Mexico & Central America Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all Mexico & Central America activity »
  1. 1 Ideas for month travel
  2. 2 Questions concerning our 6 day stay in Mexico City
  3. 3 Ideas for activities in Riviera Maya vicinity
  4. 4 Carnival 2017 in Panama City
  5. 5 Driving in Mexico
  6. 6 Cancun - low key beach suggestions
  7. 7 Moon Palace in Cancun
  8. 8 Best driving routes in Costa Rica
  9. 9 Driving in CR
  10. 10 Rental car - Lost driver's license! Help!
  11. 11 Sirena Station hike Drake Bay
  12. 12 unsafe?
  13. 13 Trip Report Five Nights in Mexico City: A July Travel Fix
  14. 14 One week home-stay/ language school during hoilday
  15. 15 Help choosing Spanish course - Mexico / Guatemala?
  16. 16 Trip Report Nicaragua-avoid if you can
  17. 17 Riviera Maya driving safety
  18. 18 Belize With Baby & Toddler
  19. 19 Trip Report Terrible location for Ocean Maya Royale
  20. 20 Bosque Del Cabo/Corcovado
  21. 21 Another question re. Merida car hire - Unirent?
  22. 22 Non tourist beach in December
  23. 23 Sending things back home.
  24. 24 Trip Report Back from Isla Mujeres
  25. 25 How many nights Santa Elena / CI / Valladolid?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Violence Costa Rica

Jump to last reply

Hi all

Costa Rica was touted as the coolest spot for families for a while; with wildlife, beaches and weather being the big draws. It was relatively safe - little crime and decent healthcare (although dengue outbreaks are increasing). However, this past year has seen many governments change their advisories for Costa Rica - from safe to 'high degree of caution" based on violence towards tourists.

My question is twofold: are people noticing these things "on the ground" so to speak? I would think for governments to change their advisories it would have to be more than an isolated incident. Is it mainly in one or two regions (or cities)? Is CR still a safe place for people with young children to travel?

Thoughts?
KD

7 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement