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Old 04-20-2012, 04:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone here driven in Costa Rica in the wet season? Planning a 5 week trip to CA in July and I want to do some driving in CR. It seems like river crossings are needed especially if you head to the Osa Pennisula like we will be doing.

Anyway just trying to get an idea on how gnarly the rivers are. Will the water be up to the door or is it more like crossing a creek? All the vids on youtube look like they are small rivers and nothing to worry about.
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I've been down there a few times during wet season. Rent a 4x4. I would have been stuck a few times due to bridges going out or mud slides. There are no ways to just detour this stuff down there. You either wait foe the dozers to clear the roads or you drive over it. I would spend a couple weeks down there at a time on the central Pacific coast around quepos. The only paved roads are the main roads/highways.
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Thanks Argo!

I am looking at going into the Osa as we want to do in the Corcovado park. Place looks crazy interesting! How big of a 4X4 did you get? We were thinking of going to the Montero.
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Just a small suv. I have had Kia and Mitsubishi. I've never been charged for any reasonable damage either. Usually use enterprise but whoever has better rates is fine.
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The big Montero will be fine. The little sport one sucks balls.
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