Some sources cite over 150 airports in Costa Rica. Which one or ones should I use to get to Ricovida?
It’s true that there are approximately 150 airports of various sizes throughout the country; however, there are only two major airports that are served by major international carriers.
The most convenient airport for Ricovida is the Juan Santamaria International Airport, located 10 miles from downtown San Jose and approximately 25 miles from Ricovida. Also available is Daniel Oduber International airport in Liberia, about 200 miles from Ricovida in Guanacaste, if you want to visit the northwest area of the country.
What about automobiles? With the “green” emphasis, will purchasers be encouraged or discouraged to own a vehicle? Will a vehicle be necessary?
Parking will be available for those who choose to have a vehicle, but it will not be necessary. Shuttle transportation will be available to and from airports and to local villages. At some point, golf carts for those who need to travel short distances within or outside the complex will be available for rental or sale.
What are the cost implications of owning a vehicle? Inexpensive? Reasonable? Prohibitive? Vehicle purchase price in Costa Rica? Price of gas? Maintenance costs?
High taxes make buying an automobile – new or used – in Costa Rica somewhat expensive. However, warranties through local dealers can offset the initial high price. If you ship your automobile from home, an emissions control certificate from your state or country must accompany your vehicle. Ricovida can help you with those details should you choose to ship your car. Price of gas is generally lower than in the U.S., but is subject to petroleum market fluctuations and could change.