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Saturday, 25. May 2019 at 07:23 AM

Costa Rica Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Costa Rica is (relatively) safe

Costa Rica with its capital San José is a country in North America (Central America), slightly smaller than West Virginia (51,100 km²). The country is located Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Nicaragua and Panama. The climate can be described as tropical and subtropical; dry season (December to April); rainy season (May to November); cooler in highlands. The landscape is coastal plains separated by rugged mountains including over 100 volcanic cones, of which several are major volcanoes. With a population of about 4.19 million citizens.

Local Situation: 2.0 / 5

Travelling Costa Rica is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.4 / 5

Costa Rica shares land borders with Nicaragua and Nicaragua. For these countries, the individual warning index is 3.5 (Nicaragua) and 1.8 (Panama).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.
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Exercise normal precautions in Costa Rica. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.            Exercise increased caution in: Central neighborhood in Limon due to crime. Liberia city due to crime. Desamparados neighborhood in San Rafael due to crime. Pavas and Hospital neighborhoods San ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/costa-rica-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.
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The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion wishes to note that while Costa Rica is considered to be a relatively calm country, Maltese travellers should nonetheless exert vigilance especially in particular areas where thefts and violent incidents are more frequent then in other places.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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Exercise increased caution in Costa Rica due to violent crime.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/costa-rica

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/costa-rica

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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High degree of caution

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/costa-rica/

About Costa Rica

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital San José
Population about 4.19 million
Size 51100 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than West Virginia
Common languages Spanish, English
Timezone America/Costa Rica with UTC offset of -6 hour(s)
Currency Colon (short: CRC)
Common voltage (electricity) 120V - 60Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 1800
International phone prefix +506
Internet Top Level Domain .cr
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 CR
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 CRI
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 188

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