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Road Obstacles when driving in Costa Rica

Road Obstacles when driving in Costa Rica

Be careful when driving in Costa Rica, there are lots of road obstacles. Driving in Costa Rica can be overwhelming when you first arrive. I compare it to driving in Paris, Rome or Madrid, any Latin American city in Europe. It’s mainly the lack of discipline that turns roads into a madhouse, especial at peak […]

How to obtain your Costa Rican drivers license

How to obtain your Costa Rican drivers license

Did you know that you need a Costa Rican drivers license when you have been in the country for more than 3 months? Nearly all obstacles to our residency in Costa Rica are in the rear-view mirror except for the matter of getting our Costa Rican drivers license. If you have a current/valid driver’s license […]

When you have a car accident in Costa Rica

When you have a car accident in Costa Rica – time consuming

A car accident is never fun nor is it ever convenient.  One Saturday a couple of months ago my husband was driving through Barrio Mexico, going to a Little Theatre Group rehearsal. He stopped at a stop sign as required and was thinking about whether he should go straight or turn right (he wasn’t familiar […]

In Costa Rica we drive over the dead - speed bumps

In Costa Rica we drive over the dead – speed bumps

Yes, we have speed bumps in Costa Rica, lots. In Spanish, they call them “muertos”. Un muerto is not only a dead person, but it is also a speed bump. Strange name for a speed bump, but originally they were called “policía muerto”, a dead policeman.  Now the name makes sense, doesn’t it? The formal […]

Driving in Costa Rica is a new experience

Driving in Costa Rica is a new experience

How difficult is driving in Costa Rica? The kickback style of Costa Rica’s citizens is reflected in the posted speed limits throughout the country. Remember, I said “posted” speed limits. Sometimes, even I find it hard to drive at 25 km per hour. (I don’t think my car knows how to run smoothly at that […]