The Baqueano
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Transportation solutions for single passengers, families, or groups. Private Transfers, Private Shuttles, Airport shuttle, Private car service, Executive transportation, available across all destinations in Costa Rica.
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  • John F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    They saved our trip. Truly amazing service.
    The Baqueano are life savers. After missing our flight from Guatemala to Panamá City and the first leg of our cruise. They truly came to our rescue in Costa Rica. I had reached out to them to get us from Sam Jose to Limón to catch up with our cruise ship. We had booked a flight to Sam Jose the next morning. They got back to us immediately and made the booking process really simple. Even making suggestions on places to stay in Limón and places to visit. Their driver Rafeal was at the airport when we got there. He would tell you his English was not good but he did incredibly well and with the help of Google translate showed us the sights of Costa Rica. He was simply amazing and honestly on a trip that had gone horribly wrong, set us on track to have a great experience. He got us to Limón and helped get us to our hotel. Even doing some translation work for us there. If you are ever in Costa Rica and need a car service for the day or to get to a destinations there could be no one better. They truly saved our vacation.
    We are truly grateful for your heartfelt words and are so glad to have been able to assist you during a challenging time. Thank you for choosing The Baqueano and sharing your experience with us. We understand the stress of missed flights and disrupted travel plans, and we're thrilled that we could be of assistance in getting you from San Jose to Limón to catch up with your cruise ship. Your feedback about our booking process, as well as the suggestions for places to stay and visit, is greatly appreciated. Rafael, our driver, is a true asset to our team. We're delighted to hear that he went above and beyond to ensure you had a positive experience in Costa Rica. It's heartwarming to know that he played a key role in setting your trip back on track and making your overall experience enjoyable. We're honored to have been a part of saving your vacation, and we sincerely hope the rest of your journey was filled with wonderful moments. Thank you for trusting The Baqueano, and we wish you many more smooth and memorable travels in the future.
    Written November 12, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 23, 2023
  • Jocelyn R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    5 stars
    5 STARS This was our first time visiting Costa Rica and John definitely made it the easiest, carefree, and safe welcoming experience We were very well taken care of by him and our driver JP, we did everything we wished for and more thanks to their recommendations. BEST drivers and tour guides I definitely recommend it's beautiful home and close to all activities. Thank you again for making my birthday an unforgettable one Pura Vida!
    Thank you so much for the fantastic 5-star review! We're thrilled to hear that your first visit to Costa Rica was made easy, carefree, and safe by John and our driver JP. It's heartening to know that they not only met but exceeded your expectations as drivers and tour guides. We're delighted that you were well taken care of and that their recommendations added extra joy to your experience. Making your birthday unforgettable is our pleasure, and we're honored to have been a part of such a special occasion. We truly appreciate your recommendation and kind words about our beautiful home and its proximity to activities. Providing a welcoming and enjoyable experience for our guests is our top priority, and we're thrilled to have achieved that for you. Thank you for choosing us, and we hope to welcome you back to Costa Rica for more Pura Vida moments in the future!
    Written November 12, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 10, 2023
  • DM J
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best service
    Returning to Costa Rica for the second time, our family of three opted for a six-day car and driver service, and it was an absolute game-changer! The great suggestions from our friendly driver made the experience truly tailored to our preferences. Highly recommend for families seeking a stress-free and customizable travel experience!"
    Our goal is to provide tailored and stress-free journeys. Your recommendation means the world to us. Looking forward to welcoming you back for more unforgettable adventures!
    Written November 29, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 16, 2023
  • Candice D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Excellent Excellent
    My experience was phenomenal! Charles was the driver for all 4 days. He was awesome and very punctual. The customer service was stellar, he routinely opened doors, provided water and other beverages. He doubled as our guide! We went on hikes, rode ATVS and we were able to explore and have a more authentic experience in Costa Rica because of Baqueano's drivers pride, knowledge and expertise. I cannot give this company enough stars! If you are looking for excellent service, kindness and to learn about all things Costa Rican use this company, you will not regret it.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your outstanding experience with TheBaqueano! We are delighted to hear that Charles provided you with a phenomenal 4-day journey filled with punctuality, kindness, and expertise. Your glowing review is a true testament to our team's dedication to excellent service. We appreciate your kind words and are thrilled to have contributed to your unforgettable Costa Rican adventure. If you ever plan to explore more of this beautiful country, we would be honored to have you journey with TheBaqueano once again. Thank you for choosing us, and we look forward to serving you in the future.
