(Infographic) 5 road trips you should take at least once

Have you ever dreamed of leaving everything and take a trip around the world? Well, maybe you won’t leave everything but at least you can taste a little of adventure taking a road trip for several days or weeks. We’ve prepared a list of 5 road trips, some you can make them in 2 days, other in a week or less. Remember: you can count on our cars to start your carventure!

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5 of the best road trips to take this summer

Summer is here! What are you waiting to pack up and embark on a road trip? Take a look at this recommendations and hit the road:

1. Amalfi Coast – Italy

Drive around beautiful towns and villages, all with a unique culture filled with historic churches and quaint old houses.

Approximate length: 70 Km

Count on us when traveling around the south of Italy! Get to know our office in Naples

2. Great Ocean Road – Australia

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most beautiful road trips in Australia and around the world. You’ll drive around wildlife and surfers land.

Check out our tips for driving the Great Ocean Road

Approximate length: 243 Km

3. Ring Road – Iceland

You’ll get the chance to drive through surreal landscapes full of geysers, lava fields, glaciers and dreamy waterfalls. 

Approximate length: 1.200 Km

Check out our tips for taking a road trip in Iceland.

4. Pacific Coast Highway – California

The Pacific Coast Highway is well known as one of the most scenic drives in the world. You’ll see stunning coastal views, seaside villages, and untouched forest.

Approximate length: 1.000 Km 

Looking for a vehicle to drive around California We have the one for you

5. Hana Highway – Hawaii

Discover landascapes of extreme nature suchs as tropical forests, waterfalls and volcanoes. 

Approximate length: 105 Km

Ready to drive through Hawaii? Book a car with us now!  

What other road trips do you recommend for summer? Tell us in the comments section below!

8 of the most instagrammable spots in Santiago

Take your Instagram aesthetic to the next level while traveling around Santiago.

  1. La Moneda or Coin Palace

 

  1. Costanera Center

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Un mismo edificio desde distintos ángulos y bajo una misma mirada. 🔹 El edificio central de Costanera Center, la Gran Torre Santiago, cuenta con un área total de 128 000 m², tiene una altura de 300 metros incluida la espiral (300 m hasta el último de sus 62 pisos) y está equipado con 24 ascensores de alta velocidad que pueden alcanzar un máximo de 6,6 metros por segundo. 🔹 Con estas características, la Gran Torre Santiago se convierte en el rascacielos más alto de Latinoamérica. 🔹 🔽 📷 Excelentes imágenes por @photosrame ✨ 👏. 🔹 ✔️ FREE WALKING TOUR: Museo a cielo abierto San Miguel. 🔹 -Sábado 1 de Diciembre / 11 hrs. -Domingo 2 Diciembre / 13 hrs. 🔹 ↘️ Punto encuentro Metro Departamental, Línea 2 – Boletería. 🔹 ⬇️ 👉 Conoce la historia del museo. 👉 Visita 40 murales en 6000m2 de arte público. 👉 Sal de tu casa y rompe la rutina. 👉 Distráete haciendo algo distinto y entretenido. 👉 Vuelve a visitar el museo de una forma diferente. 🔹 ↘️ Inscripciones: 🔽 🔹 ✔️ santiagocityscape@gmail.com ✔️ 🔹 ⬇️ *Cupos limitados. . *English and French speaking support during the tour . Y tú ya lo conoces?. 🔹 🔹 🔼 🔹 🔹 ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ #travelphotography #citylife #travel #landscapestyles_gf #travelling #landscapelover #landscape_lovers #venezolanosenchile #photographysouls #landscapehunter #streetphotography #photography #travelingram #traveler #city #traveller #landscapes #landscape #travelgram #santiagocityscape #traveling #newyorkcity #landscape_captures #landscapelovers #landscapephotography #cityscape #travelblog #travelblogger #photographylovers

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  1. Cerro San Cristobal

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  1. Cerro Santa Lucia

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  1. Barrio Lastarria

 

  1. La Chascona, Pablo Neruda’s Museum

 

  1. Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral

 

  1. Barrio Bellas Artes

 

 

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Costa Rica’s coolest tree house hotels

Do you think that tree houses are only for children? We present you 3 hotels with tree houses where you will have a completely different travel experience and a new connection with nature.

