Is Costa Rica Safe?

Aerial view of quiet afternoon in Las Catalinas, overlooking the ocean and surrounded by rainforests
When considering travel abroad, especially for a vacation, it's perfectly normal that you'd want to know about safety in the country you're visiting. We get it and understand completely. That's why we've created this page to give you an honest and upfront appraisal of safety in Costa Rica, from crime and natural hazards to cybersecurity and more.
Before we start, we want you to know that we live in Costa Rica, many of us with families and children. And while no country on earth is perfect, we believe that Costa Rica is as close as it gets. The vast majority of our clients—and tourists in general—face no issues when they come to Costa Rica. They have a great time and leave the country loving it as much as we do.
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