Private Airport Transfers | Costa Rica
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Jaco, Costa Rica

Private Airport Transfers
Serving SJO and LIR

Private Airport Transfers

Costa Rica beckons travelers from around the globe with its incredible blend of natural beauty and adventure tourism. That said, navigating transportation upon arrival at the airports can sometimes be daunting, especially after a long flight. That's where our private airport transfers come in, offering you a better way to get from the tarmac to your destination and then back again.

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Our private airport transfers in Costa Rica provide late-model, fully equipped vehicles ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable ride

Arriving at either Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) in San Jose or Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) in Liberia and being met by your private airport transportation sets the tone for a worry-free journey in Costa Rica. As you step off the plane and make your way through the exit, a friendly face awaits, holding a placard with your name on it. This personalized touch not only makes locating your driver easier but also instills a sense of reassurance and warmth upon your arrival in-country. Within moments, you're whisked away from the bustling terminal and comfortably settled into your private vehicle, ready to embark on your adventure. The efficiency of our private airport transfers ensures no time is wasted lingering in queues or navigating unfamiliar transportation options, allowing you to shake off the complications of logistics and begin your enjoyment of Costa Rica.

Our private airport transfers don't just provide ease upon arrival; they also ensure a seamless departure. At the end of your vacation, our drivers will pick you up from your accommodations and take you back to the airport, ensuring you catch your return flight home after your amazing adventure in Costa Rica. You can book an airport pickup, drop-off, or both. Selecting the services you need and purchasing your private airport transfers online couldn't be easier.

The convenience of private airport transfers extends beyond mere efficiency; it sets the tone for your entire experience in the country. One of the key advantages is the flexibility. Whether you're traveling solo, with a partner, or in a group, we offer a range of vehicle options to suit your needs. From spacious vans to full-sized buses, our fleet is sure to meet your requirements. Should you have a larger group, simply contact us for availablity and options.

As always, safety is our number one priority. With our private airport transfers, you can rest assured you're in capable hands. Our late-model, fully-equipped vehicles and experienced, government-certified drivers are well-versed in navigating Costa Rica's roads, ensure you reach your destination safely and comfortably. Our drivers utilize flight tracking apps to stay updated on any delays at the airport, providing a seamless experience even in the face of unexpected hiccups while you are in transit.

Private airport transfers go beyond mere practicalities; they provide a personalized service that enriches your entire travel experience. Our team of friendly, bilingual drivers is dedicated to ensuring your journey is not only smooth but also memorable. They are always prepared to offer a customized experience. Whether it's recommending the finest local eateries, highlighting must-see attractions, or sharing cultural tidbits along the way, our drivers are happy to share their insights with you.

Opting for a private airport transfer in Costa Rica is more than just a means of transportation; it's the launching point for your amazing vacation in paradise. From the moment you land to the time you reach your destination, the personalized service, convenience, and safety offered by our private airport transfers set the stage for an unforgettable experience.


Can I add private airport transfers to my vacation package?

Yes! Our custom vacation packages usually feature private airport transfers, alongside a combination of VIP in-country private transport and localized tour transportation. You have the flexibility to collaborate with one of our agents at no extra cost to customize your itinerary according to your preferences by simply contacting us. Alternatively, you can choose to book each tour and transportation service separately online, giving you full control over your travel arrangements.


Can I still book private airport transfers if I am flying into SJO and flying out of LIR?

Absolutely, you can still arrange private airport transfers even if your departure airport differs from your arrival. Our service enables you to book your airport pickup and drop-off separately. This flexibility means you can schedule a private transfer from SJO to your destination for one date and then another transfer from your destination to LIR for your departure on a different date, all on the same invoice.


How will I find my private driver when I exit the airport?

When you exit the airport, your private driver will be waiting for you with a sign displaying your name. They will be actively looking for you, and will also know key details, including your name and your destination.


Do I have to provide the first and last name of all passengers in order to book a private airport transfer?

Yes, you're required to provide the first and last names of all passengers for private airport transfers in Costa Rica due to legal regulations. This requirement is in place to ensure compliance with local transportation laws and safety standards. By collecting this information at the time of booking, we can verify the identities of passengers and maintain accurate records, which is essential for accountability and safety purposes.


How much does private airport transportation cost in Costa Rica?

The price of private airport transfers in Costa Rica depends on your destination. For instance, a private transfer from SJO airport to Jaco Beach or Los Suenos usually lasts about 1.5 hours and costs around $120 for up to 4 people with standard luggage. If you're traveling from SJO or LIR to La Fortuna, it typically takes 3-3.5 hours and costs approximately $220 for a group of 4. The cost of these transfers is based on the size of your group and the distance you're traveling.


Do private airport transfers save you time?

Private airport transfers almost always save you time compared to other transportation options upon arrival in Costa Rica. With a private transfer, you can avoid waiting for other passengers or making multiple stops along the way, both common delays when using shared shuttles or public transportation. Additionally, private transfers may also take more direct routes to your destination, further reducing travel time.


What are the benefits to private airport transfers?

