If you’re planning on renting a car in Costa Rica, there are plenty of different models to choose from. For those who are coming in big families or are driving to rural areas, you will need something bigger than a sedan.
In this article, we are going to show you what it’s like to rent a midsize SUV in Costa Rica.
Renting a Midsize SUV in Costa Rica
This car is perfect for all kind of roads in Costa Rica and is one of the most commonly rented cars. You can find this car with a manual or automatic transmission, it fits up to 5 people and you can request racks if you have surfboards.
With the 4X4 you won’t have to worry about getting stuck or not being able to pass some roads and it’s comfortable even on the bumpy roads. You can explore off the main road as much as you want, drive through rivers and over rocks with this car. It’s a great option for those who want to see Costa Rica beyond the main spots.
In the next video Samantha will show you how the car looks like and I will try to fit all our stuff in the truck 🙂
Hey guys, in this video we are going to answer one of the most common questions we get on mytanfeet. That question is what is the best car to rent in Costa Rica. We’re going to show you one of the cars that are commonly available to rent so you guys can see exactly what it’s like and hopefully this will help you in deciding which car is right for your trip!
In this video we will show you a mid size SUV that fits up to 5 passengers.
Hey guys! So we’re going to answer some questions about cars. A lot of you guys ask like sizes of cars and how many people you can fit in there. So we’re going to look at a mid size car now, this is the Hyundai Tucson, it comes in manual or automatic in 4X2 or 4X4. It fits up to five with luggage but if you have surfboards then they help you to put it on top of the car. So we’re going to take a look at the inside.
Ok so you see this one is a manual, very clean, very spacious. So that’s the front and let’s take a look at the back. So you can comfortably fit three people in the back here. So let’s take a look at the trunk to see how much luggage we can fit in this car. OK here we actually have an emergency kit so you can find things like a fire extinguisher, every car comes with one just in case you need it. So now we’re going to have Yeison load all our luggage in here so you can see exactly how much will fit.
Alright so Yeison is now putting in one of my bigger check in luggages, this one is quite big actually we fit a ton of stuff even including his drone in there and let’s see how it looks. So it fits pretty well, gotta put it sideways but it fits snug in there. And now he’s going to throw his carry on backpack, now this is a carry on and it has a backpack on top and it fits really well on the side. Well you can put it on the top. Now he has his 65 liter backpack so for all you backpackers let’s see how it fits. Oh it fits really well. And now we got this one is, you can carry that on the plane. It’s like a gym bag I guess you can say. You can put it here but you have enough space to put it here. And then last but not least the backpack. And this is seriously all our stuff. It’s full.
OK so now that is all of our luggage we got five pieces fit nice and snug in there, you can probably fit a couple more actually. Just keep in mind that this one is actually bigger than the normal ones I’ve seen at the airport. Yea that one is quite big. Let me just close it.
So that is the mid size car, this is the Hyundai Tucson. You can take this one to a lot of different roads as well because it has 4X2 or 4X4 so you can go off roading, you can go explore, it’s great for families as you can see it fits up to five people, it fits a lot of luggage and it’s a great option.
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Where can you drive a midsize SUV in Costa Rica?
You can go everywhere with a midsize SUV in Costa Rica. With the 4×4, you can go up mountains and any unpaved road. There are some places in Costa Rica where a 4×4 is necessary such as the Osa Peninsula. In the South Pacific, many high end hotels are located high up in the mountains outside Dominical or Uvita which also requires 4×4.
But if you don’t need that big of a car or you’re not going to rural areas, check out these other models. Or if you need a bigger car, check out the full size SUV.
Thoughts and Recommendations
This car is excellent for Costa Rica, especially for families. You will have enough space for your luggage and it’s really comfortable even for long drives.
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