    Written December 17, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 12, 2023
  • Aileen G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The only shuttle service you want to use!
    We used their services 2 times during our stay in Costa Rica. Tamarindo to Manuel Antonio and then to San Jose. A big shout out to J.P. and "Michael" to making our transport so easy and enjoyable! Great conversations, learned so much about their beautiful country, and they showed us interesting sites along the way. Best team and highly recommend.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 4, 2024
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Radek H
Zidlochovice, Czech Republic156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent services not only in transportation but also in guided tours with all comfort, very good cars, exceptional knowledge of everything one can see and visit in Costa Rica. We have traveled through Costa Rica with Charles three times in last two years and there is still a lot of things to see. I can recommend this transportation/ guided tours company for everyone, especially for those who like nature!
Written February 10, 2024
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Aileen G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We used their services 2 times during our stay in Costa Rica. Tamarindo to Manuel Antonio and then to San Jose. A big shout out to J.P. and "Michael" to making our transport so easy and enjoyable! Great conversations, learned so much about their beautiful country, and they showed us interesting sites along the way. Best team and highly recommend.
Written January 4, 2024
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Allison F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Transportation from La Cruz to Fortuna. Our driver, JP, was professional and accommodating from before pick-up to drop-off at hotel. He stopped at a waterfall during the trip for swimming and sunbathing. Also he recommended an incredible restaurant for lunch—best meal in CR. JP was also knowledgeable with facts on CR. Highly recommend JP as your driver. ¡Pura Vida!
Written December 20, 2023
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Candice D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
My experience was phenomenal! Charles was the driver for all 4 days. He was awesome and very punctual. The customer service was stellar, he routinely opened doors, provided water and other beverages. He doubled as our guide! We went on hikes, rode ATVS and we were able to explore and have a more authentic experience in Costa Rica because of Baqueano's drivers pride, knowledge and expertise. I cannot give this company enough stars! If you are looking for excellent service, kindness and to learn about all things Costa Rican use this company, you will not regret it.
Written December 12, 2023
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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your outstanding experience with TheBaqueano! We are delighted to hear that Charles provided you with a phenomenal 4-day journey filled with punctuality, kindness, and expertise. Your glowing review is a true testament to our team's dedication to excellent service. We appreciate your kind words and are thrilled to have contributed to your unforgettable Costa Rican adventure. If you ever plan to explore more of this beautiful country, we would be honored to have you journey with TheBaqueano once again. Thank you for choosing us, and we look forward to serving you in the future.
Written December 17, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anna Hridelova
Prague, Czech Republic6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Charles is amazing person and he really knows what he is doing! I really appreciate how helpful he was. We had an incredible time in Costa Rica thank to him and amazing drivers, especially Raúl. Charles always replied to my messages even in the night! And he was always on time! He also created great atmosphere in van, he arranged everything before the journey and he helped with all unexpected situations. Thank you is not even enought for all his help. We can't wait for next adventure!
Written November 26, 2023
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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that Charles played such a pivotal role in making your time in Costa Rica truly incredible. Until your next adventure, Safe travels
Written November 29, 2023
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DM J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Returning to Costa Rica for the second time, our family of three opted for a six-day car and driver service, and it was an absolute game-changer!

The great suggestions from our friendly driver made the experience truly tailored to our preferences.

Highly recommend for families seeking a stress-free and customizable travel experience!"
Written November 16, 2023
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Our goal is to provide tailored and stress-free journeys. Your recommendation means the world to us. Looking forward to welcoming you back for more unforgettable adventures!
Written November 29, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Brandon R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Our family of five enjoyed a seamless Costa Rican adventure, thanks to JP and Charles from TheBaqueano. The spacious vehicle comfortably accommodated us, and their expert guidance transformed each outing into a tailored experience.

