Car rental in Costa Rica
Tips for driving your rental car in Costa Rica
If you're travelling to Costa Rica, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Costa Rica is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city San José counts 328195 inhabitants. In San José hosts 7% of the entire country's population, which counts over 4700000 inhabitants. In Costa Rica the language spoken most widespread is Spanish but people also speak English. The time zone in Costa Rica is GMT-06:00 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in Costa Rica is A / B and the electric voltage is 120 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adapter with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Costa Rica is +506, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.
More travel information about Costa Rica
With a fuel cost in Costa Rica averaging at 1.57 USD, driving around the country won't break the bank. Costa Rica shares its land borders with Nicaragua and Panama, which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car rental as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 39018, 77 of which motorways, which ranks Costa Rica as the 91st country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in Costa Rica there is a Right-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the Costa Rican colón (CRC). Speed limits in town are 45 km/h and on motorways they are 80-100 km/h. Bear in mind that in Costa Rica, speaking on the phone while driving is allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Costa Rica
Costa Rica boasts four UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Those who visit this country for leisure certainly can't miss these spots. The top UNESCO sites are: Cocos Island National Park (natural) and Precolumbian Chiefdom Settlements with Stone Spheres of the Diquís (natural).