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Traveling in Costa rica

Post by Rudy » Tue, 02 Dec 1997 04:00:00


Im traveling around Costa rica will I need car or just take the bus

 
 
 

Traveling in Costa rica

Post by David M. Lohne » Wed, 03 Dec 1997 04:00:00




Quote:> Im traveling around Costa rica will I need car or just take the bus

Costa Rica has a superb bus system, serving every village there is,
although for remote areas you have to transfer one or more times. The
Tourism office, under the Plaza de la Cultura has an up-to-date schedule.
Prices had been increased but are still reasonable. Car rentals are
expensive and Ticos drive like madmen.
David
 
 
 

Traveling in Costa rica

Post by Dennis Newt » Wed, 03 Dec 1997 04:00:00


Rudi:  I rented a car the first trip that I made to Costa Rica, and
never did it again on the other 4 trips.  The bus service out of San
Jose will virtually get you any place you want to go.  You can always
get a taxi unless of course it is raining.  It does get a little
primitive attempting to go to village to village, but if you are not in
a hurry I feel that its the way to go.  Bus fares equate to time.  If it
takes 2 1/2 hrs it costs $2.50.  I rented a car for a week ($300) and
only utilized it for half of the time.  I probably could have taken
taxis and saved money.  Good luck, Dennis

 
 
 

Traveling in Costa rica

Post by Arthur L.A. van Noor » Wed, 03 Dec 1997 04:00:00


Rudy,

To travel in Costa Rica you can get a long way by bus. It will take a
bit longer as when you were travvelling by car. The main problem is the
long distance busses only depart a few times a day (Mainly in the
morning) But the bus is veryy cheap.
On the other hand you could rent a car. Those are rather expensive and
depending on the time of year, you will need a 4x4. Prices of a normal
car are about $50/day. If you travel around Christmas time, it can be
hard to find a car to hire. It is not advised to leave your car on the
street at night (Look for a hotel with privat parking).
I only took the bus and was very pleased with it.

Greetings,

Arthur


> Im traveling around Costa rica will I need car or just take the bus

 
 
 

Traveling in Costa rica

Post by synthuse » Wed, 03 Dec 1997 04:00:00



> Rudi:  I rented a car the first trip that I made to Costa Rica, and
> never did it again on the other 4 trips.  The bus service out of San
> Jose will virtually get you any place you want to go.  

Exactly,
I road the bus all over and found it was a great way to
meet people and practice my Spanish. Very affordable(cheap)
and less hassle. Driving in other countries is not why I
travel anyway :)
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