RYAN GOSLING and EVA MENDES make like “SNAKE” PLISSKEN and slither away from LA!

The red-hot lovers plan to escape the bright lights of Los Angeles by fleeing some 3,000 miles to Miami, where they’ll set up their love nest, say sources.

“Ryan’s friends tell him he’s crazy to leave L.A.,” a pal told The ENQUIRER. “It’s where his career is and where his friends are.

“But Ryan says pro­ducers and directors will know where to find him. He wants a new life and a fresh start with Eva. They feel trapped in L.A.”

Gosling, 31, star of the hit movies “Drive” and “Crazy, Stu­pid, Love,” has been dating Latina beauty Mendes, 38, for more than a year. Friends say they’re likely to wed early in 2013 and are already planning their future together.

They’ve focused on Miami for good reason. Eva was born there to Cuban immigrants and then moved to Los Angeles with her mom at age 10 after her parents divorced.

“Eva has a strong liking for Mi­ami,” said a friend. “It’s a place of happy memories for her.”

As for Ryan, when he was just 12, the Cana­dian-born heartthrob moved with his family to Orlando, Fla., where he got his first big act­ing break on the Disney Channel’s “Mickey Mouse Club.”

“Ryan says the two years he spent in Flor­ida were the best of his life,” notes the friend.

“Eva and Ryan agree they need to leave L.A. They sometimes feel like they’re ex­hibits in a zoo, being ogled all the time. It’s not the life they want for themselves or their future children