Private Shuttle Van Service from La Fortuna (Arenal) to La Pavona (Tortuguero Boat Dock)
Enjoy door-to-door shuttle van service from your La Fortuna (Arenal) hotel or vacation rental to La Pavona (Tortuguero Boat Dock). The ride is approximately 3.5 hours and up to 1 hour of additional time is included for stops to use the restroom, have a quick meal, pick up groceries, take pictures, etc. This van service also includes free Wifi.
*The public boats depart from La Pavona four times a day (7:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.). These times are not exact as the boat will wait for the local bus to arrive from San Jose via Cariari before departing. It is best to arrive early to ensure you don’t miss the boat. The trip to Tortuguero takes a little over an hour.
*Public boat cost is not included and you must pay for it separately: ₡1600 (around $3) per person, one way. Luggage goes in a separate boat, which follows along, and is paid for separately when you board. Each suitcase is ₡1000 (around $2) per bag.
Professional driver who speaks at least basic English
Up to 1 hour of additional stops along the route
If cancellation is requested at least 48 hours in advance of the service time, you will be refunded 100% less $20 as a cancellation charge. There is no refund if services are cancelled with less than 48 hours' notice or for no shows. Cancellation requests must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org