If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you now by now just how expensive cars can be in Costa Rica.

Buying a used car in Costa Rica can cost over $6,000 more than the same used car in the United States.

Plus, maintenance and taxes on used cars in Costa Rica is expensive.

In Costa Rica, you can travel further without a car.

You can rent a car in Costa Rica for around $30/day. For that price, you’ll most likely be getting an Automatic Hyundai Accent like the one pictured below.


This car new in Costa Rica is $23,000! The best thing is that the rental companies sell these cars after 2 years of service, so you’ll always have the peace of mind knowing that it will be a dependable ride.

Public buses are everywhere

The public bus system in Costa Rica is cheap, efficient, and goes almost everywhere, making even better to live without a car here.

They even drop off at both major airports.

Owning and maintaining a car is expensive

Finding good, affordable mechanics is tough, plus the roads in Costa Rica wear down cars faster.

Renting a car, taking the public buses, and riding bikes will not only save you money, you’ll avoid the headaches and frustration of car ownership in Costa Rica.

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