Driving in Costa Rica
drive.jpg
Costa Rica is a very small country and most tourist destinations are within a few hours drive of San Jose. Not only will you drive through beautiful countryside, but some small, out-of-the-way places will only be discovered by car. The adventure lover will appreciate the freedom to explore.


Our advice: let somebody else do it if you can. In our case, we let Travel Excellence do it. This is a tour company that will fully customize your trip for you. They organized all our traveling needs and transfers between hotels during our ten-day stay. No need for us to worry about car rentals and navigating around the country! One thing to remember about Costa Rica: this is a country with a chain of mountains running across its centre.

Bottom line, this means that to reach either coast from San Jose, you will have to drive through the mountains on roads with numerous and sizable potholes. You will also have to negotiate several 'religious' bridges as our favorite driver Eduardo (Travel Excellence) informed us. These memorable crossings are so-named because as Eduardo explained seriously, "First we pray, then we cross."

No problem, everything is pura vida when you are on holiday but, remember, what appears to be a 2-hour drive looking at the map, could in reality take 4 hours! Still, the beautiful views everywhere you look will make the drive a fascinating experience. Just give yourself extra time and a four-wheel drive vehicle.

   Order 
Item Title Hits
Inquiries about the new Transit Law in Costa Rica 3442
Navigating Costa Rica with a GPS 3866
Street Adress System 2870
Car Rentals 2255
Counting a Fuel conversation 2497
Country driving 2275
City driving 2715
Driving in Costa Rica 19495
Home arrow Important to Know arrow Driving in Costa Rica

Did you know?

Chirripó National Park and "La Amistad" National Park were declared "Reserve of the Biosphere" and "World Patrimony", together comprise the biggest virgin forest of Costa Rica.

Chirripo National Park Costa Rica

Costa Rica Pictures


Horseback riding, North Guanacaste
We have 9 guests online

Costa Rica

Tourism Center
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Important to Know
Travel to Costa Rica
Ecotourism and Nature
Activities and Sports
Geographical Division
Protected Areas
Costa Rican Volcanoes
Costa Rican Beaches
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Information Center
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
General Information
Art and Culture
People and Society
Government
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Business Center
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Business and Economy
Development- Services
Real Estate - Investment
Costa Rican Coffee

Search Directory




Advanced Search
 

We are in Costa Rica. For more information, comments or suggestions, please contact us here.
© 1996 - 2013 Costa Rica Tourism. ® All rights reserved.