Costa Rica is one of the safest
countries in Latin America.

Like any place with many tourists
there are problems with petty crime.

Snatch and grab type thefts are known to take place in the
downtown areas, particularly bus stops and crowded streets,
take care with your cell phone, camera, iPod, billfolds, watches
sunglasses, passports etc.

If you are carrying a day pack it is best to keep your possessions
in an inside pocket. Exposed pockets even if zipped provide little
protection from pickpockets. It is advised not to wear flashy
jewelry or expensive items. After dark take a taxi to and
from your destination.

A little precaution goes along way towards
having a very enjoyable vacation.

Overall Costa Rica is a very
safe place to visit.