Having a cracked windshield in Costa Rica is quite common. Lots of roads in and outside the Central Valley are unpaved. Especially if you are adventurous, you can find yourself driving on some pretty bad roads.
Also, you will see dump trucks driving without or with a loose cover. No matter how much distance you stay away from one of those dump trucks on the freeway, you’ll see gravel jumping all over the road in front of you. For sure, your windshield will get hit by a couple. And you’ll be lucky if it doesn’t put a nick or chip in your windshield.
Our Ford Escape was hit last year by one of those small rocks and chipped the windshield. Nothing else happened then and we drove around with it for over a year as no more harm was done. Then, of course, bad things happen usually at the wrong time. I saw a small crack in the windshield on Monday morning.
I called everyone else who uses the car, to find out if it happened recently or not. Nobody had a clue about the new crack, it just cracked.