How Safe Is Travel To Costa Rica?

Are there any travel advisories for Costa Rica?

January 9, 2020 – A new ‘Exercise Increased Caution’ Travel Advisory was issued for the Republic of Costa Rica due to ‘threats for tourists. ‘ This Level 2 Travel Advisory issued by the US Department of State on January 7, 2020, joins previous Advisories published by the Canadian and UK governments.

What should I avoid in Costa Rica?

Here are our mistakes to avoid traveling in Costa Rica.

  • Not adding extra time to driving times.
  • Not researching car rentals.
  • Assuming Costa Rica is cheap.
  • Not asking about tides.
  • Not looking up bus schedules.
  • Not booking hotels during peak season/Not booking car rentals during high season.
  • Trying to go to too many places.

Is it safe to drive in Costa Rica as a tourist?

Yes it is safe to rent & drive a car around Costa Rica. The 2 biggest issues are petty theft, so always carry your valuables with you – never leave them in the car for even minute stops – and traffic cops that remove license plates when you park illegally.Travel

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