Another Gringo gets a property surprise
Why take the long way around when you can get three witnesses to say a driveway is a public road, and voilà, like magic, it becomes public.
Then bulldozers do a great job of tearing down private entranceways.
This is what happened a week ago to one U.S. citizen from Chicago. Four years ago the man fell in love with Costa Rica, as many foreigners do, and bought a farm in Cartago. The title to the property was squeaky clean and had no annotation of easements or any other restrictions.