Costa Rica is the perfect destination to travel around in a motorcycle. There is no better way to take in the warm, South American breeze than to ride around on two wheels with the wind blowing past. The weather is almost always perfect, and you can see a volcano, beach, and waterfall all in one tour. All you need to rent a motorcycle in Costa Rica for less than 90 days is a valid motorcycle license from your home country. After 90 days, you will need to get a Costa Rican driver’s license. Here are some other things to consider when renting a motorcycle during your Costa Rican adventure.
Renting and Insurance In addition to a valid driver’s license from your home country, you will also need a major credit card and your passport to rent a motorcycle. The minimum age for rentals is 21, and you can rent with a debit card, but you will have to pay a damage security deposit. You should inspect the vehicle carefully before using it for damage and note anything you see on the rental agreement.
Road ConditionsThe quality of roads varies in Costa Rica with some that are smoothly paved and others that are bumpy. Most roads are single lane and winding, and others are rock covered. Drive defensively as you will encounter several hazards like pedestrians, cyclists, cattle and hidden speed bumps are placed on some stretches of road.
Road Rules Limits are posted on roads with highway speed maximums between 100 to 120 km/h, with a minimum of 40 km/h. Secondary roads generally have a speed limit of 60 km/h. Speed limits are sometimes enforced with tickets and traffic police use radar to catch speeders. Remember, it is illegal to stop in the middle of an intersection or to turn right on a red light. If you are issued a ticket, you must pay it at the bank or the rental company may be able to arrange payment for you.
Now that you are acquainted with the rental and road rules of Costa Rica, you are ready to rent a motorcycle with Paradise Moto Rentals!
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