We are a small personalized tour operator and transportation   provider.  Our unique private/shared transportation services and tours are run all over Costa Rica, from the dense and lush mountains to the fresh and crystal clear sea.​

After years of working in the tourism industry, we have all the knowledge and tools required to make your experience unforgettable. We are true local people; born and raised in this beautiful country, who are the best guides you can have to explore our motherland. Our company is minded with impeccable high standards of service, for us, this means being punctual, totally reliable, honest, and to provide certified &  bilingual guides & chauffeurs with excellent knowledge.

Based in the Guanacaste province, we operate out of Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas located in Playa Grande. This parks' main goal is to protect and ensure that the leatherback sea turtles' well-being is taken care of, and to keep the park a thriving environment for them to nest in. ​

Meet The Team

Ariel Arrieta Morales


After traveling to over 55 countries at that time, I always choose to return to my home and favorite country yet, where I combined my passion for travel and tourism with my desire to show others the endless beauty of my country and started my own tourism company in 2017. Having the prior experience I had of working in the hotel industry, and as a chauffeur &  tour guide over the years, allowed my company to thrive in this growing business. On my travels, I learned and understood what we travelers like and consider a unique and personalized experience. I love waking up every morning and getting to show people the breathtaking beauty my own backyard has to offer.  

Charles Forbes


Born and raised in the Caribbean of Costa Rica, with over 8 years of experience as a  Restaurant Manager at Royal Caribbean International, tour guide, and experience creator has led me to where I am and what I am doing now. My degree in food and beverages and passion for nature, resulted in me never wanting to leave this incredible country filled with astonishing nature and mouth-watering cuisine.

Jose Castañeda

Tour & Experience Guide

Born and raised in Guanacaste, I am the second oldest of 9 siblings. Since I was young I decided to be closer to our immense nature. I accumulated several years of experience in the industry, working for large tourism companies through Costa Rica. Guanacaste still my favorite area of our country! I love to have the opportunity to share the local stories and cultural information of my own towns and meeting people.

Denis Aguilar

Tour & Experience Guide

After 10 years of bartending and restaurant experience at one of Costa Rica’s best 5-Star Resort, Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, located on the surroundings of Volcano Arenal, I knew the tourism industry was my true passion. I love that I get to live in my favorite place in Costa Rica, La Fortuna, and get to practice what I love, exploring this beautiful country as I meet incredible people from all over the world.

Ronny Obando 

Tour & Experience Guide

Born and raised in Villareal Guanacaste 


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Canceling services will result in cancellation fees, detailed below: 
Canceled before 10 calendar days in advance, no charge or fees. 
Canceled between 9 and 4 calendar days in advance, charged 50% of the total. 
Canceled 3 calendar days or less in advance or no show, charged 100% of the total.
The approval or modifications on tour or shuttle dates and times will be determined by our availability. 

All shared tours and shuttles require a minimum of 3 people to operate. (If you are a single traveler please email us)

Costa Rican 4%. VAT must be added to all our services .

Playa Grande, Costa Rica - playagrandeshuttle@gmail.com - CR +506 87224778

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