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Costa Rica on a Shoestring

Budget Travel   Costa Rica remains extremely popular among travelers seeking adventure, first-hand experience with the rainforest with all its exotic flora and fauna, and pristine beaches.  However, as its popularity has increased so has the cost of vacationing here.  That doesn’t mean you must cross this magical destination of your list, instead incorporate a […]

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Looking for a Luxury Vacation?

Luxury Travel   Costa Rica is well known for its incredible wildlife, biodiversity and pristine beaches, but some may think they have to sacrifice luxury for a glimpse of the jungle. No so!  You can have it all! Fine dining, pampering spa treatments, attractively designed rooms with breathtaking views and still have an adventure in […]

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Long Term Rental

Long term rental and why it could work for you   Costa Rica has long been an ideal destination for snowbirds looking to escape harsh winter in the tropical sun. The chance to spend months in the country provides retirees with cheaper living costs, which make the country attractive for budget vacationers. Similarly, property owners […]

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Crossing the Border — not with a car!

Border Crossings   Rental vehicles cannot cross the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua, or from Costa Rica to Panama. Insurance coverage is void if vehicles are taken outside of Costa Rica and all costs for the paperwork, man hours and other expenses to return the vehicle if it is mistakenly allowed through customs, fall […]

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Car Drop Off and Pick Up Points

Car Drop off and Pick up Destinations   Costa Rica is served by several small national airports and waterways, as well as its road infrastructure. Visitors can either leave their rental vehicles in secure lots or arrange for delivery and/or pick up to facilitate car rental and travel. See the details below:   Tortuguero is […]

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ACAR Guide to Liberia Airport

Liberia Airport Daniel Oduber Quiros Inernatioal Airport is named after Costa Rica’s President who served between 1974-1978, but is commonly known as Liberia International Airport (LIR). This small, open-air airport is located in the city of Liberia in the province of Guanacaste and was redesigned, expanded and newly inaugurated in 2012 to meet the growing […]

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ACAR Guide to SJO

San Jose’s Juan Santamaria Airport Juan Santamaria International Airport is Costa Rica’s first and largest airport and located in Alajuela 20 km west of downtown San Jose Airport.  It was named after a drummer boy who died defending Costa Rica against US led forces captained by William Walker.  It has been open since 1958 and […]