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Best route: Quepos to La Fortuna

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Best route: Quepos to La Fortuna

I’ve looked at related posts on this but am posing the question in hopes of getting more current information and to also specify my definition of “best”.

I’m looking for the route that’s a balance between being the fastest as well as the most safe and comfortable option (as my daughter tends to get car sick).

We will be starting the drive approx 8am from Quepos and have a 4*4.

The route I’ve pieced together from other posts is as follows:

QUEPOS-Jaco-(east on 27, passing but not going into Orotina, continuing on 27)-left/North towards Atenas-briefly Route 3, then onto 135-Palmares-onto Route 1-into SAN Ramon-702 into Fortuna.

Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.

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1. Re: Best route: Quepos to La Fortuna

Rght after Orotina I would drive via San Mateo and hit the 1 in Esparza, very scenic drive. You can get the same directions from here:

www.yourtravelmap.com/costarica/travelmap/

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2. Re: Best route: Quepos to La Fortuna

Appreciate the suggestion - from a road safety/road quality perspective, and considering my daughter tends to get carsick with rough roads, hilly roads, would this route be a better alternative than others?

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3. Re: Best route: Quepos to La Fortuna

Nice road 27 then right in Orotina all the way to La GArita and then back to Pan Am Hwy 1...all the way to San Ramon...then take the road to La Fortuna just 95 kms...good road all the way.

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4. Re: Best route: Quepos to La Fortuna

Haven’t considered that option before. Can you be more specific please on the route from 27-La Garita-Route 1? Thanks.

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5. Re: Best route: Quepos to La Fortuna

Once in 27th...drive until you see signs to El Coyol...take that detour...drive until you you see igns to road Pan Am Hwy 1...go around...take #1...all the way to San Ramon...then follow signs all the way to La Fortuna...I drive at least one time everytweek to La Fortuna from Jaco Los Sueños hotel...and that is the way I drive ...and for me works great...kind of slow...but love it...

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6. Re: Best route: Quepos to La Fortuna

Im agree with road advisor, is the best way..

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