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Costa Rica: Wheelchair Access Travel Tips

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Costa Rica is a small country with countless riches. Located in Central America, it has beautiful beaches on both the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts, incredible national parks with lots of natural diversity, and a lively urban life in the Central Valley. For wheelchair travelers, my advice is to plan months ahead your trip and get all the information you can directly with the service provider, car rentals, hotels, diving and tour operators. This way you can be sure about what you will find and have the best vacation possible in Costa Rica. Many restaurants have a flat entrance or...

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Guanacaste, Costa Rica Accessible Accommodations

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It depends on your budget. I highly recommend contacting the hotel in advance to discuss the accessibility conditions you require because some are labeled as accessible when they are not completely. If you are looking for a 5-star hotel the Four Seasons Resort at Papagayo Peninsula, guarantees a luxury vacation with many accessible rooms. Flat access, ramps, accessible bathrooms, a pool lift elevator, access to the beach and a beach wheelchair. Here you can enjoy the beach, do paddleboard, kayak, and scuba dive, besides all the regular hotel amenities. Hotel Mangaby, in Playa Hermosa is a little hotel with...

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Costa Rica Wheelchair Accessible Transportation

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If you are traveling to any beach in Costa Rica, it is better to rent a 4WD car. Usually, car rentals don’t have any hand controls, but Service Car Rental offers different options like mini vans, ramps and portable handicap driving hand controls. You have to make a reservation in advance so they can prepare the best service possible. The fastest way to get to Guanacaste is taking the Route 27 (try to avoid rush hours here) and then Route 1. You will see a lot of green on the journey; trees both sides the road and some good...

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The National Theater of Costa Rica

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The National Theater of Costa Rica is one of the most iconic buildings in the capital, San José. Its construction began in 1891 and it took 6 years to finish it. The theater has a neoclassical architecture, with marble columns, statues and paintings. It was declared National Monument in 1965 because of its cultural importance and architectural beauty. Nowadays, the National Theater is place that can be visited and enjoyed by all people, nationals, foreigners, kids, senior citizens and people with disabilities. At its front door there is a ramp with a decent slope that gives access to wheelchair...

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