Paving Starting On Costa Rica’s Coastal Highway From Quepos to Dominical

Costa Rica's New Paved Highway

It has been a long time coming but now the paving is about 75% completed from Quepos to Dominical

A picture is worth a thousand words. The photos are taken just a couple of days ago of a very tiny portion of the newly-paved 44 km (27 mile) stretch of the Costa Rica’s coastal highway (Costañera Sur) leading south from Quepos to Dominical.

It’s been a long time coming, but at last this major public works project is not only well underway, but about 75% completed.

Some of the major and minor bridges along the route aren’t finished yet, nor is some of the paving closer to Dominical, but the entire 44 km of highway should be all paved by the beginning of 2010 at the latest.

If you plan on driving farther south, it is best to take the inland road, traffic is terrible. A friend says there can be hours of delay crossing bridges. And detours are everywhere. And with the rainy season, it makes matters worse.

After 20 years the road is finally being paved

After 20 years the road is finally being paved

This is tremendous news for those that live down south of Dominical (the section of the Costañera Sur from Dominical to Palmar Norte that that runs in front of Lomas was paved years ago).

Not only will the coastal highway be paved all the way, making the entire trip to the area of  Costa Rica’s Cororado (the new hot spot) pleasant journey, but about an hour will be cut off the driving time from San José. And once the San José-Orotina segment is completed, it should take well under four hours to drive from San José to places like Lomas Coronado – not only a far more scenic trip, but also less time than it does to drive to Tamarindo, Flamingo, Playa Hermosa or Papagayo in the North.

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