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Article: A Few Tips For Expats Driving In Costa Rica
Driving in Costa Rica is considerably different from driving the US and the UK – the roads are not particularly well-developed, and people have a tendency to treat the traffic rules very lightly, which can be unnerving for an expat. Most people in Costa Rica don’t own a private vehicle because of how expensive cars are. Moreover, the Public Transport system in the cities is fairly good, and a majority of the local population travels by buses. It is mainly people living in remote areas who find it necessary to travel by car. Many tourists and expats who need cars prefer renting to buying one. The minimum age for driving in this country is 18 years. However, the minimum age for renting a car is 23 years (and 25 years in some places).
Americans expats may find it somewhat easier to drive in Costa Rica, as the steering wheel is on the left side of the car and people drive on the right side of the road.
Given below are a few tips that could help make driving a more pleasant experience for expats who decide to drive in Costa Rica...
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