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


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. ​


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.

 Discover Yourself as You Discover Costa Rica

Ariel Arrieta Morales

Founder & CEO

After traveling to over 54 countries, I always choose to return to my home and favorite country yet,            Costa Rica, 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 and tour guide over the years, allowed my company to thrive in this growing business. I love waking up every morning and getting to show people the breathtaking beauty my own backyard has to offer.  

Fernando Morales

Tour & Experience Guide

Manuela Brunelli

Content Director

My combined love for travel and Costa Rica led me to work in tourism in this amazing country. My previous experience of living and working in six different countries and my knowledge of over four languages has helped me thrive in the industry and this incredible company. Originally from Brazil, I am a certified yoga instructor, in addition to Reiki practitioner, and love being able to use these skills to teach what I love, where I love.

Denis Aguilar

Tour & Experience Guide

Meet The Team

Charles Forbes

Tour & Experience Guide

My love for the ocean brought be to Guanacaste several years ago, where I began working in tourism. After traveling and living abroad, I returned to my beautiful home country with the desire to help travelers get the true pura vida experience. I decided to be closer to our immense nature and started driving and guiding tourists all over this beautiful country. I am also a mechanic and spend my free time fixing all marine and terrain vehicles. 

Born and raised in Limon, 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 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.

After 10 years bartending and restaurant experience at one of Costa Rica’s best 5-Star Resort, Tabacon Termal Resort & Spa, 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.

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Playa Grande, Costa Rica    playagrandeshuttle@gmail.com - CR +506 87224778 /  USA +1 707 798 0699

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Canceling a tour or a shuttle will result in cancellation fees, detailed below: 
Canceled before 21 calendar days in advance, no charge or fees. 
Canceled between 20 and 15 calendar days in advance, charged 50% of the total. 
Canceled 14 calendar days or less in advance or no show, charged 100% of the total.
The approval or modifications on tour or shuttle date and times will be determined by our availability. 

All tours and shared shuttles require a minimum of 3 people to operate (email us to check availability)

Payments are only accepted through Venmo, Zelle, Bank of America Direct Deposit or Cash (USD $ or Colones ₡)