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Highway Map of Costa Rica


San Jose (20 maps)    ::   Alajuela (15 maps)    ::   Cartago (8 maps)    ::   Guanacaste (11 maps)
Heredia (10 maps)    ::   Limon (6 maps)    ::   Puntarenas (11 maps)






The major highways lead to the various vacation destination regions. To get to the beaches and national parks, you will need to drive on some rural dirt roads.

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Eight (8) county road maps of Cartago Province Costa Rica Click Here to find detailed road maps of the 10 Counties of Heredia Province Costa Rica Road maps of the Beach Areas and 11 Counties of Guanacaste Province Costa Rica Click Here to find detailed road maps of the 15 Counties of Alajuela Province Costa Rica Click Here to find detailed road maps of the 11 Counties of Puntarenas Province Costa Rica Maps of the Central Pacific Beaches of Costa Rica Puntarenas Province Maps of Costa Rica's Central Pacific Coast Costa Rica Map of San Jose Province The Caribbean Coast and Limon Province 6 Counties 7 Provinces and 81 Counties - Detailed Road Maps of Costa Rica



Major Highways and Roads
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The map below is provided as a reference of the major highways of Costa Rica. Choose one of the Provinces from the menu to find more detailed road maps of the counties of each Province.

Often labeled as Highway 1 on maps, the primary route through Costa Rica is locally known as the Carretera InterAmericana, the Inter-American Highway, or the Pan-American Highway.

Running roughly north-south, this highway is the major supply route through the Central American countries. It crosses through many of Costa Rica's largest cities, such as San Jose, Cartago, Liberia and San Isidro de El General. The InterAmerican highway also connects the larger cities to the more rural Guanacaste region, some of the most popular beaches and vacation destinations in the country.

On road maps, the major paved highways have been numbered, but the locals do not actually call the highways by that.  The Tico cultural tradition is to think of roads as a pathway to a DESTINATION. In one direction, the road leads to Town A. In the other direction, the road leads to Town B.

Some of the other major routes are the Guapiles Highway, which carries the majority of traffic heading to the Caribbean Coast through a city named Guapiles. The Costanera (or Coastal Highway) carries traffic along the Central and Southern Pacific Coast. This southern highway has provided better travel access to the country's southern Pacific beach areas.


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San Jose (20 maps)    ::   Alajuela (15 maps)    ::   Cartago (8 maps)    ::   Guanacaste (11 maps)
Heredia (10 maps)    ::   Limon (6 maps)    ::   Puntarenas (11 maps)

Costa Rica Map showing major highways and roads, province boundaries and rivers.
Costa Rica Highways Map

The detailed road maps in this set show marked highways, small rural roads, towns, rivers, and vacation destinations.