Getting Around Costa Rica

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    the only way to fly...

    by gcmm Written Mar 3, 2004

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    Once in Costa Rica you will more than likely take a airplane to your hotel .

    They can get bumpy but just sit back and enjoy the view..

    High above

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    Rent a 4 wheel drive!

    by bloorange Written Aug 4, 2003

    The picture speaks for itself! Bad roads, holes, rain... Do not hesitate! Rent a 4 wheel drive, don't do like us!

    Get back on the road!
    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Eco-Tourism

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    Always rent a 4x4

    by Gido Written Jun 14, 2003

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    When travelling around Costa Rica, always rent a 4x4, especially when you are planning to visit the Nicoya Peninsula. Trust me on this one.

    costa rica offroad

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    Taking a small chartered plane...

    by SURFIN7TH Updated Jan 24, 2003

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    Taking a small chartered plane from San Jose to your chosen destination will save you hours of driving and allow you some excellent views of the countryside.

    This is the airport in Samara.

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    Buses are one of the most...

    by SURFIN7TH Written Jan 24, 2003

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    Buses are one of the most economical ways to travel around Costa Rica. You can get almost anywhere but allow extra time for break downs, traffic, many stops.

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    getting to the Osa Peninsula

    by tropicalbirdartist Written Dec 28, 2002

    I had van transport me from San Isidrio to Puert Jimenez, the easier way to go if you are in San Jose is to fly from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez

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    by luiggi Updated Nov 29, 2002

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    Tortuguero village is 80 Km. northeast of Limon town, on the caribbean coast. Four to six hours of boat trip.

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    local bus hihihi

    by akilam Written Nov 22, 2002

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    I think local bus is the best way to travel in Costa Rica but be patient, you will never be in time. You will travel with native and they are very friendly. It cost almost nothing to take de bus .

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    This photo shows how I came to...

    by VTCrusier Written Aug 26, 2002

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    This photo shows how I came to Cost Rica
    Motor cycle (dirt bike) was my choice to get around. It was a fun way to avoid the many pot holes.

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    Fly into Liberia if going to...

    by hayward68 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Fly into Liberia if going to northern province of Guanacaste. We flew direct from Toronto. Pic is of the airport.

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    Although Costa Rica is not a...

    by Luis_Alberto Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Although Costa Rica is not a very large country, it is only about 51,000 square kilometers. The terrain is quite harsh, and getting around by road sometimes requires a lot of time and patience.

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