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Learn Spanish while on vacation

How about learning another language while you unwind and get to know a new country and its customs? Top that with a sprinkling of beautiful beaches, rainforests and breathtaking mountains. We are talking about Costa Rica, the Central American country renowned for the conservation of its natural resources. The best way to learn a language […]

Costa Rican legends

Interested in Costa Rica’s oral tradition? Here are three of the most popular legends of Costa Rica. La Segua As the legend goes, a man left a bar in San José late at night. On his way home, the man walked through lonely trails and coffee plantations. Suddenly, a beautiful woman with chestnut hair, large […]

What to Eat in Costa Rica

Great! So you know where you will be staying, you have planned your whole itinerary, and of course, you have already chosen the Toyota Rent a Car automobile that will take you to all the beautiful destinations in Costa Rica. A vital part of your journey will be the food. When we travel, we always […]

Types of Accommodations in Costa Rica

When you come over to this country of mountains, seas and wet heat, you will find various options for lodging. Your choice will depend on the purpose of your trip, your budget, and of course your personal preference. Here are some of the accommodations you will find in our country. 1. Hotels: We have from […]

Some Driving Tips Only “Ticos” Know

Driving in Costa Rica can be complicated, as the country does not have good road signs, the infrastructure is not always on the best conditions, and there are unspoken social agreements that everyone knows… unless they come from abroad! Here are some frequent forms of behavior of ticos on the street, especially in San José […]

How to Treat Traffic Police Officers in Costa Rica

If you have already rented a car at Toyota Rent, the following tips concerning traffic officers in Costa Rica will be very useful.  1. There are all kinds of police officers. You might find a very amiable police officer or a rather rude or aggressive officer. Traffic officers like to show their authority, which may […]

What to do in San José?

What to do in San José? We know you are anxious to get to the paradisiacal beaches of Costa Rica and the imposing rainforest, but what can you do while you wait? If San José is within your itinerary, you´ll be happy to know that it is a small city with lots of options on […]

How to Survive Directions in Costa Rica

Getting Directions in Costa Rica Thinking of traveling to Costa Rica? If so, it is important to know how to give and understand directions in the country. You’re probably familiar with an organized system, based on street names and house numbers, but in Costa Rica that does not exist. Read more to avoid being taken […]

At TRAC, we make your trip easier

We know you are eager to visit Costa Rica and enjoy its beautiful beaches and rainforests. But hold on: Do you know the benefits and advantages of renting one of our vehicles? Vehicle Maintenance Toyota Rent A Car is always concerned for your safety. That’s why, every time one of our customers returns a vehicle, […]

More safety for children

Due to an amendment to the Traffic Law, children under 12 years old are now required to use child safety seats. If you are planning to visit Costa Rica and traveling with a child under 12 years old, you should consider purchasing a car seat. Failure to comply with this law may expose you to […]

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Aprender español en vacaciones 10/01/2014

¿Qué le parece aprender un idioma mientras descansa, conoce un nuevo país y sus costumbres? A esto agréguele playas paradisiacas, bosques lluviosos y colosos impresionantes. Le hablamos de Costa Rica, ese país del Istmo Centroamericano, destacado por la conservación de sus riquezas naturales. La mejor forma de aprender un idioma es estar en el ambiente […]

Learn Spanish while on vacation 10/01/2014

How about learning another language while you unwind and get to know a new country and its customs? Top that with a sprinkling of beautiful beaches, rainforests and breathtaking mountains. We are talking about Costa Rica, the Central American country renowned for the conservation of its natural resources. The best way to learn a language […]