The Drive The drive through Mexico and Central America is a wonderful experience, however, it’s not an adventure for everyone. What type of person would like this sort of trip? First and foremost, you go to like to drive—if the open road turns you on then this is a great trip for you. Even through […]
What to take the adventure of a lifetime?
Yes, we all do!
Most people dream of travel but they never do it, only 3% of Americans that travel overseas travel to Costa Rica!
In fact, less than 40% of the USA population even has a passport.
But you are different . . .
Ever dream about visiting Mexico and Central America in your own vehicle?
Maybe even with your dog?
Let me tell you, this trip will CHANGE your life.
In fact, you just being here is already different, you could easily be posting on Facebook but you are thinking about adventure.
Awesome, are your ready to take the trip of your life?
Drive Me Loco is an Online Travel Guide and eBook combining 35 years of experience offering the reader expert recommendations from real life (yes, we've done it several times) information on driving your vehicle through Mexico and Central America.
We detail, in an easy-to-read format, all the information necessary for a trip by vehicle through Mexico and Central America. We chronicle a trip by car through
- Costa Rica
We also include BONUS information on Belize, El Salvador, and Panama and South America.
Gringo's Guide will get you to where you want to go in Mexico and Central America with an expanded Costa Rica section---the jewel of Central America.
For less than $20 you'll get a copy of the 162 Page Gringo Guide eBook.
Keep reading to see what else you get . . .
Here is what your 20 bones gets you . . .
- Immediate Updates
- Regional news (keep updated, even on your trip);
- Access to user forum and travel community;
- Looking for a travel partner, post it here on our loco forum;
- Revisions and Recommendations;
- We are stronger as a community;
- 35 years of experience;
- Access to detailed section information;
- Access to detailed info on each country—includes Darrian Gap;
- Answers to personalized questions from the author;
- Let an expert help your prepare for you for your trip.
We are constantly updating the information on each section and we are offering FREE updates for one year from purchase.
For those of you that want take a trip to the tip of Baja and explore the exciting areas around Cabo, we'll also have some great information coming out in 2013.
Gringos Guide has been updated with exciting new information including links to website and a beautiful new layout.
Buy the guide today or get the subscription, you''ll love it!
We look forward to our journey together.
Derek Dodds, Adventure Author
The Gringos Guide To Driving Through Mexico, Central America & Costa Rica
Thanks to Christi and Crispian for sending in this update on traveling with the pups. Just a note about traveling with dogs, we are on the way back from 5 months in Central America with two very well-behaved dachshunds, and more than 50% of the time, we stayed in hotels. It is hardest in large cities, […]
While it is possible for you to sell your car after driving to Costa Rica, possibly even make some profit, it is certainly not without its difficulties. The average customs tax on cars in C.R. is close to 55% of what an American would consider to be the value.
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Costa Rican officials have officially announced a tax reduction that aims to not only lower the price of used cars but to also reduce pollution caused by older cars. The current (old) import taxes brakes down as follows: New Cars and vehicles up to 3 years old = 30% Tax Vehicles from 4-5 years old […]
The longstanding restrictions on foreigners buying property along Mexico’s coast and borders were loosened on Tuesday after Congress’ lower house voted on a proposal that drew stiff criticism from some quarters. The measure, which passed 356-119 in the Chamber of Deputies, still needs approval from the Senate and a majority of the country’s 32 state […]
Former ABC Coast FM staff member Gemma Snowdon is in La Ticla, Mexico, known for having the best waves on the west coast. Intense violence between the Mexican Government and the Indigenous community has marred the region in recent years but, as Gemma reports, surfers are now starting to return. Listen to this awesome NPR style […]
I have been traveling to Baja for 35 years—it is likely the one place on the planet that has served up some of the best waves of my life. For the last few years Baja has been plagued with negative media and unwelcoming stories. Coyote Adventures, started by Ivan Feerman, was born out of one surfer’s desire to change all that.
MEXICO CITY — As a U.S. Marine, Jon Hammar endured nightmarish tension patrolling the war-ravaged streets of Iraq’s Fallujah. When he came home, the brutality of war still pinging around his brain, mental peace proved elusive. Surfing provided the only respite. “The only time Hammar is not losing his mind is when he’s on the water,” […]
Costa Rica suffered remarkably little damage from September 4ths magnitude-7.6 quake — a few blocked highways, some collapsed houses and one death, of a heart attack caused by fright. Officials credited the relatively deep location of the quake and building codes that Costa Rican officials call as strict as those in California and Japan. The […]
Costa Rica is most famous for its lush national parks, evergreen rainforests, white beaches, and thermal springs. The country’s parks draw an average of 300,000 tourists per year, generating approximately $2.1 billion a year that makes up roughly 5 percent of the country’s gross domestic product. Unfortunately, Costa Rica’s parks, jungles, and marshes do not […]
On Wednesday, the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) announced that 1,285,599 foreign visitors arrived in the first six months and that Costa Rica tourism is up. That’s a 7.4 percent increase over the same period last year. Costa Rica received 2,195,960 foreigners, up just 4 percent over the prior year. ICT’s 2010-2016 National Sustainable Tourism Plan […]
A Costa Rican administrative court on Monday ruled in favor of a $1 billion port renovation project in Moín, on the northern Caribbean coast. The project, worth an estimated $992 million, will permit Dutch company APM Terminals to modernize the Atlantic coast’s dilapidated ports. Nobody knows ports and water systems better than the Dutch. This is great […]
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