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Should I rent a car?

Brooklyn, Michigan
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Should I rent a car?

I will be meeting up with my parents in Tamarindo this weekend. I am seeing where many people are renting cars to do their exploring. Is it safe to rent a car from Liberia and drive to Tamarindo? I would be alone on that drive. I will be with them until March 29. We would like to explore some national parks and wilderness. Is a tour company a better option? I have driven in foreing countries before and am more worried about wasting money than anything else.

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1. Re: Should I rent a car?

Renting a car to tour from Tamarindo is a great idea go for it. You can drive to several parks (Rincon de La Vieja, Santa Rosa etc) and nearby beaches (Flamingo, Conchal)

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2. Re: Should I rent a car?

Renting a car and driving to the national parks is one option. Taking a driving vacation is another. There are shuttle buses for airport transfers. Once in Tamarindo you can take a taxis, walk, or rent a bicycle. For tours, many include transportation. Another option is to wait till you get here and see if you need one.

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3. Re: Should I rent a car?

Nice and great point by Sursponge...and he is a Tamarindo locals...he knows the best way to visit Tamarindo!

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4. Re: Should I rent a car?

Thanks! We will be at Capitan Suizo. Is it difficult to get a car in town? Why do I only think the airport would be the cheapest option? Also...how difficult is it to navigate the roads?

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5. Re: Should I rent a car?

Here's an explanation of the whole rental car phenomena in the area: http://beachcondotamarindo.com/blog/?p=283

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6. Re: Should I rent a car?

Great option, drive and explore,

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