Renting a car and driving in Costa Rica

We are often asked whether driving in Costa Rica is difficult or not. The short answer is no. In this blog, I will tell you about the street rules, what you need to know about renting a car and driving in Costa Rica.

To be honest, I also was a little scared at first, but I immediately understood that there is nothing complicated about driving in Costa Rica. Yes, there are some different rules and ways how to handle traffic than in other countries, but driving here is very easy as soon as you are aware of those rules. Now, I honestly enjoy driving here, and this is why I want to give you some tips about driving in this country.

Renting a car

To rent a car in Costa Rica, you have to be 21 or older and have a valid license for at least 2 years, which you have to present together with your original passport. Also, for traffic controls, a copy of your passport is not enough. An international license is not necessary. You will also need a credit card for the main driver to be responsible for the car. Which car you should choose, depends a little bit on your plans. With 4x2, you can get to most places. But especially in the rainy season, some roads might be a little muddy. Due to street conditions in rural areas, a 4x4 is recommended. My recommendation is to choose a high car either way.

Children under 12.99 years need a car seat, and children between 110 and 145 cm need a booster seat. 

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Streets

Maybe you have heard that the street conditions in Costa Rica are not always the best. I won’t deny it, but highways and big streets are always paved and normally in good condition. The streets in San José are very small and sometimes there is just space for one car, not just because of the way the street was built, but also because of parking cars on the right and left side. The reason for the narrow streets is that at the time the city was built, there were not that many cars or even just Carretas (ox-carts) in use and they couldn’t imagine that one day there would be this much cars. Of course, this causes traffic, especially during rush hour between 6:00 and 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. As everyone wants to get home, Ticos make two lines at a place where is actually just one, which makes it a little bit confusing, but this happens just during rush hour.

Driving through roundabouts during rush hour also might look a little tricky because Ticos like to take the space they find. Here you should have patience and just wait for a safe spot to enter.

Streets with holes are normally in neighbourhoods or rural areas outside the big cities like San José, Heredia, and Alajuela. If you see one, try to go very slow and if it is too deep, just wait for space and drive around it. In more rural areas, the streets might not be paved, but with a 4x4 it is normally not a problem.

Some bridges are very narrow as well, and just one car can pass at a time. If you see the red and white CEDA sign, you will have to wait, otherwise, it is your turn to cross the bridge.

During the rainy season, it can also happen that a river is blocking the road. This happened to us in Guanacaste. We had a big car and probably we could have made it, anyway we decided to turn around and look for another road. As we were driving backwards, a man with a motorcycle just continued driving straight through the river. The optimism of the Ticos is great, however, better take the safe way and don’t get in trouble with your car rental company. 

Highways: 

You will reach the most tourist destination over the highways. What is important to know here is that to enter the highway, you have to stop and wait until someone gives you space, but drivers that are already on the highway don’t have to give you space and probably won’t. This is marked on the floor with “CEDA” which means give way. On many highways, it is normal that at one point the right lane stops. Drivers on the right lane will have to give way again, so you may have to stop. The best advice I was given was to just stay on the left. 

Especially on the way to the Pacific coast, there are different toll stations that are marked with the sign “PEAJE”. Some meters before the toll, you can see on the sign how much you have to pay for your vehicle, usually, it’s between 400 and 700 Colones. For this, you should have some coins in your car, small bills are also accepted. On the way from the Pacific to San José, there is a toll station in Escazú which has 13 lanes that close to just 3, so as you can imagine, especially during rush hour it will take a while. If you drive during the week, try to pass this place before or after rush hour.

The rest of the highways is no big deal, the roads lead you along the mountains, fields and some nice landscapes and the drive is very calm and peaceful. If you drive through the mountains, you might see some cars going quite slowly, which is usually because of a little truck in the front trying to get up the hill. Here, you should just have patience. Don’t overtake the car in the mountains because there are many curves and you can’t see well.

Street signs and rules:

  • In Costa Rica, we drive on the right side. 
  • The speed limit is 40 km/h in cities and 80-100 km/h on highways

Alto: Stop

Ceda: Give way

No virar en U: No U-Turn

Calle sin salida: One-way street

Peaje: Toll station

If you are driving on a long road, you will probably wonder why people turn on their emergency lights that often. This is common to warn the drivers behind you that there is traffic. If someone gives you space to turn left or right, people also use the emergency light to say thank you. Sometimes they are honking twice for this. 

