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9 Weird ways to transport your belongings in Costa Rica

9 Weird ways to transport your belongings in Costa RicaIn Costa Rica, people have weird ways to transport stuff.

Planning on moving to another home in Costa Rica? Are you remodeling your home and need to purchase large building materials like cement, gypsum, steel beams and others? Need to take your cow to your sister’s house? Organizing a wedding and you need to take chairs and tables from one place to another?

Just like many other things in Costa Rica, everything is allowed, unless you are caught at it. Laws and rules exist to be broken. With the way people in Costa Rica transport their belongings, law enforcement in many other places would freak out.

Traffic in Costa Rica has its own peculiarities as I have shown in other articles before. So you can learn and stop worrying about any obstacles you might encounter when driving in Costa Rica:

9 Weird ways transporting belongings in Costa Rica

  • Motorcycles and you together on the roads of Costa Rica

9 Weird ways transporting belongings in Costa Rica

In most 3rd world countries, they have funny ways to transport belongings. But you’d think that we would have moved way past that here in Costa Rica. Wrong! You know why?

I just paid $100 to transport some cement and gypsum from ConstruPlaza to my office, which is not even 2 miles. Next time, I’ll tie it all to the roof of my Ford and drive slowly, just like everybody else.

Learn from the Ticos, here are 9 ways to transport your belongings in Costa Rica:

1. 3-Story Transport

A 3-story transport on a Guanacaste road

9 Weird ways transporting belongings in Costa Rica

2. Pork

You wanted the pork to be fresh and home-delivered, didn’t you?

9 Weird ways to transport your belongings in Costa Rica

3. Wedding

Getting married? We’ll deliver the tables and chairs at your home. Anything else you need?

9 Weird ways transporting belongings in Costa Rica

4. Too Narrow

Get out of my way, I need some space here. Those lanes are way too narrow.

9 Weird ways transporting belongings in Costa Rica

5. Vehicle Registration

You’re giving me a ticket because I’m not carrying a vehicle registration plate?

9 Weird ways transporting belongings in Costa Rica

6. Weird Passenger

Meet Maria del Milagro, the famous cow from Coronado. She was abducted in an illegal taxi in 2004.

9 Weird ways transporting belongings in Costa Rica

7. All in One Trip

Don’t worry, those drums will all fit on the first trip. We’ll use the garage gate as an extension.

9 Weird ways transporting belongings in Costa Rica

8. Why Walk?

I won’t walk her all the way home!

9 Weird ways transporting belongings in Costa Rica

9. We didn’t fit

We had such a great day at the beach!

9 Weird ways transporting belongings in Costa Rica

I hope you enjoyed the way we transport possessions and even people in Costa Rica. At GoDutch Realty though, we’ll make sure you use the right moving company and all our agents can make recommendations on who to use in their own hometown. To purchase or rent property, contact us now.


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