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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 […]

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High Season Driving in Costa Rica

Things to know about visiting Costa Rica in the High Season   Vacations are about hot, sunny days ending with spectacular sunsets and warm evenings.  From November to April is high season and dry season in Costa Rica, when the sun shines and visitors flock to the country to enjoy the tropics and escape with […]