If you see someone on a long highway driving in the opposite direction and turning on their long light two times, they are warning you of a police control ahead.

Directions: 

This is one point I’m still struggling with after years. There are no street names! A direction would be: “In Heredia from the supermarket 500 Meters west and then 50 Meters north, there is a gas station, so continue for 350 Meters straight and then turn left.” Luckily, helpers like Google Maps and Waze are invented, so it is easier to just find the place you want to go there. But don’t worry, these confusing directions are mostly in the cities and if you go for example to Guanacaste, the way is mostly straight anyway, and in the end, we always find the place without any problem.

Gas stations

The gas stations have a service, so you just tell the person there “lleno de super” or “20.000 de super (veinte mil de super)” which means to fill the car up or fill the tank with Super of a value of 20´000 Colones, for example. You don’t have to leave the car here, just to turn it off and check that the numbers on the screen are on zeros. You can pay with credit cards or cash. A liter of Super costs approximately 645 Colones (about $ 1,12), Plus 91: approximately 623 Colones ($1,08), Diesel: approximately 561 Colones ($0.98), and LPG: approximately 246 Colones ($0,43) (as in February 2020).

In some areas, you won’t find a gas station for many kilometres, so never drive with your car less than half full and fill it up before driving long distances.

Parking

In public parking lots, they usually write down the number of your license plate and give you a little paper. When you come back, they charge the price by the hour. If there are no public parking lots, there are often men or woman in a yellow vest that take care of the cars and try to help you to get back on the street. It is common to give them some coins as a tip. If the street or the sidewalk is marked yellow, you are not allowed to park there. As much as possible, try not to leave your car on the street or let alone with visible valuables. Try to find a safe place to park your car.

Safety:

  • As Costa Rica is a tropical country, tropical storms and heavy rains can occur. In this case, you should stop the car and wait that it stops until you continue driving. During the rainy season, sometimes there are landslides or fallen trees on the street, so plan enough time to get to the next destination, especially on the day of your flight home.
  • When you have to take a road that leads through the mountains, for example to La Fortuna, there is usually fog in the afternoon, so you should go early. In case you are driving through heavy fog, turn on the emergency lights and drive very slowly.
  • If you drive through rural areas, go slowly, even when the street is paved. There may be wild animals crossing the street.
  • You might see some people driving without a seat belt or trying to fit 6 people on the back seats (especially in areas outside the big cities). This is not allowed and if the transit police see you, you will get a ticket. This is another point you have to take care of. If you get a ticket, you can cancel it at the car rental company, if not you might get into problems at the airport and you can’t leave the country.
  • There are many motorcycles in Costa Rica and, especially during rush hour, they skip the cars from all sides. Try to check double before turning left or right.
  • Don’t leave the car or the windows open at any place when parked.
  • Especially at night, traffic lights and stop signs are just a suggestion for Ticos, so drive extra carefully. Anyway, try to get to your next destination during daylight. Not all roads in rural areas have street lights.

What to do in case of an accident

In case of an accident, call the car rental company where you hired the car. If someone is injured, the emergency number is 911. Don’t move the car until someone from the car rental company and the police get there.

As you can see, there is no big secret about driving in Costa Rica, and it is no reason to worry at all. As soon as you leave the city, you will see impressive landscapes and not much traffic at all.

If there is anything you´d like to add, feel free to write it in the comments below.

