Driving in Costa Rica is fairly straightforward but are a few things to know about driving there.

First, drivers drive very fast in Costa Rica and are not as courteous as they are in other places.

There are few guardrails and other protections for drivers in Costa Rica, so teens and other less experienced drivers should not test their driving skills here.

If you do get pulled over by the police, they will usually want a small bribe.

You can play dumb and get off with giving them a tip (or “propina”) of $5 or 10 US dollars.

Similar to the US, they use RADAR guns and other tricks to catch people speeding while driving in Costa Rica.