1. Finca Bellavista

Erica and Mateo, the founders of Finca Bellavista, created this experience of immersion in the jungle that you can’t miss out. Located in the South Pacific area, the Finca is a community where you can eat food made with organic ingredients, swim in the river, go hiking, do yoga and night walks.

2. Tree House Lodge

Located in the South Caribbean of Costa Rica, Tree House Lodge offers tree houses hidden in the tropical nature just few steps from the white sands of Punta Uva beach. Added to this, you can have the luxuries and amenities of a resort that follows friendly practices with the environment. Don’t wait any longer and live the experience offered by Tree House Lodge!

3. Tree Houses Hotel

Tree Houses Hotel promises you to admire the fauna and flora from the eyes of a bird. These tree house are located 25 minutes from La Fortuna, in San Carlos. Tree Houses offers you adventure tours and spa services surrounded by the warmth of the forest.

Ready to enjoy and get immersed in pure nature with these tree houses?  Remember that we have several types of cars for that trip to Costa Rica that you deserve.

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Get a great discount at Finca Bella Vista by showing your rental agreement with Economy Rent a Car at the time of visit. Call us at +1 (877) 326-7368 to make a car reservation with us!

3 wellness tourism options in Costa Rica to take care of your body and mind

Would you like to improve or maintain your well-being during or as a result of a trip? If so, Then you have to know about wellness tourism.

What is wellness tourism?

The Global Wellness Institute defines wellness tourism as the tourism that people seek to improve or maintain their well-being during or as a result of the trip they make.

You can improve your well-being both physically and mentally by doing activities such as:

  • Spa circuits.
  • Detoxification programs.
  • Yoga classes.
  • Meditation sessions.
  • Healthy meals and diets adapted to your needs.
  • Art classes.
  • Outdoor activities.
  • Natural therapies.

You can do all those activities which revitalize your body and mind, at the same time you’re traveling and getting the chance to know new places and natural settings. Sounds great, doesn’t it?

Places for wellness tourism in Costa Rica

If you are interested in wellness tourism and want to try it, we recommend you 3 different options in Costa Rica where you can have this unforgettable experience:

1. Asclepios wellness and health retreat

Asclepios seeks to generate physical, emotional and spiritual balance in its guests through services and therapies with a holistic approach. This center located in Tambor de Alajuela, also apply high standards to have the minimum environmental impact. Asclepios uses solar panels to generate electricity and practice organic agriculture on its property.

What can you do?

Asclepios offers services such as: naturopathy, detoxification and revitalization programs, stress and weight management programs, meditation, reiki, acupuncture, among many others.

2. Río Perdido

Located in Bagaces, Guanacaste, Río Perdido comprises a unique canyon 200 ft deep, where hot mineral water rises from its rocky base. Río Perdido also includes important sustainability standards in their buildings and services, so you will also be a responsible traveler with the environment.

What can you do?

Massages, hiking, baths in hot springs, cycling, and many more activities.

3. Tabacón

Tabacón is located in the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano and surrounded by thermal waterfalls, where you can do wellness tourism and be in touch with nature. Tabacón is another option that has sustainability policies from a strong commitment to reduce the environmental impact.

What can you do?

Enjoy the hot springs, massages, thermal hydrotherapies, yoga classes, hydromassages, and so on.

What do you think of wellness tourism? Would you like to visit any of the places we just mentioned? Tell us!

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Get a great discount at Asclepios wellness and health retreat and Río Perdido by showing your rental agreement with Economy Rent a Car at the time of visit. Call us at +1 (877) 326-7368 to make a car reservation with us!

10 interesting facts about Costa Rica that you didn’t know

Costa Rica is a tropical Paradise acclaimed by many tourists’ thanks to its great natural biodiversity and its traditional “Pura vida” expression that perfectly describes their people, their culture and their landscapes. Here you can read 10 interesting facts about Costa Rica that you probably didn’t know.

