Traffic is SOOOOO bad coming or going to the beach this weekend. 90% of the Central Valley is heading to the beach for the weekend. Cars were bumper to bumper heading out of the city on Thursday and will be even worse coming back on Monday. Buses aren’t running so cars are the only means of transportation to the beach and just about everyone that has a car is heading for the beach.
We were at the airport yesterday around noon and saw the masses leaving San Jose in the opposite lane. I would guess that the 1 1/2 hour trip is going to take 4-6 hours and that is if there are no accidents.
Coming home on Sunday is going to be worse. During these holidays, I have been told that it can take up to 8 hours to get back from from the beach. Guanacaste is normally 4-5 hours away without traffic. I would say 8 hours is a minimum for getting back on Sunday.
At least people really can’t drive like maniacs like they normally do since it is such heavy traffic.
This is why we don’t go to the beach during the holidays.