I agree the best way to avoid an experience/adventure is not to do it.
After the hassle of checking in and out of every port in Mexico
, which could take a half day everytime, I found that one check=in one check-out of Costa Rico a refreshing change.
It was wierd how things were different in each of the countries I visited, had a forign flavor to it.
But you''re right if you don't want to follow the rules and regulations
of a country, don't go there.
Yes, it took a while to check-in as I had a delightful conversation with the officals who gave me numerious tips on how to enjoy Costa Rico more. I stayed in Costa Rico for almost two months and enjoyed evert minute of it.
Your experience may be different, but such is life.