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Follow the safety advice posted within the parks. To ensure a safe and enjoyable visit, walk on marked trails.

  • It’s best to explore the trails in groups of two or more.
  • Do not touch the plants or attempt to pet the animals.

At the beach:

  • Before entering the water, find out which parts of the shore are safe and which are not. Warnings are posted at some beaches. If you can’t find any signs, ask about the tides and rip currents at your hotel’s lifeguards or surfers.
  • If you feel pulled out to sea, remain calm. Do not try to swim directly back to shore. Instead, swim parallel to the shore towards the breaking waves and let them help you get back to the beach.
  • Finally, every person leaving Costa Rica must pay a tax.
  • These recommendations are intended to make your experience in Costa Rica safe and comfortable.
  • Discover the natural beauty and diversity that has made Costa Rica one of the world’s top tourist destinations.
  • Have a great trip and come back soon.
  • In case of emergency, call 911.

Learn more about the nature of Costa Rica.