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    Uber users will now be able to us request a larger vehicle for groups of 7-14 people.

    Starting today, UberVANs will be available for hire through the Uber app on your smartphone. The new line comes just in time for Costa Rica’s annual Palmares Festival.

    According to Humberto Pacheco, CEO of Uber in Costa Rica:

    [quote_center]“Here at Uber, we connect the members of our community so that they may have more and better options for mobility.”[/quote_center]

    All UberVans will be in “good condition,” model 2006 or later. Once assigned, users will be able to see their driver’s name, rating and vehicle make.

    Rates

    The fares for an UberVAN will begin at ₡1000, with ₡550 per kilometer, ₡100 per minute and a ₡2000 minimum. In comparison, regular vehicles — listed as uberX — begin at ₡500, ₡300 per kilometer, ₡50 per minute and a ₡1000 minimum. As always with Uber, the bill can be easily divided between riders by clicking the “Split Fare” button at the bottom of the screen.

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    In addition to flexible fares, Uber also offers flat rate deals from the Central Valley to many frequent destinations throughout Costa Rica.

    Destination

    UberX

    UberVAN

    Guapiles

    Jaco

    Puntarenas (Barranca / Centro)

    Quepos / Manuel Antonio

    San Isidro de el General

    La Fortuna / Arenal

    Monteverde

    Liberia

    Santa Cruz / Nicoya

    Playas de Coco

    Tamarindo

    Playas Avellanas

    Flamingo

    Playas Samara

    Carrillo

    Punta Islita

    Playas Nosara

    San Juanillo

    Penas Blancas

    ₡45,000

    ₡60,000

    ₡60,000

    ₡80,000

    ₡80,000

    ₡100,000

    ₡100,000

    ₡120,000

    ₡130,000

    ₡140,000

    ₡150,000

    ₡150,000

    ₡150,000

    ₡170,000

    ₡170,000

    ₡170,000

    ₡170,000

    ₡170,000

    ₡200,000

    ₡52,500

    ₡80,000

    ₡80,000

    ₡100,000

    ₡100,000

    ₡120,000

    ₡120,000

    ₡140,000

    ₡150,000

    ₡160,000

    ₡170,000

    ₡170,000

    ₡170,000

    ₡190,000

    ₡190,000

    ₡190,000

    ₡190,000

    ₡190,000

    ₡220,000

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