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Costa Rica: Self Drive Road Trip Ideas


Costa Rica Self DriveCosta Rica is without doubt one of the most popular, easy to get to, easy to get around destinations within Central America. A short hop from Miami or Houston the country – which can be crossed by road in a day – is a concentration of soft adventure, pristine wildlife, abundant rainforest, virgin beaches, family focused options and activities and a night life as “rambunctious” or as sedate as one wants, to be enjoyed on a Costa Rica vacation.

This overall ease of access has seen Costa Rica rival Mexico as a fun sun destination choice for many North Americans. Goway Travel has perfected a choice of unique and exclusive product to help you and your client see the country differently on Costa Rica tours.

Costa Rica’s ease of movement and connectivity of its famous tourist regions – Arenal volcano, Manuel Antonio National Park, Tortuguero, Monteverde Cloud Forest –often present the destination as an easy self drive destination on costa Rica vacations.

Extend Your Trip

After your Costa Rica tours, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island toursEcuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruises, Peru vacatiion packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others. 

Car rental terms and conditions:

  • Valid Passport
  • Valid driver license. A foreign driver license is valid in Costa Rica for 90 days after the last arrival date into the country
  • Minimum age for rental is 23 years old
  • Guarantee deposit $1000 with credit card. No debit cards or cash are accepted
  • Major credit card (Amex, Visa, Master Card) with credit enough to cover the deductible (excess) of the chosen insurance, plus the value of the rental.

RENTAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Rental period is 24 hours
  • 4 hours after due return time clients will be charged the daily rate
  • Cars cannot be taken out of Costa Rica

INSURANCE

  1.  The rate includes basic liability insurance with a maximum protection of US$20.000 for damages to third parties´ property, and US$100.000 per accident, for injury or death of third persons not travelling in the rental car.
  2.  LDW (Loss damage waiver): By Costa Rican law the LDW coverage is mandatory and will be added to your rental agreement. It also protects the financial losses in case of a total or partial theft of the automobile. The LDW has a deductible (excess) of US$1000. The LDW is not insurance.
  3. Supplemental Protection Plan: The SPP allows the renter to waive the deductible (excess) of the LDW for a daily extra cost. It also covers the cases of vandalism, destroyed tires or broken crystals, as well as free 24 hours specialized road assistance, including towing in case of an accident (restrictions apply). In the liability area, it extends the limit of the coverage up to US$2.200.000 per event, and it covers moral damages and profit loss.

NOTE: In Costa Rica there are very few road and streets name signs. It is highly recommended a GPS is used.

Pick and drop off points (fees may apply):

Arenal
Conchal & Tamarindo
Golfo de Papagayo
Jaco beach
Liberia
Manuel Antonio
San José
Tortuguero
Guapiles at Rio Blanco gas station & Siquirres at Caribbean Dish restaurant
Guapiles/Siquirres
Dominical beach
Monteverde
Nosara
Osa Peninsula
Palmar Sur
Puerto Viejo Limon
Punta Islita
Sarapiqui
Tambor / Tango Mar
Uvita beach
Santa Teresa & FlorBlanca
Sierpe
Paso Canoas (Costa Rica -Panama border)
Peñas Blancas (Costa Rica -Nicaragua border)
Sixaola (Costa Rica –Panama / Bocas del Toro border)

The above information does not represent complete terms and conditions. Additional information and exclusions apply. Complete terms and conditions are available on request and information can change without notice.

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