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Costa Rica GPS Map for Garmin Units Stats

  • 19,527 km of roads for turn-by-turn GPS map directions.
  • 12,563 points of interest such as hotels, gas stations, and tourist destinations.
  • 566 km of one-ways.
  • Geographical features - oceans, lakes, rivers, golf courses, parks, and beaches!

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Costa Rica GPS Map Version Updates

Version 5.7

  • GPS mapped 30 points of interest (waypoints) in Playa Nosara.
  • GPS mapped 2 miles of one-ways in Liberia.
  • Upgraded features in Drake’s Bay and Tamarindo.
  • Upgraded geocoding for all Costa Rica place names.

Version 5.6

  • GPS mapped 24 points of interest (waypoints).
  • GPS mapped 43 miles of ferry routes.
  • Upgraded cartographic region of interest features in Osa Peninsula, Uvita and Manuel National Park.
  • Enhanced Costa Rica GPS Garmin map geocoding and navigation directions.

Version 5.5

  • GPS mapped over 400 miles of road network.
  • Upgraded highway 27 from Orotina to the junction of 310.
  • GPS mapped junctions along highway 27.
  • GPS mapped over 15 miles of one-way road network.
  • GPS mapped names to over 70 miles of road network.
  • GPS mapped forest regions of interest for hiking location map data.
  • GPS mapped Radial El Coyol - practical route to airport from highway 27.

Version 5.4

  • GPS mapped over 5 miles of road network around La Fortuna.
  • GPS mapped road names to La Fortuna.
  • GPS mapped points of interest (waypoints) in and around La Fortuna.
  • GPS mapped websites, phone numbers, email address details to points of interest (waypoints).
  • GPS mapped building regions of interest in La Fortuna.
  • GPS realigned Lago Arenal coastline.
  • Upgraded road network around Lago Arenal by 1 meter GPS accuracy.
  • Upgraded Costa Rica GPS Garmin map navigation directions functionality.
  • Upgrade junction along route 34 from Jaco to the Panama border.

Version 5.3

  • GPS mapped over 600 miles of road network in and around Alajuela.
  • Enhanced GPS Garmin map navigation directions and map navigation in San Jose.
  • GPS mapped road network in and around Mal Pais to Cabo Blanco.
  • GPS mapped over 80 miles of one-way road network in San Jose.
  • GPS mapped names to over 400 miles of road network.
  • GPS mapped over points of interest (waypoints) - resorts.
  • GPS mapped regions of interest resorts, parks, lakes and streams.


Version 5.2

  • Upgraded accuracy for over 400 miles of road network from Limon to the Nicaragua border.
  • GPS mapped over 200 miles of road network that connect local ranches.
  • GPS mapped two miles of one-way road network in San Jose.
  • Upgraded airport terminal road networks in Liberia and San Jose.

Version 5.1

  • GPS mapped over 1,000 miles of road network.
  • GPS mapped five miles of one-way road network.
  • GPS mapped over 140 points of interest (waypoints) from Guapiles to Limon.
  • GPS mapped road network to Venado, La Cruz and immediate areas.

  • December 2012 Version 5.0.
  • GPS mapped over 500 miles of road network in and around Barva and San Pedro.
  • GPS mapped over 5 miles of one-way road network.
  • GPS mapped road names to over 20 miles of road network.
  • GPS mapped 23 points of interest (waypoints) - hotels and gas stations.
  • GPS mapped Diria National Park roads and forest cartographic features.
  • Upgraded Costa Rica GPS Garmin map navigation and geocoding functionality.
  • GPS mapped the new Chinatown in San Jose that opened on December 5th 2014.
  • First Chinatown in Central America.

Version 4.9

  • GPS mapped 56 miles of road network.
  • GPS mapped 32 points of interest (waypoints) in San Jose.
  • GPS mapped cartographic features for airports, buildings and urban areas.
  • Upgraded map navigation capabilities for Costa Rica GPS Garmin map.
  • Upgraded all border roads to Nicaragua and Panama for the Central America Garmin map.

Version 4.8

  • GPS mapped over 50 miles of road network.
  • Minor map navigation fixes and points of interest (waypoints) updates.

Version 4.7

  • GPS mapped over 40 miles of road network.
  • GPS mapped road network in Heredia, Alajuela, and San Rafael.
  • Upgraded road shields displaying in GPS Garmin map.
  • GPS mapped over 90 phone numbers to points of interest (waypoints).
  • GPS mapped park cartographic features for Irazu and Turrialba volcanoes and Guayabo National Park.
  • GPS mapped points of interest (waypoints) in San Antonio and Escazu.

