We are going to visit Costa Rica in the following months.
I have been reading a lot about how necessary is a 4x4 car or a standard car could be enough. Some of the pages I read say one thing, some others say the opposite.
I understand that the answer depends a lot on the route, and the month.
We are going to be there on July, what I think is a rainy season.
Our route is something like:
- Cahuita/Punta Uva zone
- La Pavona to go to Tortuguero
- Arenal zone
- Rio Celeste/Volcan Tenorio zone (To be confirmed depending on the available time)
Regarding Monteverde, I know 606 road is completely paved. But as far as I see in google maps, that just affects Monteverde to the south (to Sardinal). What about entering Monteverde from the north (from Arenal lake)?
Regarding Rio Celeste zone, although it something to be confirmed in our route, I think is one of roads in worse state. Is that right?
Regarding Sierpe I did not find a lot of information but using google maps I would say route 34 is in a good condition