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Vacation Express 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.

Our Costa Rica-bound clients now have the opportunity to customize a multiple region itinerary based on specific interests and personal preferences. Costa Rica is extremely easy to navigate and has an astounding number of different environments to discover. Sometimes it's difficult to choose an area on which to focus, but now you don't have to — you can experience two or three or even four regions in a week! In addition to airport/hotel/airport transfers, you also have the option to take 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. 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, fill in your transportation options, your hotel selections and any optional tours you want to include in each region and you're all set!

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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)
Vacation Express offers 3 different transportation options:

Shared Transfer: Available to Daniel Oduber International Airport, Liberia (LIR) and San José's Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) from most hotels. Clients share a bus/van and may stop at one or more resorts before being dropped off at the airport; 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 using 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. You will be accompanied by professional drivers in air-conditioned minivans or buses. Service is available for individuals, couples, families and 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. This option will allow you to be picked up on your own schedule and be chauffeured by an experienced driver to many of Costa Rica's sites, all while enjoying the wonderful panoramic views the country has to offer.

Costa Rica Multiple Regions

  • Arenal Region
  • Central Valley Cloud Forest Region
  • Guanacaste Region
  • Manuel Antonio Region
  • Monteverde Region
  • Puntarenas Region
  • San Jose Region

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