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San José is the capital of [[Costa Rica]].
 
San José is the capital of [[Costa Rica]].
 
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== Hitching Out ==
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You can basically try it a lot closer to the city than the hitchiking spots [[User:fabzgy|fabzgy]] mentioned. The [[Panamerican highway|Panamerican Highway]] passes right through the city. For long distance trips [[User:fabzgy|fabzgy]] recommends the spots on the map because there most of the [[Valle Central]] traffic is filtered out.
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== Hitching out ==
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It is possible to hitch from close to the city centre, as the [[Panamerican highway|Panamerican Highway]] passes right through the city. For long distance trips one can try the spots on the map because there most of the [[Valle Central]] traffic is filtered out.
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<map lat='9.94720897733' lng='-84.0993118286' zoom='11' view='0' float='right'/>
 
<map lat='9.94720897733' lng='-84.0993118286' zoom='11' view='0' float='right'/>
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=== South towards [[San Isidrio]], [[Panama]] ===
 
=== South towards [[San Isidrio]], [[Panama]] ===
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If you want to go in direction [[San Isidrio]] or [[Panama]] take a bus from '''San José''' to ''Cartago'' (300 C) and ask the bus driver to drop you off at the peage station. Alternatively you can take a bus to ''Tres Rios'' and get of at the ''TerraMall''. Behind this huge mall is the Peage station. Option two might be easier.
 
If you want to go in direction [[San Isidrio]] or [[Panama]] take a bus from '''San José''' to ''Cartago'' (300 C) and ask the bus driver to drop you off at the peage station. Alternatively you can take a bus to ''Tres Rios'' and get of at the ''TerraMall''. Behind this huge mall is the Peage station. Option two might be easier.
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=== North-West towards [[Puntarenas]], [[Liberia (Costa Rica)|Liberia]], [[Nicaragua]] ===
 
=== North-West towards [[Puntarenas]], [[Liberia (Costa Rica)|Liberia]], [[Nicaragua]] ===
For the direction [[Puntarenas]], [[Liberia (Costa Rica)|Liberia]] or [[Nicaragua]] take a bus to ''Alajuella'' and drop of at the peage station or at the airport. Should be allright to hitchhike out from there.
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For the direction [[Puntarenas]], [[Liberia (Costa Rica)|Liberia]] or [[Nicaragua]] take a bus to ''Alajuella'' and get off at the peage station or at the airport. It should be alright to hitchhike from there.
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=== East towards [[Limon (Costa Rica)|Puerto Limon]], Caribbean Coast, [[Puerto Viejo]] ===
 
=== East towards [[Limon (Costa Rica)|Puerto Limon]], Caribbean Coast, [[Puerto Viejo]] ===
Go to the Terminal Caribe, from there 100 meters north, the next to the right and after 120 m you arrive at the spot.
 
  
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Go to the Terminal Caribe, from there 100 meters north. At the next intersection take a right and after 120 m you arrive at the hitchhiking spot.
  
 
[[File:Hhspot sanjose.jpg|thumb|center|800px|[http://www.bewelcome.org/member.php?cid=wukk Malte] hitchhiking out of the capital of [[Costa Rica]] in direction north-west]]
 
[[File:Hhspot sanjose.jpg|thumb|center|800px|[http://www.bewelcome.org/member.php?cid=wukk Malte] hitchhiking out of the capital of [[Costa Rica]] in direction north-west]]
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== Public transport ==
 
== Public transport ==
Public Transport is quite cheap and brings you almost everywhere in the ''Valle Central''. The busses who are heading to the suburbs and surrounded cities of '''San José''' costs normaly less then 300 C and departuring without timetable but most likely every 5 - 15 minutes.
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Public transport is quite cheap and brings you almost everywhere in the ''Valle Central''. The buses who are heading to the suburbs and surrounding cities of San José normally costs less then 300 C. They depart without a timetable but usually every 5-15 minutes.
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== Sleep ==
 
== Sleep ==
Check the very active [http://www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=4640 San Jose Couchsufing Club].
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Check the very active [http://www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=4640 San Jose Couchsufing group].
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[[Category:Central Valley]]
 
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[[Category:Costa Rica]]

Revision as of 21:10, 4 April 2011

San José is the capital of Costa Rica.


Hitching out

It is possible to hitch from close to the city centre, as the Panamerican Highway passes right through the city. For long distance trips one can try the spots on the map because there most of the Valle Central traffic is filtered out.

<map lat='9.94720897733' lng='-84.0993118286' zoom='11' view='0' float='right'/>

South towards San Isidrio, Panama

If you want to go in direction San Isidrio or Panama take a bus from San José to Cartago (300 C) and ask the bus driver to drop you off at the peage station. Alternatively you can take a bus to Tres Rios and get of at the TerraMall. Behind this huge mall is the Peage station. Option two might be easier.

North-West towards Puntarenas, Liberia, Nicaragua

For the direction Puntarenas, Liberia or Nicaragua take a bus to Alajuella and get off at the peage station or at the airport. It should be alright to hitchhike from there.

East towards Puerto Limon, Caribbean Coast, Puerto Viejo

Go to the Terminal Caribe, from there 100 meters north. At the next intersection take a right and after 120 m you arrive at the hitchhiking spot.

Malte hitchhiking out of the capital of Costa Rica in direction north-west

Public transport

Public transport is quite cheap and brings you almost everywhere in the Valle Central. The buses who are heading to the suburbs and surrounding cities of San José normally costs less then 300 C. They depart without a timetable but usually every 5-15 minutes.

Sleep

Check the very active San Jose Couchsufing group.