A little local know-how goes a long way in Costa Rica. Here you will find all the essential advice and information you will need during your stay.

Personal Security

Costa Rica is, as a rule, relatively safe, and most of the country's dangers are nature related, such as riptides, earthquakes, and volcanoes. National parks surrounding active volcanos may close depending on volcanc activity.

Petty theft does occur, so be careful of placing cameras and other valuables where you can’t see them, or carrying them loose on your shoulder. Luggage sometimes “goes missing” at stops during long-distance bus journeys. It is best to keep all your valuables in sight at all times. Be wary of pickpockets on ...

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