Crime Rate & Women's Safety in Costa Rica

Safety index

Unsafe
2.4 /5

On average women living in Costa Rica raises high concerns about women's safety. Based on collected reviews Costa Rica has a safety index of 2.4.

Crime index

Low
1.5 /5

On average women living in Costa Rica consider the crime rate in Costa Rica to be low. Based on collected reviews Costa Rica has a crime index of 1.5.

Violence against women

3%

On average 3% percentage of women in Costa Rica have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner at some time in their life, according to OECD Data.

Safety

Safety walking alone after dark:

Not enough data

Safety using public transport:

Not enough data

Worries

Worries of being sexually harassed:

Not enough data

Worries of being sexually assaulted or raped:

Not enough data

Worries of being physically attacked:

Not enough data

Worries of home broken and things stolen:

Not enough data

Worries of being mugged or robbed:

Not enough data

Worries of being kidnapped or murdered:

Not enough data

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How safe is Costa Rica?

Is Costa Rica safe to travel?

4.6 /5

Based on 48 experiences

Solo travel experience

I went to Costa Rica alone and had the absolute best time of my life. So safe, so friendly, no catcalling and met tons of friends.

Posted: April 1, 2024
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melissa (24)

France

Couple travel experience

I think it's a pretty safe country for a single woman or two. We've had nothing but good experiences on our trip in 5 months, the only less dirty places are mainly in San Jose, the capital. The country is safe and fairly modern, and it's easy to get around even on public transport! All in all, a great experience.

Posted: March 21, 2024Experienced: October, 2023
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Is Costa Rica worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 48 experiences

Anna

Anna

Germany

Solo travel experience

Costa Rica was overall a beautiful country with stunning nature and wildlife. I felt it was quiet expensive with dorm beds ranging from 35 to 80 dollars a night. However I personally always felt save and would definitely recommend going back. I started on the carribean side and would definitely recommend going to Puerto viejo. Definitely go visit the national park cahuita as it’s stunning and you get to see so much wildlife. As it is so close to Panama I hoped over the border and explored the beautiful bocas del toro for a bit. It’s a great experience and you get to walk across the border which is also quiet fun. I then continued to la Fortuna which I personally found too touristy as it almost seemed like a little Disney land. It’s in the mountains and you can visit the rain forest and hike a Vulcano and visit hot springs. Everything seemed quite overpriced and too touristy to me. Santa Teresa is a fantastic hippiesque beach with lots of restaurants and shops. You can go for a surf or even go to a little tage in the jungle. It’s really fun. I also visited Manuel Antonio however I didn’t manage to go to the national park as it was closed on Tuesday so make sure to check on the times before you plan your trip.

Posted: February 17, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 4/5
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Agatka

Agatka

Netherlands

Solo travel experience

It was an amazing experience! My first solo travel and it couldn’t have been better. There are so so many things to do ALL the time, the nature is unreal like I have never seen before, the people are great. The only thing I would say is that it’s not really a budget travel destination. Everything is in Western European prices but it’s worth visiting anyways!

Posted: January 2, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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NicolaG

NicolaG

About Me

Hi there, perpetual expat, traveller and Entrepreneur who loves meeting people from all cultures. On a spiritual awakening path. Embracing nature with the best of technology. Interested in politics from the perspective that it does not clip freedoms and makes policy that allows good people to thrive. I am Apolitical. History major so love history and observing history unfoldfold. All in on crypto. Feel very responsible to be the change I want to see in the world. Been on personal development path for 40 years. Feel 20 years younger than my number.

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Tamara

Tamara

About Me

"🌍 Hello, sisters from all around the world! I'm Tama, an 18-year-old adventurer from Costa Rica. 🌴🌺 I'm excited to embark on my journey of traveling and connecting with amazing people across the globe. ✈️ If you're traveling to Costa Rica and need a place to stay for a few nights, I offer you my home. I can show you beautiful spots in the city and provide you with recommendations.💓

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Crime in Costa Rica