Updated:  February 16th, 2017

Road Closures & Traffic Delays in Costa Rica


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?  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Use your vacation time wisely and don’t get stuck in traffic.

1.  Latest Road News

Roadwork Overview
"Roadwork Overview" photo © Ruta Alterna
Lane Schedules
"Lane Schedules" photo © Ruta Alterna
Roadwork Lane Information
"Lane Info" photo © Ruta Alterna
Route 27
"Route 27" photo © Garrett Britton
  • From January 21st Virilla Bridge (Platina) will have heavily restricted traffic while work to expand it to six lanes is carried out.  Click the above three images to read the translated instructions.  Do allow extra travel time for alternative route use.
  • Resurfacing work on Route 21 is causing bumper-to-bumper traffic on the airport route.  Delays may add an hour onto your travel time.
  • 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!
  • Route 708 (Sarachi/Rio Cuarto):  Closed between Zacero and Bajos del Toro due to landslide.
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2.  Dry Season Information

December traditionally sees the start of dry season in Costa Rica — when the sun shines and the Christmas winds blow in to cool the Central Valley.

Road conditions are generally at their best, but avoid making long journeys in the busiest times of peak season if possible.  Why sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic if you could be on the beach instead?  ๐Ÿ™‚

Christmas and New Year’s are especially popular times to travel, so try to stay clear of the roads on the 24th, 26th and 31st of December, and January 1st.  Take a taxi, go for a walk, or hold-up in your lodging for the day.  ๐Ÿ˜‰  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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