If you are purchasing a vehicle, this article gives you important information about what stickers must be present and what other documents validate the stickers. Even if you are driving a rental or friend’s car, this information could be very helpful.
The buying in Costa Rica vs. Importing-a-car-you-bought-elsewhere dilemma….
This article describes the vehicle property title in Costa Rica, its importance (or not), and how to get a replacement title.
Costa Rica auto insurance and coverages, this article explains the insurance coverage for obligatory insurance (the marchamo) and for other policies.
If you don’t have a Costa Rican bank account, how can you safely make a big ticket purchase like a vehicle? This article explores alternatives and cautions against common pitfalls.
Costa Rican registered vehicles may leave the country only with an exit permit. This article describes the procedure for getting the permit, and lists cases where it is not allowed.
In Costa Rica the national refinery (RECOPE) is in charge of all fuel importation, it’s a government owned and operated monopoly. At this time Costa Rica doesn’t produce petroleum,
Do you need 4×4, AWD, or just 2WD? Is the differential unlocked? This article explains the basics of each drive train and gives examples of models that have each type.
Are there advantages to having a company own a car? This article discusses the issue in detail.
This article lists import duties for common vehicles, exemptions for some types, and speculates on the philosophy behind the high import duties.