You will definitely want a 4-WD
Our trip was a fly and drive vacation, so we flew into San José, got on the shuttle, headed to the Adobe Airport Office, rented a Hyundai Tucson AWD/SUV and drove it to our destination(s). There are a few highways in Costa Rica, but most of the roads are divided (with traffic in each direction) and many of the places you will want to visit are reached by taking dirt roads. So get the SUV!!!
Also, most of the places you will want to visit in Costa Rica don't have a street address (as you are use to in North America, Europe, etc.), so I highly suggest that you rent a GPS with the your car/SUV rental. Believe me, you will definitely use it and it will be your best friend. Well worth the investment.
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- National/State Park
When getting into a taxi, always amke sure that they tell you how much their rate is, because we were misled one time when getting a ride across town to one of the central club areas and were very overcharged.
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