1. Did you know that Costa Rica National Theatre ceiling is one of the most beautiful of the world? This painting is internationally known and it’s called “The happiness of coffee and bananas”.

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This design was also used for one of the countries most famous bills.

2. Costa Rica has only 51.100km2. However it contains nearly 6 percent of the world’s biodiversity. Over a quarter of its territory is protected under the National Parks System.

 

3. Costa Rica has a very mysterious secret: huge stone spheres that are almost 1600 years old, made by their ancestors. This spheres were declared World Heritage by UNESCO, this honor was also gift to other places in Costa Rica: La Amistad National Park, Coco Island National Park and Guanacaste Conservation Area.

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4. Ticos (as the referred to themselves in Costa Rica) don’t  have an army since 1948 and it was the first country to abolish it. There are only 25 countries in the world without military defense.

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On December 1st of 1948, Jose Figueres Ferrer, President at the moment, hit Cuartel Bellavista with a hammer, a famous gesture that indicates the end of Costa Rica’s army.

5. Has over 200 volcanic formations and over 100 of them are active volcanoes. Arenal, Poás and Irazú are the most popular among tourists.

6. It’s the birthplace of Canopy. It’s true that the system was already being used, but Costa Rica was the first country that used it for touristic purposes.

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Costa Rica’s forests are the perfect scenario for the creation of this sport.

7. Has over 1282 kilometers of beach shores. Sun and waves lovers have a lot of options available in both Pacific and Atlantic Ocean. Yes, Costa Rica is surrounded by both oceans.

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Manuel Antonio beach is one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world.

8. Costa Rica’s capital (San José), was the third city with artificial lighting, after New York and Paris.

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San José is the most populated city in the country.

9. Is not only one the happiest countries in the world, but also one of the countries with the longest life expectancy.

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Nicoya’s Peninsula is considered one of the 5 “Blue Zones” in the world. That means, places with a larger concentration of people over 90 o 100 years old.

10. Coffee is the favorite beverage of the “ticos” and it’s the main exportation product. It was introduced from Jamaica in 1779.

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In many occasions Costa Rican coffee has been called “the best in the world”.

There’s a lot of interesting facts about this beautiful country that you need to know. We want you to know Costa Rica and discover it yourself. Remember that the best way to do it is with a vehicle from Economy Rent a Car.

 

Economy opens 3 new locations in Switzerland!

As part of the constant growth of the company, since June 2018 Economy Rent a Car prides itself in announces the opening of 3 new offices, and adding a new country (Switzerland) in our destination list: Zurich, Geneve and Montreaux.

What are the main destinations to visit if I`m going for vacation? Or work? Where do I find the Economy offices to rent a vehicle? Know this and other details on this post:

Zurich: culture and nightlife

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Zurich is one of the most important cities in Europe and perfect for the “nightlife lovers”, with over 500 pubs and discos. But It won’t end up there, is also an excellent cultural destination, with places like the Fine Arts Museum, one of the most complete of all Europe.

Find our offices in Zurich here:

Our business hours in Zurich are: Sunday to Sunday, from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm.

Geneve: Not just a business place

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Second largest city in Switzerland, Geneve is one of the more important financial and political centers in the world, home of the United Nations.

But business is not the only excuse you have to visit Geneve. You can enjoy famous museums like “Palais de Nations”, renting a canoe and sailing at the Geneve Lake, visiting the Mont Blanc or taking a cruise through the shoreline of the Geneve lake.

Find our offices in Geneve here:

Our business hours in Zurich are: Sunday to Sunday, from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm.

Montreux: A combination of castles and jazz

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Montreux is a city that breaths music, jazz specifically, since it has the world famous “Montreux Jazz Festival”, one of its main attractions worldwide.

The city has a great amount of beautiful castles, as the famous “Chillon Castle”. Also you can visit the monuments and museums on the ancient city of Veyvey.

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Our business hours in Montreux are: Sunday to Sunday, from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm.

Our Montreux location is located 30 minutes away from Lausanne Airport.

If you are hesitating to visit Switzerland, this video might help you decide:

You can reserve now your vehicle for your next trip to Switzerland from our website o calling any of this numbers.