Driving from Alajuela to Caribbean coast?
- I'll be on my second trip to Costa Rica this August and will be driving from
Alajuela to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. I've heard that driving through San
Jose can be confusing. I read somewhere about a peripheral highway that
bypasses San Jose to the north? Or would it be better to drive through
Heredia on my way to highway 32 and the coast?
Any directions would be greatly appreciated
- --- In CostaRicaLiving@yahoogroups.com, "Sean" <seanc420@...> wrote:
> driving from
> Alajuela to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. ... highway 32 and the
>Made the trip several times. Always go east, intercepting 32 and
heading north from there. That's possible using rpoads through the
center pof SJ...
I've also always cheated
We call Pablo, our favorite driver.
He meets us in Alajuela, guides us across.
Saves all kinds of time.
If you'd like contact information, send me an email.
Let me suggest the nicest way to do it is to skip Heredia, San Jose
and Everything confusing for an idyllic ride in the country. Just
drive north from Alajuela towards Poas - near the top take a right
past La Paz waterfall . . .. zoom zoom along past some of the
prettiest scenery in Costa Rica, stop along the way at a place that
sells freshwater shrimp overlooking the river for lunch, on to Puerto
Viejo de Sarapiqui (you can rent a boat for an hour for $40 or less
for some wonderful widlife but DONT LEAVE LUGGAGE IN an unprotected
car), continue on to Guapiles and the Caribbean - it is slightly
longer but doesn't get much better, Berni