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  • Writer's pictureCheri Finch

Get Your Wheels Rolling: 3 Unforgettable Road Trips in Costa Rica



Hey there, adventure seekers! If you haven't been on a road trip in a tropical country, you're missing out! Costa Rica has some of the most beautiful sceneries and vibrant culture that you'll ever experience. If you want to go off the beaten path, rent a car and hit the road to explore the many sights of Costa Rica. Below are some Costa Rican road trip suggestions that you won't want to miss!

San José to La Fortuna

If you're starting your journey in San José and heading to La Fortuna, don't worry about the curvy roads, as the drive is smooth and easy. This trip offers stunning views of the beautiful national parks and exotic wildlife. Arenal Volcano is a popular tourist attraction, and although this volcano is still considered active, it has not erupted since 2010. If you’re lucky, you may be able to see a small amount of smoke escaping from the volcano's crater. After a long day of taking in the country's beauty, you can rest at the Arenal Observatory Lodge or grab a bite at the Lava Lounge Bar and Grill.

Monteverde to Playa Grande

The journey from Monteverde to Playa Grande can be bumpy and steep, with roads being riddled with potholes. However, the gorgeous beaches and visits from the majestic sea turtles are worth the effort. Playa Grande is home to Leatherback Sea Turtles, and you can witness the beautiful scene and get up close and personal with these sea creatures by arranging a tour at Las Balulas National Park. Stay at the charming Hotel Las Tortugas, where you can take in views of the sunset from your room.

Tamarindo to Santa Teresa

While the drive from Tamarindo to Santa Teresa may be a bit challenging, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking landscapes. Take a break from sightseeing and stop at one of the sopas (small restaurants) to indulge in authentic Costa Rican cuisine, from empanadas to patacones (deep-fried, flattened plantains). Santa Teresa is the perfect destination for both relaxation and leisure. Its idyllic white-sand beaches are great for laying down a mat and doing yoga or grabbing a surfboard and catching a wave. Continue your relaxation at the laid-back Hotel Tropico Latino, where you can enjoy a full-service spa.

If you're ready to experience these unique road trips for yourself, contact me today so I can get your travel experience started. Happy traveling!



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