Jun 2021
I came across Erick's transportation service a week before my trip to Costa Rica after doing more research in trying to find the best prices for private transfers... and thank God I did! Not only were the rates 10x more affordable than the service I was going to use before, but from the moment I chatted with Erick, he was very kind and patient and answered any and all questions I had. Mind you, this is before my group was in CR. But when I tell you our minds were blown away by the service from the moment we touched down and connected with our driver (Geraldo). During our entire week in Costa Rica, our drivers Geraldo and Heriberto took good care of us and fulfilled any requests we had (grocery store stops, food stops, scenic stops, you name it!) and made sure we were good and enjoying our time in CR! Erick also checked in on us from time to time and made sure to update us of any changes. This kind of hospitality from a transportation service... we were truly stunned! Erick and his company took care of us like family and we were so grateful for it during our trip! Book with them immediately because you'll be getting more than just transportation services, but a firsthand taste of that Costa Rican hospitality!

Thank you again Erick!!!!

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Phenomenal Service

Top notch provider! Professional, friendly, reliable. Francisco is a gem!

Steve Sheppard

I traveled on several occasions with Erick and I highly recommend the company. Very friendly, resourceful and reliable.

Catrin Gab

I have used this company twice in the past and most recently in March 2016. Very very reliable, timely arrival, extremely friendly drivers is the least I can say. Also if you need to contact Erick, he is always reachable on his phone and extremely helpful and friendly

My family loves Costa Rica which is why we have gone back thrice. This time we went with a group of 18 friends and all arrangements for various transportations from Liberia airport to Guanacaste, Gaunacaste to La Fortuna and then various drop offs was all done by Costa rica trip guide and of course handled extremely well

Highly recommended!!!

Apurva Modi

We had a great time on this tour! We got to see all of the highlights of Costa Rica in a relaxing but adventure filled week. The service was excellent as well. Would recommend to a friend


We can't say enough positive things about our transportation service with Erick Hildago while in Costa Rica. He provided personal transportation for us during our entire stay. From San Jose to Arenal, to Monte Verde, to Manuel Antonio and then back to San Jose.

He very much helped us understand Costa Rica in ways we never could have without him. He helped make our trip a truly wonderful vacation. Traveling with Erick is much more than being driven from location to location. He's a marvelous guide that will go that extra mile to make sure you have the best time possible.

Okie Joe

ive been to costa 3 times so far and each year i go with erick! he is a wonderful friend, he works hard and is very reliable and honest and caring, i highly recommend him!! i was able to meet his family on this trip! he has morals and values and is an amazing person and im proud to have him as a friend!!! 

Brenda Beek

We had such a great trip with Erick who drove us from San Jose to Monteverde - what a fun drive! Erick was so easy to chat with and provided us with a wealth of information about Costa Rice. He even took us to a fruit market along the way where we tasted some of the best mangos we've ever had. Not to mention all the other yummy fruits that were there. We definitely recommend booking with this company - we sure will next time we're in beautiful Costa Rice!

Lejla Latifovic

We thoroughly enjoyed the rides we got with Erick the past couple weeks for our honeymoon trip in Costa Rica! He drove us from San Jose to Playa Hermosa at the beginning of our stay, and from Arenal Obsevatory Lodge to San Jose to finish our trip. He is one of the most friendly and informative people we encountered. He obviously loves his country and made us feel at home, making sure to treat us to the best coffee in the country along the way. He was always prompt in replying to our requests and obviously loves his job.

Lori Loewen

Erick is the best tour guide! He was very knowledgeable, dependable, reliable and informative! We can't wait for our next trip to Costa Rica!

Angela Gunderson

Erick was one of our favorite people that we met in Costa Rica, and was also an excellent driver. After our family had bad luck with canceled flights and lost luggage, we were exhausted and ready to get to our hotel to celebrate my sister's birthday. Erick immediately cheered us up with his positive attitude. When our route to Puerto Viejo was blocked due to a bad accident, we had to take an alternative route which added additional time to our trip. My sister was sad that it was going to be a long trip on her birthday but Erick made it better by taking us to a great local restaurant and having them bring her a birthday cake. We also had Erick on our ride back to San Jose and he took us to yet another great local place and taught us all about the food and culture in Costa Rica. He was always on time and a safe and fun driver. Francini, who I believe is Erick's sister, was very friendly whenever we spoke with her on the phone to book our shuttle reservations and was very accommodating. We would highly recommend their services to anyone and will be sure to contact them again whenever we come back to Costa Rica :)

Ana Ortiz

2nd trip to Costa Rica, and 2nd time hiring Erick as our driver. Still one of best decisions ive made travelling in CR. Erick is incredibly knowledgable, speaks great english and gets us where we need to be safely. Having him as our driver is like having a tour guide along with us. Definitely going with him again in the future.

Loris Freund

Reliable, EXCELLENT transportation service in Costa Rica. Comfortable, air conditioned van. Loved our friendly driver, Roberto, who shared about Costa Rican life, stopped whenever we needed for breakfast, sights, etc. Consider him a friend and hope to get back to see him soon. Highly recommend!!

Cheri Doering Andriopoulos

We have been using CostaRicaTrip Guide for over 3 Years, Personally. We also use them Professionally, with our company Real Estate Groups for Retirement and Vacation Homes. Erick is always Punctual, Has Great Attention to Detail and is Super Accommodating. His office is on top of all the details. Everyone in the group loves him and appreciates him, which makes my company look good. And personally, he has brought our family and extended family on many tours. In fact, my children call him Uncle Erick. You will not find a better person and company for your needs. I should know as I have hosted groups worldwide for 20 years!

Lisa Kurrass

This is an exceptional enterprise! Its owner, Mr. Erick Hidalgo, is one of the most personable people anyone would hope to meet. During our recent trip to Costa Rica (my country of origin), Mr. Hidalgo picked my wife and me and drove us to one of the many awesome resorts this beautiful country has to offer. After our three day stay, he picked us up again and drove us back to San José. He was perfectly punctual on both occasions, which helped make the trips as pleasant as can be. Furthermore, his knowledge of this beautiful nation's history, geography, customs, little "spots with great food, etc., is second to none. You will not go wrong if you decide to use Mr. Hidalgo's operation for all your travel needs while in Costa Rica.

Rodrigo Saenz

Loved using these services! Eric was very helpful and friendly :) we really enjoyed getting to know him. I definitely recommend him and will be back to visit.

Monica Raofpur

Erick is the BEST! Stayed with us our whole Trip, very knowledgable, friendly, and knows many many things about Costa Rica! Pura Vida!

Jacob Rakowski

Highly recommend them! They were very flexible. Hugo is a great driver and fun.

David Breslauer

Nous avons laissé Erick et Brian planifier notre séjour au Costa Rica et nous n'avons que de bons commentaires à leurs égards. Très professionnels, excellent choix pour nos hôtels et toujours disponibles en cas de problèmes. Vous pouvez leurs faire confiance à tout point de vus, ces gars-là savent ce qu'ils font !! Merci encore pour nos magnifiques vacances Philippe Gasse

Philippe Gasse