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Renting a car & driving from Westin Conchal to Quepos good?

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Renting a car & driving from Westin Conchal to Quepos good?

I did not know to fly into Liberia so we will now pay a driver to pick us up in San Jose & drive us to the Westin. We are to meet friends after 5 days in Quepos. Is it safe or a good idea for us to rent a vehicle & drive to Quepos? Is there a good route to take? Isee that there is a ferry across? Any suggestions?

I read so many warnings about renting & driving in Costa Rica. Are these horror stories true?

San Jose, Costa Rica
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1. Re: Renting a car & driving from Westin Conchal to Quepos good?

Good road all the way...Westin to Santa Cruz...Nicoya...take Pana Am Hwy all the way until you see Caldera detours...that is road 27...all the way until you see the exit to Jaco Tarcoles...that is road 34 all the way to Paquita...then into Quepos...nice great road all the way...some dust between getting close to Santa Cruz coming from Tamarindo!

The ferry is not a good option in your case ...nice ferry ride...but a long...long day...

About 5 hours ride...each way...3 hours from Quepos to SJO

Do not listen to some drama queens...just common sense...driving around is fun...just common sense!

Rent a car and HIT THE ROAD!

roadadivsor

Edited: 3:31 pm, December 10, 2012
2. Re: Renting a car & driving from Westin Conchal to Quepos good?

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3. Re: Renting a car & driving from Westin Conchal to Quepos good?

As Roadie says, its a big drive. Recently took me close to 7 hours with a couple of delays on the way. Just to suggest an alternative option, fly to Quepos from Tamarindo with Nature Air. A quick check shows rates at $68 plus the inevitable taxes, journey time 2.5 hours including change in Pavas.

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