If your trip to Escazu is all booked but your itinerary is a little on the empty side, let us give you a few hints and tips.Sometimes short drives are nice too. Just down the road, Costa Rica National Stadium and Multiplaza Mall Escazu will keep you busy. After you’ve marked them off your list, steer your car in the direction of Avenida Escazú.
If you’re eager to venture out on a day trip, we can give you a couple of ideas. Why not make tracks and see what’s on offer in San Rafael or San Antonio? You’ll discover San Rafael 2 miles away. If you’re planning to see San Antonio, it’s 2 miles away. Both have a great variety of hotels if you’re eager to slide into a soft bed after all that sightseeing.
Slide behind the wheel of an intermediate car and take in the stunning sights of San Jose with the family. These versatile vehicles offer more legroom and a larger trunk to stow all your necessities. They have great gas mileage, so you can easily drive the 4 miles between Escazu and central San Jose (and beyond!) without hurting your hip pocket. But if you’re eager to go all out on your getaway, why not go for a premium car? All those extra features, like heated leather seats and the latest audio technology systems, promise the ultimate driving experience.
You’ll be glad to hear that there’s a wide variety of both economy and high-end vehicles to rent in Escazu. What you end up opting for will depend on how much you want to spend and what you plan to do. Prestige vehicles often spare no expense when it comes to mod cons and comfort. If you’re splurging, why not pick up a high-end SUV, or perhaps a flashy medium-sized vehicle? Otherwise, if you’re just after something to whiz around town in as efficiently as possible, go for an economy vehicle (or something else that won’t burn a hole in your pocket).
Peak-hour traffic isn’t a big problem in Escazu and the wider San Jose area. With a population of 335,000, the roads aren’t as busy here as they are in larger cities.
Getting a place to park in Escazu isn’t always easy. That’s why many travelers search for a hotel that comes with a parking lot. When leaving the car around the city, pay attention to the signage. Overstaying the specified time limit could land you a substantial fine.
More often than not, your chosen rental car company will bill the amount listed on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges. Otherwise, they may share your contact details with the relevant local authority, who’ll then send a fine to your postal address.
Subject to a small number of exceptions, seat belts must be fastened when the vehicle is in motion in San Jose.
As long as you have hands-free or Bluetooth functions enabled, it’s fine to use your phone while cruising in your car around Escazu. Just make sure you stay focused on the road.
In Escazu, it’s against the law to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) in excess of 0.05%. If you plan to have a few drinks with lunch or dinner, it’d be wise to leave the rental car behind.