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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Getting Around


Misadventures driving in Costa Rica: Lost, stuck and stranded

They often say it's in the journey, not the destination, where you learn life's greatest lessons. Those people have never tried driving in Costa Rica, where those supposed lessons will beat you over the head and leave you stuck in a river in the middle of nowhere.

Flat tire in Costa Rica: Things could be better, things could be worse

When you get a flat tire in Costa Rica you'll find your inner MacGuyver. And you'll meet a lot of nice people.

Night driving in Costa Rica: Bad idea, but it was Thanksgiving

Driving in Costa Rica is never easy, least of all a long haul from Tamarindo to Puerto Jiménez that ends in the dark the day before Thanksgiving.

Arenal family reunion: I’m on a highway to ‘Hell, yeah’

When family comes to Costa Rica, renting a vacation house on Lake Arenal turns out to be just the ticket to some serious R&R in a very scenic place.

Bus stop made of water bottles opens in Alajuela

Cristal water and the municipality of Alajuela team up to build a bus stop out of recycled water bottles.

Does the Web know the way to San José?

San José is the capital and largest city in Costa Rica, but if you try mapping it on the Internet, you might be in for a long search.

A tree in the road brings resourceful strangers together

How many men does it take to move a tree in the road in Costa Rica? Plenty, it turns out, but it helps to have one with a Land Cruiser.

Travel Alert: Sarapiquí Highway Open Again

Following the devastating floods and road closures that hit the area last month, access to Sarapiquí has returned to normal. Officials from Sarapiquí's Tourism Chamber said in a statement Wednesday that Route 4 is back to full service within the cantón popular among foreign and national tourists.

A bike path blooms in San José

A bicycle path in San José, Costa Rica? A cyclist approves. Now if all these pedestrians can just figure out what it is.

US-Costa Rica road trip, Day 7: A family comes home

How many Costa Rican border cops does it take to inspect two urns containing human ashes? Seven, it turns out.
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