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Health and Safety

Costa Rica has received some negative press over the past couple of years regarding crimes against travelers, particularly women traveling alone. While these incidents were serious and beyond tragic, the frequency of such crimes remains significantly lower than in most Latin American or European countries. 

Most tourist related incidents are classified as petty crimes – and usually involve theft. There are several preventative tips you can follow to ensure your belongings and loved ones are as safe and secure as possible.  

Material goods:

Personal safety:

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