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Is Costa Rica Safe for Vacationing?

Safety In Costa Rica For a Tourist After living in Costa Rica for many years I am aware of the things one should know related to safety. I remember driving into Alajuela with my new husband and shockingly observing the bars on the resident's windows.  Naively I asked, "Is this decoration?" Rod laughed.  "No, he said."  "It is for security." M...

NO, NO’s While Vacationing Costa Rica

EIGHT THINGS NOT TO DO: NO, NO'S ON A COSTA RICAN VACATION  Don't feed the monkeys                 Beware of poison snakes. Fer-de-lance, eye lash viper, and coral snake.  Beware of poison spiders. Beware poison small red frog. Beware erupting vocanoes. Beware of ocean undertow.   Beware leaf c...

Important Safety Tips for Tourist to Costa Rica

Important Safety Tips for Tourist  to Costa Rica Costa Rica is a wonderful country to visit and enjoy the natural wonders of this small tropical country.  But one needs to be aware of his surroundings and know that in Costa Rica as well as many places around the world petty theft is common.    But is Costa Rica safe for travel?  Violent crim...

Traveling to Costa Rica? Is It Safe to Drink the Water in Costa Rica?

Traveling to Costa Rica? Is It Safe to Drink the Water in Costa Rica? I'm traveling to Costa Rica for 2 weeks of vacation.  Is the water safe to drink in Costa Rica? Answer from "The Costa Rica Expert" There is no yes or no answer to this question.  Depends  on the location. The country of Costa Rica has LOTS of water flowing  from the deep ...