If you are looking for expansive jungles, romantic eco lodges, cloud forests, rolling surf, beaches, volcanoes, coffee haciendas and colonial architecture, Costa Rica has it all for you.
However, rising crime rates (though much of it is gang warfare) and tourist targeted scams are a cause of concern.
Note: vast majority of trips are trouble free and there is no need to be paranoid. That said, it always pays to be aware, careful, and prepared.
- General emergency hotline: 911
- Fire: 118
- Ambulance: 128