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Costa Rica Travel warnings

Crime in Costa Rica

If it’s a helping of tropical beaches you seek, then Costa Rica is the destination for you. Although there’s more than just sandy coastline to discover, from fascinating culture to breathtaking outdoor adventures t

Costa Rica Natural Dangers

This tropical paradise is a sanctuary for colourful wildlife with an ecosystem unmatched on this planet. It overflows with rare, natural beauty and is home to diverse biological and geographical treasures.  For a rela

Driving in Costa Rica

Over a million people from around the globe make beautiful Costa Rica their travel destination of choice each year.  With gorgeous sunny beaches to play on, beautiful natural parks to discover and enough activities to

Costa Rica Travel Health

Costa Rica has warm tropical beaches, exciting adventures, fascinating culture and the best that nature has to offer, perfect ingredients for an unforgettable trip. Before you pack your bags and slather on the sunsc

Costa Rica Tweets

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Three dead, 20 injured as major earthquake damages Costa Rica coast #ttot

almost 5 years ago

@lorakathleen Great! We wish you a safe trip. Here's some tips about Costa Rica we have put together. Hope they help!

over 5 years ago

6.1 earthquake rattles Costa Rica

over 5 years ago

Widespread protests in Costa Rica - #costarica

about 7 years ago

Bridge collapse causes bus accident in Costa Rica -

over 7 years ago

RT @lonelyplanet What not to eat in Costa Rica #lp

almost 8 years ago

Recommended vaccinations for Costa Rica

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

    Yellow fever - transit

    Certain countries without yellow fever require a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate if you arrives (even in transit) from a country where yellow fever is present.   If you arrive from a country without yellow fever , there is no requirement for a yellow fever vaccination.

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My friend and I would like to do a two week motorcycle tour of costa rica. How safe would it be for us and is there a proven route?

Stefan, judging by the number of motorcycle rental and tour companies operating in CR, this is a popular activity. Anything that's popular usually indicates ... read more »
over 5 years ago

Where in costa rica is the best vacation spots? And is there any safety issues?

Safety.... here's an extract from one of our Costa Rica safety pieces: - There are plenty of beautiful and safe areas to visit in Costa Rica, however, as in... read more »
over 5 years ago

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