sharon K
1 contribution
Apr 2023 • Friends
Excellent service and excellent driver. They accommodated our pickup location and dropped us off right where we were staying. The driver was friendly and helpful and the van was very comfortable.
Written April 9, 2023
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NatureExplorerGal
United States3,636 contributions
Mar 2023
Unlike other shared shuttle companies this year, the driver introduced himself, showed us the sign about wifi, and informed us of approximate time of rest stop. Driver also was better driver than most shuttle drivers I have had.

The problems I had on the ride were due to the other passengers. 4 talked extremely loudly during much of the 6 hour trip. The female behind me had the volume turned up on her cell phone and refused to turn it off, claimed her partner had their only set of headphones. Then she started eating fried chicken and the smell almost made me sick.
Written March 18, 2023
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Spencer W
Elkville, IL4 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
A seamless travel experience, with professional and friendly crew. Kevin was especially helpful!!!!!
Written January 13, 2023
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World Traveler
3 contributions
Great service and excellent communication. My ride showed up early and took the approximate estimated time they gave me to get to where I was going. Safe and kind driver that was also bi-lingual, free wi-fi in van, rest stop made on long journey, clean car. Will definitely use this service again!
Written January 6, 2023
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MikeG
6 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
Great friendly service. Driver was very professional and got us to our destination in no time! The scenery was also quite breathtaking!!
Written December 11, 2022
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Holly Marie
Paris, France14 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
Best shuttle service I ever used !
The driver came to pick me up at exactly 6 am sharp in San Juan del S. Nicaragua
. Helped me pass through custom and pointed me to the other shuttle who was taking me to Costa Rica !
Very nice driver , great customer service !
I can only recommend this company for your adventures !
Thank you guys for being so efficient !
Written February 14, 2022
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Caribe Shuttle San Jose - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)