Private airport transfers offer unmatched convenience, comfort, and personalized service. With door-to-door pickup, spacious vehicles, and flexible scheduling, they ensure a smooth and secure journey tailored to your needs, making them ideal for travelers seeking hassle-free airport transportation.


What kinds of vehicles do private airport transfers use in Costa Rica?

Our private airport transfers in Costa Rica use a variety of vans and vehicles to accommodate different group sizes and preferences. The most common vans include models like the Toyota Hiace and Mercedes Benz Sprinter, which are popular choices for mid-sized or smaller groups. For larger groups, transfer services may utilize buses such as the King Long Bus or other coaches. Our vehicles are chosen for comfort, reliability, and ability to navigate the diverse terrain and road conditions in Costa Rica while providing a safe and enjoyable travel experience for passengers.


Are private airport transfer vehicles in Costa Rica government certified?

Yes, private airport transfer vehicles in Costa Rica are required to be government certified. These certifications ensure that the vehicles meet specific safety standards and regulations set by the government. Additionally, certified vehicles undergo regular inspections to maintain their certification status, guaranteeing that they are safe and roadworthy for passenger transportation.


Are private drivers government certified in Costa Rica?

Private drivers are required to have specific licenses and permits to operate commercially. These permits involve driving assessments and adherence to regulations set by local transportation authorities.


Are there any fees with private transportation in Costa Rica?

Yes, fees may be applicable for both private airport transfers and VIP in-country private transport services in Costa Rica. Private transportation services typically offer a flat fee for up to a specific number of passengers (usually 1-4), with an additional charge of around $10 per person beyond the initial count until the van reaches capacity. For larger groups or specific needs, additional vans or larger vehicles might be necessary, incurring higher costs. Remote accommodations may necessitate specialized 4x4 vehicles for access, which can involve additional expenses. Additionally, there's a standard $10 upcharge for red-eye transfers between midnight and 5 am, applied to the entire service rather than per person. This makes late-night or early-morning transfers convenient and cost-effective for guests arriving or departing during off-peak hours.


How many people can fit in a private transportation vehicle?

The capacity of our private airport transfers and VIP in-country private transport services depends on the type of vehicle reserved. That said, we provide a variety of vehicle options to suit different group sizes. Whether you need a van, a bus, or anything in-between, feel free to contact us to explore the available options.


How much do I need to tip private drivers in Costa Rica?

Tipping private drivers in Costa Rica is not mandatory but is appreciated for excellent service. A typical tip ranges from 10% to 20% of the total fare, depending on the level of service and satisfaction. If your driver goes above and beyond or provides exceptional service, you may consider tipping toward the higher end of this range.


What is the best form of transportation in Costa Rica?

The best form of transportation in Costa Rica depends on various factors such as your itinerary, budget, comfort level, and preferences. The most popular form of transportation in-country for travelers is a combination of private airport transfers, VIP in-country private transport, and localized tour transport. Many other options are available, however, including rental cars, motorcycle rentals, public transportation, and taxi cabs. The best option for you depends on your specific needs and preferences. Consider factors such as your itinerary, budget, and comfort level when choosing the most suitable transportation method for your Costa Rican adventure.


Can you get a private driver in Costa Rica?

Yes, you can hire a private driver and vehicle in Costa Rica. We offer private driver services for various purposes, including private airport transfers and VIP in-country private transport for activities such as sightseeing or traveling to multiple destinations within Costa Rica. Hiring a private transportation service offers convenience and comfort, making it a popular choice with travelers. Additionally, private bilingual drivers have local knowledge and can provide valuable insights and recommendations to enhance your travel experience in Costa Rica.


Can I get anywhere in Costa Rica using private transportation?

Private transportation in Costa Rica can take you to most destinations across the country. Whether you're looking for a private airport transfer or heading from popular spots like Jaco Beach or Manuel Antonio to other destinations within Costa Rica, such as La Fortuna, or Monteverde during your vacation, VIP in-country private transport services can typically accommodate your needs. That said, it's essential to consider factors such as road conditions and accessibility when planning your adventures and booking your accommodations, as some destinations may require off-road vehicles or additional arrangements for access. If you are unfamiliar with Costa Rica's varied terrain and worried about selecting accommodations that might be hard to reach, don't hesitate to contact us. Our experienced team can help you find the ideal hotel or condo with convenient transportation access.


Do you have to pay gas and tolls with private transportation?

All of our private transportation services in Costa Rica include the cost of fuel and tolls in the overall price, including our VIP in-country private transport and our private airport transfers. This means that passengers do not need to worry about covering these expenses separately during their journey. By including fuel and tolls in the price, private transportation provides convenience to passengers, allowing them to enjoy their travel experience without additional financial considerations.


What is private transportation in Costa Rica?

Private transportation in Costa Rica refers to personalized transportation services. These services involve the use of a private tourist-authorized vehicle and a certified, professional driver. Private transportation offers flexibility and convenience for travelers, allowing them to travel in comfort. It's a popular option for tourists who prefer the convenience of having dedicated transportation for private airport transfers or in-country travel between destinations within Costa Rica.