Best ways for getting around the country?

Costa Rica Travel ForumCategory: Transportation QuestionsBest ways for getting around the country?
Julie asked 3 years ago

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!

1 Answers
Jenn and Matt Staff answered 3 years ago

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!