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How to drive to Poas Volcano National Park

Enchanting Poás   One of the most popular day trips for visitors looking to discover Costa Rican culture and unforgettable scenery is a trip to Poás Volcano National Park and surrounding pueblos, Fraijanes and Vara Blanca.   Located only 33 km from Juan Santamaria International Airport in Alajuela, the roughly one-hour drive will take you through […]

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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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How to Make Family Road Trips Fun!

Tips for Family Travel in Costa Rica   Costa Rica offers lots to do for parents and their active offspring to enjoy together for an unforgettable family vacation.  Hiking volcanos, waterfalls, canopy tours, hanging bridges, rafting, snorkeling, surfing or just hanging on majestic beaches shaded by palms and almond trees.  Costa Rica offers the chance […]

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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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Do I need a 4×4 in Costa Rica?

4×4 Vehicle Rental   Most renters choose to rent an SUV for their Costa Rican vacation for the higher clearance that these vehicles offer over the sedan.  An SUV maybe a 2×4, but the majority of rental SUVs come with 4×4.  Visitors often think that 4×4 will be crucial to driving in Costa Rica, but […]

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How to Save Money on your Car Rental

Pay less for your rental vehicle   Follow our tips below to rent your vehicle for less without having to navigate the confusing world of online travel agencies:   Long-term discounts: ask about discounts for rentals over six days. Most car rental agencies have reduced rates for any rental of a week or longer, and […]

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What letter do I need to decline CDW?

Credit Card CDW–all you need to know   What is Collision Damage Waiver? Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is an obligatory coverage for rental vehicles. It is not an insurance but takes the financial responsibility off of the customer should the vehicle be damaged. To allow a customer to take a vehicle without coverage would be […]