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Fuel Hikes in Costa Rica


Like dozens of other popular destinations around the world, gas prices are on the rise in Costa Rica and travelers to the tropical paradise can expect to pay more this year to fill their car rentals than ever before.  Plan ahead to save the most money and book your Costa Rica car rental online through

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Not only are the fuel prices in Costa Rica higher this month than they have ever reached in history, but the country's National Oil Refinery has requested to raise the price ¢9 in May (roughly one penny in USD).  However, there are many ways for travelers who choose to drive through Costa Rica to save a few extra colones (the local currency) to make up for the fuel hikes.  

Costa Rica has an abundance of affordable ecolodges, B  The indigenous Bribri women of Costa Rica have recently opened a new ecolodge in Talamanca, a place where tourists can find lodging, learn about the indigenous Bribri tribe, and get close to nature all at once!

If the savings on your lodging doesn't add up to the fuel or environmental savings you were looking to counter by driving a car rental in Costa Rica, maybe Bill Clinton can give you some ideas.  The ever popular former president of the United States will be speaking at Costa Rica's annual Sustainability Forum on May 9 in Escazú.  Other speakers at the forum include Brazil's ex-Environment Minister Marina Silva and Bhutan's Director of the Center for Bhutanese Studies Dasho Karma Ura.  Clinton will be speaking at 7 pm, leaving you enough time to check out the many fantastic restaurants in Escazú, a city known for its high expat population with restaurants and businesses that reflect that.

Book through to save the most on your Costa Rica car rental for this years travels and don't worry too much about the hikes in gas prices.

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