How’s the driving in Costa Rica?
My experience is that there are good drivers and maniac drivers in every country and US state. In CR I find them sane and just like other places.
Having said that you have to fall into a central America mentality and slow down. If you are always in a great hurry you could find yourself frustrated a lot. But then if you are always in a hurry, Costa Rica may not appeal to you.
the roads are full of pot holes and missing drain covers so you need to be carefull in town its a nightmare at peek times with jams and tempers can tend to flare but once you get outside san jose the drivers are ok but you do need to be carefull as the roads can be deadly !! overall tico drivers are chilled out
City driving is super stressful. Expensive. Parking and gas add to that. Gas over $6/gallon. Insurance is a must. Driving in smaller towns is nice. Watch your speed. Roads are in TERRIBLE repair. Potholes that can damage your car in an instant.