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hagerstown, md
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My wife and I are looking for something for our 25 anniversary. We will als have our 14 year old daughter. I have heard that Costa Rica is a very safe destination. Is it OK to rent a car and spend 10 days on a self guided tour of teh country. Also how is the weather in the summer?

Brooklyn, New York
Destination Expert
for Sarapiqui
posts: 4,298
reviews: 85
1. Re: Safety

Very safe. If you want to avoid danger, you will. If you want to seek it out, you may find it.

Weather in the summer depends on the region. In general, it's the rainy season, which means lovely mornings with afternoon showers as the typical day.

Cahuita, Costa Rica
Destination Expert
for Cahuita
posts: 2,273
reviews: 9
2. Re: Safety

Congratulations! Renting a car and driving around the country is a great way to see the sights. Do read info on this forum about car rental, but other than that Racandee' comments would seem to answer your safety question perfectly!

Houston, Texas
Destination Expert
for Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos
posts: 4,100
reviews: 123
3. Re: Safety

We've always felt very safe everywhere we've gone. I wouldn't leave anything in your car unattended though since breakins can happen. I also wouldn't drive between cities at night since things aren't always well marked, and you can encounter rain and fog. CR is beautiful and has amazing wildlife and wonderful adventure activities. We love it.

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