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Costa Rica

Selfdrive holidays 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.

Start planning your trip to Costa Rica

Let us know what kind of trip to Costa Rica you are most interested in, and when you are thinking of travelling. Our travel experts know Costa Rica exceptionally well, and will be delighted to offer some initial ideas and advice, and to develop a more detailed design for your holiday as your ideas evolve. You can order a copy of our special 'Costa Rica, Panama & Nicaragua' brochure here.

Call us on 020 7281 7788 ( Mon-Fri 9:15-5:45). Or we'd be happy to call you back.

Costa Rica, Panama & Nicaragua
Our brochure for Costa Rica, Panama & Nicaragua is packed with ideas and information to help you plan your trip.
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Here’s what our clients say about their experiences of Costa Rica with Geodyssey.

The tour was impeccably organised. It all went smoothly, the guides were terrific. Thank you for making our honeymoon so special. We loved it all.