I find a lot of comments on cars in Costa Rica recommending 4x4 cars. However, the reasoning is always the heavy rain (earth might move or rivers flooding etc.). On the other hand I found a few reports about pretty good road conditions in general and no recommendations for the dry season.
I would prefer a small car if feasible. Has anyone been to Costa Rica in dry season and can give advice?
We'll be there in march.
The route is roughly
- Osa Peninsula
- West Coast to La Fortuna
- Nicoya Peninsula
- Puerto Limón
We don't plan to go further north, e.g. Liberia, Caño Negro or Barra del Colorado and to the souther central part, i.e. we will stay closer to the coast in Puntarenas and Limón.