In February 2021 I did a three week roadtrip in Costa Rica with my best friend. We rented a car in San José the capital of Costa Rica and went to few places during three weeks.
North America11 days / February 2021
Highs & Lows
Enjoy the beautiful sunsets from Tamarindo and Santa Teresa beaches. Enjoy the natural hot springs in la Fortuna.
Costa Rica is a small country but there aren't many main roads so it takes a lot of time to do few kilometers.
Q & A
What would you have changed?
I would have stay more to visit the carribean side as Puerto Viejo!
Anything go wrong during the trip?
The car overheated and would not start again during one day trip. We had to wait that the company to arrive and exchange the car. It was annoying but nothing serious.
How was the food?
The typical food is really basic but tasty. Rice, beans, salads and meat or fish. You also find international food so don't worry.
What tips would you give a friend?
Book in advance you accommodation in Tamarindo. It's busy during the high season!
Mosquito spray, at night in la Fortuna it can be cold. Take some warm clothes.
If you have the money rent a car. The buses work well too but often you have to go back to say José to go in another place ans you lose a lot of time doing this.
The day we left Tamarindo the monkeys had decorated our car with their poop.
If you are under 21 and want to rent a car. You can rent it with Europcar. However you have to pay more as a young driver.