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Is a 4x4 necessary for SJO > MA > Jaco?

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Is a 4x4 necessary for SJO > MA > Jaco?

We are renting a car for parts of our trip and I've read a few forums about the cars and roads and so on, but I'm trying to save money where ever we can. We will be travelling next month in April.

Are the roads paved along the coast and from SJO airport to Manual Antonio, and Jaco?

We only plan to be in MA for a few days and go to the park. Will a regular car (non-4x4) be ok for this portion of our trip?

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1. Re: Is a 4x4 necessary for SJO > MA > Jaco?

The road from SJO to MA is paved, yes. A non-4wd would be fine.

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2. Re: Is a 4x4 necessary for SJO > MA > Jaco?

You'll be fine with a sedan - save that money and have a great vacation! As Midori says the roads are good for your journey.

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3. Re: Is a 4x4 necessary for SJO > MA > Jaco?

No problems with a regular vehicle. A smaller vehicle saves you more money on the rental and gas! Have a great trip!

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4. Re: Is a 4x4 necessary for SJO > MA > Jaco?

No not necessary unless you plan on visiting the most remote beaches, aside from that you can do very well with a normal automobile.

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5. Re: Is a 4x4 necessary for SJO > MA > Jaco?

It's only needed if you are planning to go off the main road, for example, to a quieter beach, as suggested before. We did to a remote beach as well as to the Rainmaker Park and a 4x4 would be definitely useful.

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