Version 4.6

  • GPS mapped various points of interest (waypoints) - hotels and gas stations.
  • GPS mapped over 160 miles of road network.
  • GPS mapped road network in Cartago, Paraiso, Cachi, and Guanacaste.
  • Cartographic details for Lago de Cachi.

Version 4.5

  • Enhanced Costa Rica GPS Garmin map navigation directions.
  • GPS mapped various local road network in rural locations and around San Jose.
  • GPS mapped various points of interest (waypoints) - hotels and tourist locations.
  • Upgraded drawing of highway shields on map.

Version 4.4

  • Know Garmin capitalization issue Improved.
  • GPS mapped road network from San Jose to Cartago and Turrialba.

Version 4.3

  • Upgraded road network and points of interest based on Regional Expert Burr feedback.
  • Upgraded geocoding and navigation directions for Costa Rica GPS Garmin map.

Version 4.2

  • GPS mapped road network the central business district of San Jose to La Paz Gardens.
  • Upgraded map navigation on highway 23.
  • Removed duplicate points of interest (waypoints).
  • GPS mapped region of interest such as national parks.
  • Improved map navigation to Drake Bay - jungle route - 4X4 is required.

Version 4.1

  • GPS mapped road network to Guapiles.
  • GPS mapped road network north of Rincon de la Vieja to San Jose.
  • GPS realigned highway 4 in northern Costa Rica from La Cruz to highway junction 35.
  • GPS mapped road network to Upala.
  • Enhanced GPS detail for highway 32 from Limon to San Jose.
  • GPS mapped points of interest (waypoints).
  • Changed ocean cartographic details for Central America GIS map.

Version 4.0

  • GPS mapped remainder of interchange to highway 27 - preferred route from San Jose airport to the Nicoya.
  • GPS mapped road network in Alajuela and Heredia.
  • GPS mapped hotels by San Jose airport.

Version 3.9

  • GPS mapped points of interest (waypoints) into San Jose.
  • GPS mapped phone and address to points of interest (waypoints).
  • Enhanced Costa Rica GPS Garmin map navigation directions.

Version 3.8

  • GPS mapped interchange to highway 27.
  • GPS mapped residential road network to San Jose, Limon and Paraiso.

Version 3.7

  • GPS mapped points of interest (waypoints) in San Jose.
  • Upgraded highway 27 interchanges. Main corridor to and from Aeropuerto Internacional Tobias Bolanos (San Jose International Airport).
  • Enhanced GPS Garmin map navigation directions on the Pan American highway.

Version 3.6

  • GPS mapped road network to Filadelfia de Guanacaste, Belen, and Playa del Coco,.
  • GPS mapped points of interest (waypoints) into Playa del Coco, Play Panama, Playa Matapalo, Playa Manzanillo, Playa Cabuyal, Playa Hermosa, Playa Grande, Palaya Danta, Playa Flamingo, and Playa Brasilito.
  • Upgraded GPS Garmin map navigation directions in the same region above.

Version 3.5

  • GPS mapped points of interest (waypoints).
  • GPS mapped road network in San Jose.


Version 3.4

  • GPS mapped pedestrian road network in the Carmen, San Francisco, Merced District in San Jose.
  • GPS mapped points of interest (waypoints) within Costa Rica.
  • Enhanced GPS Garmin map navigation directions within Costa Rica.
  • GPS mapped one-way road network to Heredia.
  • GPS mapped junctions to Costa Rica highway 27 - junction highway 105 and highway 39.

Version 3.3

  • Realigned multiple road network to match GPS alignment from highway 39 in San Jose to highway 209 near Desamparados.
  • GPS mapped over 4,000 points of interest (waypoints) - hotels, gas stations, restaurants, sodas, and parks.
  • GPS mapped river names from Mal Pais to Tamarindo and Jaco to Dominical.
  • GPS mapped one-way road network in Liberia, Santa Elena, Quepos, and San Isidro.
  • GPS mapped road network to San Jose, Monteverde, Santa Elena, Mal Pais, Tamarindo, Dominical, Manuel Antonio, San Isidro and Jaco.
  • Improved navigation directions within the western part of Costa Rica.
  • Verified navigation directions by surveying in Costa Rica more than 1,600 miles in February 2011.

