Costa Rica Travel – Here are some tips from a woman about women traveling alone. Listen up please. Costa Rica is generally safe. People tend to be trustworthy.
If you run into any sort of trouble you can ask anyone for help and it is more than likely that they will go out of their way to help you.
That being said, take some measures to avoid trouble. Leave valuable jewelry at home. While violence is not common, theft is very common. Don’t leave your bags alone on the beach while you go swimming. Wherever you are, seek out other travelers and watch out for each other.
Make your travel plans ahead of time and let someone know where you are at all times. You can even register your trip with your embassy for added security. Try to travel during the day when possible.
Be firm with your “no.” Say no to anyone that gives you a bad feeling. Be aware that taxi drivers often receive commissions for bringing tourists to specific restaurants or tour companies. Insist that he take you to the place you really want to go.