We arrived late at 21:30 last nite with United here in Costa Rica. We got our rental car from Dollar. No problem, and we hit the road by 23:00 pm to Playa Flamingo. Road sign were good easy to read no problem.
On the way to Playa Flamingo we were stop by Policia for no reason. We weren't speeding or anything. They didn't stop anyone else, but us. Road were dark and it was late at nite too.
They asked for our documents. We handed our passports. They flashed their flash lights toward the trunk of our car and checked us out. Then they looked at each page of our passports. We were kinda scare in the middle of the nite. Took them 15 min checking our papers. We got little scare !!
I wanna know if this is norm or not? I felt I was being profiled by the police because I do look like Costa Rican but by birth I am originally from Bali Indonesia. To make matter worst, my hubby being 12 years older than me he looked much older then his age because of his stage 4 cancer.
I can't help myself feeling somewhat being profiled and this is left me not feeling welcomed here. I don't wanna have this vacation ruin by my fear. I am not kinda nervous to go out at nite if my hubby ask me to.
Please tell me your opinion!
Thank you. By the way Costa Rica is soooo beautiful.