Driving Times

    APPROXIMATE DRIVING TIMES FROM HERE TO THERE

    Atenas 30 Mins
    Cahuita 4 Hours
    Cartago 30 Mins
    Golfito 8 Hours
    Grecia 45 Mins
    Heredia 30 Mins
    Jaco 1.5 Hours
    Liberia 3.5 Hours
    Limon 3.5 Hours
    Monteverde 4 Hours
    Nicoya (via Liberia) 4 Hours
    Nosara/Samara(via Tempisque) 5 Hours
    Playas de Cocos 4.5 Hours
    Puntarenas 1.5 Hours
    Quepos/ManuelAntonio 3.5 Hours
    Tamarindo 4 Hours
    Volcan Irazu 1.5 Hours
    Volcan Poas 1.5 Hours

    Some Important Driving Tips :

    – Ask directions frequently if in doubt (mix of pointing & English do work)
    – Use your horn regularly to warn (everybody does)
    – Keep your speed down (especially on rural roads)
    – Park your car where it will be watched (pay 200 – 300 colones)
    – Never leave anything of value in your car
    – Gas stations are not always round the bend – keep your tank topped up
    – Be particularly wary at night (for pedestrians and livestock)
    – Treat mountain roads with extra caution (fog, floods and landslides)
    – Watch out for branches or boulders at the roadside – a broken-down car is ahead
    – Slow down when you see signs for speed bumps – there are not always painted yellow!
    – Give everyone else on the road plenty of room

    … Enjoy your stay by driving carefully.