Affordable Electric Car

An Electric Future for Costa Rica   A Leaner, Greener Car CambYo Car could be the solution to Costa Rica’s troubling fuel emission issue in its aim to become a carbon neutral country.  The prototype of the electric car designed in Costa Rica has just won a national competition which will provide its inventor, Jesse… View Article

Traffic Alerts

Updated:  April 24th, 2017 Road Closures & Traffic Delays in Costa Rica   Contents Road News Green Season GPS Info Watch our updates on this page and we’ll keep you in the know and on the move!  Besides, wouldn’t you rather be beachside watching the waves, than staring at someone’s bumper?  😉 Use your vacation… View Article

Driving Tips for Costa Rica

Driving in Costa Rica – Tips and Hints   Contents Road Conditions Finding Your Way GPS Systems Basic Road Rules Emergency Vehicles Fuel Police Accidents Driving Tips 1.  Costa Rican Road Conditions Most of the main roads in Costa Rica are paved and are in good to fair condition.  However, many side roads are in… View Article

Say “I Do” in Costa Rica

Saying "I Do" in Costa Rica Just Got More Popular   Contents Hotel Packages Wedding Packages Paperwork Destination Wedding – Costa Rica A recent poll carried out by an Internet wedding site, www.TheKnot.com, found that Costa Rica topped the ratings in Latin American wedding destinations from nearly 3,000 brides surveyed. As a foreign country, Mexico… View Article

"Tico" Tips

Local Driving Tips Only "Ticos" Know   Contents Red Lights Missing Lanes Behind Buses Road Signs Courtesy Horn Headlights "Abbey Road" photo © CostaRicanTimes.com Driving in Costa Rica can be complicated, but it doesn’t have to be.  A few reasons are that the country lacks adequate signage, the infrastructure isn’t always in the best condition,… View Article

Things to Do

Adventure with Vamos   Watch Vamos Make Vacations Better! Courtesy of JP and Steph — two of our recent renters! Count how many exciting outdoor activities that you see in this short video.  Enjoy these and many more during your stay in Costa Rica! Leave us a comment below and tell us how many you… View Article

Caribbean Coast

Visitors’ Guide to the Caribbean Coast   Contents 1History 2Climate 3Getting There 4Accommodation 5Food 6Safety 7Where To Go 7.1Tortuguero 7.2Port Limon 7.3Cahuita 7.4Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7.5Playa Cocoles 7.6Punta Uva 7.7Playa Chiquita 7.8Manzanillo-Gandoca 7.9Bri Bri 8Summary Practical Directory to the Eastern Shores The Caribbean coast of Costa Rica is 134 miles long from its border… View Article

Hotels & Lodging

Accommodations Around Costa Rica   Contents 1San José 1.1Soluxe El Sesteo Hotel 2Cahuita 2.1Bungalows Aché 2.2La Casa del Mango Looking for a Recommended Bed & Breakfast? Perhaps a romantic inn?Over our eight years of serving, we’ve been introduced to a multitude of other small businesses. We have personally visited (and stayed) at most of these… View Article

Tire Scam

Tire Scam — Old Technique Reappears   Good Samaritans Aren’t All That They Appear To Be An old crime that’s rearing its head again is the tire scam.It starts when a rental car is parking at a scenic sight, park, beach, or even at a street-side cafe.The criminals puncture a tire, so that it leaks… View Article

Destination Weddings

"Romantic Couple" photo © A Brit & A Blonde Exchanging Vows in Paradise   Dream Wedding The Wall Street Journal first reported in November 2013 that destination weddings are increasing in popularity with North American and European couples.This combined market share amounts to over 16 billion dollars annually.The popular wedding expert website, The Knot, reinforces… View Article
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