Driving in Central America

The main reason for the development of DriverAbroad.com was the lack of a single resource providing all the driving advice and information you’ll need to plan a self drive trip Abroad .The information provided on the site was gathered via research initially in 2011/12 and though I try and keep it updated as much as possible, its not my full time job, and in a rapidly changing world, situations will change meaning info provided may be out of date. Therefore please use the site as an approximate guide, and in conjunction with other resources in order to form your view on driving conditions, roads etc. –

The links below providing driving and car rental info for all the Central American Countries.

Central America is a relatively small region in terms of size and you’ll generally find that you can cover large areas of each country within a short time frame. My own experience is that you tend to overestimate how long the driving will take, as roads tend to be in generally good condition and traffic away from main urban areas is light. Compared to many of the countries to the south, driving style is laid back rather than aggressive, though you should expect the occasional erratic local driver.

Costa Rica
El Salvador


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