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costa rica road conditionsCosta Rica’s wild landscapes attract travelers from across the world.

They also, however, prove frustrating to drive across.

Costa Rica’s roads often suffer from poor conditions. They wind through rugged terrains, defined by rising altitudes and quick twists. In many areas they even transform into dirt paths, without signs or reflective paint (which makes night driving dangerous for those unfamiliar with the territory). Tourists may often find themselves hesitating to rev their engines. 

In the Central Pacific - towns like Los Suenos, Jaco and Manuel Antonio - the roads are, mostly, manageable. A four-wheel drive vehicle can easily navigate them, and there are clearly marked routes. It’s recommended, however, to utilize GPS systems while trekking through these areas to avoid taking a wrong turn. Have access to spare tires as well in case the bumpy conditions cause problems.

Travelers should exercise caution when traveling in Costa Rica. If they are uncomfortable with driving in less than ideal circumstances, they should take advantage of resort rental agencies or shuttle services. These will prove convenient while exploring the country.

Contact Costa Rica Vacation to learn more. Ask us also about our accommodations, charter tours and family packages.
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