matter how you want to travel to or around in Costa Rica, the team at
Pacific Travel & Tours can arrange it for you. We have
built up a solid reputation with many suppliers, in order to pass along
the best prices to you.
Costa Rica is easily accessible internationally, with direct flights
from Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Houston, Raleigh, New
York City, Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto Canada.
Local air transport, airplane and helicopter, are available to almost
every part of the country.
- Car & Driver:
This is a popular option for the majority of International travelers
and is relatively inexpensive. Pacific Travel& Tours can provide
very reliable and affordable drivers, for airport transfers, to a specific
location, by the hour, day or week, throughout Costa Rica.
- Taxis: Taxis
are the fastest and most convenient way of traveling around the city,
especially if you don't know the area. Official cabs are red - which
have a yellow triangular license shield painted on the side - they are
supposed to be equipped with working meters. Please note, that if you
are traveling outside the city or zone that you start in, the taxi driver
is not required to use the meter (although they can) and you should
be sure that you negotiate the fare before starting. If you are unsure
what the fare is to a specific place, call or e-mail us for help.
There are also "unofficial" cabs that are not licensed. We
do not recommend this option, be careful in using these services. If
you do use an "unofficial" cab make sure that you find it
through your hotel or other establishment and that you know exactly
what it will cost.
- Buses: The
national bus system is cheap and excellent, with destinations from San
Jose to anywhere in the country with most of the buses in excellent
condition (although this may change dramatically in rural areas). Finding
buses in San Jose can be a bit of a challenge because there is no central
bus station for every route.
There are also "tourist" buses operated by private companies
to more popular locations within Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama, that
are more expensive but are faster and a lot more comfortable. Let us
make the booking to us as we have preferred contracts with the companies.
- Rental Car:
Late model rental cars are readily available from subcompact to high
end 4 wheel drive SUVs. Local liability insurance is mandatory and the
rental car agency will automatically charge it. You will have the option
of selecting additional insurance to limit your liability, although
many credit cards do this for you automatically. North Americans can
drive in Costa Rica with a valid drivers license, plus their passport.
Also, be sure and inspect your rental car closely and insure all irregularities
While roads in Costa Rica are improving all the time, you need to be
careful while driving to avoid unexpected road hazards - landslides,
potholes, animals, pedestrians, vehicles without lights, and unmarked
road construction. Be defensive and avoid driving at night on unfamiliar
A fastest way to get from Jaco/Heradura to Montazuma is by boat. There
is also boat service across Arenal Lake. Pacific Travel & Tours
has many connection with captains if you wish to charter your own transportation
or fishing trip.
- Other transportation:
i.e. Motorcycle, Scooter, Bicycle