Discover Costa Rica Your Way
CMTravelonline offers a number of different ways to experience Costa Rica – choose the option that works best for you. Stay in one hotel and add on half-day or full-day optional excursions – Customize a multi-region vacation itinerary that visits the areas you’re most interested in – or – Select one of our Pre-Set Itineraries taking the guesswork out of the planning by taking advantage of our years of experience in Costa Rica.
Our Costa Rica-bound clients now have the opportunity to customize a multiple region itinerary based on your specific interests and personal preferences. Costa Rica is extremely easy to navigate with an astounding number of different environments to discover. Sometimes it’s difficult to choose upon which area you want to focus. NOW you don’t have to choose – you can experience two or three or even four in a week! In addition to airport/hotel/airport transfers, you also have the option of taking advantage of shared or private transfers between the regions with an experienced driver. Or you may opt to rent a car and drive yourself, taking in all the sites along the way, at your own pace. In addition, you’ll find an extensive list of optional tours/activities available for pre-booking in each region. We’ve made “building” and booking your customized Costa Rica multiple region vacation easy – just select your preferred air schedule and fill in your transportation options, your hotel selections and any optional tours you want to include in each region and you’re all set! And there’s more good news…
To make the planning even easier (especially for first time visitors), we’ve designed eight exciting and affordable pre-set itineraries for your convenience. Our tour itineraries visit multiple regions and include selected hotel accommodations and in some cases activity excursions, meals and local guides. Simply select Costa Rica-Multiple Regions in the shopping box at left; or just click Pre-Set Itineraries to see a detailed list of the tours. Select the itinerary you like best and our exclusive easy-to-use online booking engine will do the rest, with the flexibility to change hotels and/or transportation options and to add additional activities if so desired. You’ll find a wide range of itineraries available – from two- to four- region “see it all” tours to a 7-night Ultimate Adrenaline Adventure tour. You’re sure to find one that’s just perfect for you!
There are two international airports in Costa Rica. All major tourist regions are accessible from either airport. However, hotels in the San José ( and the Central Valley), Puntarenas, Manuel Antonio and Mid- and South-Pacific areas are most conveniently served by San José’s Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO); hotels in Guanacaste province in Liberia are most conveniently served by the Daniel Oduber International Airport, Liberia (LIR). Hotels in the Monteverde region are generally 3.5 hours from LIR and 4 hours from SJO. Hotels in the Arenal region are generally 3 to 3.5 hours from either airport. Hotels in the Nicoya Peninsula region are approximately 4.5 hours from either airport.
GETTING AROUND: (Transportation Options)
CMTravelonline offers 4 different transportation options:
Shared Transfer: Available from Daniel Oduber International Airport, Liberia (LIR), Guanacaste region only. Clients share a bus/van and are taken to one or more resorts before being dropped off at their selected hotel, prices are per person.
Shared Shuttle Transfer: Shuttle services are available on specific daily schedules only, to many of Costa Rica’s most popular sites from hotels in San Jose downtown. Clients share a bus to transfer between resorts with clients of multiple tour companies in a country-wide bus pool that covers multiple regions and areas; prices are per person. Shuttle services are one of the most inexpensive ways to travel around Costa Rica, accompanied by professional drivers in air-conditioned minivans or buses. Service is available for individuals, couples, families and even groups.
Private Transfer: Clients may opt for a private van or vehicle to transport them directly to and from their destination; prices are per vehicle. This is a good option for families or groups of friends traveling together, allowing you to be picked up on your own schedule and chauffeured by an experienced driver to many of Costa Rica’s sites, while enjoying the wonderful panoramic views the country has to offer.
Car Rentals: CMTravelonline offers car rentals only for the entire duration of your stay (i.e., if you book a 7 night vacation, you must reserve an 8 day car rental and cannot do just 4 days). Vehicles must be picked up and dropped off at the airport (LIR or SJO). Car Rental options are displayed in the “Car Rental” area during the booking process. Car rental rates do not include mandatory insurance (approx. $17-$26 p/day) as well as an $800 refundable credit card deposit. These fees are payable in destination when the car is picked up. If you choose to pick-up or leave the car at your resort, pick-up/drop-off fees may apply and are also payable in destination. Drivers must be at least 21 to rent a car. Sample car descriptions are as follows:
Suzuki Alto – Mini, allows 2 adults and 2 small children
Suzuki Jimmy – SUV, allows 2 adults, 2 children/teens and one infant or 3 small children
Daihatsu BEGO – SUV 4 Wheel Drive, allows 2 adults and 2 children/teens
Toyota Prado – SUV, allows 7 passengers
Intra-Costa Rica Air: Two domestic airlines offer daily flights to most of the major domestic destinations. However, traveling by land affords visitors the opportunity to see and experience the unique countryside. Call for details on available domestic air arrangements.
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