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  • Dominik

    • "Guten Tag Jennifer
      Wie wir bereirs Simone mitgeteilt haben, ist der Aufenthalt im Lapa Rios extrem bereichernd, dank der gut geplanten Bepflanzung und der unberührten Umgebung sehen wir sehr viele Tiere. Entgegen den Plänen vor dem Aufenthalt möchten wir zum Schluss nicht mehr Tiere in Gefangenschaft besuchen. Wir werden die paar Stunden vor dem Abflug noch einen Blick in die Stadt werfen.
      Dir und deinem Team danken wir ganz herzlich für die hervorragende Beratung und die permanente Unterstützung! Wir können Ara Tours nur weiter empfehlen.
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    • "Good day Jennifer
      As we have already told Simone, the stay at Lapa Rios is extremely enriching, thanks to the well planned planting and the untouched environment we see a lot of animals. Contrary to the plans before the stay, we do not want to visit more animals in captivity at the end. We will have a look at the few hours before we leave.
      We thank you and your team very much for the excellent advice and the permanent support! We can only recommend Ara Tours.
      Best regards."
    • "Buenos días Jennifer
      Como ya le hemos dicho a Simone, la estancia en Lapa Rios fue extremadamente enriquecedora, gracias a la gira bien planificad, y al entorno virgen, vimos muchos animales. Contrariamente a los planes antes de la estancia, no queremos visitar más animales en cautividad al final. Veremos más animales durante las pocas horas que nos quedan antes de irnos.
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      Saludos cordiales."
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      Many thanks to you Aline! We will gladly recommend you to others."
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      Nos ha gustado mucho. La conclusión en Quepos fue la "cereza en el pastel". Nos gustó mucho la playa del Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio. Nos hubiera gustado quedarnos más tiempo, pero nos llevamos a casa muchas impresiones hermosas e inolvidables. ¡PURA VIDA!
      ¡Muchas gracias a ti Aline! Los recomendaremos con gusto a otros".
  • Neumann

    • - Die Route war super geplant, erst am Strand Zeit zum Ankommen und dann erst ab Monteverde mit Ausflügen im Inland etc. und am Ende nochmal Strand – perfekt!
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    • - La ruta estaba super planificada, primero para llegando a la playa y luego hacia Monteverde, con excursiones por el interior, ect y al final otra ves a la playa, perfecto!
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    • Hallo
      Wir wollten Ihnen persönlich für diese sehr schöne Reise danken, die Sie für uns organisiert haben und für die Nachbereitung, die Sie während des gesamten Aufenthalts gemacht haben. Ein großes Dankeschön auch an Jennifer d'Ara tours! Nochmals vielen Dank und eine gute Woche
    • Hello
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    • Hola
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    • Bonjour
      Nous tenions à vous remercier personnellement pour ce très beau voyage que vous nous avez organisé ainsi que pour le suivi que vous avez effectué tout au long du séjour. Un grand merci également à Jennifer d Ara tours! Merci encore et bonne semaine
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    • Deine (fast) täglichen Updates aus Costa Rica zum Thema Covid und damit verbundene Problemstellungen haben wir sehr geschätzt. Das war ein Highlight im Vergleich zu anderen Incoming Agents weltweit! Wir bedanken uns für euren Effort und wünschen euch, dass ihr die kommende Zeit gut bewältigt und gesund bleibt.
    • We really appreciated your (almost) daily updates from Costa Rica on Covid and related issues. That was a highlight compared to other incoming agents worldwide! We thank you for your effort and wish you that you manage the coming time well and stay healthy.
    • Tus actualizaciones (casi) diarias desde Costa Rica sobre Covid y temas relacionados fueron muy apreciadas. ¡Eso fue un punto culminante en comparación con otros agentes entrantes en todo el mundo! Le agradecemos su esfuerzo y le deseamos que lleve bien el tiempo que viene y que se mantenga sano.
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    • Unser großes Kompliment dafür, dass Sie uns jeden Tag über die Entwicklungen auf dem Laufenden halten. Wir wünschen Ihnen alles Gute und behalten Sie sich und Ihre Familien in dieser beispiellosen Zeit in guter Gesundheit und Stimmung!
    • Our great compliments for keeping us informed every day on the developments. We wish you all the best and keep yourself and families in good health and mood during this unprecedented period!
    • Nuestra gran felicitación por mantenernos informados cada día sobre los acontecimientos. Le deseamos todo lo mejor y que se mantenga a sí mismo y a su familia con buena salud y ánimo durante este periodo sin precedentes.
  • KATHRIN VONSCHILLER

    • Ihr seid wirklich super! Es ist beeindruckend, wie Ihr die Krise mit Eurem super Informationsfluss und der tollen Rückabwicklung meistert. Hut ab!
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    • ¡Eres realmente super! Es impresionante cómo gestionas la crisis con tu súper flujo de información y la gran inversión. Me quito el sombrero.
  • MICHAEL WITTE

