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Transport Recommendations

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Transport Recommendations

Does anyone have any transportation recommendations from San Jose to Mal Pais? And then to La Fortuna and then back to San Jose...

Thanks!

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1. Re: Transport Recommendations

If you are not into renting a 4x4, then you can:

Catch a shuttle bus for $35-40 per person (picks you up at your hotel and delivers you to your hotel in Mal Pais). One company I can recommed is either www.montezumaexpeditions.com they have an office in Alajuela and leave for Mal Pais at around 9 AM.

or

Tropical Tours

http://caboblancopark.com/tropicaltours

they also leave Alajuela around 8:30 AM for Mal Pais and the cost is around the same as the above, their office is in Mal Pais/Santa Teresa.

Or

Hire a driver and it will cost around $150-180 to go from Alajuela to Mal Pais.

Or

Fly on Sansa to Tambor and hire a taxi to Mal Pais.

From Mal Pais to La Fortuna:

You are probably going to have to hire a driver, if you don't fly back to SJO and then onto La Fortuna.

You might be able to arrange a shuttle and transfer in Puntarenas or some other place nroth on the peninsula.

From La Fortuna to SJO:

Fly, hire a drive or shuttle with www.interbus.com

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2. Re: Transport Recommendations

We arrive at noon...so some of these might not work out for us...

Any private drivers recommended?

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3. Re: Transport Recommendations

I would consider spending the night in Alajuela if you are arriving at noon. By the time you get through customs and immigration...it could be anywhere from 1-2 hrs. It is getting late. You don't want to be driving at night, even if you hire someone. Most people do this heading out to the Nicoya Peninsula allowing them to catch the shuttle in the morning.

You could get on a Sansa flight if they have any that late in the day (being the rainy season, they cut back on scheduled flights)

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4. Re: Transport Recommendations

Highly recommend Juan & Rubier:

tjtranfsers@gmail.com

We used them a few weeks ago, great guys! They drove us from San Jose to Manuel Antonio, and back at the end of our trip.

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5. Re: Transport Recommendations

their email address bounced back...can you recheck it?

thanks!

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6. Re: Transport Recommendations

tjtransfers@gmail.com

typo - sorry

Pls tell them Lisa Adriani from Maryland recommended them.

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