9 Weird ways to transport your belongings in Costa Rica
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 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:
- Driving in Costa Rica is different
- In Costa Rica, we drive over the dead
- Road obstacles when driving in Costa Rica
- Sidewalks in Costa Rica are different
- No-passing lanes are more dangerous than you think
- What can happen at the traffic light in Costa Rica
- Motorcycles and you together on the roads of Costa Rica
- Parking your car in Costa Rica
- Two ways to not get hit by a train in Costa Rica
In most 3rd world countries, they have funny ways of transporting 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. A 3-story transport on a Guanacaste road
2. You wanted the pork to be fresh and home delivered, didn’t you?
3. Getting married? We’ll deliver the tables and chairs to your home. Anything else you need?
4. Get out of my way, I need some space here. Those lanes are way too narrow.
5. You’re giving me a ticket because I’m not carrying a license plate?
6. Meet Maria del Milagro, the famous cow from Coronado. She was abducted in an illegal taxi in 2004.
7. Don’t worry, those drums will all fit on the first trip. We’ll use the garage gate as an extension.
8. No way I’ll walk her all the way home
9. We had such a great day at the beach!
I hope you enjoyed the way we transport possesions 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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