Taking a road trip in Costa Rica is like taking a road trip on Route 66 in the “good old days.”
Route 66 was the original pathway for going across the country. It was created in 1926 and decommissioned in 1985; however, it is still possible to travel the route and see many of the original Route 66 attractions. Road trips offer a way to see things never seen before and wouldn’t otherwise be seen by airplane.
To go on a road trip in Costa Rica, a vehicle needs to be running optimally. This means that spark plugs need to be good, fluids need to be checked, and tires have to have good tread. Do an oil change if it’s needed. It’s a good idea to carry extra oil and water. Click here to make sure everything is functioning correctly for a truck. It’s also a good time to make sure the vehicle has roadside assistance.
Along with making sure a vehicle has plenty of fuel and water, people need fuel and water as well. This is especially true when traveling with children. Carrying extra water, snacks and nonperishable meals can help out in the event the vehicle breaks down somewhere or a suitable place to eat can’t be found. Canned foods are always good to have around. Large gallons of water are good to keep on-hand too.
However, planning ahead can cut down on relying on packed lunches. Before leaving on a road trip, look up places to eat. Although a GPS can show where places are, checking ahead can help to read reviews. People will write what dishes they liked, which dishes had no flavor and the service received.
It’s also a good idea to check out places to sleep. Again, the Internet will provide reviews about the best places to sleep. This is good information to read up on as some hotels or motels can have bed bug problems, unclean rooms or other problems that would make accommodations less than ideal. Also, by planning out the miles traveled in a day and where to sleep, a person can make sure that they are not stuck on the road when they get tired.
Depending upon the price of gas and how far a person travels, road trips can be a relatively inexpensive form of vacation. It is definitely good in many ways: people can decide on their own time schedule; they get to see many sights that lie in between their home and their destination; and transporting souvenirs can be done easily in the trunk.