Updated:  November 24th, 2016

Road Closures & Traffic Delays in Costa Rica


The big news…Hurricane Otto.

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 time wisely and don’t get stuck in traffic.

1.  Latest Road News

Traffic Alerts - Hurricane Otto
"Hurricane Otto" photo © Weather.com
Traffic Alerts - Road Issues Following Hurricane Otto
"Road Conditions" photo © MOPT
KEY:  blue is reopened :: red totally closed :: orange regulated traffic
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  • Hurricane Otto is expected to make landfall on November 24th.  Routes nationwide are expected to be affected by rainfall and high winds, but especially in the north of the country, the Caribbean, and in the south Pacific.  Drivers are recommended to wait out the worst of the weather before starting or continuing journeys.  Park vehicles in places where they are secure and out of danger of falling trees or similar.  Stay safe!  Call our office for further updates.
  • Roadworks continue to slow traffic along the Pan-American Highway approaching Liberia and in the city itself.  Do allow extra journey time, especially if you are airport-bound!
  • Resurfacing work through November and December on Route 21 is causing bumper-to-bumper traffic on the airport route.  Delays may add an hour onto your travel time.
  • Route 708 (Sarachi/Rio Cuarto):  Closed as a preventative measure.
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2.  Green Season Information

Traffic Alerts - MOPT Wet Road Conditions
"Rain Impedes Visibility" photo © MOPT

Rainfall is usually restricted to afternoon showers through green season.  For the best travel conditions, plan to start long drives early so that the final destination is reached before the rains begin.

Should you get caught driving in heavy rainfall, pull over and wait for the visibility to improve before continuing your journey.

Rain time is great siesta time, so kick back in your hammock and enjoy!  Return To Contents

3.  GPS Info

Our GPS systems are regularly updated, but will not always show roadworks or even closures.  Be prepared for a little flexibility if the weather or traffic accident changes your route suddenly.

Alternatively, our new WazePhone can deliver road status updates in real-time when connected to the internet.  Simply ask us how you too can reserve an affordable navigational tool for your upcoming trip.

Should you need assistance, remember that a Vamos representative is only a phone call away to guide you to your next destination.  Return To Contents

Sara Ford

Sara experiences Costa Rican traffic -- daily, making it even more difficult to arrive with a smile on her face.

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