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Car Rental in Costa Rica – Enjoy Costa Rica by Car

by John Douglas on 04/09/12 at 9:54 pm

When you travel to another country, you have many options for how you are able to enjoy the area. You may choose to join a bus tour, walking tours, or even helicopter tours. Driving is one way that some tourists may not think of because they may be fearful of driving in another, unfamiliar country.

When you travel to another country, you have many options for how you are able to enjoy the area.  You may choose to join a bus tour, walking tours, or even helicopter tours.  Driving is one way that some tourists may not think of because they may be fearful of driving in another, unfamiliar country.  You may think you can’t handle it but with some research, you’ll find exactly what you need in order to drive in a new country.  To rent a car in Costa Rica you must be at least 21 years of age.  

Picking up a car rental in Costa Rica

English: Costa Rica (orthographic projection) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 can be done just like in any other country, at the airport.  You will be able to begin your journey right as it starts so that you don’t miss a site.  It is a good idea to carry a GPS with you or rent a car that will have one.  You may need to ensure the GPS navigator is in your language so you can properly navigate through the foreign streets.  One good thing about other cultures is many times they are open and helpful if you are respectful and polite.  A hotel may offer a shuttle service and then help you pick up the rental car so you can avoid some hassles.  When you book your hotel, that would be a question to ask so you can be familiar with what your hotel has to offer.  

Choosing a car rental in Costa Rica can be a fun experience.  You may decide on a larger car if you have several people in your party or you may want to rent that convertible you always dreamed of and cruise around the area in style.  There are many options on what to drive in Costa Rica yet you should be mindful of where you will need to travel and park.  Parking in a new city and area can be difficult. You should be mindful of where you park as there are parking rules there just as in any country.  There are places to park where you may have to pay or places that are reserved.  A quick review of the traffic laws will help you know where you can park your car rental in Costa Rica.  

When you decide to go with a car rental in Costa Rica, you give yourself the freedom to see the country on your terms.  You can how long you want to stay at an attraction or if you are bored, you can move on to the next site.  If you see a cozy bed and breakfast, you can pull over and spend the night there.  You can enjoy the sites on your time without worrying about inconveniencing others on a tour.  

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