A Quick Guide to Sunny Costa Rica.

Part 1: What you need to know to have yourself a Pura Vida!


So you’ve chosen Costa Rica as your next vacation destination; a fine choice. Get ready for some of the most beautiful scenery and the most loving people. Of course with every foreign country, it’s always better to get there with a certain degree of knowledge and preparation. That’s why we at Dean's 4X4 Car Rental Costa Rica have prepared a short and quick guide to help you get more acquainted with this stunning country.


There are only a few things one must know about the weather when entering a tropical country. If you come from a more northern region, you will be surprised to notice that there are only two seasons instead of the four we usually get to see. There is the Dry Season and the Rainy Season. In touristic terms, they are also referred to as the High and Low season respectfully, which means that travel prices tend to drop around the rainy season. They are exactly as they sound; the dry season – from December to April is hot, sunny and with hardly a drop of rain, the rainy season – from May to November, is rainy every day. A typical day during the rainy season usually means that the mornings are incredibly sunny but are followed by rainy afternoons. This pattern may change with the different regions. Ask our Car Rental Costa Rica staff about these changes and how you can deal with them.

A Quick Guide to Sunny Costa Rica

Part 2: Rice and Beans have never tasted so good!

By now you’ve probably read our first guide to marvelous Costa Rica. In doing so, you've learned the basics of what this country is like and obtained a simple description of its characteristics. Now, let’s delve a little deeper into what more this country really has to offer. Costa Rica is truly one of the most underrated vacation destinations in Latin America, We at 4x4 Rental Costa Rica aim to change that. one the reasons being because of its tiny imprint on the map. One thing is for sure though; it will leave a huge imprint on your heart. Costa Rica is much more than just its beaches.  Let start with...

The People

The people, who refer to themselves as “Ticos”, are known for their generosity, their desire to help you at all costs and their use of the term Pura Vida or the good life, which basically can be likened to Hakuna Matata. This term is actually quite descriptive of the people themselves. Often, people walking down the streets, or buying food at shops say hello by saying Pura Vida. In fact, try it out for yourself, when someone asks: “Como estas?”, respond with your own Pura Vida!, I guarantee you will get a smile and even start up a friendly conversation. Of course, as is the case in every country, it’s wise to always show prudence and foresight to stay out of trouble, and Costa Rica is no exception. Don't stay in the streets to late after dark and don't wear really flashy jewelry. Nevertheless, the general public are mostly amicable; if you show

So you've landed in Costa Rica.

Now what?


You’ve found yourself in Costa Rica - one of the most beautiful countries in Latin America, for a fantastic vacation ahead of you. You’ve landed, got your baggage and checked into a hotel and are ready to explore. What’s the first step? Well of course, renting a car from Dean’s 4x4 Rentals Costa Rica will get you started in the right direction. So you have a car and have access to one of the most diverse and fascinating countries in the world, where do you go? Because of its small size, you can see most of the country in a short period of time. Let’s look at just some of the many awesome destination spots that are within your reach wherever you are in Costa Rica.

Monteverde Cloud Forest

Located in Puntarenas, North West of San José, one of the seven wonders of Costa Rica, the Monteverde rainforest and reserve houses almost 3000 different species of plants and animals. There exists a small village next to the forest with houses spaced apart from each other. What was once a relatively isolated and small town has now exploded into a major ecotourism destination, all thanks to the rainforest. There are canopy rides, coffee and hanging bridges tour, and many other activities are available including the Serpentarium which houses many varieties of snakes, or the Frog Pond which holds exhibits of many amphibian species like the poison dart frog. Car Rental Costa Rica can get you there easily

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What are you waiting for? Paradise awaits.


Why choose Costa Rica (and in turn 4x4 Rentals Costa Rica)? Here are a few quick facts that will ensure you will ensure your stay. The temperature varies from 50s on a cold night in the mountains to high 90s in the coastal regions. The coastal regions never get cold. The Pacific Ocean has warm water, great for water sports including surfing, swimming, kayaking, etc.

As for food, all kinds of tropical fruits (pineapple, mango, papaya) and vegetables are grown in Costa Rica. The food here tastes better as it contains far less hormones and artificial fertilizers. For fish lovers, there is an abundant supply of fresh seafood including Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Shrimp and Seabass. Also, the coffee is world famous.

One of the most beautiful places on earth, Costa Rica is also home to 5% of the worlds biodiversity, including monkeys, parrots, frogs, and tons of species of plant life. It is also home to a diverse variety of ecosystems. The central valley - which offers warm days and cool nights, the mountainswith their cool brisks mornings, the coasts - with their dry heat and beaches, and the rainforests - which allows travelers - who get there with Dean's Car Rental Costa Rica, to see all the natural beauty this world possesses.

From golfing to scuba diving to deepsea fishing, you will be sure to find something fun and excitement to do there.

Make sure to stop by our 4x4 Rental Costa Rica for your transportation and more useful tips for your trip. We'll be waiting!