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Poas volcano - safety with items in car

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Poas volcano - safety with items in car

Thinking about driving up to see Poas since we get in really early from the airport - before driving to Dominical. We'll have all of our luggage and a surfboard in our SUV. Do we have to worry about theft at 8 am on top of Poas - should one of us stay behind while the rest hike the short trails then take turns? We've traveled to Costa Rica before and we're very careful about not leaving items in our car - just wondering about that area since it's on top of a mountain.

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1. Re: Poas volcano - safety with items in car

You should be fine but you just never know. If you have been here before than you know that CR has its "Hot Spots" for this kind of crime. I certainly would not call Poas a hot spot.



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2. Re: Poas volcano - safety with items in car

Great Parking lot attendats at the Park...just be sure to mention to them that you are leaving itmes at your car...I drive my cars there many times...I always talk to them and so far so good!


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3. Re: Poas volcano - safety with items in car

The entire Poas area is very safe.

I have left my keys in the ignition with the door unlocked overnight, never an issue up here.

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