    • Guten Tag, wir waren ab dem 27.11. auf einer Rundreise in Costa Rica, welche über BigXtra gebucht und von ihnen organisiert wurde. Wir möchten uns auf diesem Wege sehr herzlich bedanken. Die Rundfahrt war einfach der Hammer !! Die Betreuung durch Carlos war eifach nur Spitze. Wir haben schon viele Reisen gemacht, aber diese ist Dank Carlos zu einem unvergesslichen Erlebnis geworden. Carlos spicht sehr gut deutsch und konnte und sehr einfühlsam Costa Rica, die unvergleichliche Natur und die tollen, freundlichen Einwohner nahe bringen. Pura Vida wurde für uns ein Begriff für das Lebensgefühl in Costa Rica. Bitte grüßen sie Carlos von uns und nochmals eine riesiges Dankeschön an ihn im Namen der ganzen 8-köpfigen Gruppe. Wir wünschen ihm nur das Beste für seine Zukunft.
    • Hello, we were on a round trip in Costa Rica from 27.11., which was booked through BigXtra and organised by them. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much. The tour was simply amazing! The support by Carlos was just great. We have done many trips before, but this one was an unforgettable experience thanks to Carlos. Carlos speaks very good German and was able to sensitively introduce us to Costa Rica, its incomparable nature and its great, friendly inhabitants. Pura Vida became for us a term for the attitude towards life in Costa Rica. Please say hello to Carlos from us and once again a huge thank you to him in the name of the whole group of 8. We wish him only the best for his future.
    • Hola, estuvimos desde el 27.11. en un viaje de ida y vuelta en Costa Rica, que fue reservado a través de BigXtra y organizado por ellos. Nos gustaría darles las gracias. ¡El viaje de ida y vuelta fue simplemente impresionante! El apoyo de Carlos fue simplemente genial. Ya hemos hecho muchos viajes, pero este se ha convertido en una experiencia inolvidable gracias a Carlos. Carlos habla muy bien alemán y fue capaz de introducirnos con sensibilidad en Costa Rica, la incomparable naturaleza y los grandes y amables habitantes. Pura Vida se convirtió para nosotros en un término para la actitud hacia la vida en Costa Rica. Por favor, saluda a Carlos de nuestra parte y una vez más un enorme agradecimiento a él en nombre de todo el grupo de los 8. Le deseamos lo mejor para su futuro.
  • EVELYNE THOMMEN

    • Wir haben gerade eine 4-wöchige Reise in Costa Rica gemacht, die von ARA Tours organisiert wurde und es hat uns sehr gut gefallen - gut gemacht Ara Tours! Wir hatten auch einen Reiseleiter - sein Name ist Enrique. Sein Deutsch ist wirklich gut und er weiß viel über Costa Rica und er hat uns viele Tiere gezeigt. Wir hatten eine wunderbare Zeit mit ihm - vielen Dank Enrique!
    • Wie just did a 4 week trip in Costa Rica which was organised from ARA tours and we really liked it - well done Ara Tours! We also had a guide - his name is Enrique. His German is really good and he knows a lot about Costa Rica and he showed us a lot of animals. We had a wonderful time with hime - thank you so much Enrique!
    • Acabamos de hacer un viaje de 4 semanas en Costa Rica organizado por ARA Tours y nos ha gustado mucho. También tuvimos un guía - su nombre es Enrique. Su alemán es muy bueno y sabe mucho sobre Costa Rica y nos mostró muchos animales. Lo pasamos muy bien con él - ¡muchas gracias Enrique!
  • TANJA WEBER

    • perfekte tour perfekter reiseleiter pablo, alles sehr gut organisiert 👍👍👍👍🇨🇷🇨🇷🇨🇷 waren begeistert
    • perfect tour perfect tour guide pablo, everything very well organised 👍👍👍👍🇨🇷🇨🇨🇷 were thrilled
    • tour perfecto, perfecto guía turístico pablo, todo muy bien organizado 👍👍👍👍🇨🇷🇨🇨🇷 quedaron encantados
  • INES LECHNER

