I’m thinking about going to Costa Rica at some point over the next year. While I know where I would like to go when there, I’m unsure about the transportation logistics between destinations. I’m somewhat leery of “small planes” (propeller style planes and assume there would be quite a few of these in Costa Rica) but am not sure if it would be better to rent a vehicle myself or hire a driver. I’m hoping to visit Guanacaste, Arenal, and Puerto Viejo de Limon. I read somewhere about the company Interbus that offers small group transfers and seems decently priced. How would you recommend getting between places? Thanks in advance for your response!
Hi Julie, Interbus and other shuttle companies go to all those destinations and would be the cheapest option to get around. A private driver would be more expensive but give you the flexibility to stop at some attractions along the way. For the most flexibility a rental car is definitely the way to go. The roads between Guanacaste, Arenal, and Puerto Viejo are all nice and smooth too so you probably wouldn’t even need a 4×4 (depending on what activities you do). If you do rent a car, check out our page about it here, we get a really good discount for our readers. Hope you have a great trip!