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Checkin’ Out Costa Rica | Part 1

Checkin’ Out Costa Rica | Part 1

Estimated Reading Time: 7 Minutes We decided to start checkin’ out Costa Rica; this was in 2013. We have settled in our little community and still love it here. As stated in my last blog, “Movin’ On,” we were committed to an exploration holiday to La Suiza Centroamericana. The plan was to get to know […]

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 […]

9 Weird ways to transport your belongings in Costa Rica

9 Weird ways to transport your belongings in Costa Rica

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes In 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]