Travelers Warned of Violence in Costa Rica

The Canadian government is warning tourists that levels of violence and crime in the country are growing and has recommended exercising a high degree of caution when travelling there.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Unfortunately Costa Rica is no longer the exception in the region in terms of violence and insecurity, which is already directly affecting tourism, one of the most important productive sectors in the economy.

The Canadian government recently updated its recommendation to citizens visiting Costa Rica warning them that while "... There is no nationwide advisory in effect for Costa Rica. However, you should exercise a high degree of caution due to increasing levels of violent crime.. "

Crhoy.com reports that "... The National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur) issued a warning a few weeks ago about thefts and robberies against tourists in some of the most frequented areas such as Manuel Antonio, Limon and Jaco. Police officials blamed that the 'over-confidence' of some visitors. "

"... The US Embassy warned that "crime is increasing in Costa Rica and US citizens are frequent victims'.

See "Canadian Government Advice".



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