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Costa Rica is one of the safest places you could travel in Central America. However, the occasional characteristics that could make you feel uncomfortable are evident in the tropical country’s culture.

Such as, the machismo personality of the men. If you look any bit different from the regular crowd there will be staring, and depending on dress, whistled at with approval or tried to be picked up with some Spanish line. Don’t respond and you’ll be fine. Be prepared with pepper spray if that makes you feel safer and try to blend your attire in with the customs of the culture.

Be as aware of your surroundings as much as possible. If you´re alone, walking down a street glancing for a street sign, someone will notice and instantly know you are foreign. If possible before your travels, find the locations of all the areas you’ll be traveling and make note of them. Keep the name of your hotel or destinations to yourself and travel companions.

If you carry a purse or backpack, make sure the material is sturdy enough that it cannot be slashed. A messenger bag is ideal so that you can always have your arm or hand protecting it. However, if you are mugged, don’t resist. Simply give your stuff over. Your life is more important.

While out dancing in a club or going out to a bar, never leave your drink unattended. If you set it down, don’t pick it back up. Always order your own drinks and never accept one from someone you do not know.

Never walk alone after dusk. Take a good look at a taxi before you get in and make sure it’s a marked taxi. Most Latin countries have the legitimate taxis and then the pirate ones. Any time after dark, always make sure it is marked.

For any traveler, knowing a bit of the country’s language will always be helpful.

Here are some related tips to help plan your trip to Costa Rica: Safety in Golfito, Safety in Drake Bay, Cahuita Safety, When to Go, When to Go, When to Go , When to Go, When to Go , Safety in the Osa Peninsula and Safety.

By Allison Carlton

I am. a traveling bard. a word warrior. who is. pursuing a search. a mission. an adventure. a quest. a voyage. a journey....

10 Nov 2010

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