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How to deal with street harassment in Costa Rica
Costa Rica 101
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Costa Rica 101
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How to deal with street harassment in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 29, 2019

What's the best way to respond to street harassment in Costa Rica? Many people, hearing catcalls that make them uncomfortable or even scarier situations, have grappled with…

Costa Rica safe travel tips: The ultimate travel hack to prevent beach theft
Costa Rica 101
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Costa Rica 101
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Costa Rica safe travel tips: The ultimate travel hack to prevent beach theft

The Tico Times - March 28, 2019

As part of our March Print Edition and in support of our redoubled efforts to provide readers with useful information about safety in Costa Rica, we consulted…

The Tico Times’ March print edition: Puerto Viejo, safe travels and more
Tico Times Deep Dive
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Tico Times Deep Dive
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The Tico Times’ March print edition: Puerto Viejo, safe travels and more

The Tico Times - January 25, 2019

Our upcoming quarterly Tico Times print edition will put our Puerto Viejo Deep Dive into the hands of readers, explore expert tips for traveling and living safely…

Costa Rica will ramp up police presence after tourist murders
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica will ramp up police presence after tourist murders

AFP and Tico Times - August 11, 2018

Costa Rica announced on Friday that it plans on ramping up police presence at popular tourist hotspots after two female tourists were murdered last weekend. “We’re going…

Costa Ricans report increasing safety concerns; 2016 is set to become most violent year on record
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Costa Rica
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Costa Ricans report increasing safety concerns; 2016 is set to become most violent year on record

L. Arias - December 21, 2016

Just over half of people in Costa Rica feel highly unsafe and think crime in the country has grown, according to a survey conducted by the University of Costa…

Police to streamline crime reporting in far-flung beach spots
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Police to streamline crime reporting in far-flung beach spots

The Tico Times - May 24, 2016

Many visitors looking to get away from it all are attracted to Costa Rica's remote destinations. That same quality offering quiet and relaxation, however, can be a…

Beware: ‘Vacation brain’ at the beach can be deadly
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Beware: ‘Vacation brain’ at the beach can be deadly

The Tico Times - March 23, 2016

Update: Thursday, March 24, 1:45 p.m. Red Cross officials reported that Leonardo Rodríguez Fonseca, 42, of San José drowned Thursday morning just before noon at Playa Negra in…

Puerto Viejo: Is it time to lift the US travel alert?
Crime and Punishment
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Crime and Punishment
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Puerto Viejo: Is it time to lift the US travel alert?

The Tico Times - November 9, 2015

U.S. Embassy officials recently met with expats in Puerto Viejo, the lively tourist mecca on Costa Rican’s southern Caribbean coast, to discuss a travel alert that has…

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