Version 3.2

  • Improved navigation directions in and around San Jose.

Version 3.1

  • GPS mapped pedestrian road network to San Jose.
  • GPS mapped road network to Nosara, Alajuala and San Jose suburbs.
  • GPS mapped points of interest (waypoints) to Nosara and San Jose.
  • Improved airport geocoding bug.
  • Improved map navigation in and around Juan Santamaria Airport.

Version 3.0

  • Upgraded road network in Hereda, Alajuela, Sarchi, Braula Carrillo National Park, Cartago, Oriso, Paraiso,.
  • Turrialba, Lake Arenal, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna, Quesada, Bijaguq, Muelle, San Isidro,.
  • Puerto Viejo, Manzanillo, Playa Pan Dulce, Playa Colorado, Puerto Viejo, Vicinity, Cahuita, Tortuguero, Barra Del Colorado, Puerto Limon,.
  • Zancudo, Rio Claro, Golfito, Las Horquetas, Rio Frio, Play Ginger, Puerto Viejo De Sarapiqui, Chilamate, La Virgen,.
  • Nuevo Arenal, Playa Fina, Tronadora, Bagaces, Guayabo, Playa Platanares, Fortuna De Bagaces, Canas, Puntarenas, Liberia, Sant Elena,.
  • Cerro Plano, Selvatura, Monteverde, Nicoya, Santa Cruz, Barrio Fortuna, Playas Del Coco, Hermosa, Panama, Flamingo, Surfside, Potrero, Tamarindo,.
  • Nosara, Samara, Carrillo, Punta Coyote, Mal Pais, Santa Teresa, Jaco, Quepos, Manuel Antonio, Golfo Dulce area, Uvita, Bahia, Playa Gandoca, El Progreso, Dominica, Puerto Jimenez, Carate,.
  • La Palma, Agujitos, Rincon, Neily, and San Isidro.
  • Upgraded points of interest (waypoints) in Hereda, Alajuela, Playa Colorada, Sarchi, Braula Carrillo National Park, Cartago, Volio Waterfall, Playa Negra, Playa Chiquita, Playa, Punta Uva, Playa Grand, Oriso, Paraiso, Turrialba, Lake Arenal, Arenal Volcano National Park, Siquirres,.
  • La Fortuna, Quesada, Bijaguq, Muelle, Cahuita, Golfito, Cano Blanco, San Isidro, Puerto Viejo, Manzanillo, Puerto Viejo, Playa Burr, Vicinity, Bribri, Cahuita, Tortuguero, Barra Del Colorado,.
  • Puerto Limon, Zancudo, Rio Claro, Golfito, Las Horquetas, Playa Blanca, Puerto Vargas, Rio Frio, Puerto Viejo De Sarapiqui, Chilamate, La Virgen, Nuevo Arenal, Tronadora,.
  • Bagaces, Guayabo, Playa Piuta, Capellades, Puerto Moin, Fortuna De Bagaces, Alfie, Canas, Puntarenas, Liberia, Sant Elena, Cerro Plano, Selvatura, Monteverde, Nicoya, Santa Cruz,.
  • Playas Del Coco, Hermosa, Panama, Flamingo, Surfside, Potrero, Tamarindo, Nosara, Samara, Carrillo, Punta Coyote, Mal Pais, Santa Teresa, Jaco, Quepos,.
  • Manuel Antonio, Golfo Dulce area, Uvita, Bahia, Dominica, Puerto Jimenez, Carate, La Palma, Agujitos, Rincon, Neily, and San Isidro, Playa Barrigona,.
  • Specific GPS map navigation directions enhancements on highways and junctions within Costa Rica.

Version 2.9

  • Upgraded road network in Samara, Nosara and San Rafael.
  • Upgraded map navigation through Arenal region.
  • GPS map aligned road network 142 (higher quality road north of Laguna de Arenal), 145 (south of Laguna de Arenal and Tilaran).7.


Version 2.8

  • Improved city points of interest (waypoints) within Costa Rica.-.
  • Upgraded highway junctions.
  • Upgraded one-way road network road network in San Jose.
  • Costa Rica driving directions improved in Playa Grande, Playa Ventanas, Playa Carbon, Playa Roble, Playa Real, Playa Nombre De Jesus, Playa Zapotillal, Playa Conchal, Playa Brasilito, Playa Flamingo, Playa Prieta, Playa Danta, Playa Dantita, Playa Grande, Playa Del Coco, Playa Manzaillo, Playa Cabuyal, and Parque Nacional Santa Rosa.

