Where to Go with Your Rented Car in Costa Rica
Head from the capital San Jose to Sarapiqui to experience its eco-tourism lodges, enjoy an expertly guided tour of the local wildlife, and at nightfall have an unforgettable encounter with the local bats. Then set your course for Arenal, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, to enjoy the spectacular sound and light show that it puts on most days and nights. Give yourself time to enjoy the hiking trails to get up close to Arenal’s crater edge, and maybe try a spot of canyoning and rapelling.
Now let’s hit some beaches. Take the car ferry to the Nicoya Peninsula, and negotiate the interesting roads to the sweeping sands of Puerto Carillo and Playa Manzanillo. Or, if you’re up for a challenge, spin the wheels south to the rugged roads of the Osa Peninsula to view its magnificent Drake Bay and its unspoiled beaches and forest wilderness.