Roads of Costa Rica

Plan the perfect driving adventure with this helpful guide! Learn more about the things to consider before driving the most spectacular roads of Costa Rica.

The Wild Road to Cerro de la Muerte in Costa Rica

Cerro de la Muerte is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.341m (10,961ft) above the sea level located in the province of San José in Costa Rica. It’s the highest point in the Central American section of the Pan-American Highway.

The narrow Quepos Bridge in Costa Rica

Known as ‘The Bridge of Death’ and ‘Oh My God bridge’, this extremely narrow bridge is located on the road from Jaco to Quepos on Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.

Travel to Irazú Volcano in Costa Rica

Volcán Irazú is an active volcano located in Cartago province, in Costa Rica. A road climbs up to 3.366m (11,043ft) above the sea level. It is the tallest volcano in the country.

The Drake Bay Bridge is not for the sissies

Located in the Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, in Costa Rica, the bridge over the Progreso river is one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.

Crossing the challenging Barranca River Bridge

Located in the province of Puntarenas in Costa Rica, the Barranca River Bridge is 75.06 m (246.27 ft) long over the Barranca river. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.

Driving through the curvy Road 606

Carretera 606 is a winding road located in mountainous northwestern Costa Rica. The road is 53 km (32 miles) long.

Crossing the international Sixaola-Guabito International Bridge

Sixaola-Guabito International Bridge is a rickety old bridge with moving wooden planks located on the Costa Rica-Panama border. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.

Pan-American Highway, the longest road in the world

The challenging Pan-American Highway is one of the biggest adventures in the world. It’s a network of roads covering almost 30,000 kilometres (19,000 mi) from North America to South America. It’s said to be the longest road on Earth.

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