Version 2.7

  • GPS mapped road network to Golfito, Villa Neily and Puerto Jimenez.
  • General navigation directions upgrades within Costa Rica.

Version 2.6

  • Upgraded road coverage in western regions of Costa Rica - Puntarenas, Herradua, Jaco, Parrita, Quepos, Manuel Antonio, Matapalo, Dominical, Playa Hermosa, Playa Arco, and Barrio La Laguna.
  • Added Rio Savegre river crossing.
  • GPS mapped points of interest (waypoints).
  • General navigation directions enhancements within Costa Rica.

Version 2.5

  • Upgraded Costa Rica GPS Garmin map directions navigation in San Jose.
  • Upgraded geocoding within Costa Rica.
  • GPS mapped road network to Santa Cruz.
  • GPS mapped one-way road network to Escazu and Santa Ana.
  • GPS mapped road names to Escazu local road network.
  • GPS mapped one-way road network in San Jose Carmen area.
  • Improved Jaco and Manuel Antonio geocoding bug.

Version 2.4

  • Upgraded Costa Rica GPS Garmin map navigation in San Jose.
  • Upgraded geocoding within Costa Rica.
  • GPS mapped one-way road network into San Jose.
  • GPS mapped local and major road network to Limon.

Version 2.3

  • GPS mapped points of interest (waypoints) into Escazu, Barrio La Nuez, Tejarcillos, Bello Horizonte.
  • Upgraded points of interest (waypoints) geocoding and display functionality.

Version 2.2

  • Improved highway routes 27, 23, to 17 from San Jose to Puntarenas. Purpose was to provided accurate GPS map directions to the car ferry terminal in Puntarenas. This is a car ferry to access the gold coast of Costa Rica - Guanacaste - Playa Mal Pais to Tamarindo.
  • Upgraded points of interest (waypoints) display and geocoding functionality.

Version 2.1

  • Improved country geocoding and intersection.
  • Upgraded points of interest (waypoints) geocoding.
  • GPS mapped and upgraded hotel points of interest (waypoints) within San Jose.
  • Altered road classes to improve Costa Rica GPS Garmin map directions and navigation.


Version 2.0

  • GPS mapped one-way road network within San Jose to improve map navigation.
  • Upgraded highway junctions within San Jose.
  • GPS mapped local road network into San Isidro, Puerto Viejo, San Ramon, Esparza, Orotina, Jaco Pinillia, Paraiso,and Tamarindo.
  • GPS mapped parks into San Jose region.
  • Performance improvements GPS Garmin map navigation within Costa Rica.
  • GPS mapped over 3,000 points of interest (waypoints) into the map - hotels, restaurants, gas stations, zip line, and nature sanctuaries.
  • GPS mapped more than 3,500 local road network in the city of San Jose.
  • GPS mapped route 32 between Siquirres, Limon to Santa Clara, Heredia.
  • GPS mapped route 35 between Muelle San Carlos to El Parque, Boca Arenal, FlorenciaLos Chiles, Alajuela.
  • GPS mapped route 27 from Orotina to North of Colon.
  • GPS mapped local road network off of route 3 in Alajuela.
  • Upgraded class and Improved route number of highway 34 from Quepos to Rio Grande de Terraba at junction of route 34 and 2.
  • Repositioned highways and major road network within Costa Rica.
  • Changed feature display levels for better map accuracy.
  • Improved map navigation within country within the turn-by-turn GPS directions.

Version 2.0

  • GPS mapped over 150 points of interest (waypoints) into Monteverde and Arenal regions of map.
  • GPS mapped local road network into Monteverde, Santa Elena, and Arenal regions of interest.
  • Upgraded road network within Costa Rica.

Version 1.9

  • GPS mapped highway 237 to 2.
  • Upgraded major road network in Caribbean section Costa Rica.
  • GPS mapped local road network in Caribbean regions.
  • GPS mapped hotels into Liberia, Cocos and Tamarindo areas.
  • GPS mapped wetland area south of Tamarindo.
  • GPS mapped airport runways.
  • Upgraded GPS Garmin map detail for Costa Rica's Caribbean coastline.


