On February 10, 2014, my friend and I arrived at SJO for a 2 week visit. I had made arrangements with Montezuma Expeditions (ME) to pick us up at SJO, a night in Alajuela, and then transit to the Montezuma area. The agreed rate was $140.
Early on the 11th, the driver arrived a few minutes late. He asked for out money. I handed him an envelope with $140 cash in it. he counted it in front of us, and the others in the van, and only then allowed us into the van. All went well. No complaints.
When I got back to the USA, I discovered that they had charged my Visa card also $140. They make you give a Visa card number in case you are a no-show. I called Visa to protest. After a few weeks, they finally were able to contact ME, and were told that NO credit would be issued.
SO BE WARNED. THEY CHEATED US OUT OF $140. I'M TELLING EVERYBODY THAT I CAN, AS I HAVE A LOT OF FRIENDS IN THE TRAVEL BUSINESS IN CR. AGAIN...DO NOT TRUST THESE PEOPLE.