    • Herzlichen Dank und großes Lob an unseren Reiseleiter Mauricio und unseren Busfahrer Adrian! Wir haben uns in den 2 Wochen Costa Rica sehr wohl gefühlt. Sehr bewundernswert waren vor allem das breitgefächerte Wissen von Mauricio und die super Fahrkünste von Adrian. Dank der Adleraugen der Beiden, hatten wir die Möglichkeit eine Vielzahl der Tiere in Costa Rica zu beobachten. Danke für Alles!
    • Many thanks and great praise to our tour guide Mauricio and our bus driver Adrian! We felt very comfortable during the 2 weeks in Costa Rica. The wide-ranging knowledge of Mauricio and the super driving skills of Adrian were particularly admirable. Thanks to the eagle eyes of both of them, we had the opportunity to observe a variety of animals in Costa Rica. Thank you for everything!
    • ¡Muchas gracias y grandes elogios a nuestro guía turístico Mauricio y a nuestro conductor de autobús Adrián! Nos sentimos muy cómodos durante las 2 semanas en Costa Rica. Fueron muy admirables sobre todo los amplios conocimientos de Mauricio y las súper habilidades de conducción de Adrián. Gracias a los ojos de águila de ambos, tuvimos la oportunidad de observar una gran variedad de animales en Costa Rica. Gracias por todo.
  • SABINE SCHUMACHER

    • ARA Tours kann ich nur weiterempfehlen. Danke nochmal an Nicole für die tolle Ausarbeitung der Tour und die Betreuung. Auch unser Tourguide Peter Käser war einfach unglaublich (wandelndes Lexikon) auf alle Fragen rund um Flora und Fauna sowie über die Geschichte von CR hatte er immer eine Antwort. Unser Fahrer Julio hat meinen Vater auf Händen getragen wofür ich ihm sehr dankbar bin Auch für Rollifahrer ist CR jederzeit eine Reise wert ( natürlich mit ARA Tours ) Tausend Dank an das ganze Team
    • I can only recommend ARA Tours. Thanks again to Nicole for the great planning of the tour and the support. Our tour guide Peter Käser was simply incredible (a walking encyclopaedia) and always had an answer to all my questions about the flora and fauna and the history of CR. Our driver Julio carried my father on his hands, for which I am very grateful. CR is also worth a trip for wheelchair users at any time (with ARA Tours, of course).
    • Sólo puedo recomendar ARA Tours. Gracias de nuevo a Nicole por la gran preparación de la gira y el apoyo. También nuestro guía turístico Peter Käser era simplemente increíble (enciclopedia andante) en todas las preguntas sobre la flora y la fauna, así como sobre la historia de CR siempre tenía una respuesta. Nuestro conductor Julio ha llevado a mi padre de la mano por lo que le estoy muy agradecido También para los usuarios de sillas de ruedas CR siempre vale la pena un viaje (por supuesto con ARA Tours) Mil gracias a todo el equipo
  • FAMILIE THIEME

    • ,,Wir bedanken uns hiermit noch einmal für die Organisation der Reise [...] durch das wunderschöne Land Costa Rica. Unser besonderer Dank gilt unserem Reiseleiter Enrique, der uns mit seiner umfassenden Kenntnis von Flora und Fauna über sein Land dieses sehr nahe gebracht hat und den Wunsch geweckt hat, sogar ein zweites Mal zu kommen. Wir waren sehr froh und glücklich, mit ihm zu reisen, da er sich auch neben seiner kompetenten Funktion als Reiseleiter sehr für unsere Probleme vor Ort eingesetzt hat."
    • We would like to thank you once again for organizing our trip [...] through the beautiful country of Costa Rica. Our special thanks go to our tour guide Enrique, who with his extensive knowledge of flora and fauna about his country brought it very close to us and made us want to come even a second time. We were very glad and happy to travel with him, as he was also very committed to our problems on site, in addition to his competent function as a tour guide."
    • Nos gustaría agradecerles una vez más la organización de nuestro viaje [...] por el hermoso país de Costa Rica. Nuestro especial agradecimiento a nuestro guía turístico Enrique, que con sus amplios conocimientos de la flora y la fauna de su país nos acercó mucho a él y nos hizo querer venir incluso una segunda vez. Estuvimos muy contentos y felices de viajar con él, ya que también se implicó mucho en nuestros problemas locales, además de su competente función de guía turístico."
  • FAMILIE STALDER

