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Rental Car VS. Local Transportation

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Rental Car VS. Local Transportation

Not sure what the best option is for traveling around Costa Rica. We will be traveling not a lot but long distances. If you have traveled with local buses or rental cars, I would really like to know your feedback and experiences.

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1. Re: Rental Car VS. Local Transportation

Hard to even try to compare the comfort and convinience of driving your own car...for long or short distances...if you can get a rent a car!

Just buckle up and enjoy the ride in PARADISE!


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I think it depends how comfortable driving in a foreign place you are. The roads can be very mountainous and twisty and turny. The trip we took we just had transportion between but I think I would be ok with my husband driving. I found the public transportation drive we took between San Jose and San Manuel Antonio very long and tiresome. I would have preferred my own car on that one. Between Arenal and Monteverde it is more convenient to take the boat so having a care takes twice as long. Assess your itinerary and see what looks good for you. I tend to want my own car so we can stop whenever something suits me.

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3. Re: Rental Car VS. Local Transportation

Like Bearette, I enjoy stopping when I want to, whether it is for a food stop, photo opportunity or bathroom break so I would opt for a car. If you are on a budget, then the local buses are cheap and on the whole reliable.

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