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Caribe Shuttle

Open Now: 06:00 - 21:00
Open today: 06:00 - 21:00
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Great Driver, Comfortable Van, Lousy Highway

Our trip from Cahuita to San Jose Friday afternoon, during pouring rain, through multiple... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Kevin’s Extreme Customer Service!

My friends and I went to panama this weekend and had an amazing experience with caribe shuttle so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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Caribe Shuttle is a semi-private transportation service that started in 2008 as a shuttle service on the Southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, with one route between Puerto Viejo and Bocas del Toro in Panama. As of December 15th, 2015 this service...more
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Meters North Of the Bcr Bank 100, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0626
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I needed to get from Tamarindo, Costa Rica to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua and our Airbnb host recommended Caribe Shuttle. The shuttle did not pick up in Tamarindo, so we had to get to Liberia which is an hour away and...More

3  Thank noahjerome
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I booked through a service that selected Caribe Shuttle to take me and another person from Arenal to Puerto Viejo and then Puerto Viejo to the airport in San Jose. The first leg we were picked up about 15 minutes early so I was excited...More

2  Thank woodirenejones
Carlton W, Owner at Caribe Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2016

Hi there, my name is Carlton, I am the owner of Caribe Shuttle. Thank you for your review!! It is hard to try and explain to someone that doesn't have experience traveling in developing countries just how arduous the journeys can be here. You said...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I recently travelled to Cahuita, it was my first time using Caribe Shuttle and the v an that collected me from San José had definitely seen better days For the journey down it felt like we were in a race to reach our destination and...More

Thank N86XAsuec
colinsito, Owner at Caribe Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We regret you had this experience during your travel to Cahuita and truly apologize for that. In order to provide top vans we have to service our own vehicles from time to time and during these times we must contract other drivers and their vans....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our trip from Cahuita to San Jose Friday afternoon, during pouring rain, through multiple construction stops took 6 hours. Can't fault our great driver, Alejandro, who handled every contingency professionally and with good humor. We had a welcome dinner/rest break at clean soda.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I went to panama this weekend and had an amazing experience with caribe shuttle so we booked it for the way back to puerto viejo. On the way back we were exhausted. I got out of the bus and left my bag...More

Thank Jet829054
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worst shuttle service ever. We bought a trip from Bocas del Toro (Panama) to San Jose (Costa Rica). Everything run smoothly until we made the stop in Puerto Viejo. 3 hours went by and they never came to pick us. We had to call the...More

Thank alvinmauro
colinsito, Owner at Caribe Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Alvinmauro, My name is Carlton and I'm the owner of Caribe Shuttle. Let me start by offering our sincerest apologies for your experience and make clear that this is not the standard of service that we consider to be acceptable for our customers. To...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Caribe Shuttle took all the hassle out of getting from Bocas Del Toro to Puerto Veijo. Vans were really clean, the drive was really quick and to the door of our acom, the cost was really cheap considering we didn’t need to pay for the...More

Thank 716austind
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Awesome company. Super simple process to purchase tickets, pick up and drop off. Professional staff, safe drivers & had no issues at all!

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

My bad, I booked at the last minute for my 5 year old daughter & I to go from San José to Puerto Viejo, but my ultimate destination was Panama. Alejandro was the driver from San José to Puerto Viejo. He was kind and patient....More

2  Thank ebetty11
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I used them for my trip to Bocas del Toro in Panama and they also go to Nicaragua as well as anywhere in the Costa Rica Caribe.

Thank Charlie D
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Caribe Shuttle is the best to go from puerto viejo directly to the airport in San Jose. always in time, a.c. and stop for break on the way for coffee.

Thank casagalim2014
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Used them to get from Bastimentos Isl. to Puerto Viejo, CR. Took care of everything! 2 boat rides and 2 shuttles from Bocas del Toro right to my hotel doorstep. Punctual, professional and overall awesome!

Thank William H
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13 January 2017|
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Response from Carlton W | Property representative |
Hello Christine! Hope you are doing great today. Our company Caribe Shuttle can surely offer you what you are looking for. We offer private and shared services from Liberia to San Juan del Sur. According to your needs, we... More
Faith R
28 December 2016|
Response from Disneygroupie | Reviewed this property |
You need to email the company directly. They're pretty quick at getting back to you.