Costa Rica Travel Guide
Costa Rica is more than a vacation destination; it is an interactive sensory experience. The country is bestowed with an intense array of biodiversity and environmental attractions - majestic volcanoes, misty cloud forests, stunning river valleys, and hundreds of beaches along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. Costa Rica carries a fascinating ecological story, woven into the history of a peaceful and family-oriented culture. Plan my visit...
Costa Rica Vacations
Tell us about your ideal Costa Rica vacation.
- Explore a new country
- Rest and relaxation
- Enjoy family time
- Celebrate a romantic occasion
- Have an adventure
- Experience Tico culture
- I've heard Costa Rica is awesome!
- Repeat Visit. Returning for more!
Costa Rica Transportation
There are a variety of options for moving between destinations in Costa Rica - domestic flights, rental cars, shuttles, private vans, ferries, public bus, and even horseback. Your travel routes, budget, and length of stay are all important factors to consider when deciding on one or a combination of these options, and the guide below can help with a detailed description of each travel mode. While transportation modes may vary in flexibility and comfort, each is an opportunity to take in Costa Rica’s amazing scenery.
Renting a Car and Driving in Costa Rica
Only slightly smaller than the U.S. state of West Virginia, Costa Rica is blessed with mountains and meadows, beaches and islands, rainforests and cloud forests. There is a lot to explore, and one of the best ways to do it is with a rental car. Renting a car gives you the freedom to stop where you want, when you want. You can take side trips along rural roads or stop to enjoy fresh fruit at a local farmers market. With a rental car, your trip is literally in the palm of your hands—and you can steer yourself in whatever direction (and to whichever adventure) that you choose.