Hi Matt and Jenn, We so appreciate this blog! It has answered so many questions for us. This is our first trip to CR. We have rented a sedan(Toyota Corolla) from Alamo but we now are wondering if we need an SUV. For the most part we will be going places on roads that are paved or well maintained. We would really like to go to Los Campesinos(on your recommendation!). I can\’t find a definitive answer on whether we can drive there in a 4×2. We are both experienced drivers and not afraid to take on traveling challenges but we don\’t want to be ignorant about this.
Hi Susan, It has been at least a year since we have visited Los Campesinos but when we went the road was pretty rough. A 4×4 was definitely good to have, even if just for the peace of mind and higher ground clearance (lots of bumps and rocks). I know that people going there recently have said that it was the same, so you might want to strongly consider a 4×4. If you need to switch out cars, make sure to check out our Rental Car Discount Page to save a bit of money. Have fun, it’s a great place!