Selfdrive in Costa Rica
Selfdrive is a great way to see Costa Rica if you like to go as you please and don't mind getting lost sometimes!
Distances in Costa Rica are quite short, and road conditions are reasonable for the purpose of getting around on holiday with no great speed or urgency.
Apart from a few dual carriageways around San José, the few major routes tend to be equivalent to minor country A roads in the UK, but windy and bumpy enough that you rarely feel comfortable going faster than 50mph.
Small country roads are the norm everywhere else. Side roads in country areas are often unpaved. You have to be patient and not mind getting lost from time to time (though a GPS/SatNav helps a lot).
If you are travelling in the peak of the high season then your accommodation must be pre-booked on a fixed itinerary. At other times, we can either pre-book everything for you, or you can take advantage of our Freedom Selfdrive which gives plenty of flexibility.
Freedom Selfdrive is fantastic value and a great way to see Costa Rica with flexibility and freedom, outside the very peak months.
It allows you to benefit from the discounts that hotels are prepared to give when they would otherwise have empty rooms, while giving you the freedom to travel around Costa Rica without a fixed schedule.
On a pre-booked self-drive holiday all your accommodation is arranged for you in advance.
As well as the car, we provide you with decent maps and a guide book, a mobile telephone and 24hr local support.
Tailor-made holiday ideas with self-drive options
Several of our ideas for tailor-made holidays in Costa Rica include the option of travelling on a self-drive basis.
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Self drive holidays in Costa Rica
Tailor-made holiday ideas with self-drive options:
Birdwatching holidays can also be on a self-drive basis.
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