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transfers san jose via private van/boat to tortuguero

Venice, Florida
3 posts
2 reviews
transfers san jose via private van/boat to tortuguero

we are staying at tortuguero lodge for 4 nites. I am not a good flyer and the small plane terrifies me from san jose to tortuguero. would like to find not public but a private shared transfer in van, bus??? from san jose hotels to the dock ( don't know which one-) and catch the boat to tortuguero? don't know how long it takes, if there are bathroom or food breaks. and then can we take the boat back to dock and drive to monteverde lodge. thanks from a non frequent flyer

Costa Rica
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25,653 posts
25 reviews
1. Re: transfers san jose via private van/boat to tortuguero

If you mean Tortuga Lodge, then they have packages with transportation included. Or if you prefer not to use a package, then just contact them and they will recommend the driver(s) they work with. This is also a good resource: tortuguerovillage.com/privateshuttles.htm

There are actually two boat ramps that area used -- the most popular one is at Pavona where you get on the boat for Tortuguero. It takes about an hour to get from the boat dock at Pavona to Tortuguero.

San Jose, Costa Rica
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38 reviews
2. Re: transfers san jose via private van/boat to tortuguero

Most private transfers are a lot cheaper than most lodges transportation…just ask for a break down of what ever you are paying…and you will find out why they do not like to give break downs..!!!

Why pay more for the same…some old lodges charge mre for no reason…

Check…MAwamba LodgeLaguna LodgePachira Lodge…great lodges own by locals…

I have no idea why you like to be there for 4 nights..the only really happy person in 4 night will be the lodge…laughing all the way to the bank…3 night is good enough…even 2 is great…

You can finc a nice SUV private transfers for not much money…again shop around…

San Jose to Pavona about 2.5 hours ride…nice ride…


3. Re: transfers san jose via private van/boat to tortuguero

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