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Checkin’ Out Costa Rica | Getting Around

Checkin’ Out Costa Rica | Getting Around

Estimated Reading Time: 7 Minutes Getting around this relatively small nation is pretty straightforward, but you should know a few things. Costa Rica has more than its share of national parks, outdoor activities, beaches, wildlife, laidback lifestyles, and many cultural activities. You should be aware that driving times and speed limits are slower than you […]

Costa Rica vehicle restriction or tag day

All About Costa Rica vehicle restriction or tag day

Estimated Reading Time: 9 Minutes I was updating this blog about vehicle restriction or tag day and realized that the government started implementing this restriction on the 6th of April, 2013 for the first time. So, it’s about time for an update, especially with all the Covid restrictions. For a realtor, before Covid started, vehicle […]

15 Tico Driving Habits - Driving in Costa Rica is different

15 Tico Driving Habits – Driving in Costa Rica is different

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes Driving habits are different because most drivers in Costa Rica probably don’t have the discipline you might have. Learn about Costa Rican driving habits before you move to Costa Rica. In my opinion, the reason is that the Latin-American mindset when driving is different. Some might think I’m trying to […]

The best solution to a cracked windshield in Costa Rica

The best solution to a cracked windshield in Costa Rica

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 […]

2 Ways to not get hit by the train in Costa Rica

2 Ways to not get hit by the train in Costa Rica

The train was such a wonderful way of transport to a country like Costa Rica. Costa Rica does not have any heavy industries at all, but the country exports a lot. Therefore, for many years, the train was very important. Until Jose Maria Figueres closed the railroad in his government. The train stopped running. Now, […]

Motorbikes on the roads of Costa Rica

Motorcycles and you together on the roads of Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, almost all motorcycles are dirt bikes. And they come out of nowhere in traffic. Motorcycle riders in Costa Rica have no respect for traffic laws; double yellow lines and traffic lights are non-existent. They will get right in front of you at the traffic light, zigzag between cars, and use the sidewalks […]

What can happen at the traffic light in Costa Rica?

What can happen at the traffic light in Costa Rica?

Stopping at a traffic light in Costa Rica can bring a lot of surprises, driving is different. A traffic light in Costa Rica creates a surprising business center. A traffic light is a great place to try to sell you something or beg for money. Because there is nowhere to go but wait for the […]

The Costa Rica Vehicle Inspection or RITEVE

The Costa Rica Vehicle Inspection or RITEVE

Those who own a vehicle in Costa Rica should know about RITEVE or the Vehicle Inspection in Costa Rica. Why? You don’t carry a valid RITEVE sticker on the right side of your windshield? Then you are bound to receive a ticket and a traffic inspector can confiscate your license plates. The Riteve sticker, the Marchamo […]