Owning a Vehicle in Costa Rica: Better to Ship or Purchase Locally?
We are in the process of deciding whether or not to ship our American car to our home in Costa Rica. When we moved here a year ago, one of the first things I did was research (lightly) and purchase a used car from an expat on his way back to the states. Here I want to share with you the structure for both shipping a car to Costa Rica and buying a new or used car locally. Buying a car in Costa Rica You have basically three avenues to follow for purchasing a car in Costa Rica.