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  • 1. Robbery

    Do not go out alone at night ! My husband decided to Go out alone for a drink in the town of Puerto Viejo. He met some people who he stupidly started talking to. He ended up at the Lazy Mon. He had...

  • 2. Coca Cola Station

    We were more than warn about the danger of this bus stop. And dreading it. But it's an outdoor kind, with bus parking on each side of boarding sidewalk under a...

  • 3. Hail official taxi & taxi arranged by hotel

    It is best to take the official airport taxi upon arrival in San Jose if you have not arranged an airport pick up through your hotel. When in the city, always...

  • 4. Costa Rica Crime Epidemic

    e just returned from a much anticipated visit to Costa Rica.Sadly; the experience left us never wanting to return. We've travelled extensively in the third...

  • 5. Road signs - what road signs?

    There are pretty close to zero road signs in San Jose. OK, there are some but you almost certainly cannot find to your destination with them. The few road signs...

  • 6. Don't Be Fooled

    If you have the appearance of a tourist you will be approached by many people in San Jose, and all of them will have a sob story for you in hopes that you will...

  • 7. Police Warning

    We were on the walking tour up by Park National.2 cops on bikes came over and asked for our ID. They said this is a dangerous area, many drugs and crime.We felt...

  • 8. Airport money exchange

    The airport exchange is a real rip off . You see them as soon as you get through arrivals ...they gave us 461.00 per hundred and at the bank it is...

  • 9. Watch where you're going

    Pay attention to where you’re putting your feet. Many of the sidewalks are showing their age and have uneven pavement or even gapping holes to underground...

  • 10. Be careful near bus stations

    San Jose has many different bus stations, depending on where you are planning to travel to next. Exercise extreme caution when hanging out near the following...

  • 11. Not Safe after Dark

    Our tour guide told us San Jose is safe to explore during the day, but he advised us not to venture out after dark, unless we were taking a taxi. Basically, as...


    On the morning of the day I was going to leave for Volcan Poas my wrist watch decided to stop working, the battery went flat. I had no other choice than take my...

  • 13. Crime on the rise

    There are certain areas of San Jose that are not safe to walk around, day and night. Known areas include Barrio Coca Cola and many of the parks at night. Check...

  • 14. Speed traps

    There are speed traps all along the highway to Manuel Antonio if you are planning on going there.The cops will try to give you a ticket for like $120 dollars...

  • 15. Taxes at Juan Santamaria Airport

    This airport collects a fee of US$16 or 17 (don't remember exactly) for leaving the country, which you have to pay at the entrance of the airport. PLEASE, DON'T...

  • 16. I dont know why, but I thought...

    I dont know why, but I thought Costa Rica didnt have corrupt police. Although it would seem to have worked in my favour, Ive had to deal with the police twice...

  • 17. Look out for any girl who...

    Look out for any girl who approaches you in a bar, she is most likely a prostitute, a legal occupation in Costa Rica. Regular girls just walk by you constantly,...

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