I keep hearing discussions of bad roads in Costa Rica, which leads me to ask what defines the relative description of a bad road?
From my own experience, the worst roads I've ever been on were in Trelawny in Jamaica. When I first travelled in Jamaica I was amused at the custom of honking at every curve, but when I went to the interior I realised honking was deadly necessary: blind curves, gravel, crumbling edges, and a few seconds of reaction time from when you hear the honk to when you see the car racing at you were the norm.
That said, those roads weren't all that different from the forest service roads I travel when I go camping. It was just the Jamaicans taking those blind curves at 40+ kph that threw me into oh-so-slow-and-careful mode, with lots of horn action.
So what is your perception of a bad road in Costa Rica?