    • Danke Euch von Herzen für Euren sensationellen Einsatz! Ich kenne keine so kompetente Reiseleitung wie bei Euch echt von nirgendwo sonst... und wir sind schon viel gereist... 🙏🏻🍀
    • Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your sensational effort! I do not know such a competent tour guide as with you really from nowhere else... and we have already traveled a lot... 🙏🏻🍀
    • Gracias de todo corazón por su sensacional esfuerzo. No conozco un guía turístico tan competente como con usted realmente de ningún otro lugar... y ya hemos viajado mucho.... 🙏🏻🍀
  • Katja Stadelmann

    • ich wollte mich bei euch nochmals für die tolle Costa Rica Reise bedanken. Wir sind ganz glücklich und mit vielen tollen Eindrücken nach Hause zurückgeflogen. Ein Kompliment für die super Organisation. Es hat alles perfekt geklappt (bis auf die Übergabe des Mietwagens, was aber höhere Gewalt war...). Euch also nochmals vielen Dank und ich habe euch auch schon an Freunde weiterempfohlen:-)!
    • I wanted to thank you again for the great Costa Rica trip. We flew back home very happy and with many great impressions. A compliment for the super organisation. Everything worked out perfectly (except for the handover of the rental car, which was force majeure...). So thank you again and I have already recommended you to friends:-)!
    • Quería daros las gracias de nuevo por el estupendo viaje a Costa Rica. Estamos muy contentos y volvimos a casa con muy buenas impresiones. Un elogio para la súper organización. Todo funcionó a la perfección (excepto la entrega del coche de alquiler, que fue de fuerza mayor...). ¡Así que gracias de nuevo y ya os he recomendado a mis amigos:-)!
  • Conny Koch

    • Du und dein Team habt den Gästen eine tolle Reise und traumhafte Tage in eurem schönen Land organisiert und dafür danke ich dir/euch ganz herzlich!
    • You and your team have organized a great trip and wonderful days for the guests in your beautiful country and I thank you very much for that!
    • Usted y su equipo han organizado un gran viaje y unos días maravillosos en su hermoso país, ¡y se lo agradezco mucho!
  • Dénise Steiger

    • Vielen Dank für Ihre E-Mail und die Tickets. Wir wissen es wirklich sehr zu schätzen, wie schnell und effizient Sie sich um unsere Anfragen jeweils kümmern!
    • Thank you very much for your email and the tickets. We really appreciate how quickly and efficiently you deal with our requests each time!
    • Muchas gracias por su correo electrónico y sus entradas. Apreciamos mucho la rapidez y eficacia con la que atendieron nuestras peticiones cada vez.
  • Philippe

    • Hallo Christine Besten Dank für diese Infos. Der Support ist super👍 vielen dank Gruss
    • Hello Christine Thank you very much for this information. The support is super👍 many thanks Gruss
    • Hola Christine Muchas gracias por esta información. El apoyo es super👍 muchas gracias Gruss
  • Marianne & Stefan Gräub

    • Ansonsten war die geplante Reise ein voller Erfolg. Alles hat bestens geklappt und die von euch organisierten. Besuche waren alle sehr interessant und gaben uns einen tollen Einblick in die jeweiligen Themen. Dass die Ticos sehr freundlich und jederzeit hilfsbereit sind, hat sich voll bestätigt.
    • Otherwise, the planned trip was a complete success. Everything went well and the visits you organised were all very interesting. The visits you organised were all very interesting and gave us a great insight into the respective topics. The fact that the Ticos are very friendly and always ready to help was fully confirmed.
    • Por lo demás, el viaje previsto fue todo un éxito. Todo funcionó muy bien y las visitas organizadas por ustedes. Las visitas fueron todas muy interesantes y nos dieron una gran visión de los respectivos temas. El hecho de que los ticos son muy amables y serviciales en todo momento se confirmó plenamente.

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