Today I’m hitting the road and looking forward to my all-time favorite drive in Costa Rica: the route from Cañas to Bijagua. This route, which narrowly edges out the drive up to the top of Irazú because it’s so smooth and easy, barrels through extraordinarily scenic rolling pastures with Volcán Miravalles off to the left and Volcán Tenorio to the right. I once hit it right at the golden hour before sunset and drove along in a kind of trance.
Driving in Costa Rica gets a deservedly bad rap, but there are some spectacular and very manageable stretches of road, all the more enjoyable once you’ve gotten used to the crowded chaos and potholed travesties that reign supreme all too often. What’s your favorite Costa Rican drive or bus ride?
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2 thoughts on “What’s your favorite Costa Rican drive?”
Thank you Katherine.
I long to keep my memories and visions of long drives and meeting the extraordinary people. I’m grateful we had a chance to connect with the amazing women tour lead by Ann Becker and Alex.
The drive from La Fortuna, through Nuevo Arenal and down to Route 1 at Cañas is spectacular!