Child seats provided added safety for our youngest members. For a family-friendly, personalized, and unforgettable Costa Rican experience, choose TheBaqueano – where JP and Charles turn vacations into magical memories.
Written November 15, 2023
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Delighted to hear your family had a seamless Costa Rican adventure with JP and Charles. PURA VIDA -TheBaqueano!
Written November 29, 2023
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Briahna S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Deciding to do transportation with this company is the best decision of our Costa Rican trip. The roads are a bit rough and windy, so we are very thankful we did not rent a car. It also gave us the freedom to sightsee as we had three pretty long trips, and we got to see so many amazing views and wildlife. Each ride comes with water and beer! The vans were extremely clean, great AC, and comfortable! The drivers were safe and will stop at sights for you to see if wanted. For all of that, the price is very reasonable and so worth it! Issac, JP, and Michael were so knowledgeable on their country and passionate about educating us on facts and information about Costa Rica. This really made a difference in our trip and stood out tremendously to us. JP was our driver for our longest trip and he was so accommodating, knowledgeable, friendly. I could not say enough good things about him… seriously a great guy all around! Michael was our last driver back to the airport and he was very accommodating as well. I did get a bit carsick due to the windy roads and he was helpful and kind letting me stop as needed to get some air. My boyfriend enjoyed their conversation (while I slept lol) as he was very knowledgeable and easy to converse with! Thank you so so much to your amazing drivers, they provided more than just transportation and we had the best experience because of them! For our next trip to Costa Rica, we will definitely be using this company, no doubt about it!
Written November 11, 2023
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Thank you so much for your heartfelt and positive feedback! We are thrilled to hear that choosing our transportation services enhanced your Costa Rican experience. It's wonderful to know that our drivers, Issac, JP, and Michael, played a significant role in making your trips memorable. We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Issac, JP, and Michael. Their passion for sharing knowledge about Costa Rica and their friendly demeanor truly make a difference. We're delighted that JP and Michael's accommodating and informative approach added a positive touch to your travels. We appreciate your recognition of the cleanliness, great AC, and comfort of our vans. We aim to offer a seamless and enjoyable experience for our passengers, and your feedback affirms that we're on the right track. It's an honor to be a part of your Costa Rican adventure, and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip.
Written November 12, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jocelyn R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
5 STARS
This was our first time visiting Costa Rica and John definitely made it the easiest, carefree, and safe welcoming experience
We were very well taken care of by him and our driver JP, we did everything we wished for and more thanks to their recommendations. BEST drivers and tour guides
I definitely recommend it's beautiful home and close to all activities. Thank you again for making my birthday an unforgettable one Pura Vida!
Written November 10, 2023
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Thank you so much for the fantastic 5-star review! We're thrilled to hear that your first visit to Costa Rica was made easy, carefree, and safe by John and our driver JP. It's heartening to know that they not only met but exceeded your expectations as drivers and tour guides. We're delighted that you were well taken care of and that their recommendations added extra joy to your experience. Making your birthday unforgettable is our pleasure, and we're honored to have been a part of such a special occasion. We truly appreciate your recommendation and kind words about our beautiful home and its proximity to activities. Providing a welcoming and enjoyable experience for our guests is our top priority, and we're thrilled to have achieved that for you. Thank you for choosing us, and we hope to welcome you back to Costa Rica for more Pura Vida moments in the future!
Written November 12, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Noni W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
Fantastic service from everyone at The Baqueano. Booking was efficient and friendly, pickup was punctual, safe driving in a great vehicle. A special thank you to JP who was our wonderful driver !!!
Written October 5, 2023
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Thank you so much for your kind words and wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience with The Baqueano. Providing efficient and friendly service is our priority, and we're delighted that your booking process was smooth and that the pickup was punctual. Safety is paramount to us, and we're glad you felt secure with our safe driving practices and the quality of our vehicle. It's always rewarding to hear that our efforts contribute to a positive overall experience. A special thank you for recognizing JP, your wonderful driver. We'll make sure to pass on your appreciation to him. Our team takes pride in delivering excellent service, and it's clear that JP made a positive impact on your journey. We appreciate your feedback and hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the future. Safe travels and warm regards
Written November 12, 2023
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