Shared transfers are known as shuttles in Costa Rica and are a great affordable way of getting from place to place. The benefit is that they will drop you off from hotel to hotel. This is also a great way to meet other travelersduring your trip and get ideas and thoughts from them.
During a shared transfer don't expect much from the driver other than navigating the Costa Rican roads. Some simply enjoy what they do and will do the extras to make it enjoyable but it really is not in their job description. Chances are a transfer will be without much excitement other than getting from A to B which is really what you are paying for.
The shared transfers in Costa Rica have a pretty good network between the heavy touristy areas and work well if you're just looking to stay at different hotels and do tours from hotels.
Reasons to use Shared Transfers
Reasons NOT to use Shared Transfers
Other modes of transportation in Costa Rica