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Van and Driver Service

Hire a van with driver included
Go anywhere you want in Costa Rica


Our “Van & Driver” service can be hired for individual day-trips, or for several consecutive days, anywhere in Costa Rica.

You get all the benefits of having your private vehicle, plus the added value of having an experienced driver who stays with your group the whole time.

      • Pick up directly at your hotel, airbnb or the airport
      • Transfer from hotel to hotel
      • Make sightseeing stops and side trips freely
      • Available in the evening for trips to dinner and bars
      • Driver watches your belongings all the time

You also get the support or our experienced office staff for planning your itinerary and all the logistics.  We have years of experience as licensed guides and tour coordinators for international travelers in Costa Rica.

Our private driver service is the ideal solution for small groups, families, community projects or school groups looking for flexible and reliable transportation during your visit to Costa Rica.


Driver standing outside his van on country road

Bilingual drivers (English & Spanish) are available upon request at no additional cost.  All our expert drivers are locals; they know the best routes and the current road conditions. They know the good places to stop for lunch and the places with the amazing views to take pictures. All drivers carry a cell phone and are happy to share wifi access with you (where available).

The vehicles used for “Van and Driver” are recent model vans always less than 6 years old. They have air-conditioning and all the government licenses, inspections and insurance.

One-day Van & Driver

Van & Driver rentals for one day are available in the following areas:

If booked in advance, we can offer a van with a private driver almost anywhere in Costa Rica. Contact us to coordinate.

Multiday Van & Driver

Van & Driver rentals of 3 days or more can start anywhere in Costa Rica and go to any location you need to. Prices range from $190 US to $300 US per day, depending on your group size and itinerary. This daily fee includes all expenses: taxes, fuel, parking, highway tolls, insurance and lodging and meals for the driver.

In our experience, most families and small groups have a better experience and spend less money by using a combination of a full time driver on some days, private transfers between locations on other days and our local drivers for short trips at each location.

Tell us about your group and the trip you have in mind. We’ll respond right away with a price quote and our suggestions on how to organize the itinerary and get the most out of your vacation time and your budget.


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