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Private car transfer
from San Jose to La Fortuna

  • Door-to-door in 2 h 40 min
  • From $28 per seat
  • English-speaking driver
  • Sanitized Vehicles
Risk-free

Cancel 24 hr before departure for a full refund

Trip Information

Pickup

Your driver will meet you at your address in San Jose.

  • Door-to-door service
  • Help with your luggage

Trip

You’ll travel in comfort for 2 h 40 min.

  • Optional sight-seeing
  • Clean, comfortable car
  • English-speaking driver
  • Bottled water
  • Child seats
  • Prepared for handicapped
  • Smoke-free
  • Pet friendly

Drop-off

Your driver will drop you off at your address in La Fortuna.

  • Door-to-door service
  • Help with your luggage
In total
  • 131 km
  • 2 h 40 min

Visit these sights on the way

Britt Coffee Tour

Britt Coffee Tour

How is coffee made and why is Costa Rica's so delicious? Find out on a fun and informative tour at this eco-friendly plantation. The Magical Fruit 

Museo Historico Cultural Juan Santamaria

Museo Historico Cultural Juan Santamaria

Costa Rica’s history, and especially the life of its national hero, is detailed in this fascinating free museum. A Hero’s History 

Los Chorros Waterfalls

Los Chorros Waterfalls

Two powerful cascades roaring in the lush jungle. The Jets 

Else Kientzler Garden

Else Kientzler Garden

This lush botanical garden is home to tropical plants from around the world, including fruit trees you can eat from. Transnational Tropical Treats 

Proyecto Asis

Proyecto Asis

This nonprofit help preserve wildlife, and lets visitors pitch-in themselves. Wild Assistance 

La Fortuna Waterfall

La Fortuna Waterfall

One of Costa Rica’s most iconic waterfalls paints a postcard-perfect picture of jungle beauty. A Jungle Gem 

Why people love Daytrip

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  • 583 travellers took this route with us
TripAdvisor rating7 Jan, 2022

Great drive from La Pavlona to La fortuna

Our driver Luis A. G. was as much as a driver, a tour guide. He gave us so much helpful advice and things to do in la fortuna. He waited for us at the pickup place when we arrived there, and had great customer service in every way imagineble. If every driver is as good at theyre job as Luis, i reccomend Daytrip highly. Very good - 5 stars

Daydream48953992418
Daydream48953992418
TripAdvisor rating7 Jan, 2022

Highly recommended

Very comfortable, punctual and door to door Driver showed up on time Helped with luggage Prices very well The van was clean

bakird2019
bakird2019
TripAdvisor rating7 Jan, 2022

A great way to travel Budapest and Prague corridor

Family transfer from Budapest to Prague by transport van was more cost effective and less stressful, with lots of luggage, less time consuming, and much more fun. We had a great driver, showed us sights along the way, stopped at a great place for lunch. It was just as fast as the train and avoided inconveniences of airports. Highly recommend it.

702dariusk
702dariusk
TripAdvisor rating6 Jan, 2022

Not just a ride, a sightseeing adventure!

I am so thankful I discovered Daytrip! Originally, I just wanted a ‘ride’ from Munich to St. Anton am Arlberg. I was traveling with my two sons, and we were visiting Munich before skiing in the Austrian Alps. A ‘ride’ couldn't possibly describe our experience. Our driver, Marjut, wasn't just a ‘driver’, she was the most incredible tour guide we've ever experienced (and we've had many). En route from Germany to Austria, we stopped at Neuschwanstein Castle, and MANY, many other castles, palaces, churches, and scenic byways along the way (and learned the history of every site before we arrived). Marjut suggested every one of them, and we soon realized, everything she mentioned was NOT to be missed (my boys will never forgive me for letting them sleep through a ‘Marjut church suggestion’). We loved the experience so much, we hired Marjut/Daytrip for the return to Munich one week later. And, as expected, Marjut suggested plenty of awe-inspiring stops along the way (all optional, but incredible). I couldn't possibly give a higher rating for this experience. It changed our trip from a ‘ski trip’ to a full-blown, sight-seeing vacation. I give 5+ stars for the entire journey -- from the initial booking, to a lifetime of memories.

RobinMillerCooks
RobinMillerCooks

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The Daytrip driver advantage

Daytrip driver
  • Local knowledge about the route from San Jose to La Fortuna
    Including available sights
  • English speaking

    All our drivers speak English as well as their native language (and sometimes additional languages too!). They're happy to discuss local history and culture with you, and answer any questions you may have. And because they speak the local language, they're able to provide you with a unique opportunity to connect with natives.

  • Safety first!

    We screen all our drivers for criminal and traffic records, and personally interview each one. We also inspect their cars for safety, comfort, and reliability. All cars must be less than ten years old, in excellent operating condition, and insured as required by local law. And because our drivers are locals, they're familiar with the rules and customs of the road.

Book today - it's risk free!

Make changes to your booking or cancel your reservation up to 24 hours in advance and get a full refund.

World-class customer support

  • Available 24/7
  • Close relationship with drivers
  • Experts on the route from San Jose to La Fortuna

Cancellation policy: Super-flexible

  • Cancellations: 100% refund up to 24 hours before the trip!
  • Changes: Free up to 24 hours before the trip!

Good to know

Children

If you’re traveling with children, make sure to let us know in the booking so we can get the appropriate child seats ready!

Pets

Pets are allowed (and loved)! We just need to know beforehand. You can tell us about them in the next phase of the booking.

Tips

Gratuity isn’t included or required, but if you really enjoyed your trip, you can show your driver your appreciation with an optional tip (10% is sufficient).

Luggage

  • Big luggage
  • 29x21x11 inches
  • 74x54x28 cm
  • Small luggage
  • 22x14x9 inches
  • 56x36x23 cm

Each passenger is allowed to have one checked bag and one carry on. If you’re traveling with more bags or oversized luggage, you can adjust this while booking.

Payment methods

Pay by credit card online, or by cash (in any currency) directly to your driver!

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