Kevin N drove a Mercedes to Costa Rica—who said you need a 4×4. Thanks for the update Kevin! “I made my trip no problem to Costa Rica a few weeks ago, I drove a 1983 Mercedes Benz Turbo Diesel. No mechanical problems what soever. It also helps I checked everything before the trip. Mexico was […]
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Surfing Baja Quatros Casas,Probably the best known and crowded break in this stretch of Baja,but the reason for its popularity is a bit of a mystery.
In general border towns are areas that you want to move through very quickly. I recommend NOT sleeping in border towns—choose a location that will get you to the border crossing early enough in the morning to strategically process your paperwork and that allows you ample time for any problems or complications that may arise. […]
New passport requirements went into effect for Mexico in June 2009. Get the latest information on your passport, visa, and health requirements—which can vary by travel mode—well in advance of your trip. Drive Me Loco recommends that you get a passport NOW allowing a minimum of 6–8 weeks to obtain one. In the US you […]
We have many loco users that only plan to do a portion of the drive—which is great—getting on the road, any road, should be your main objective when reaching out towards a new adventure. One of the services we offer to subscribers is a q&a with the author, if you have a specific question about […]
Buying or selling a car in Costa Rica is a little more complicated than in Canada. You have to use a Notary. Most all lawyers are also Notaries so you can use just about any lawyer. The buyer and vendor can use the same lawyer since they’re not acting as a legal representative but as a […]
The people of Guatemala have endured years of internal struggle, but you would never realize it from the smiles on their faces as you drive through the miles of farmland. This page is about driving your vehicle through Guatemala.
Arenal volcano from leigh on Vimeo.
Costa Rican Sunsets from techywa on Vimeo.
We had a great question come from user James that I wanted to share with our readers: “I am from the UK, and therefore I believe i will struggle to buy a car in the US, however my sister lives in Denver and is a US citizens. My sister is not travelling but she could buy the car […]