Tips for having a great and safe vacation

tips• There are thousands of circumstances that could cause you to return home early or force you to seek emergency medical treatment while traveling. Always travel with private medical insurance.

Your passport is very important: take good care of it! Always carry a copy of your passport showing the entrance date in Costa Rica and keep the original in the safety deposit box of the hotel, along with your money, jewelry and other valuable objects.

When doing bank transactions, you must present your original passport. Use only banks or authorized agencies for exchanging your money.

Use automatic teller machines located in public and well illuminated places. Be careful of any offer of help or of strangers when using the machines; withdraw the cash, count it and put it away before going outside.

Keep all your goods in sight and reach. If you use public transportation, always keep an eye on them.

When using taxi services, verify that they comply with the legal established requirements, such as the yellow triangles printed on the doors and a meter. Always ask the staff at your hotel to call a taxi from a reliable company.

If you are lost and in need of checking your map, look for a public and safe place to do it, or refer to the police authorities for help.

While driving or parking your car, lock the doors and keep the windows closed. Do not leave your personal belongings inside the vehicle.

If you get a flat tire, if you are suspiciously warned of a damage, if you are suspiciously hit from behind or if you are being followed while driving, do not stop and immediately look for the police or dial 911 when possible.

Avoid stopping when a stranger asks you for a ride.

In Costa Rica we strive to protect our boys, girls and teenagers. The sexual exploitation of minors is a crime punished by the law.

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