Version 1.8

  • GPS mapped over 300 points of interest (waypoints) (hotels, restaurants, towns, etc.).
  • GPS mapped local road network into San Jose and Uruca areas.
  • Upgraded road geometry within Costa Rica.
  • GPS mapped runways/airports.
  • GPS mapped rivers.

Version 1.7

  • Realigned roads based on customer track submission.
  • GPS mapped points of interest (waypoints) into map.
  • GPS mapped smaller islands along western coast.
  • GPS mapped local road network into rural areas.

Version 1.6

  • GPS mapped over 5,500 points of interest (waypoints) into map, including playas (beaches), towns, cerros, valleys, bays, and rivers.
  • GPS mapped accurate contour lines for entire country.

Version 1.5

  • GPS mapped major road - Route 34 from Cerro Baja to Palmar Sur.
  • GPS mapped route off of 27 onto route 34 to Manuel Antonio.
  • GPS mapped route in Osa Peninsula - Route 245 from Route 2 to Cabo Matapalo.
  • GPS mapped in route in Osa Peninsula - jungle dirt road to Drake.
  • Repositioned Route 34 from Quepos to San Jose.
  • Changed road network class of Route 239.

Version 1.4

  • GPS mapped ferries - norther region - Coyote, San Miguel, Samara, Nicoya, Nosara).
  • Ferries - Puntarenas to Naranjo and Puntarenas to Paquera.
  • GPS mapped dirt roads and 4x4 road network from Mal Pais to Tamarindo.
  • GPS mapped rivers and crossings from Mal Pais to Tamarindo.
  • Upgraded GPS map detail for road network for the western portion.
  • Enhanced accuracy for coastline boundary.

Version 1.3

  • GPS mapped local road network in San Jose.
  • Cartographic details for parks.
  • Upgraded highway accuracy.
  • Upgraded rivers.
  • Upgraded railroads.
  • Upgraded GPS map detail for Pacific coastline and rivers.

Version 1.2

  • GPS mapped beaches in the western portion.
  • GPS mapped town points of interest (waypoints) on west coast.
  • Upgraded river features in San Jose.
  • Upgraded accuracy on selected highways by repositioning based on 3 meter GPS accuracy.

Version 1.1

  • Upgraded GPS road shields and city names display.
  • Digitized highway 1, 2, 4, 6, 23, 27, 34, 160, 150, 155, 245, 239,.
  • Upgraded highways.
  • Upgraded major road network.
  • Upgraded airports - points of interest, runways, car rental agencies.
  • Upgraded provincial borders.
  • Upgraded international borders.
  • GPS digitized river map layer.
  • GPS digitized stream map layer.

Version 1

  • Birthplace of gpsEtravelguides - the jungle backroads of Costa Rica.
  • Michael Burr’s first travels to Costa Rica. During this trip he decides to develop a Costa Rica GPS map. He founded GISDataSystems, later to be renamed gpsEtravelguides.
  • GPS mapped points of interest (waypoints) in Playa Carmen, Playa Santa Teresa, Playa Cocal, Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Mal Pais, Punta Coyote, Manzanillo, Samara, Carrillo , Nosara, San Francisco de Coyote, Playa Islita, Playa, Camaronal, Playa Javilla, Playa Bejuco, Puerto Carrillo, Playa Barco Quebrado, Playa Garza, Playa Bote, Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada, Playa Nosara, Ostional (turtle nesting area - be especially careful in this region), Marbella, Playa Blanca, Playa Negra, Playa Avellana (“Little Hawaii”, Playa Mansita, San Jose, La Paz Gardens, Liberia, Puntarenas,.
  • Added river crossing Rio Ario (back route between Mal Pais to Tamarindo).
  • Costa Rica driving directions surveyed from Mal Pais to Tamarindo due to on ground mapping.
  • Mapped highways within Costa Rica.
  • Major road network within Costa Rica.
  • Using Geographical Information Software mapped Costa Rica GPS map.
  • GPS mapped highway road network within Costa Rica.
  • GPS mapped major road network and local road network within Costa Rica.
  • GPS mapped city and town points.
  • GPS mapped points of interest (waypoints).
  • Region of interest airport points and runways.
  • Cartographic details created for the Caribbean Sea layer.
  • For use in Garmin nuvi, Garmin Zumo, Garmin eTrex, Garmin Colorado, Garmin Dakota, Garmin GPSMAP, Kenwood audio and TomTom GPS devices.
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