Rental Cars, Hotels, Vacation Destinations
Road Hazards & Warning
Car rental and driving
through the beautiful countryside in Costa Rica is the best way to
experience vacation travel in
the country, but even if you rent a 4WD car, you may run into problems
rural country roads.
On the road to your vacation travel destination or hotel, stay alert
and look for Tico warning signals on the road. These are not orange
cones, flags or flares or anything that might be obvious !
Ticos use the materials at hand to fashion their road warning signals,
can be subtle to the untrained foreigner's eyes. Driving hazards in
Costa Rica can be something
as simple as a large pothole to a completely washed out bridge over a
If you see a log across
the road, or a pair of crossed sticks standing up in the road, slow
or stop ! Proceed with extreme caution.
Costa Rica receives a large amount of rainfall each year. Even paved
can develop extensive potholes. Also populating most roadways (paved or
are pedestrians, bicycles, wild animals and farm animals.
If you are unfamiliar with the road conditions, don't drive at night.
parts of the country also experience intense fog in the afternoons.
alert during the day and drive slowly and carefully. Take it easy
and have a safe vacation in Costa Rica.
our Road Maps for Famous Places
of the Major Highwways
Rica Road Conditions
to Read Road Signs